iCRAG member Halleluya Naantu Ekandjo and team mates have been selected as this year's winners of the Frank Arnott - Next Generation Explorers Award.
Along with GetAI team mates Robert Watson, Prithwijit Chakraborti, Xiaolong Wei (University of Houston), Joseph Chappell (Colorado School of Mines) and mentors Dr Aline Melo (UCD), Dr Koen Torremans (UCD), Dr Jiajia Sun (University of Houston) and Dr Sean Johnson (Boliden), the team's submission was entitled "Exploring for Irish-type deposits with ‘data driven domaining'." The workflow combined several new datasets from Tellus to derive the new exploration target areas in north-west Ireland.
The Frank Arnott - Next Generation Explorers Award (NGEA™) is an international competition where teams of mineral geoscience university students collaborate and innovate to transform geoscience data sets into their interpretation of the subsurface geology and mineralisation targets. Its aim is to build a sustainable supply of enthusiastic, skilled geoscientists that can steer the mineral industry going forward.
The NGEA™ Challenge is open to students who are either currently enrolled in an undergraduate earth science degree or post-graduate research (masters or PhD) at the time of registering for the challenge. Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary and include members from other fields of study (i.e., engineers, data scientists, economists, social scientists, etc.). Te prize fund for NGEA Innovation Category winners is CAN $3 000.00.