Knowledge Transfer

The Knowledge Transfer theme (1989-1992) was devoted to training national specialist teams in geological remote sensing as part of the GARS Africa Project. The theme combined scientific research in the field of geological remote sensing with the transfer of knowledge in the technical aspects of geological remote sensing to scientists in Africa. Participating countries included Burundi,  Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Methodology

Specialist training in geological remote sensing was implemented through the installation of image processing stations and the acquisition of satellite imagery for research and training purposes. Once the image processing stations were installed, an important role was to provide maintenance of the equipment. Following on from the specialist training, a 'National Investigation Programme' and an 'International Investigation Program' were initiated.

Collaboration

The Knowledge Transfer theme was carried out in cooperation with the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale (MRAC), Belgium with extrabudgetary funding from the Belgian Government and UNESCO.

For further information please contact J. Lavreau (jlavreau(a)africamuseum.be) or M. Fernandez (mfernandez(a)africamuseum.be) or visit the MRAC website.

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