PROGRAMMES ET ACTIVITES
Geology and Mineral Resources
Hydrology and hydrogeology
Energy
Environment and natural disasters
Environment and natural disasters
    Enhance environmental protection and guard the population against natural disasters.

    Objectives:

  • Gather seismic data to be used amongst other things in establishing a seismo-tectonic map for building norms in risk zones
  • Monitor eruptive activity of Mount Cameroon
  • Monitor crater lakes along the Cameroon Volcanic Line on order to avoid/mitigate catastrophes as happened in Lake Monoun in 1984 and Lake Nyos in 1986
  • Monitor radioactive elements and heavy metals in mining and inhabited areas
  • Projects:

  • Seismicity and monitoring of building/construction sites
  • Monitoring of Mount Cameroon
  • Lakes Nyos and Monoun Degassing Project (NMDP)
  • SATREPS Project (Magmatic fluid Supply into Lakes Nyos and Monoun, and mitigation of natural disasters through capacity building in Cameroon)
  • Waza-Logone Plain Restauration Project (International Union for Nature Conservation)
  • Monitor radioactive elements and heavy metals in mining and inhabited areas