MRA worker returns home


THE Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) recently welcomed back Fiona Kaumu, pictured, who graduated with a Master’s Degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Kaumu is currently MRA’s geological database specialist who took up the Master of Science in GIS programme between 2017 and 2018 focused on Geoinformatics.
The study opportunity was made possible through the Chevening Scholarship Awards, which is the UK government’s global scholarship programme.
It is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations.
The Master of Science in GIS is a full-time one-year postgraduate programme.
The course focuses on identifying the latest Geospatial technologies that are of increasing importance.
These technologies are directly applied to the study of the earth and other social and scientific applications for commercial and industrial use.
The programme covers a variety of GIS techniques and applications to visualise and analyse spatial data, and to understand relationships and trends in various case studies.
The last three months of her independent research was focused on identifying and applying improved methods of processing data.

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