• 2019-02-11   & 2019-02-12
  • Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions will be reviewed by a panel of subject experts and depending on the alignment of the submissions to…

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Within the CGS’s broad geological mandate special emphasis will be placed on the following themes:

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The Council for Geoscience (CGS) will soon host its third conference, this time under the theme “Merging maps for an…

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“Merging Maps for an Emerging Future”

You are cordially invited to Annual Conference 2019 of the Council for Geoscience (CGS). The two-day conference will provide insights and discussion of the new “Integrated and multidisciplinary geoscience mapping programme” of the CGS. Within the broad geological mandate of the CGS, special emphasis will be placed on geoscience for minerals and energy; geoscience for infrastructure and land use; geoscience for health, groundwater and the environment; geoscience innovation, and geoscience diplomacy.

The conference will bring together national and international renowned experts as presenters, researchers, young scientists and decision makers who will exchange knowledge, experiences and research innovations.

Please join us as we build proficiency towards “Merging Maps for an Emerging Future”.

• Date: 11–12 February 2019

• Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

• Cost: Free of charge to online registered delegates. Entrance limited to 400 delegates

Proof of online registration will allow full participation (i.e. conference book and associated handouts, inter-session refreshments, lunches and cocktail function).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Invited Speakers

The Technical Organising Committee of the conference has selected a group of speakers it thinks are world class in the five subthemes of the conference. Some of the subthemes have more than one speaker emphasising the range of disciplines extant and that they collectively make up the foundation of the new integrated multidisciplinary geoscience mapping approach that the CGS is adopting towards finding applied geological solutions to issues facing the people of South Africa. The following keynote speakers will unboundedly bring fresh perspectives to the CGS and hopefully, all will find them informative and thought-provoking.

Prof. Ronald R.H. Cohen

Geoscience for health, groundwater and ...

Inactive and abandoned mines in the USA and South Africa; Bulkheads: The lessons...

Prof. Richard Ernst

Geoscience for minerals and energy

Multi-commodity, multi-scale exploration using the Large Igneous Province Record

Dr David Khoza

Geoscience Innovation

Future geoscience - the value of multidisciplinary approach and ...

Dr Jeanine Engelbrecht

Geoscience Innovation

Geoscience in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mr Stephen Hine

Geoscience Innovation

Big Digital Data in Geosciences

Dr Bob Thomas

Geoscience Diplomacy

Reflections on 40 years of progress in African Geosciences

Prof. Laurence Robb

Geoscience for infrastructure and land use

Integrating the 'SmartFarm©' with mining — re-awakening the Albert Silver Mine after ...

Dr Emmanuel Sakala

Geoscience Innovation

Artificial intelligence as an emerging technology for extraction of ...

Prof. J. Louis van Rooy

Geoscience for infrastructure and land use

Engineering Geological and Environmental Geological Mapping: The Future

Prof. Patrick Vrancken

Geoscience for minerals and energy

Legal aspects of geoscience mapping in the South African maritime domain