Advanced Training in Structural Geology 2014

The Geothermal Training Programme (GTP) is operated within Orkustofnun (The National Energy Authority of Iceland). Orkustofnun became an Associated

Advanced Training in Structural Geology 2014


Year

2014 (96 days)

Location

Kenya

Total participants

10

Partners

  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

Target group

Personnel within KenGen


Description

The objective of the training was to teach personnel within Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) how to carry out detailed geological mapping of potential geothermal resource areas, including tectonic and stratigraphic features, surface petrology, mineralogy, lithology, and geothermal surface manifestations.  The training included theoretical underpinnings, sampling techniques, identification and data gathering in the field, data analysis and the construction of geological maps utilizing high-quality spatial data through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  The training was carried out by three trainers in Kenya over the period 31 March - 12 April and 5 May - 26 July, 2014.

Division

UNU-GTP | Orkustofnun, Grensásvegi 9 | IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland | unugtp@unugtp.is | Tel: +354 569 6000 | Fax: +354 568 8896