GEOCHEMICAL MAPPING IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: GEOCHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETAL USE
The IUGS Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines (IUGS – CGGB) and the ASGMI group of experts in geochemistry (GEGEOQ) invite you to participate in the webinar “Geochemical Mapping in Latin America and the Caribbean – Geochemical Knowledge for Societal Use” on the 8th November 2023 at 9AM (COT) (14:00 GMT), 3 hours in virtual mode, (online) through the Zoom platform:
– Ciudad de México, Managua: 8:00 h
– Quito, Bogotá, Lima: 9:00 h
– La Paz, Caracas: 10:00 h
– Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile: 11:00 h
– Lisboa, Londres: 14:00 h
– Madrid, París, Bruselas: 15:00 h
– Helsinki: 16:00 h
At this event the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) will present the recently published “Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network” which contains standards and detailed information on selection of sampling sites, sampling protocols for rock, soil, humus, water, sediments (stream, floodplain, overbank), sample preparation, quality control, development of reference materials, data management and processing, preparation of maps and the principles for the development of the project of global geochemical mapping. Application of these standardized methodologies will allow the production of consistent data at a global level, with the necessary quality control to be used in projects and research that meet the needs of today’s society.
The Association of Ibero-American Geological and Mining Surveys (ASGMI) will present the “Manual of Geochemical Methodologies of Ibero-American Countries – Geochemical Information for Society” which summarizes the current state of progress of geochemical mapping programs in Ibero-America and details the methodologies (sampling, sample preparation, analytical methodologies, data processing, map production, quality control, among others) used for the production of geochemical data in Ibero-American countries. . Latin American and Caribbean countries will present the progress of geochemical mapping in their territories.
It is the first time in Latin America that two important geochemistry groups have come together to promote and encourage geochemical mapping of the earth as an imperative social need. The importance of increasing the geochemical knowledge of the earth on a global, continental, national and local scale is based on the need to have information to plan the use of each territory in harmony with the natural environment and for the well-being of society, as well as also to monitor the continuous changes of the planet earth.
The Preliminary Agenda for the event can be downloaded here: DOWNLOAD PRELIMINARY AGENDA
The invitation is open to all those interested in knowing the geochemistry of the natural environment as a social good for humanity.