Exchange of geoscience and know-how in the Arctic

17-09-2014

An intense week-long workshop was held in Nuuk this September to exchange knowledge of geology, mineral resources and geoscience in Greenland and Northern Canada.. In collaboration with the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office (CNGO), GEUS arranged a workshop that took place 8 - 12th of September at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources with interesting presentations from both sides of the Davis Strait.

The purpose of the workshop was to exchange information between Nunavut, Greenland, Canada and Denmark about geology, mineral resources and geoscience. The workshop forms a natural part of the pursuits to build up geoscientific competences in both Nunavut and Greenland profiting from common traits of culture and climate.

Days were loaded with interesting presentations from both sides of the Davis Strait and included an excursion to Godthåbsfjord. Many of the scientific discussions built on material from the presentations. Afterwards the options and possibilities for scientific cooperation were discussed, as well as exchange of experiences with administration and competence building in Nunavut and Greenland.

The workshop was arranged by chief consultant Kisser Thorsøe, GEUS Nuuk, kit@geus.dk and chief geologist David Mate, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Iqaluit, David.Mate@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca.

For further information, please contact head of department Karen Hanghøj, kha@geus.dk, +45 2018 3366, Kisser Thorsøe, kit@geus.dk or David Mate, David.Mate@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca.