They had been accompanied by Valeska Decker and prof Gösta Hoffmann from GUtech and Bonn University (Germany) as effectively as by Dr Daniel Felten. Dr Felten is the coordinator of the joint geo-network known as ABC/J-Geoverbund. He stated, “We carried out the Oman trip for the third time. It is a extremely optimistic expertise for our students to come to Oman.
It is not only the gorgeous landscape and fascinating insights into geological processes but also the extremely wealthy culture of the individuals which tends to make the nation a excellent location for such an educational trip.” Dr Felten who personally participated the initial time, additional lined out that he was extremely curious to go to the nation himself. He added, “The students gave very positive feedback in the last years, produced amazing videos on YouTube and posted incredible photos on social media. This year, the students blogged about their experience.” Although the weblog is in German (www.geoverbund.de/omanblog), the photos currently illustrate the group’s large interest in the country and its individuals.
The students also benefited from prof Gösta’s expertise who not too long ago published a field guide on the geology of Oman. Prof Gösta, who also guided a trip for the German Geological Association earlier this year, stated, “For me, it is always a pleasure to guide visitors through the country. Especially Europeans expect to only see sand deserts. When we take them to places like Wadi Shaab or to the Hajar mountains, their perception changes completely. This is the most rewarding work I can think of. As the responsible person, I am basically busy all the time, but looking into happy faces throughout the day and hearing the laughter during the evening at the campfire are very rewarding motivations for me to run these trips.”
Valeska stated, “It was easy to conduct this trip to Oman. The sultanate is one of the safest countries I have ever visited. We were in the good hands of our local partner from Golden Highlands who took care of all the logistics during the trip and also gave us a lot of understanding of the Omani culture.” Dr Felten stated, “We will definitely come back to Oman next year” just before the complete group departed.
Information Source: Muscat Daily