AfricaArray: Developing a geosciences workforce for Africa's natural resource sector

Andrew Nyblade, Paul Dirks, Ray Durrheim, Susan Webb, Michael Jones, Gordon Cooper, Gerhard Graham

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Abstract

Geoscientists from across Africa, the United States, and Europe are building a pan-African initiative, AfricaArray, to strengthen geoscience education and research programs in Africa and to create an Africa-to-Africa academic support system. Universities, government agencies, and exploration companies are benefiting from the establishment of AfricaArray training programs coupled to a network of geophysical observatories spanning the continent. The observatory network provides support to the training programs and fosters community building by catalyzing collaborative projects and encouraging data sharing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1358-1361
Number of pages4
JournalThe Leading Edge
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geology

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Nyblade, A., Dirks, P., Durrheim, R., Webb, S., Jones, M., Cooper, G., & Graham, G. (2008). AfricaArray: Developing a geosciences workforce for Africa's natural resource sector. The Leading Edge, 27(10), 1358-1361. https://doi.org/10.1190/1.2996547