From The Director
Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is an activity Centre of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, with Headquarters along the Airport Road, Abuja. The Director-General and Chief Executive of our Agency is Professor Seidu O. Mohammed. Our Agency is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Our Centre is strategically located within the Campus of the Kogi State University in Anyigba.
The NASRDA Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is a world class research and development center of NASRDA headed by Professor Akeem Babatunde RABIU, the centre is committed to research and capacity building in the atmospheric and related sciences. CAR is dedicated to understand the atmosphere, the air around us and the interconnected processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor through the ionosphere to the Sun's core. The NASRDA Center for Atmospheric Research provides research, facilities, and services for the atmospheric and Earth sciences community.
The NIGTEC is a model of the ionospheric GNSS TEC over Nigeria (Longitudes 2-15 degrees East, Latitudes 4-14 degrees North).
The model can be used to obtain the ionospheric GNSS TEC at all locations over Nigeria. Read More & Download>>
New Research Opportunities
The Space Environment Research Laboratory (SERL), situated in Abuja – Nigeria, is one of the research laboratories operated by CAR. The laboratory is situated within the premises of NASRDA, Obasanjo Space Center, located along the airport road, Abuja, Nigeria.
As a way of promoting highly applicable research in the field of atmospheric/space science, the laboratory is opening new opportunities for graduate students registered in Nigerian universities to visit the laboratory and carry out 1-month intensive research activities within the laboratory.
Inter-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
The Inter-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (IUCAR) is conceived to be a conglomeration of researchers and institutions with interest in atmospheric and space sciences.
Our Mandates are to provide a sound education, research and knowledge in areas such as:
- Lower atmosphere
- Upper Atmosphere (Ionospheric/Magnetospheric physics)
- Atmospheric chemistry and environmental science
- Geomagnetism Read More>>>
Staff Retreat 2017
Annual Staff Retreat is a retreat being organized by the management of Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) annually to share the achieved progress in the previous year, brainstorm the challenges faced to come up with effective and efficient solution as-well-as to out line the current year activities.
The Director of the center, Prof Babatunde Rabiu made a brief opening remark which set in motion the activities of the day
In line with the mandate of Centre, the development of the Atmospheric Research Software and Instrumentation will go a long way to promote indigenous technology via designing and building equipments and software which prior to this time have been imported. Such initiative would elevate our technological advancement in the area of space research and development, making it possible for Nigeria to join the League of Nations with reputable space research projects. Read More>>
CAR as part of its mandate to provide sound education, research, knowledge and to deliver joint programmes for enhancement of teaching, research and community service, the centre sign an memorandum of understanding with some Universities that include:
- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE NIGERIA
- UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY NIGERIA
- SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, NIGERIA
- The UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN NIGERIA
- BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO, KANO NIGERIA
The years 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 were especially active for the Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR). From cradle to planning and activity, our Centre has gone through thick and thin to register her arrival in the global community of atmospheric science.