From Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th of February 2016, the Nigeria Geophysical Society (NGS) held her 3rd Annual International Conference at Landmark University. Declaring the conference open, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enoch Oyawoye, welcomed the participants from various Universities in Nigeria and abroad to the citadel of knowledge where spirituality goes hand in hand with academic excellence. Professor Obayan, who emphasized the importance of Geophysics and Space Management in this dispensation urged participants to deploy their knowledge towards making the nation and the entire world more comfortable to live in. She said that the challenges of global warming and environmental degradation should challenge the geophysicists to brace up in their research efforts towards providing solutions and averting some of the natural disasters across the world.

In his keynote address, Professor R.D Olarinoye emphasized the importance of Geophysics to national and global development, stressing that ‘’a Geophysicist is broad minded to work in any sector; medicine, agriculture, environment, engineering to mention a few, so the youths should be encouraged to study sciences’’. Professor Olarinoye informed the gathering that environmental education is important for national growth because it comprises health education and natural science which are key sectors needed for development. He added that there should be awareness creation on sustainable environmental development through the use of natural resource. Professor Olarinoye made it known that the department of Geophysics would be introduced in Landmark University to boost the agricultural value chain towards attaining new frontiers in driving her agrarian vision.

The President, Nigeria Geophysical Society, Dr. Elijah Falayi in his welcome speech, appreciated the Chancellor Dr. David Oyedepo, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan for the privilege given to the Society to hold her conference in Landmark University. He unfolded the scope of the conference which comprised Space Weather, Solar Physics, Communication, Magnetosphere/Troposphere, Meteorology, Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Geophysics, Geology, Geodesy and Surveying. He said that the Nigeria Geophysical Society is an affiliate of the African Geo-physical society (AGS), which is a dynamic and inter-disciplinary international scientific association committed to the pursuit of understanding of earth and space for the benefit of mankind. He called on all participants to use the knowledge derivable from the conference for the development of our environment, schools and country as a whole. Forty papers were presented at the conference with lead paper presentation done by some erudite scholars such as Professor Peter Olasehinde, Professor J.O Adeniyi and Professor R.D Olarinoye, Landmark University, and other notable presenters.

The conference was concluded on Thursday, 4th February 2016, with a cocktail party where Management of Landmark University and some of the Executives of NGS and other participants at the conference interacted leading to outpour of goodwill messages, validating the state-of-art facilities available in Landmark University.




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