Introduction to AGS
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.
AGS mainly focuses on
- the expansion and strengthening of the study of the Earth and other planets including their environments in African continent;
- facilitating cooperation among scientists, national, regional and international scientific organizations, which are involved in geophysical and other related research;
- initiations of, as well as participations in, new research and training programs;
- popularizations of various geophysical research and training programs in African continent via scientific conferences, publications and trainings – short and long terms.
- organize annual General Assemblies;
- organize, sponsor or co-sponsor appropriate workshops, scientific meetings, topical conferences, short courses, summer schools, etc. outside General Assemblies, including those organized by other bodies;
- publish a Newsletter;
- publish appropriate scientific journals and books on all media, in particular, online and free-access;
- undertake outreach activities, which should include: identifying and drawing attention to social problems which could be addressed by the scientific work of its members and communication with the non-scientific public;
- establish links which would allow influence to be brought to bear on decision-makers in Africa and elsewhere;
- establish liaisons with other scientific organizations, both within and outside Africa, to mutual benefit;
- encourage participation of young scientists in the affairs of the Union through concessionary fees and a limited number of travel awards to assist attendance at General Assemblies
- forge a strong partnership with other international geophysical communities such as IUGG, AGU, AOGS, and EGU.
The fields of relevance to African Geospace Society are:
|S||Solid Earth Science (geology, geodesy, geophysics, geochemistry, biogeosciences)|
|A||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)|
|O||Ocean Science (Estuarine and costal oceanography, ocean circulation, marine biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, marine geology, and atmosphere-ocean coupling.|
|PA||Astronomy and Planetary Science (interior, surface, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of solar system bodies other than earth, cosmology)|
|ST||Solar and Terrestrial (sun, interplanetary medium, heliosphere, the magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of planet earth, space weather)|
|H||Hydrological Science (Hydrometeorology, Surface Water Hydrology, Ground Water Hydrology,Water Resources Planning and Management, Hydroinformatics)|