Workshops

Workshop 1

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    Sami Khomsi

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia  

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    Hakim Gabtni

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    CERTE, Technopark Borj Cedria, University of Carthage, Tunisia

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    François Roure

    Scientific Committee Chair
    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France

From basin-scale to the crustal and lithospheric architecture of the Maghrebides and their Atlasic-Saharan foreland: The need for coupled deep seismic soundings and tomography

28 November 2019
09:00–18:00


Since the mid 80s, national and international deep seismic reflection profiles have provided unique surveillance of the Moho and crustal architecture beneath sedimentary basins, tectonic wedges and adjacent forelands, mostly in North America and Europe. More recently, ongoing 3D mantle and crustal tomography programs based on 3D passive seismic recordings have also documented lateral seismic anisotropies and vertical seismic reversals in tectonic wedges and adjacent forelands. They provide accurate velocity models which can also be used for depth conversion and the processing of more conventional reflection profiles. Mantle tomography has been successful in documenting the vertical and lateral extent of lithospheric slabs and crustal delamination. The lack of such deep surveillance of North African tectonic wedges and adjacent forelands precludes any prospection of deep plays. For instance, profiles of deep seismic soundings would be of immense benefit to better monitor the geodynamic and thermal evolution of North African sedimentary basins, to identify new exploration objectives, and to better document the deep architecture of active fault systems. Therefore, the aim of this roundtable is to stimulate interest by both national and international research teams, agencies and companies in these topics, and to investigate the possibility of launching ambitious North African crustal imagery projects.


This workshop is supported by The International Lithosphere Program (ILP).



Workshop 2

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Nabil Khélifi

Senior Publishing Editor, MENA program
Journal Publishing Manager
Arabian Journal of Geosciences
Springer, a part of Springer Nature, Germany

How to prepare a successful scientific paper

28 November 2019

11:00–12:30 

Publication must be seen as an important, if not the most important, part of the research process. However, writing research papers for academic journals is not easy and is also very competitive. After producing data and generating ideas from your research, how do you write a clear and concise paper that attracts the attention of journal editors? How should you prepare a cover letter? How should you respond to reviewer reports? A Senior Publishing Editor from Springer Nature in Heidelberg, Germany shares his advice during three hours on how to effectively write and structure your paper, prepare a cover page and respond to reviewers’ comments.