TRAINING // WP A – Field Geoscientific Mapping
May 24 @ 8h00 - June 21 @ 17h00
Call for Applications: Application is now closed
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The call for the next WP-A training session is now open. This upcoming training will take place in Blantyre / Zomba area, Southern Malawi, from 24th May to 21st June 2023 (IN ENGLISH).
Geological map is a scale-down interpretation of the geological structure of the selected area of the upper part of the Earth crust usually drawn on a topographic map.
Geoscientific mapping is a step-by-step process during which geological map is compiled as a base for the state and public administrations, in particular for making decisions when planning civil works, and formulating policies on energy, minerals and environmental protection.
“WPA – Field Geoscientific Mapping” aims to implement geological, GIS (Geographic Information System) and organisational techniques from preparation phase to finalisation of geological map and explanatory notes in the conditions of the African Geological Surveys.
WPA – Field Geoscientific Mapping is coordinated by the Czech Geological Survey (CGS) with the close technical and scientific assistance of the Geological Survey of Malawi (GSD). More support comes from the French Geological Survey (BRGM) which co-leads the French trainings, the Geological Survey of Portugal (LNEG), and the Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS).
This training session aims to do practical exercise on field techniques used during the geological mapping, collecting of data, interpreting petrological, geochemical, geophysical, structural, stratigraphic and geochronological data in terms of compiling geological map, summarising the data and preparation of geological map. Remote sensing principles and digital data handling will be included in an abridged practical form. Trainings will take place in 2022, 2023 and early 2024, separate calls will be announced for each course of field geological mapping.
The training is targeted to GS staff involved in geological mapping projects. We expect the GS applicants to be in charge of practical implementation of detailed geological mapping on the scale up to 1 : 100 000 during the coming years, and/or GS staff responsible for new implementation of mapping activities in their countries. Only applicants who did not participate in previous PanAfGeo mapping courses may apply. Good computer skills and practical knowledge of spoken and written English and/or Portuguese language, and the physical ability to experience the outdoor field mapping part and to cope with the entire programme for the 28 days is necessary. The PanAfGeo-2 “WPA-M3 – Field Geoscientific Mapping” training session is open to all persons who are eligible according to the conditions of the “PanAfGeo-2 Charter for Trainee”.
In order to be considered, applicants for the PanAfGeo-2 Training Session entitled “WPA – Geoscientific Mapping” must complete the documents listed hereafter:
– Application Form for the PanAfGeo-2 WPA-M3 training session
– Passport Copy (whose validity date is 6 months later than the date of return to the country).).
These documents will be requested during the online registration (files to be uploaded in PDF format only on the portal). The applications should be submitted solely on the portal and not be sent directly to the training leaders.Register here
The deadline for applications is 15 March 2023 at 24:00 GMT.
Questions regarding practical issues of the course WPA-M3 should be addressed to the training coordinators via the e-mail addresses:
> Mrs. Veronika Stedra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Mr. Kondwani Dombola (email@example.com)