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TRAINING // WP G – Geoscientific Information Management

2 October 2023 - 13 October 2023

Call for Applications: Application is now closed

Download the Call for Application document > HERE <

The call for the next WP-G “Geoscientific Information Management” training is now open. This upcoming training will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, 2-13 October 2023 (ENGLISH – ADVANCED LEVEL).

As part of the PanAfGeo Project, “WP-G – Geoscientific Information Management” aims to improve and/or strengthen capabilities among the staff employed by the African Geological Survey Organisations (existing and newly recruited) in the field of geoscience information management and related information technologies at operational level, with adaptation to the local context and the sustainability potential.

“WP-G – Geoscientific Information Management” is coordinated by the Geological Survey of France (BRGM) in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Burkina Faso (BUMIGEB). Along with a close technical and scientific assistance, the training support is provided by BRGM, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), the Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS) and the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) in Portugal.

This session is organised jointly by BRGM and the Geological Survey of Namibia (GSN).

This course will present and describe the methods, approaches, tools, procedures and requirements for database, GIS, data modelling, data management, interoperability standards, and data publishing. It will apply an interactive mode of learning through lectures and practical exercises on computer using QGIS, Qfield, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, DbSchema, Dbeaver, GeoServer, GeoNetwork.

>>> These topics will be presented in English at Advanced Level.

During the session, each trainee will have to prepare and present a Return-to-Work Plan. It is to design a short-term application of the newly acquired knowledge through a project of interest for the Geological Survey/Administration and to be possibly implemented over a period of 6 months to 1 year after the training (e.g. reorganising the existing data sets into newly created databases and SDIs, multi-criteria data processing applied to a geoscientific research project, training and raising the awareness internally and in connection with the Earth Sciences department at university, etc.).

The course is aimed at staff from the Geological Survey organisations, primarily from the Geo-Information Division. Candidates from the department of Geology, Hydrogeology, Georesources, Environment and Natural Hazards may apply if they can justify skills in digital geoscience such as GIS, databases and web-based technologies (Also refer to the Call for Applications). The PanAfGeo-2 “WPG4a – EN  Geoscientific Information Management” 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 “WPG4a-EN GIS Interface and Spatial Data infrastructure – Database modelling and management – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination” must complete the documents listed hereafter:

Application Form for the PanAfGeo-2 WPG4a-EN training

Letter of Commitment

Letter of Motivation 

– 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 extended to 17 July 2023 at 17h00 GMT.

For more information about this training session, please contact:

> WP-G4a-EN Training Co-Leader Špela KUMELJ (GeoZS) spela.kumelj@geo-zs.si

> WP G4a-EN Training Co-Leader Frands SCHJØTH (GEUS) fsc@geus.dk

and copy to

> WP-G Leader Marc URVOIS (BRGM) m.urvois@brgm.fr

> WP-G Co-Leader Souleymane ZOUNDI (BUMIGEB) soulzoundi@gmail.com


2 October 2023
13 October 2023
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