GeoLogica 2021 Program and Update
It has been a bumpy ride this year for the industry and the world at large. With the promise of at least one vaccine becoming available in the very near future, this turbulence will hopefully abate as we move into 2021. Looking forward to less challenging times, GeoLogica has been busy building a robust geoscience training program. Working closely with our contacts in the industry and our world-leading tutors, we have designed a program that addresses the industry’s needs for a combination of online training and some action in the field later in the year.
Our initial release consists of 21 Live Online Courses of varying duration – from short, 6-hour fundamental and masterclasses, to full-length courses of up to 36 hours of training. To mitigate “screen fatigue” for all concerned, our Live Online Courses are taught in sessions limited to around 4 hours per day and we have also taken care to schedule our courses to be convenient for both US and EU attendees.
We are cautiously planning for a small program of field courses in the US and in the EU in 2021 and have provisional dates for 7 field courses. They will be subject to prevailing Covid travel restrictions and we will provide regular updates on the status of these in the coming months. Full refunds will be available if a field course is cancelled or if participants are unable to attend alternative dates.
As ever, we are on hand to provide customized training for individual companies. Our small team are able to work quickly and dynamically to develop courses and programs to suit companies’ needs and budgets.
We are developing more courses and we will be releasing updates as the program matures over the next few weeks, as well as announcing our plans for helping to educate business on the low and net-zero carbon economy – stay tuned for developments!
In more personal company news, we are really pleased to welcome two new members to our team:
Henry Mellors has joined GeoLogica to be our dedicated Health and Safety representative, responsible for ensuring both the HSE compliancy of prospective courses and the safe and smooth conduct of ongoing field courses a Field Safety Officer. A recent graduate with an honour’s degree in Outdoor and Adventure Education, his multidisciplinary training included group management, journey planning, technical rope skills and risk management, in addition to providing him with critical experience in a variety of outdoor settings in the UK and abroad.
Dave Waters has 25 years’ experience in industry geoscience – from majors to intermediates and small independents, and from the technical “coal-face” to team leadership roles. His current focus for us at GeoLogica will be to head up our GeoEnergy Transition training. More on this is to be announced soon but we are excited to be adding this category of training to our portfolio. Dave’s expertise in the field of energy decision making and his passionate interest in the future of geoscience in the coming energy transition, makes him the perfect person to push forward our vision of applying geoscience training to achieve a net-zero energy system.
With two new team members and a new 2021 program to shout about, all of us at GeoLogica are feeling positive about the future.