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KNUST Geophysical Society and Department of Physics to Hold Field Camp on Suevite Deposits in Bosumtwi Impact Crater

Mon 24 Jun 2024
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In collaboration with the Department of Physics, the KNUST Geophysical Society is excited to announce our upcoming field camp dabbed, "Geophysical Studies of Suevite Deposits in the Bosumtwi Impact Crater".

This field camp allows participants to gain practical experience in geophysical studies, focusing on the Suevite deposits within the Bosumtwi Impact Crater. The program will commence with a launching ceremony on 8th July 2024 at the Department of Physics Senior Common Room at 10 AM

The field camp will be supported with technical expertise from two leading geophysics companies in Ghana: Meta Terra Geoservices and Buck One Mining Ltd.

Key Dates and Activities

  • Launching Ceremony:
  • Date: 8th July 2024:
  • Time: 10 AM:
  • Location: Department of Physics Senior Common Room, KNUST
  • Details: The launching ceremony will mark the beginning of the field camp, featuring an introduction to the program and its objectives. The launching ceremony will be followed by a series of public lectures on impact cratering.

Field Camp:

  • -30th August to 13th September 2024. Public Lectures:
  • 8th July 2024 @ 4PM: Prof. Koeberl will kick off the series with “Craters of Insight: How Impact Crater Studies Enhance Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond”.
  • 15th July 2024 @ 4PM: Prof. Danuor will delve into "Significance of Terrestrial Impact structures: A Case Study of the Lake Bosumtwi Impact Crater, Ghana".
  •  22nd July 2024 @ 4PM: TBA

Speaker Profiles

Prof. Koeberl

Christian Koeberl is a full professor of geosciences (impact research and planetary geology) at the University of Vienna, where he is head of the Department of Lithospheric Research. He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and was Director General of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, from 2010 to 2020. Koeberl studied at the Technical University Vienna and the University of Vienna and obtained a PhD at the University of Graz (Austria) in 1983. After visiting appointments at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA in Houston and the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC, USA, in the 1980s and 1990s, he was also a visiting professor at Dartmouth College (USA), Wits University (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Open University (UK).

 Prof. Koeberl

Koeberl’s research deals mostly with terrestrial impact craters, especially geochemical, mineralogical, and petrographic studies; he led several large international drilling projects at impact craters, including at Bosumtwi in Ghana. His work also concerns the early Earth, meteorites, and planetary geology (for example, he is a science team member of the current Mars Perseverance rover mission). Koeberl has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers and written or edited 23 books. Asteroid 15963 is named in his honor "Koeberl". Among other honors, he received the “Barringer Medal” of the Meteoritical Society for his impact research.

Prof. Danuor

Prof. Danuor is a full professor of Physics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he has also served as Head of the Department. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. He obtained his PhD through a joint project between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Frankfurt in 2004.

Prof. Danuor

Prof. Danuor coordinated the Ghanaian-German Project on Geophysical and Remote Sensing Investigations of the Lake Bosumtwi Crater and was a member of the Lake Bosumtwi Basin Development Planning Committee from 2000 to 2012. His work has included extensive international collaboration, with visiting appointments at universities such as the University of Frankfurt, University of Toronto, Stanford University, and the University of Leeds.

What to Expect

Participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to enhance their understanding and practical skills in geophysics, including:

Field Research: Conduct geophysical surveys and data collection at the Bosumtwi Impact Crater.

Hands-On Experience: Utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in geophysical studies.

Networking: Connect with researchers and students from across West Africa.

Registration Information

To register for the field camp, please visit KNUST SEG Geophysics Camp. The deadline for registration is 31st July 2024. Spaces are limited, so ensure you sign up soon to secure your spot! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, explore, and discover! Register today and embark on a journey of scientific discovery and professional growth.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Dr. Cyril D. Boateng at or +23355 9580392.