A congress in Morocco: "Earth Sciences for Society"
This congress, entitled "Earth Sciences for Society" will be held in El Jadida/Marrakech (Morocco), from 20 to 24 March 2018. It is organized by the Arabian Geosciences Union (ArabGU), the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) and the African Geoparks Network (AGN) in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences, Chouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. Theme 9 is dedicated to "Geoethics". Convenership: Peter Bobrowsky (Canada), Ezzoura Errami (Morocco), Silvia Peppoloni (Italy), Zakaria Hamimi (Egypt). Abstract submission The abstracts should be sent as an attached file to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th October 2017. The name of the electronic file must include the name of the first author, e.g. Salisu.doc. Authors will receive the acceptance and invitation letters within few weeks after the reception of the registration forms and abstracts. Download the First Circular (pdf file)
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