IGCP and IFREMER Earth-Ocean Links International School.

UNESCO’s International Geoscience programme (IGCP) and the Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer – IFREMER – delivered the “Earth-Ocean Link (EOL) Trans-African International Itinerant Master Class” on the Earth-Ocean links and the intersphere connections, between the 3rd and the 10th October 2021 at the University of Ghana, Accra.

With a particular focus on Epistemology, Scientific Methodology and Integrity, and through seminars, tutorials and fieldwork, the course provided training opportunity for master, PhD students, young scientists and industry professionals.  The EOL itinerant Master Class intended to improve students academic qualifications, increase the industry-academy interaction and therefore raise the employability of the participants. The course had a special focus on young female professionals.

Twenty-one masters students, PhD, lecturers, young industrial employees participated in the course, including two PhD student for Nelson Mandela University from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The International Master Class ran for five days and covered topics such as epistemology and scientific approach, geophysics tools, plate tectonics, sedimentology, seismic interpretation, coastal management, anthropic impacts, South African and Ghanean Geology. The course ended with two days of fieldtrip. Check the full programme here.