Conference Theme

A Code For Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa: Guidelines on Health and Safety Issues in Mapping, Mineral Exploration and Geoecological Research

 

CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES

 

  • The Uniqueness of African Geoscientific Fieldwork
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Fieldwork Participants
  • Geoethics in the Geosciences Including Gender and Fieldwork Relations
  • Fieldwork Planning, Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • The Risk Management Process
  • Hazardous, Mountainous, and Remote Areas (Including Landmines, Nuclear Sites, Landfill

Sites, Deserts)

  • Fitness and Medical Considerations
  • Malaria: Endemic Areas of Africa and New Approaches to Control and Elimination
  • Diarrhoeal Diseases: Sanitation Facilities and Hygiene Behaviour
  • Students With Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • First Aid Training and Emergency Response Capacity
  • Cliffs, Slopes and Quarries
  • Working in Coastal Locations
  • Surface and Underground Mines, Adits and Caves
  • Attacks by Wild Animals
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Insurgencies in Africa
  • Safe Use of Field Equipment
  • Geoconservation, Geodiversity and Geoheritage: Threats to our Geological and

Geomorphological Heritage by Uncontrolled Geological Fieldwork

  • Geotourism: Health and Safety Guidelines for Visiting Geosites
  • Legal Considerations: Legislations, Duty of Care, Indemnity
  • Insurance Portfolios
  • Fieldwork Monitoring and Review
  • Case Studies

 

Approximate Total Number of Expected Delegates/Participants/Students/Guests  =  250