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Geologists and technical personnel from the Geosciences Division (GSD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) gathered for the 2022 Virtual Geoscience Workshop, February 7-11, via Microsoft Teams.

Hosted by the Lands Geological Survey Division of the MGB Central Office, this five-day workshop themed “Moving Towards Efficient and Strategic Implementation of MGB Geoscience Programs” served as a venue for all GSD geologists and personnel of the Bureau to discuss the status of the major Geoscience Programs (Land Geohazards Assessment, Geologic Quadrangle Mapping, Groundwater Resource Assessment, and Mineral Reservation).

The sessions also aimed to provide resolutions and clarify and address emerging issues in the implementation of the various MGB Geoscience programs through the proposal of new schemes.

MGB MIMAROPA geologists participate in 2022 Geoscience Workshop 1

OIC-Regional Director and concurrent Chief Geologist Edwin M. Mojares, Ph.D., supervises the team during the different breakout sessions

MGB MIMAROPA geologists participate in 2022 Geoscience Workshop 2

Plenary session for the National Groundwater Resource and Vulnerability Assessment Program

MGB MIMAROPA geologists participate in 2022 Geoscience Workshop 3

Presentation concerning the updates for the National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program

MGB MIMAROPA geologists participate in 2022 Geoscience Workshop 4

During the workshop, each MGB Regional Office was given a chance to input their issues, concerns, and suggestions for the various GSD projects