November 1-5, 2010
Inkaba yeAfrica is a collaborative German-South African Earth Science initiative that is both multidisciplinary and intercultural, dovetailing next-generation science and technology with a strong training and capacity-building component.
Southern Africa lends itself like no other region worldwide for intensive Earth Systems research and training programmes like Inkaba yeAfrica. The focus is on first-order problems with societal relevance such as the rapid decline in the strength of Earth’s geomagnetic field over the South Atlantic with consequences for solar radiation, the origin of the South African mantle “super-swell” with its consequent surfaceuplift and erosion; and the response of a climatically sensitive region to long-term global change and increasing human pressure on resources.
With over 100 scientific contributions, more than half of them from students and young researchers from both countries, this workshop reflects the full scope of modern geoscience research.
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