The Academic and Scientific Research Organization (ASRO) aims to promote the scientific thinking in the developing countries and building a new generation of scientists who will lead the scientific activities in these countries using the state-of-the-art technology. Our aim can be achieved by building culture bridges between the developing countries and other nations. The ASRO has different scientific panels, one of them and the most active one is the ASRO-Geological panel. The geological panel will organize the First ASRO-Geological congress that will be hosted in Morocco (2017).
Our aim is to make this congress the biggest geological event in the developing countries which will be held annually in Morocco. Morocco has been chosen for the event since it has the infrastructure that required for such events. The congress audiences will enjoy the weather, manifestations of ancient civilization, the cross-Sahara trip, the cross-Atlas trip and other events that will make the congress more attractive and enjoyable.
The objectives of the ASRO-Geological Congress are as follows:
- Exchange scientific ideas
- Discussion of research results in scientific sessions
- Oil and mining resources and management's
- Water and groundwater resource managements
- Environmental issue related to Earth Sciences
- Preparing the next generation of scientists to be the leaders
- Training the junior scientists of using the state-of-the-art technology in workshops
- Building and discussing future scientific projects
- Highlight the scientific problems that need more attention and further research
- Discussing building new labs and lab collaborations between the developing countries and other nations
- Encourage the collaboration between African and Middle East geological surveys and the researchers in universities
- Provide the opportunity, by way of geological excursions, to examine geological problems and features in the field
The core topics for the Congress are Earth science for Society, Earth science and environmental issues, Fundamental Earth science and Earth science in the Economy. A total of
Division Division Chairman ACS Atmospheric and Climate Sciences BIOG Biogeosciences André Charrière Andre.firstname.lastname@example.org
CHR Geochronology Fernando Corfu
ED Earth dynamics Omar Saddiqi
ESU Earth Sciences Education Phil Murphy
Kholoud Mohamed Ali
EELS Earth Early Life Sciences Abderrazak El Albani email@example.com
EES Earth Environmental Sciences Bendahhou Zourarah firstname.lastname@example.org
EMGS Earth Magnetism, Geophysics and Seismology Khalid Mehdi email@example.com
ER Energy and Resources Haddou Jabour
ETS Ethics in Earth Sciences Jesús Martínez-Frías firstname.lastname@example.org
GG Geomorphology and
Mohamed Ouadia email@example.com
GM Geomatics Abdelmejid Rahimi
Maria Luisa Arboleva
GMC Geochemistry and Mineral Chemistry Mohammed El-Bialy
GHC Geo-heritage and Geo-conservation Elena Druguet
HS Hydrological Sciences Lhoussaine Bouchaou
Rashid A. Abdalla
MP Mineralogy and Petrology Tamer Abu-Alam
NH Natural Hazards Mohammed Rashad Hassan Moufti
OSS Ocean and Sea Sciences Mohamed Sahabi
PSMI Planetary Sciences, Meteorites and Impact craters Essam Heggy
Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane
SSP Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology Gian Gabriele Ori
Mohamed Najib Zaghloul
Paul D. Taylor
SS Soil Sciences Najib Saber firstname.lastname@example.org
TSG Tectonics and Structural Geology Abdel-Rahman Flower
Ahmed El Attari
Jordi Carreras Planells
VOLC Volcanology H. Murcia
covering all disciplines in the Earth science will form the basis of the technical program. The Congress Program Committee will take care of preparing the program step by step from launching the first announcement of the congress till getting the feedback from the audiences after the concluding of the congress. All the scientific issues will be discussed by the Congress Program Committee while the technical and the organizing issues will be the responsibility of our organizer and the ASRO-Chair board.
Letter of Chairman
Academic and Scientific Research Organization - ASRO, the Chouaïb Doukkali University and Chairman of the First ASRO Geological Congress – [ASRO – GC 2017] are very delighted to welcome you to this international meeting at our Faculty. We are pleased to welcome colleagues, geologists, scientists, researchers, and international experts from the five continents and we hope that you enjoy the scientific program and field excursions, as well as the hospitality in our coastal, medieval and touristic city during the meeting and field excursions!
The First ASRO Geological Congress – [ASRO – GC 2017] will be devoted to all disciplines in the Geological Sciences from a global perspective and it will be also a major meeting of geologists from industry, government and academia, who will find a full and interesting program as well as for exchanging scientific ideas, discussing new research results, last discoveries in scientific sessions, building new labs and lab collaborations between developing countries (e.g. in Africa, Asia or South America) and other nations, encourage the collaboration between the geological surveys of these countries and the researchers in universities. The main objectives of the congress are to discuss current problems and the future perspectives of Geological Sciences and the global correlations in diverse geological topics.
This meeting is also an opportunity to educate and motivates young researchers to take an interest in these scientific disciplines, little known for them.
The First ASRO Geological Congress – [ASRO – GC 2017] will host a rich scientific program with plenary sessions as well as information on professional development workshops, short courses training and pre-, mid- and post-congress field excursions in several geological domains in Morocco.
The Organizing Committee is very much aware of the economic challenges facing many delegates and every effort has been made to keep registration fees as low as possible. We invite all of you to this international geosciences community. This is your opportunity to come in the “Paradise of Geologists” to participate in an exciting scientific program covering the breadth of the geosciences, to experience fascinating geological features in the field, to network with the cream of the international geosciences community, and to hold your business meetings.
We have the great pleasure to welcome you to Morocco for this Congress and we trust that you will enjoy it. We are looking forward to a successful meeting with fruitful discussions and sustainable networking for the future all over the world.
On behalf of the organizing committee
Prof. Dr. Abdelmejid Rahimi (Chairman of the First ASRO Geological Congress)
Dr. Abdelouahed Lagnaoui (General Secretariat of the First ASRO Geological Congress)