TECHNICAL TOURS

A number of attractive and informative Technical Tours have been organised to complement the conference experience. These tours will visit sites and organisations of particular interest to delegates.

 

 

Date

Time

Tour

Fee

 

20 May

12.00-17:30

Map the Plastic

50 USD

 

20 May

12.00-17:30

Visit to the Land Commission Office

50 USD

21 May

12.00-19:30

The Akosombo Dam

50 USD

22 May

12.00-17:30

Tema Meridian  Port Expansion

50 USD

MAP THE PLASTIC

Date: 20 May 2024
Time: 12.00-17.30
Fee: 50 USD

This technical tour will demonstrate the solution Working Group 4.3 Mapping the Plastic has developed to survey, process and classify floating and land based plastic marine litter to international classification standards. A local ‘hotspot’ location inundated with plastic waste (I think it is Korle Beach/Lagoon in Accra? - Naa to confirm and provide the details/photos) has been identified and previously surveyed by Working Week 2024 LOC and WG 4.3 member, Naa Dedei Tagoe and her students. This previously captured UAV data has been processed and the plastic waste classified to international standards using the deep learning algorithms developed by WG 4.3. The purpose of this demonstration is to re-survey this location, effectively we will be undertaking a UAV monitoring survey with the results of the initial survey compared with this one to determine the extent of change in the plastic waste loading. Leica will also undertake a plastic waste survey at the same location using their mobile laser scanning and processing system to determine its effectiveness in mapping plastic waste at a ‘hotspot’ location and to (ultimately) compare the two sets of results.

This will be of interest to people concerned about the impact of plastic waste on marine and coastal environments and the impacts of plastic litter within the broader context of climate change.  

VISIT TO THE LAND COMMISSION OFFICE

Date: 20 May 2024
Time: 12.00-17.30
Fee: 50 USD

 

THE AKOSOMBO DAM

Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 12.00-19.30
Fee: 50 USD

 

 

 

 

Akosombo Dam, situated on the Volta River in Ghana, holds significant tourism value due to its unique features and offerings. The Akosombo Dam and its surrounding landscape provide awe-inspiring scenic beauty. The dam itself is an impressive feat of engineering, standing tall and majestic against the backdrop of the vast Lake Volta. The serene waters of the lake bordered by lush green forests and rolling hills create a picturesque setting that attracts tourists and nature lovers alike. The creation of Lake Volta by the Akosombo Dam has resulted in the largest man-made lake by surface area in the world.

The dam provides electricity to Ghana and its neighboring West African countries, including Togo and Benin. Initially 20% of Akosombo Dam's electric output (serving 70% of national demand) was provided to Ghanaians in the form of electricity.

Explore Ghana on this guided tour. Relax and enjoy all that the Akosombo Dam has to offer. Featuring gorgeous scenic views, you'll become acquainted with the hydroelectric dam in its operations.

The Akosombo Dam presents an educational opportunity for visitors interested in renewable energy and hydroelectric power generation. Educational tours and guided visits to the dam and its power plant are available, providing insights into the technical aspects of electricity generation. These experiences help raise awareness about renewable energy sources and their significance in sustainable development.

TEMA PORT EXPANSION

Date: 22 May 2024
Time: 12.00-17.30
Fee: 50 USD

Meridian Ports Services (MPS) completed a USD 1 billion investment of constructing a third container terminal at Tema Port in Ghana –MPS Terminal 3. MPS Terminal 3 boosts of very sophisticated and state-of-the-art equipment and efficient service delivery in port operations. With a capacity of 2.5 million TEU, MPS Terminal 3 has not only boosted the reputation of the Port of Tema’s reputation as the best performing container port in West and Central Africa, its construction also exemplified the role of the various professionals in the built environment in bringing such a monumental edifice to fruition.

Ever wondered what roles survey professionals play in port constructions? Secure a ticket on the technical tour to MPS Terminal 3 during the FIG 2024 Working Week in Accra, Ghana