Geological and Mining Research Centre (CRGM)
- Training in project set-up and management of European Union grants. Participation of four CRGM researchers in this workshop organised by the Minister of Scientific Research in collaboration with the European Union, for the benefit of MINRESI researchers with at least the rank of Research Officer.
Water and Climate Change Research Centre (CRECC)
- Visit of the services of the General Inspection of MINRESI to the LAGE: This visit which was led by the General Inspector n°1 had for main objective, the state of functioning of the laboratory and its needs. A summary document of the different equipments of the laboratory as well as their state of functioning was given to the team of the General Inspection of MINRESI for all purposes.
- Visit of the LAGE by a team of officials from the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK), in order to inquire about the analytical capacities of the laboratory which could be useful to them within the framework of the partnership agreement being established between the Institute and the PAK. Various documents were given to the team in order to shed more light on the analytical capabilities of the LAGE.
Centre de Recherches en Imagerie Spatiale (CRIS)
- Miss Tsaffo Marlène did an internship at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Liege in Belgium. The title of the internship was « Physico-chemical and mineralogical characterisation of a clay material from West Cameroon: Application to wastewater treatment ». The main objective of this internship was to treat wastewater from wastewater treatment plants by using a natural clay of Cameroonian origin.
- Two PhD theses were defended this year at LTM and LTI. Several students from various universities were welcomed and supervised.
Centre de Recherches en Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (CRSTN)
- Prof. SAÏDOU delivered an oral communication in virtual mode, as a guest, at the 8th Educational Symposium on Radiation and Health by Young Scientists (ESRAH 2021) in Hirosaki, Japan. The paper was on ‘Radon-risk Mapping and Protection in Cameroon’.
- Prof. SAÏDOU delivered an oral communication in virtual mode, as a Guest, at the African Nuclear Physics Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The paper was on ‘Advances in Radon Research and Protection in Cameroon’.
- Prof. SAÏDOU delivered an oral communication in virtual mode, as Guest, at the « Third National Conference on Radiation Awareness and Detection in Natural Environment » organised in India. The paper was on ‘Advances in Radon Research and National Radon Action Plan in Cameroon’.
- Prof. SAÏDOU delivered an oral communication in virtual mode at the « 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association Bridging Radiation Protection Culture and Science -Widening Public Empathy » organised in Seoul, South Korea. He also chaired a Session on Radon.
- Prof. SAÏDOU delivered an oral communication at the « National Training Course on IAEA International BSS for Protection against Ionizing Radiation, GSR Part 3 » in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This course was organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Agence Nationale de Radioprotection.
- Prof. SAÏDOU chaired a Session at the « International Energy Conference » organised in Yaoundé, Cameroon by the National Technology Development Committee and ANSOLE.
- Mr NDJANA NKOULOU II Joseph Emmanuel presented an oral communication in virtual mode at the 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) held in Seoul, South Korea. This oral communication is entitled « Population Exposure to Natural Radiation in Bétaré-Oya.
- Mr NDJANA NKOULOU II Joseph Emmanuel also participated in virtual mode in a regional workshop organised by the IAEA entitled « Regional Workshop on Protection against Radon in Workplaces ».
- Mr. GONDJI Dieu Souffit participated in the virtual course « Interactive Training Course: The art of Public Opinion Survey Analysis: Surveying the Public on Radon & NORM » organised by the University of Antwerp and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre.
- Dr FOLIFACK SIGNING VITRICE Ruben is following a training course on the operation and repair of nuclear instrumentation and the principles of nuclear electronics in Birine, Algeria. This is an IAEA training course in the framework of the RAF1008 project « Supporting Radiation Technologies in Industrial Applications and Preventive Maintenance of Nuclear and Medical Equipment (AFRA) »
Centre de Recherches en Energies Renouvelables (CRER)
- Mr. Boulo Edouard, Research Associate in service at CRER, continued his research in order to deepen the knowledge on energy demand in the regions covered by the Northern Interconnected Network (Far North, North and Adamaoua).
- Mr GUEMENE DOUNTIO Emmanuel, participated in several online conferences on energy planning organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- Mrs. EKOUBE Paule Alexandrine defended her MASTER thesis at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur Polytechnique of the University of Yaoundé 1.
- Miss Bougha Anne Claudia, Research Associate in the process of integration at CRER, was selected to pursue her academic studies in MASTER at the University of Liege in Belgium.
- Mr. GUEMENE DOUNTIO Emmanuel, Head of CRER participated in a seminar on energy planning organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.
- Several CRER researchers are pursuing research work in Cameroonian universities and are thus completing their academic training.
Centre de Recherches Géophysiques et Volcanologiques
Mr Ndibi Etoundi DD attended an online training course at the University of Geneva from 12 April to 17 June 2021. It focused on the assessment and management of geological and climatic risks.
ASECNA experts conducted two training seminar-workshops on the VONA (Volcano Notice for Aviation).
The VONA is a notification from the Volcano Observatory to civil aviation. The objective of this training was to
Raise the awareness of the researchers of the Volcano Observatory on the information to be disseminated in case of significant pre-eruptive or eruptive activities of the Mount Cameroon volcano, or the presence of volcanic ash clouds;
Improve the quality of VONA messages issued by the Volcanological Observatory;
Strengthen the capacities of the Observatory’s researchers in the elaboration and dissemination of VONA messages;
Improve communications between the Volcanological Observatory and the civil aviation community.
Evaluation of IRGM researchers for promotion in rank
The commission began its work by adopting a working methodology. The one adopted consists in reading the evaluation forms produced by the designated members for each candidate, in order to have respectively their motivated opinion on the admissibility of the administrative file, the diploma, the seniority in the grade, the scientific production and the aptitude for the conception and the conduct of research projects (for the candidates to the grade of Master of Research) in accordance with the synoptic evaluation form transmitted by Madam MINRESI to the heads of the research institutions Thereafter, the members of the reduced commission decide on the admissibility of the file and give the final opinion of the commission