Who we are

    Garoua Geological and Mining Research Center (CGMR)

    The CRGM inherited the structures of the Center for Soil and Subsoil Research (CSSR) created in 1976 in Garoua. Its principal mission is geological mapping and mineral prospection in Cameroon.
    In this regard, CGMR has to:
  • Conceive, execute and coordinate research programs in the domain of geology and mineral resources, to locate mineral indices and ores
  • Understand geological phenomena
  • Provide documents and data needed for natural resource management, natural disaster prevention, and national land use

    Yaoundé Hydrological Research Center (CHR)

    The CHR inherited the structures of Hydrological Service that was attached to the Cameroon ORSTOM Research Center created in 1947. The main mission of CHR is the development of knowledge in all domains of water science in its physical milieu, and to generate data needed for different development projects
    In this vain, CHR has to:
  • Conceive, execute and coordinate research programs in the domain of water science
  • Study the hydrologic regimes of Cameroon in relation to development projects linked to water resource
  • Constitute a modern national hydrology database that can be used for socioeconomic development and to tackle other problems of global change
  • Make available hydrologic data and other related products needed for natural resource management, natural disaster prevention, and national land use
  • The CHR has one laboratory for water analysis (LAGE) located at Nkolbisson in Yaoundé, and 3 regional stations (Bertoua, Bafoussam & Garoua).

    Energy Sources Research Laboratory (ESRL)

    The ESRL is responsible for research in available non-conventional energy sources (solar, aeolian, geothermal etc) and research in the use of nuclear technology in agriculture, medicine, analytical chemistry and education.
    The ESRL has 2 sections in Yaoundé and 4 antennas/units in Bamenda, Bertoua, Garoua and Mokolo

    Non-Conventional Energy Section (NCES)

    It is responsible for:
  • Inventory and valorization of new and renewable energy sources
  • Research into energy economy
  • Vulgarization/dissemination and use of renewable energy for socio-economic benefits.
  • Nuclear Techniques Section (NTS)

    It is responsible for:
  • Development, application and diffusion of nuclear techniques
  • Use of nuclear techniques in agriculture, medicine, analytical chemistry and in teaching
  • Environmental monitoring (radioactivity and heavy metals)

    Ore Processing Laboratory (OPL)

    The OPL is responsible for:
  • Analysis of rocks, soil and stream sediments
  • Ore processing
  • Study of sedimentary basins of Cameroon to evaluate their hydrocarbon potential
  • Geophysical and Volcanological studies

    Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL)

    The RSL is the result of cooperation between the Cameroon Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) and the French Institute for Development (IRD)
    The RSL is responsible for:
  • Acquisition and treatment of satellite images
  • Constitution of Geologic/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Cameroon
  • Development of innovative methods for understanding the structure and spatio-temporal dynamic evolution of Cameroon from remote sensing, GIS and geostatistics

    Antenna for Geophysical and Volcanological Research (AGVR)

    The AGVR is responsible for:
  • Setting up seismic stations, maintaining them, and exploiting data there from
  • Prospection of natural resources using gravity, magnetic, electric and other geophysical methods
  • Mapping its recent eruptions, deciphering its eruptive dynamism, and providing a volcanic risk map for the Mt. Cameroon region