The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences was presented by David Baratoux (IRD/IFAN) during the Goldschmidt Conference in Paris, during a regular session and to the Council of the European Association of Geochemistry and Board of directors of the Geochemical Society. Download the Goldschmidt presentation here.
These presentations were followed by a lunch-time discussion with the participation of (alphabetical order):
Magali Ader, IPGP/GS Secretary
David Baratoux, AFIPS, IRD/GET/IFAN
Sigurður Reynir Gíslason, EAG Vice-President
Marie-Aude Hulshoff, EAG Business Office Manager
Kevin Johnson, GS President
Bernard Marty, EAG President, CNRS
Christian Schröder, AFIPS, University of Stirling
The initiative was appreciated by EAG council members and GS board of directors and we are waiting for confirmation for support to move on and implement the next steps of the initiative (see AFIPS – the next steps).