Added on September 15, 2016
WEB site: http://afgps.org/conference/
Organized by African Geophysical Society AGS
The African Geophysical Society AGS is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary scientific association committed to the pursuit of understanding of Earth and Space for the benefit of mankind. It was formally established on Thursday 15th November 2012 during the first Chapman Conference on Space Weather in Africa, organized by the American Geophysical Union AGU at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 12th and 16th November 2012. The venue of the maiden Chapman conference on Space weather was the Conference Center of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The fundamental objectives of AGS are to: (i) Promote the study of the Earth, other planets and Space; and their environments in Africa, (ii) Promote cooperation between scientists and among scientific organizations involved in geophysics and related disciplines, (iii) Initiate and participate in research programs in Earth sciences, space science and related disciplines, (iv) Advance the various relevant disciplines through scientific discussion, publication, and dissemination of information and (v) Encourage programmes and research in geophysics, space science and other related disciplines that will advance economy development and sustainable growth in the African region.
The first and second AGS annual conferences took place in Abuja (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya) in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The following scientific sessions have been scheduled by the appropriate conveners:
(i). Solid Earth Science (geology, geodesy, geophysics, geochemistry, biogeosciences);
(ii). Atmospheric Science (Small scale and local wind systems, air pollution, mesoscale processes, global wind systems, cyclones, weather forecasting, atmospheric chemistry, global climate and its change, meteorology)
(iii). Ocean Science (Estuarine and costal oceanography, ocean circulation, marine biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, marine geology, and atmosphere-ocean coupling);
(iv). Astronomy and Planetary Science (interior, surface, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of solar system bodies other than earth, cosmology);
(v). Solar and Terrestrial Science (sun, interplanetary medium, heliosphere, the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of planet earth, space weather):
(vi). Hydrological Science (Hydrometeorology, Surface Water Hydrology, Ground Water Hydrology, Water Resources Planning and Management, Hydro-informatics)
(vii) Space weather effects on GNSS application at equatorial latitudes
(viii) Earth & Space Science Informatics ESSI
(ix) Science and Applications of SBAS/EGNOS in Africa
(x) Space Technology applications: GIS, Remote sensing, Geodesy, SDI
|Registration fees as from 1 September 2016
by bank transfer before the Conference or in cash only upon arrival
|Professional||**Student with evidence of studentship|
|Dollars||180 US Dollars||100 US dollars|
|*Naira||36,000 Naira||20,000 Naira|
* Naira shall not be tender-able at the registration desk in Abidjan. All transactions in Naira must be done before the meeting
** A ‘Student’ is a person enrolled in a recognised tertiary course as a full time student, and who is not engaged in full time employment. A copy of a current student photo-ID card and a supporting letter from your Head of School or course supervisor confirming course and full time student status will be requested by the Secretariat. Student participants shall receive customized conference materials not as rich as ‘Professional’s package’.
Hotel rates, Transport from Airport and Other Logistics
Hotel rates in Abidjan ranges between 60 and 125 US dollars per night. The LOC can also make arrangement with some nearby hotels. Arrival shall be on 7th November 2016; the opening session kicks off on 8th November 2016 and the Workshop runs through 10th November. The Departure shall be on 11th November 2016.
In case of any airport or immigration issue or for booking hotels rooms, you may contact:
Dr ZAKA Komenan Z.: +22507546488; komzach[at]yahoo.fr
Prof OBROU K. Olivier: +22505037211 / +22541392737; olivier.obrou[at]univ-fhb.edu.ci