Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Message of NRIAG president

Welcome to the website of NRIAG!

NRIAG is a national astronomical, geophysical and environmental sciences research establishment with more than 110 years of successful history, making it the oldest research institute in North Africa.
Being dedicated to exploring the Earth and universe, we are focused at providing the needs of our researchers of, up to date, precise technologies to meet the modern scientific challenges of our fields of specialization. The research facilities of NRIAG spread all over Egypt, powered by more than 300 researchers covering every task of astronomy and geophysics.
Moreover, we managed to build a worldwide cooperation network with distinguished international institutions and universities. Numerous projects and studies are completed in collaboration with national and international academic partners which qualify the staff of NRIAG for the highest level of applications.
Although it brings me a proudness to be at the lead of NRIAG, it remains a stressing responsibility to keep the institute and its staff in progress with respect to all aspects of specialization.
If you are a research institute, university, or an individual that think you might conduct any activity in partnership with NRIAG, the website will help you to find the way to start.
Thank you for visiting our website, which I believe truly reflects the qualification, professionalism and vibrancy of NRIAG.

Prof. Dr. Hatem Ouda


1- Virtual Heritage Cairo's 1st International Conference

Towards Virtual Environments for Middle East's Cultural Heritage

Virtual Heritage Cairo’s 1st International Conference will be held on 20th of Feb 2017 at National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics

1- The Arab Conference On Astronomy and Geophysics

The Arab Conference on Astronomy and Geophysics was  opened on  Monday 17th of October

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2- The African Seismological Commission 1st general Assembly AFSC 2016

Construction of 3 seismic station along Gulf of Aqaba

Part of NRIAG ongoing activities in the mitigation of earthquake effects in Egypt a team of 6 Seismologists from the National Strong Motion Network is conducting site selection and establishment of 3 stations on the Egyptian shores of the Seismically Active Gulf of Aqaba……

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Recent Activities

New perspectives of continental Magnetic and Magnetotelluric studies in Africa in cooperation with CRAAG in Algeria

There is a set of magnetic observatories distributed in Africa starting from Hermanus in South Africa in the south to Misallat in Egypt in the north and from Misallat in the east to Tamanrasset in the west. New studies are going in frame of cooperation between Egypt and African countries to share the data of observatories in global studies of magnetospheric variations. This would lead to improved abilities to study the differential onset of magnetic storms in Africa by comparing Observatories of common longitudes. On the other hand observatories located at same latitudes would provide information simulating time variation of magnetic events by using simultaneous records at different longitudes and equal latitudes.

Moreover, Magnetotelluric measurements provide information about the earth’s crust down to its lower boundary. By implementing magnetotelluricinstruments regional crustal maps can be constructed for the depth to the lower boundary, sedimentary basins, oil bearing location as well as ground water monitoring for agricultural development in the continent. Results of preliminary tests between Egypt and Algeria is presented as an Example

The visit of the president of NRIAG to the University of science Malaysia