2015 IGCP646 on the field
2017 Data acquisition during IGCP 646 Field School
2017 Group photo of participants to 1st IGCP 646 Field school a
2015 Group photo IGCP 646

General work plan




In specific, participants of the project are advised to carry out their work with emphasis on problems related to one or more of the following topics:

- Basements studies
•Crustal architecture, tectonic evolution and regional geology of Central Africa and
connection with NE Brazil
•Characterization of the development of major shear zone or tectonic boundaries.
•Primary ore controls and processes of ore formation in Precambrian rocks
•Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic and rifting, Sedimentary Basin formation, Basin
Configuration, Sediment Budget, oil/gas and mineral resources, Coal Geology and
Petrography,Tectono-sedimentary fluids, Basinal Stratigraphy etc.

-Dynamic interaction
•Pre-existing basements structures and recent earthquakes
•Basement rocks and underlying soil
•Soil erosion and change in soil quality
•Landscape evolution (with relief, soil ,etc….) and natural resources , infrastructure
and agriculture
•Climate variability/change and its influence on weathering depths and decomposition
of rocks
•Climate variability/change and geomorphology, human activity/adaptation and
sustainable development

.c-Methods and capacity building
•Geochrology and Geochemestry
•Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS)
•AMRS ( Neotectonics investigations)
•Remote sensing and GIS (for geology, geomorphology and environment assessment).

 -Environments + resources.
•Paleoclimates and paleoenvironments
•Geomorphology and landscape evolution
•Climate change , environment and option available to population

- Application (Risks).
•Hydromorphic risk ( heavy rainfall, landslide, flood and drought )
•Geological, geomorphic hazards/risks (earthquakes, volcanic activity and gas
emission on craters lake)
•Medical geology ( elements in the nature having an impact on the health and well
being of humans and animals such as heavy minerals, radiation notable radon, dust,
iodine, fluorine etc…)
•Health, safety ,environmental hazards related to infrastructural and mining activities
( surface and ground water contamination, air and land pollution, destruction of large
swathes of land, open holes and shafts)
•Climate change and human adaptation