Call for Participation

1st Announcement

2021 AGS Virtual Conference

Date: Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 October, 2021


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.

AGS is at present forging strong partnership with other regional and academic societies of equivalent objectives viz: American Geophysical Union AGU,Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society AOGS,European Geosciences Union EGU, IUGG, Royal Astronomical Society, URSI, WMO, Japan Geosciences Union JpGU, etc.

The first, second, third and fourth AGS annual conferences took place in Abuja (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Abidjan (Ivory coast) and Egypt in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019, respectively. This year’s conference will be held virtually due to obvious reasons.


Conference Programme

The Conference Programme will consist of a series of Sessions with technical presentations, plenary presentation, panel discussions and working group meetings.

Technical Sessions

The following scientific sessions have been scheduled by the appropriate conveners:


  • Solid Earth Science (geology, geodesy, geophysics, geochemistry, biogeosciences);
  • 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)
  • Ocean Science (Estuarine and costal oceanography, ocean circulation, marine

           biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, marine geology, and  atmosphere-ocean


  • Astronomy and Planetary Science (interior, surface, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere of solar system bodies other than earth, cosmology);
  • 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
  • Hydrological Science (Hydrometeorology, Surface Water Hydrology, Ground Water Hydrology, Water Resources Planning and Management, Hydro-informatics)
  • Earth & Space Science Informatics ESSI
  • Science and Applications of SBAS/EGNOS in Africa
  • Modeling and analysis presentation



Online application to participate in the conference will be accepted until 5th October, 2021




  1. Best Student’s Paper Award

Best Student’s Paper Award will be conferred on a student with the best paper presentation during the Conference

Requirements for the award

  1. Must be an African living in Africa
  2. Must be a student as at the day of the Conference
  3. Must be conducting research in fields of relevance to African Geophysical Society.
  4. Must be a member of AGS.


Application for the award

This award is open to all students who will be presenting paper at the Conference. Students with convincing paper should self-apply for this award.



AGS 2021 Best Student’s Paper Award

  1. Certificate of Award & Plaque
  2. Membership fee paid for 2022


  1. Early Career Award

Early Career Award will be conferred on a qualified Early Career in Earth/Space Sciences

Requirements for the award

  1. Must be an African living in Africa
  2. Must have completed his/her PhD in an African Institution not earlier than 2015
  3. Must be conducting research in fields of relevance to African Geophysical Society.
  4. Must be a member of AGS.


Application for the award

Application for this award will be open to Senior Members of AGS to nominate and support qualified colleagues and former students, with the following supporting documents:

  1. Letter of Nomination
  2. 2 Letters of Support
  3. A comprehensive CV of the candidate showing: Names in full, postal/physical address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, Institutions attended with degrees obtained, Year of obtaining Ph.D., Title of PhD thesis, Area of Specialization, list of publications, indicating titles of articles, year of publication, journal names, volumes and page numbers,names and addresses of 2 referees.

A short citation of not more than 50 words describing the candidate’s major contributions  to knowledge and development of Earth and Space science education and research.



AGS Early Career Award in Earth and Space Sciences

  1. Certificate of Award & Plaque
  2. Membership fee paid for 2022

Deadline for application for the AGS Awards: 21st September 2021

Program Organizing Committee

Professor Mohammed Saleh
Professor Joseph Ojo
Dr. Kehinde Ishola
Dr. Lawrence Ojo
Dr. Sanya Jegede
Chigomezyo NGWIRA
Mellessew NIGUSSIE
Zacharie ZAKA


African Geophysical Society President:  Prof Olivier Obrou


Organizing Committee Chair: Dr. Andrew Akala


African Geophysical Society Secretariat:  Aderonke Obafaye