The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences has its first sponsors

The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) and the Geochemical Society (GS) have decided to support the African Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences. This starting grant will allow us to run at least two workshops in 2018, and hopefully more when more sponsors decide to joint our project.

The Steering committee is composed of

  •  Mamdouh ADEEM, Egypt,
    National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences Egypt. Cairo (Egypt)
  • David BARATOUX, France,
    Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Toulouse, France.
    Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
  • Roger GIBSON, South Africa,
    University of Witwatersrand School of Geosciences Wits (South Africa)
  • Maram KAIRE, Senegal,
    President of ASPA (Senegalese Association for the Promotion of Astronomy),  P.I.   Space Bus – Senegal
    Technical Adviser of the Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal.
    Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Meriem El YAJOURI, Morocco,
    Ph.D. student from Morocco, Paris Observatory
    P.I. of Space Bus – Morocco
  • Bernard NJOM, Cameroun,
    Université de Yaoundé.
    Pierre ROCHETTE, France,
    CEREGE, Aix En Provence 13545 (France)

The steering committee will now work on several tasks, including:
– Preparation of  the official document of the call for participation to this initiative
– Nomination of the members of the scientific advisory committee and education/outreach committee
– Elaboration of the documents defining the roles of each committee

The call will be issued before the end of the year and will provide all necessary information about opportunities for Africa-international collaborations in the framework of the initiative.



4 thoughts on “The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences has its first sponsors

  1. madiboukar

    Très bonne initiative nous attendons impatiemment le début effectif du projet. l’Afrique et en particulier le Cameroun ouvre les portes aux sciences de l’espace qui élargiront notre champ de réflexion pour la compréhension et l’explication des grandes problématiques géologiques de l’heure.


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