At the beginning of the summer, a course in geochemical modeling was held at Luleå University of Technology, led by Dr.D. Kirk Nordstrom from USGS. The course content was based on a upcoming publication by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration regarding geochemical modeling for characterization and remediation of mining areas.
"It is a great opportunity to offer a common course for the industry with such an experienced and world-renowned geochemist," says Lena Alakangas, Professor of Applied Geochemistry, who organized the course.
Around thirty people from the mining industry, the consulting industry, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and PhD students from applied geochemistry participated in the course.
Elsa Nyström, PhD student in Applied Geochemistry, said that there have been a couple of intensive and instructive days. It is not every day you can sit down and discuss modeling in this way.