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The First ASRO Geological Congress – [ASRO – GC 2017]
(El Jadida, Morocco - March 15-17, 2017)
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 managements
• Water and groundwater resources 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
covering all disciplines in the Earth science will form the basis of the technical programme. 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 programme and field-excursions, as well as the hospitality in our coastal, mediaeval 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 motivate 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 trainings 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 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)
Welcome to El Jadida city
The registration form will be available late 2016. The ASRO policy is to keep the registration fee minimum as we can to allow scientists from low-income countries able to attend the congress.
The registration fee includes participation in the meeting, the information & schedules book, the abstract volume, lunch and coffee breaks on all conference days. The registration fee does not include conference dinner ticket as well as the pre- or the post-conference fieldtrips.
Categories Early Registration Rates On site Registration
ASRO Member €200 €220
ASRO Non Member €230 €250
Student* €100 €110
Online poster** €50 €50
* Please enclose/show proof of status.
** Low-income scientists who can not finance travel expenses can join online poster session. The poster should be presented online according to instructions of the scientific committee. The scientific committee will check your online attendance. Congress attendance certificate will be issued based on your attendance and your answers of the comments to your poster.
** The Poster-Online system is operated by UniGear Group.
Call for abstracts submission 15 May 2016
Call for early registration 15 September 2016
Deadline for abstract submission 1 November 2016
Letter of acceptance 1 December 2016
Letter of invitation 1 January 2017
Final program 1 January 2017
Deadline of Field Trips Registration 1 February 2017
The abstract submission will be available by 15 May 2016. All the accepted abstracts will be published as special issue in the Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences. Each submitted abstract will be charged 10 Euros as fee for processing and publishing. Any abstract without processing fee will be withdrawn from the congress program and will not be consider for publication in the Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Full papers can be submitted after the congress for a reviewing process to be published in the next available issue in the Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Abstract submissions can be under the following options:
1. Oral Presentation.
2. Poster Presentation.
o * Low-income scientists who can not finance travel expenses can join online poster session. The poster should be presented online according to instructions of the scientific committee. The scientific committee will check your online attendance. Congress attendance certificate will be issued based on your attendance and your answers of the comments to your poster. scientists from other countries and institutions are welcome to submit their posters through the Poster-online system if they are not able to attend the Congress physically.
o * Submissions through the Poster-online system will be charged 10 Euros as fee for processing and publishing, and 50 Euros for congress registration and attendance certificate.
o * The Poster-Online system is operated by UniGear Group.
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Visitors intending to stay in Morocco longer than 90 days, however, should request a permission to extend the duration of their stay, at the nearest Police Precinct to their place of residence in Morocco. Citizens from countries not listed above do need a visa and you must apply to the nearest Moroccan Embassy or Consulate.
You can find the nearest Morocco Embassy or Consulate to you from the following link
Morocco Requirements for a visa
• A visa application form duly signed and filled out in capital letters
• Original passport (valid for over 6 months at the entry date)
• Copy of the original passport (Pages 1-3)
• Two passport size color photos with a white background
• Copy of the round trip plane tickets or of the confirmed reservation
• Hotel reservation or notarized Letter of Invitation. Invitation letter can be obtained from the congress committee
• For applicant married to Moroccan citizen, a copy of the marriage certificate and a copy of the Moroccan passport or national ID of the Moroccan spouse, can be a substitute for the invitation letter or for the hotel reservation
• 3 to 90 days stay period (one entry): $22.90
• 3 to 90 days stay period (two entries): $34.35
• Your application will be processed only if you provide all the requirements listed in the above guidelines. The processing time is no less than a week.
• Visa applications of refugees and nationals of some countries need to be approved in Morocco, which may take approximately six weeks, so please contact the visa officer at the nearest embassy or consulate
Method of payment
• You must check the payment method that accepted by the nearest embassy or consulate to you
Submitting your application
• The visa application may be sent by mail or submitted either in person or by messenger. If you have to mail your passport, please do not use regular mail.
Arriving in Morocco
Upon arrival at the airport you should receive a stamp in your passport. Make sure that you acquire this stamp as there have been reported situations where a stamp was not placed on a traveler’s passport and consequently, it made it difficult to leave Morocco without proof of entry.
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