Czech geologists to implement five-year project in collaboration with Mongolian scholars

2020-02-13 16:56:54

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Czech Science Foundation is to implement a 5-year project with non-refundable aid in Mongolia. Specifically, the Center for Lithospheric Research of Czech Geological Survey chaired by Prof. Karel Schulman, the Institute of Petrology and Geological Structure of Faculty of Science of the Charles University chaired by Ondrej Lex and the Czech Science Foundation decided to implement the project in aims of continuing close cooperation with Mongolian scholars.

The project ‘Fundamental factors for generating new continental crust in development stage of supercontinents’ has a financing of CZK 47 million (MNT 5 billion and 530 million). The project study will cover the territory of Mongolia, northern part of the People’s Republic of China and southeast part of the Russian Federation.

Mongolia will play pivotal role in the project and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and technical colleges in Ulaanbaatar city are engaged with the project within their established agreements that provide opportunities to conduct joint researches, exchange staffs, study Mongolian doctors in the Czech Republic as well as to promote good practices in geology of the two countries at the international level.  

According to the previous results, joint researches conducted by Mongolian and Czech researchers have possibility to give significant influence to understand growth mechanism of continents in evolutionary process on Earth.

Czech geologists made significant contribution in developing land map of geological deposits in Mongolia aside from discovering Erdenet, the largest copper molybdenum deposit  in 1960s. Between 1999 and 2013, the side of Czech implemented development projects worth nearly USD 4 million in directions of creating geological land map on chosen territory of Mongolia, estimating economic potential as well as making environmental audit in Erdenet.

In addition, the Czech side handed over 87 maps with map scale 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 that approximately covered 4000 square km of land area.