Monday, October 26, 2020

IAPG-Bangaldesh has a new co-coordinator

Abdul Baquee Khan Majlis has been appointed new co-coordinator of IAPG-Bangladesh. He will lead the section together with the current co-coordinator, Jahangir Alam. 
Abdul Baquee Khan Majlis replaces Ershadul Haque.

Ershadul Haque
The IAPG wishes to thank 
Jahangir Alam
Ershadul Haque for the great work done to establish the section and to start promoting geoethics in Bangladesh, giving great visibility to our Association within the local geoscience community. He will still continue to serve the IAPG as prominent member. 
A short bio-sketch of Abdul Baquee Khan Majlis: Graduating in Geology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Abdul Baquee Khan Majlis, Director, Geological Survey Bangladesh (GSB) has been working in GSB since 1990. He completed his 2nd Master Degree in “Applied Quaternary Environmental Geology” from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1996. Throughout the 30 years long carrier he got huge professional experiences in diversified fields of geoscience.
Abdul Baquee Khan Majlis
He has working experiences in remote sensing and geological mapping, sedimentology, stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, petrography and mineralogy, environment and engineering geology, and subsurface exploration through Ground Penetrating Rader (GPR), Magnetic Susceptibility and Resistivity Survey. Moreover, he has active involvement in formulation and execution of several t geo-scientific projects and researches. He has also keen interest in Geo-archaeology and is a fellow of Institute of Archaeology (IOA), UCL, UK. He discovered Mammal fossil remains in north western part of Bangladesh for the first time in the Bengal Basin proper.  He has the rare experience of carrying out geological mapping all along the entire coastal region of Bangladesh. He introduced a very quick and cheap innovative field technique for soft sediment geology adapting the local method of tube-well sinking. He is fond of both in field geology and in laboratory; personally he is of the belief that geologist to do everything as possible by his own- sample and data collection, sample preparation and analysis and even cleaning. He initiated the Palynological laboratory in GSB and inspired (trained) few young geologists to carry on. 
He is the pioneer to coup up with a heuristic approach of “Integrated Geo-resource (Land, Water and Mineral Resources) Exploration” on local or regional scale for GSB activities in pursuance of Geo-scientific knowledge based ‘Landscape Development and Management Planning’ which seems to be the most essential prerequisite for SDG achievement.
He is involved with the Geological Society of Bangladesh (BGS), Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID) and the National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI). He is also engaged with International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) activities in Bangladesh and led to observe the International Geoethics Day in 2018 and 2019 in GSB. Presently, he is leading Geological Mapping and Quaternary Geology branch and ICP-MS and TL/OSL laboratories of GSB are working under his supervision.

IAPG National Sections:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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