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Brazilian-Danish network - BraDa

Network for mapping of mineral and groundwater resources

The main purpose and expected outcomes of this network activity are:

  • Identification of possibilities and research areas for a new long-term Brazilian-Danish collaboration focusing on geophysical methods for mapping mineral and groundwater resources.
  • Bringing together recognized geoscientists from Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM) with recognized research geoscientists, and key players from the research and private sector in Denmark to establish strong networks for future joint initiatives.
  • Proposal of the implementation and execution of a SkyTEM survey over mineralized structures in the Reserva Mineral de Cobre e Associados (RENCA) project area, Brazil, which could be the pilot project for the long-term collaboration.

The activities will consist of two workshops in connection with the network activity: the first in Belém, Brazil, and the second in Aarhus, Denmark. They will consist of scientific discussions followed by technical tours to relevant institutions and field sites. The focus of these workshops is to establish a long-term Brazilian-Danish research collaboration within geological mapping, mapping and characterization of mineral resources and mapping and assessment of groundwater resources. Separating the workshops into a Brazilian and a Danish part ensures mutual familiarity with the vastly different research and working environments. In addition it allows to identify common interests and problems in the first workshop and then follow up on these on the second.


  • CPRM
  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS),
  • HGG, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University