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11th Inter Guiana Geological Conference: Tectonics & Resource Potential of NE South America


You can pay in AUD - USD - SRD via bank transfer - all details in attached brochure

: 19 - 20th February 2019

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname - Hotel Torarica Resort & Casino

About the Conference
This conference brings together the partners of the AMIRA International P1061A Project-The South American Exploration Initiative with the 11th Inter-Guiana Geological Conference series.

The SAXI project aims to enhance the exploration potential of the Guiana Shield and neighbouring terranes in northeast South America through an integrated program of research and data gathering into its ‘anatomy’. There is an equally strong commitment to training and training by research to produce the next generation of local industry-aware geoscientists.

The Inter-Guiana Geological Conference was a long-standing conference series which brought together a generation of geoscientists interested in the region, and which is being relaunched at Paramaribo in 2019.

Provisional Program
The provisional program is available in the conference brochure.

Download the Conference brochure
The brochure includes the provisional program, registration and payment information.

This conference will present the latest findings on the tectonics, minerals and energy resources, and regolith of the Guiana Shield and the wider NE South American Region. The outcomes of this meeting will underpin discussions about future collaborative research programs in the region.

Who should attend
This conference offers the opportunity for companies, geological surveys, development agencies and researchers to define key future research and training activities that will ultimately provide not only new geological information but also a new geological framework and exploration insights.

Research Themes
1. Archean and Proterozoic tectonics and resource potential
2. Proterozoic to Tertiary basin evolution and resource potential
3. Regolith and landform evolution

Confirmed Speakers
Evandro Klein (CPRM), Mark Jessell (UWA), Marc Bardoux (Barrick Gold), Jean-Michel Lafon (UFPA), Lydia Lobato (UFMG), Salomon Kroonenberg (UDeKUS)

Confirmed Speakers
Important Dates
Abstract Submission: 15 Oct 2018
Notification of acceptance: 1 Dec 2018
Conference: 19-20 Feb 2019

Company Industry professionals AU$1,000
SAXI Sponsors AU$800
Individual Industry professionals AU$275
Government personnel AU$75
University personnel AU$75
Students AU$35

Conference Organising Committee
Chairs Prof Theo Wong (ADeKUS) & Mark Jessell (UWA)
Nicole Kioe-A-Sen (ADeKUS)
Reenuska Mahabier (NH/GMD)
Sandra Occhipinti (UWA)
Salomon Kroonenberg (ADeKUS)
Jean-Paul Bout (UWA)
Nicolas Thebaud (UWA)
Lydia Lobato (UMFG)
Evandro Klein (CPRM)

Mandatory Yellow Fever Vaccination

Hotel Torarica Resort & Casino, Paramaribo, Suriname


Special conference rates for the participants:
Royal Torarica US$.120.00 (single-double)
Torarica Hotel & Casino  US$. 110.00 (single-double)
Eco Resort  US$. 79.00 (single-double)

Send your booking request to corporate@torarica.com
Please mention: “11th Inter Guiana Geological Conference: Organised by AMIRA International, Anton de Kom Universiteit of Suriname and the University of Western Australia"

About Paramaribo
Paramaribo, often called Par'bo, is the lively capital and only city of the sparsely inhabited country of Suriname. Home to about 250,000 people, it lies just 15km from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the country's main harbour, governmental seat and centre for business and learning. Many visitors to Suriname come by here, spending some time to take in the city's pretty UNESCO World Heritage listed colonial centre.

Paramaribo's distinctive historic city centre, packed with wooden buildings from colonial times, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since July 2002. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Its buildings illustrate the gradual fusion of Dutch architectural influence with traditional local techniques and materials.