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KEY RESEARCHER IN REMOTE SENSING VISITS NIGERIA TO UNDERSTAND THE EMPLOYMENT MARKET FOR RETURNING GRADUATES

By Sand Mba Kalu
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Dr. Malcolm Whitworth, University of Portsmouth UK, will be visiting the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) on 14th February 2017 as part of a tour to understand the employment opportunities and skills required in the geoscience sector for their returning graduates. Dr Malcolm Whitworth, an engineering geomorphologist, will present and talk to geoscience professionals on “The role of remote sensing in engineering geology and environmental investigations”. He is a Course Leader of Masters in Geological and Environmental Hazards at the university and also coordinates postgraduate research projects in the Faculty of Science. The University of Portsmouth works with a number of funding bodies in Nigeria and has welcomed visits from Petroleum Technology Development Fund. Dr Whitworth currently supports a PTDF funded student in their critically acclaimed work on engineering geo-technical properties of clay formations: identifying the layers using near infra-red spectroscopy analysis which is proving a success for his sponsors.

For more information on the University of Portsmouth: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-earth-and-environmental-sciences/

More information on Dr Malcolm Whitworth: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-earth-and-environmental-sciences/staff/malcolm-whitworth.html

Contact: Kathryn Land [email protected]