The study includes two training sessions in Cayenne (3 weeks in total), involving members from the forest services of Guyana, Suriname and Amapá State, under the technical coordination of ONF-Guyane.
The first one-week session was held in Cayenne, French Guiana, 24-28 November 2014.
Presentations of the week:
- Project and study presentation – Mathieu Rahm (ONFI)
- Programme of the week – Mathieu Rahm (ONFI)
- Presentation of the last study 2000-2008 – Gaelle Verger (ONF-G)
- Presentation of the French Guiana SEAS station – Bruna GOUROUAYA-VANIER (Region Guyane)
- Gold mining practices and detection by remote sensing – Gaelle Verger (ONF-G)
- Introduction to the methodology for updating the results of the last study (2008-2014) – Gaelle Verger (ONF-G)
- Getting started with Q-GIS (Anthony Lauger (ONF-G)
- Gold mining monitoring in French Guiana – Jean-Luc Sibille (ONF-G)
- Gold mining monitoring in Guyana – Jasmin Totaram (Guyana Forestry Commission)
- Gold mining monitoring in Surinam – Mark Djojodikromo and Sarah Crabbe (SBB)
- Gold mining monitoring in Amapa – Regina De souza Carvalho (SEMA)
- Methodology building discussions – Mathieu Rahm (ONFI)
- Discussions around the different methodologies and consensus – Gaelle Verger (ONF-G)
- Imagery processing – Benoit Jullian (ONF-G)
- Gold mining scale effect – Benoit Jullian (ONF-G)
- Regional database presentation – Nicolas Degarne (ONF-G)
- Conclusion of the week and next steps – Mathieu Rahm (ONFI)
The second session took place in Cayenne, French Guiana, from 26 January to 6 Febuary 2015.
The second training session for the Study on Monitoring the impacts of gold-mining on forests and waterways at the Guiana Shield regional scale took place in Cayenne for two weeks.This session focused on the consolidation of the previously discussed methodology and on starting the production. A field trip was organized with the support of ONF-Guyane Nature Unit, to a gold-mining legal site in Belizon forest.