Conference

AGS 2016

2016 African Geophysical Society Conference

7th – 11th November 2016, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Call for Participation

2016 Annual Conference of the African Geophysical Society AGS is scheduled to hold at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny FHB, Cocody Campus, de Bingerville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Background

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.

Conference Programme

The Conference Programme will consist of a series of Sessions with technical presentations, plenary presentation, panel discussions and working group meetings. The programme may also include a field trip and social events for all Conference participants.

Technical Sessions

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):
    1. Equatorial ionospheric dynamics
    2. Space weather
    3. VarSITI: SCOSTEP new scientific activity
  • (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

The registration procedure include the completion of the online application form for participation in the conference . Register Here 

This procedure entails uploading of an extended abstract in the prescribed format available HERE which shall feature in the proceedings that shall be distributed alongside the conference package at the venue of the meeting. Abstracts that do not meet the format shall not appear in the proceedings.

Kindly submit both ‘doc’ and pdf version of the extended abstract – HERE

All participants are expected to register for the conference. The registration fees cover conference material and tea break during the three days of the meeting.

 

Early bird registration fees before 1 September 2016
by bank transfer (bank account is specified in the yellow square below)
Professional **Student with evidence of studentship
Dollars 150 US Dollars 80 US dollars
*Naira 30,000 Naira 16,000 Naira
   

 

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’.

 

Payment by bank transfer from outside Nigeria should be in dollars, and must be payable to:

Beneficiary Name:  African Geophysical Society

Beneficiary Address: AGS Secretariat, Km 17 Umar Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Bank; Stanbic IBTC, Gwagwalada Branch, FCT, Nigeria

Back Account Number: 0013478363

SWIFT Code (or IBAN) SBICNGLX

 

Payment by bank deposit from within Nigeria should be in Naira, and must be payable to:

Beneficiary Name:  African Geophysical Society

Beneficiary Address: AGS Secretariat, Km 17 Umar Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Bank; Stanbic IBTC, Gwagwalada Branch, FCT, Nigeria

Back Account Number: 0013459988

 

Important! You must indicate that the payment is for the ‘2016 AGS Conference’. 

Please send confirmation of any payment to AGS Secretariat  {secretariat@afgps.org}

 

Application Form

Online application to participate in the Workshop will be accepted until 1st October 2016.

Visit:    www.afgps.org/2016-conference-registration/

 

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@yahoo.fr

Prof OBROU K. Olivier: +22505037211  /  +22541392737; olivier.obrou@univ-fhb.edu.ci

 

Program Committee

Prof. Olivier Obrou, University of Cocody, Cote d’Ivoire – Chair, Program Committee

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Prof. Paul Baki, Technical University of Kenya

Dr. Elijah O. Falayi, Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria

Ms Aderonke Obafaye – AGS Int’l Secretariat

 

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. K. Z. Zaka   +22507546488, +22503787523, +22545258119, Email: komzach@yahoo.fr

Coulibaly Soro, csibrahima02@yahoo.fr

Prof. Olivier Obrou,  Email: olivier.obrou@univ-fhb.edu.ci

 

Contacts:

Local organizing Committee: Dr. Zaka   +22507546488, +22503787523, +22545258119, Email: komzach@yahoo.fr

African Geophysical Society Secretariat:  Ronke Obafaye Email:  secretariat@afgps.org

African Geophysical Society President:  Babatunde Rabiu Email:  tunderabiu@afgps.org

 

For more information, please visit www.afgps.org or send email to: secretariat@afgps.org, komzach@yahoo.fr, Tel:+234 (0)8034530057

Ronke Obafaye, Program Officer AGS, AGS International Secretariat, Email: secretariat@afgps.org; Tel: +234 (0)8034530057

Co-sponsors

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny FHB, Cocody Campus, de Bingerville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

http://univ-fhb.edu.ci/fr/index.php

nasrda

Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency, Anyigba, Nigeria

http://www.carnasrda.com/

Soostep

Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics  SCOSTEP

http://www.yorku.ca/scostep/