The model show the feed back loop of use of geological resources and sustainable development in a finite world. Figure: GeoSource project.

The aim of the Geological resources and sustainable development – learning to live in a finite world - GeoSource project is to foster training and internationalization of MSc and PhD students from the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), strengthen the collaboration between academic and non-academic institutions, raise public awareness in local communities, and prepare joint UiO-UFPA publications.

These goals are linked to the common research interest of enhancing the links between the exploration of geological resources, protection of freshwater bodies, consumption patterns, and public awareness.

Norsk Hydro (with a mining facility in Paragominas, Pará) is a network partner, and collaborates in this project by giving access to the mining area. This project will produce site-specific knowledge and train the students in skills that are valuable for the company.

At the global scale, this project is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At national level, Norway and Brazil have collaborations on research, exploration of geological resources, socio-economic development, and environmental governance. At institutional level, UiO and UFPA share research interests in the fields of Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology, and the connections to societal challenges and needs.

Primary funding from SIU (Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education - now DIKU), Utforsk Programme: programme period 2018 – 2020.

This project aims to strengthen scientific cooperation, research interaction and educational activities between the project partners.

See list of partners in the GeoResource webpages


See full presentation of the objective of GeoSource (DIKU/programme description)

GeoResource on WWW

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Related links:


SIU’s Panorama Strategy:

UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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