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Joint General Assembly of Asian and African Seismological Commissions

14 th General Assembly of the Asian Seismological Commission
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3 rd General Assembly of the African Seismological Commission
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The Asian Seismological Commission (ASC) was established in 1996 as a regional scientific organization affiliated to International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI). Since 1996, ASC has organized several general assemblies in different Asian countries.

The African Seismological Commission (AfSC) is a scientific organisation launched in 2014 by the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI) as a regional commission of IASPEI. The AfSC mission is to promote the science of Seismology within the scientific community of the African countries, by promoting research studies, to extend and enhance scientific co-operation and to train young scientists.

The joint general assembly will be held close to the natural boundary between Asia and Africa. Where, it will be held in the Red Sea Governorate, in hybrid (Online / physical) mode, since Egypt is applying the COVID-19’s prevention measures. However, physical participation is highly recommended. The most important scope of such event is maximizing the role of the ASC as a catalyst and coordinator for earthquake hazard assessment and risk management strategy developed and implemented in the Asia-Pacific region for the prevention of earthquake hazards impact on population, vital infrastructure and property.

Host: The joint general assembly is hosted by the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Cairo, Egypt. NRIAG has very long history of Astronomical and Geophysical observation since it was established on the year 1839 as a Royal observatory at Bollak. In 1903 NRIAG has been moved to the current location at Helwan, making it the oldest research institute in North Africa.





  • Historical Seismology
  • Modern Seismology
  • Anthropogenic seismicity
  • Earthquake and tsunami Risk Assessment and Management
  • Recent catastrophic events
  • Arabian shield, Red Sea and The East African Rift System
  • Geodynamics, GPS, InSAR and Remote Sensing
  • Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Blasting and Mining Seismology
  • Earth Structure and Tomography
  • Earthquake Precursors
  • Education, Outreach & Communication
  • Volcanology and volcanic hazard assessment
  • Active Tectonics and Paleoseismology
  • Induced Seismicity
  • Meteorite Impact Detection and Risk Mitigation
  • Special Session on the 2017 Botswana Earthquake

Important Dates

  • Registration and abstract submission: April 15, 2022
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2022 (Extended to August 7, 2022)
  • Abstract acceptance notification: August 15, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: September 30 ,2022

Early Career Seismologist Training Course

Tonga and Nyiragongo eruptions seismic, infrasound and tsunami prospective
For more Information visit the training course page

Registration Fees

  • Registration 300 USD
  • Registration and accommodation in a double room 600 USD
  • Registration with accommodation in a single room 890 USD
  • Student registration 200 USD
  • Student registration and accommodation in a double room 500 USD
virtual attendance
  • Registration  100 USD
  • Accommodation for accompanying person in a double room 400 USD
  • Accommodation for 4 nights any extra nights are subjected to extra fee
  • Accommodation on All-inclusive rate (3 Meals+ soft-drinks and snakes) in 5 stars resort