1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences
12 نوفمبر 2018
The first international conference of the Arab Journal of Geological Sciences was held in the Tunisian city of Hammamet, with the participation of 20 key speakers, 50 chairpersons and more than 700 international researchers representing 72 countries, in the presence of diplomatic personalities including the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Tunisia Mohamed Ben Mahmoud El Ali and a number of Geological field. The President of the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences, the editor of the Arab Journal of Geological Sciences, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Omari, stressed in his opening speech the importance of the conference and its topics, notably the study of geological sciences at different levels of education and the study of new geographic, geological and geophysical information systems. Dr. Al-Amri reviewed the progress of the Arab Journal of Geological Sciences since its establishment in 2008 at King Saud University in Riyadh, and presented over the last ten years a great addition in the field of geology in terms of research published in related subjects, praising the magazine's continuous support from the University King Saud and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology at all levels. For his part, the Tunisian Minister of State for Higher Education welcomed the representative of the Tunisian government, Khalil Al-Amiri, to the supervisors and officials responsible for organizing the conference in Tunis, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Arab Journal of Geosciences. Which focuses on the importance of partnerships in several areas, particularly those related to research in geosciences. The Tunisian minister referred to climate change in the world today and its implications for geological changes, which adds importance to further research in this area in order to avoid a number of natural disasters before they occur. He stressed the need to support educational programs in this field and to develop awareness campaigns on the seriousness of climate change on Geological composition of the land. The conference, which lasted for four days, focused on climate changes, environmental changes, geographic information systems, geodesy, geological and geological engineering, geophysics and geotechnics, geophysics and seismology, hydrology and hydrochemistry, metallurgy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanoes. . On the sidelines of the conference, he organized an exhibition, workshops and specialized training courses, as well as three field trips on the tectonic history of the southern desert area of Tunisia, the geology and geography of northern Tunisia, and the belt systems in North Africa and the oil fields.