ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.42
10 April 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

I am pleased pass along to you the following note from Prof. Anas EMRAN of Morocco. The note came with three pdf's, which are attached to this email. I am eager to circulate more news from Africa. So if you are based in Africa, please send to me your space weather news.

Dear George

Hoping that this message finds you in good health, I'm writing to have your news and to tell you something new about the advent of the Space Weather in our country.

In this connection, I inform you that Ionosphere Observation is an ancient practice of our university in Rabat, which dates back to the 20s of last century, through the Scientific Institute observatories placed in the four corners of Morocco, particularly station Averroes object of the document I sent you last time.

In addition, our university was launched in September 2012 a Master Certified Science and Technology Space: Option Remote Sensing&GIS and Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate CRASTE in partnership with the UN-affiliated LF and several national and international institutions. Students of the Master are from several countries in the region (Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Gabon, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia).

Another Master will be launched in parallel from September 2013 on GNSS and spatial Telecommunications, also organized in partnership with the CRASTE-LF and the support of several national and international organizations, including the Office for Outer Space Affairs of the UN (UNOOSA). this Master the use of GPS data and Technologies (But as Galileo, GLONASS etc..) Will be in the foreground.

Finally, I'm sending you a card attached file describing all existing GPS Coordinates Morocco particular permanent GPS stations of the National Agency for the Land Conservation, Land Registry and Mapping (ANCFCC) and those belonging to the University Mohammed V Agdal Rabat.

We are always available to increase our collaboration and develop "Space Weather" in your company, in our country and throughout the African country with which we share the knowledge and research.

Sincerely Anas

Prof. Anas EMRAN: Institut Scientifique / Univ Mohammed V-Agdal
Chef de Departement des Sciences de la Terre
Responsable de l'UR "Teledetection, Ressources et Risques Naturels"
Coordinateur pedagogique - CRASTE-LF ‘affilie a l'ONU’
GSM: +212 668461783/ Tel.: +212 661822847 /Fax: +212 537774540

emrananas[at]; emran[at]


(1) African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in French Language: Global Navigation Satellite System Modules of the Master 718 KB pdf, 5 pages, (click link to document)

(2) GPS stations in Morocco Map and Table of coordinates 784 KB pdf, 2 pages, (click link to document)

(3) Université Mohammed V Agdal INSTITUT SCIENTIFIQUE 281 KB pdf, 7 pages, (click link to document)

Most faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

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