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R02 Geologists partake in 2015 Geosciences Workshop

By: Lyndee Rose S. Basilio

Four Geologist of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 02 (MGB R02) headed by the OIC Chief of Geosciences Division (GSD) Felicitas V. Piligan; Senior Geologist Marie Nelle Monteclaro and Contractual Geologists Oliver Hans H. Lapina and Ruvic Anne Villarias participated in the recently held 2015 Geosciences Workshop in Tanza Oasis, Cavite last Feb. 16-20, 2015.

The said workshop was conducted as a venue for the presentation and review of the 2014 accomplishments of each region particularly the Goehazard mapping of 1:10,000 scale map. Also tackled up were financial status and targets of geosciences related activities for the year 2015.

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Geologists from other regions together with MGB R02 GSD OIC Chief Felicitas V. Piligan (Standing at extreme left) and Senior Geologist Marie Nelle Monteclaro (sitting at extreme right) during the Geosciences training. ( photo from Kevin Garas)

The first two days of the workshop was devoted for the discussion of 2015 programs of the GSD which includes Subsidence Susceptibility Assessment and Mapping, Groundwater Resources and Vulnerability Assessment, Coastal Geohazard Assessment and the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment.

For the succeeding days, it tackled the 2014 accomplishments per region, also discussed were the 2015 target plan and workshop outputs for the different assessments and an estimated budget plan for corresponding assessments.

The workshop for Subsidence Susceptibility Assessment and Mapping was also structured for setting the standardized system in report writing, maps with corresponding legends and methodology while for the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, the MGB Central Office will provide standard guidelines to be given to Regional Offices.

The workshop was participates in by all the Geologists of MGB Central and Regional Offices. This was an annual activity of the Geosciences Division of MGB.

Last year, they conducted their Geosciences workshop in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.