WP-A  –  Geoscientific Mapping

Training sessions for geoscientific mapping cover several main topics:
  • The step-by-step process of compiling geological maps that can aid decision making and policy formation in areas such as civil works, energy, mineral resources, environmental protection etc
  • Preparatory and interpretation phase (indoor) focusing on projecting, mapping tools, and remote sensing principles for pre- and post-processing practical techniques
  • Field training in geological mapping methods
  • Mapping practice, individual field mapping of polygons in small groups under guidance of experts
  • Field data loading, processing, interpretation, geological cross section construction, legend and map creation
  • Embedded topics focus on lithology, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, practical digitizing and GIS techniques and skills supporting the map production and explanatory notes formulation
  • Ideally, each trainee will prepare and present a Return-to-Work project. The project would be the short-term (6-12 months) application of their newly acquired skills to an area of interest to their own Geological Survey e.g. a national geological mapping programme or geological maps elaborated for applied geology to water resources, mineral resources, natural hazards etc
WP-A aims to fulfil the overall and specific objectives by:
  •  Allowing access to, and use of, comprehensive scientific information on natural resources through geosciences data. WP-A meets it’s aims in SDI since IT training dealing with GIS software and geological modelling is proposed
  • Providing geoscientific and technological knowledge and skills to African Geological Surveys
  • Encouraging twinning partnerships, especially between African Geological Surveys and African universities
  • Providing opportunities for dialogue and networking between all participants, trainees and trainers, Europeans and Africans, building relationships at individual, national and continental levels

WP-A is led by CGS (Czech Republic) with the technical and scientific assistance of African geological surveys and of BRGM (France), IGME (Spain), GeoZS (Slovenia) and PGI (Poland). The Geological Survey of Slovakia (GUDS) will support CzGS as a consultant.


Dr Veronika Štědrá
Czech Geological Survey (CGS)