On November 12, 2020, FGBU VSEGEI specialists participated in the 5th Workshop of the Working Group on Geology and Mining of the Intergovernmental Russian-Cuban Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The meeting was held via videoconference.
The videoconference was attended by 19 specialists. The Russian part of the Working Group was headed by Sergey Aksenov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency on Mineral Resources. The Cuban part of the Working Group was chaired by Yuri Viamontes Lazo, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Cuba.
Sergey Aksenov, Head of the Russian Working Group
Yuri Viamontes Lazo, Head of the Cuban Working Group
During the workshop, the parties discussed a number of issues, including the implementation of decisions taken during the 4th Workshop of the Russian-Cuban Working Group on Geology and Mining of the Intergovernmental Russian-Cuban Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation; on the current state and plans for further cooperation in geology and mining.
The parties noted positive results in the implementation of bilateral agreements reached during the 4th Workshop of the Working Group on Geology and Mining. The Federal Agency on Mineral Resources has engaged subordinate scientific institutes to carry out investigations for comprehensive analysis of promising projects in geology and subsoil use for eliciting potential of known targets and discovering new prospects in the Republic of Cuba.
Viktor Snezhko, director of the Center of Information Technologies for Regional Geology and Metallogeny of the FGBU VSEGEI made a presentation on technical aspects of localizing Sherpa technology. As a result of the workshop, the Cuban side sent a draft proposal from IGP (Instituto de Geología y Paleontología. Servicio Geológico de Cuba) for cooperation with FGBU VSEGEI on the application of Sherpa technology in geological studies in Cuba. The Russian side (FGBU VSEGEI) supported this proposal and expressed its willingness to provide, free of charge, the current version of the technological support for maintaining field documentation on mobile devices (Sherpa) and to hold a video conference with additional explanations on the use of this technology within the time frame agreed with the Cuban side.
At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed to hold the 6th Workshop of the Working Group in 2021. Dates and venue of the workshop will be agreed in the course of work.