A MESSAGE OF WELCOME BY THE CHAIR
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join this ‘International Fieldwork Conference’ in Abuja, Nigeria from 24 to 29 June, 2018 on the Theme: ‘A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa: Guidelines on Health and Safety Issues in Mapping, Mineral Exploration and Geoecological Research’.
The scientific committee is preparing the programme with great care to provide a world-class scientific and interactive programme of lectures and tutorials to make this event an educative and memorable one by complementing up-to-date knowledge and research on the safe conduct of geoscientific and geoecological fieldwork; with exciting workshops presented by a galaxy of eminent national and international speakers. We have collaborations and partnerships with various geoscientific and ecological institutions.
In addition to practical aspects of routine health and safety measures in field campaigns, it is also very important to remain in touch with the latest advances in ergonomics and innovations in design of fieldwork safety gear, and exchange ideas with the assembled national and international eminent speakers and researchers on environmental risk assessment.
The Federal Nigerian Capital of Abuja is a beautiful cultural City. Moreover, the weather in June will be very pleasant. You will thus have the opportunity to enjoy many other attractions in around the City, besides the Conference.
Dear prospective delegates and participants, we strongly encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunity to attend this ‘Fieldwork Conference 2018’.
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I extend a very warm hand of welcome, and promise you a comfortable stay, great scientific content and pleasant memories to take home.
Come and enjoy this big, unique pedagogical fieldwork event of our specialty, full of enriching moments with our students, colleagues, mining professionls, nature conservationists and geotourists; and also treat yourself to this charming and hospitable City!
With warm regards,
Professor T.C. Davies, PhD, CGeol, FGS, FAAS
Department of Geology
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Austin Avuru Building