1ST NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MICROGRAVITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

26th – 29th Nov 2017

Venue: Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA), Kogi State University Campus, Anyigba, Nigeria.

 THEME: “Microgravity and Environmental Research for Sustainable Development

Introduction

Environmental research, study and record environmental phenomena, as well as plan ways to mitigate the negative effect that human activity has on the environment. The environment in the context of this workshop includes the earth and space environment, which includes satellite altitudes.

The space environment is a microgravity environment which provides ample opportunities for the research community. Therefore, the space environment or simulated microgravity environment is indeed an excellent biological laboratory where cells, microbes, plants, macromolecules and samples from material science behave differently. Expectedly, therefore, better understanding and new insight on processes and phenomena can be derived from monitoring reactions and processes in the absence of the gravity  variable which has the potential to mask subtle observations. Studies have shown that Microgravity environment has the prospect of advancement for medicine, vaccine production, better agricultural yields and enhanced macromechanical devices manufacturing.

Sustainable development is the "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generation to meet their own needs." Sustainable development implies economic growth together with the protection of environmental quality, each reinforcing the other. This form of development has the potentials to create a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world without diminishing the prospect for future generations to enjoy a quality of life they deserve.

Consequently, Microgravity and environmental research can stimulates sustainable economic development and improves the present quality of life of people without jeopardizing the chance of the future generation. In line with this development, the   NASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research is organizing a conference on “Microgravity and Environmental Research for Sustainable Development”. The workshop shall features presentation of papers on environmental research in life sciences, agriculture and health care.

MAIN THEME:“Microgravity and Environmental Research for Sustainable Development

Sub-Themes include Microgravity and Environmental Research in: Life Sciences; Agriculture and Food Security; Health Care; Material Science and Industrial Development; Flood Management, Climate Change, Renewable Energy and other relevant themes


Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Daniel J. Arotupin
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Dr. (Mrs) Lauretta N. Ofodile
Convener Environmental Research Group
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos
Dr. Bonaventure I. Okere
Ag. Director / CEO
Center for Basic Space Science (CBSS)
National Space Resrach and Development Agency, Nsukka

Logistics: Arrival: Sunday 26th November 2017; the opening shall take place on Monday 27th November and several presentations run through Tuesday 28th November. The departure is slated for Wednesday 29th November 2017

Abstract: Abstract should not be more than 300 words in MS word with 1.5 spacing. Maximum of 5 key words and no referencing is required for abstract submission. Works must be submitted in English Language only. All submissions should be made on-line. Apply Now

Deadline for application and submission of Abstracts: 15th November, 2017.
For further information and Instructions Please Contact:
  Some Hotels to be consider for lodging while staying in Anyigba.
All Hotels are highly secured and are about 5 minute drive from the venue of the workshop.
    Hotels
Musa Ibrahim A. on 08069596755 ibrahim.musa@carnasrda.com   WISDOM HOMES
Funmilola Oluwafemi on 08065035799 oluwafemifunmilola@gmail.com   HARBOR BAY
    MONITEC
Email: EnviromentalWkshop@carnasrda.com   ANYIGBA HOTEL
    ORBITAL
  Mr.  Micheal Inah 07081910419, 08035119392

ROUTES TO ANYIGBA
FROM:

  • South West Nigeria: Akure/Ibadan/Lagos/Ilorin    to Okene through Ajaokuta to Anyigba (commercial cabs to Anyigba can be obtained at Okene from the following park: Checking Point by Oando Filling Station along Ajaoukuta Road)
  • South South/South East Nigeria: Ninth Mile to Obolo through Ankpa to Anyigba
  • North Central Nigeria: Makurdi to Ankpa to Anyigba
  • North West and North East: Abuja to Lokoja to Anyigba (commercial cabs to Anyigba can be obtained at Lokoja from the following parks: NATACO Junction by International Market and Ganaja Junction along Ajaoukuta Road)
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