Organizing Committee Welcome Address


On behalf of the 27th Colloquium of African Geology (27 CAG) and 17th Conference of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf17), we would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to join us at the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, for the CAG27. The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).

Senior and early-career earth scientists from organizations, associations, mining companies, civil societies, politics, and media will be welcome from all over the world especially but not limited to career scientists from African Countries and also to other colleagues that . These representatives will be from different countries and will also be active at the national level. The participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community.


Known as the “Venice of Portugal”, Aveiro is surrounded by salt-flats, beaches and lagoons, and dominated by the Central Canal running through town. Once a big sea port, Aveiro lies in a region of mountains cutted by valleys and fertile lagoon plains.

The conference venue is the campus of University of Aveiro, near the Aveiro city centre. The conference is organized together by the University of Aveiro and Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).


We believe that your presence and active participation will guarantee the success of the Conference as it will be a unique opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues from all over the world.


We look forward to welcome you to Aveiro in 2018!

Eduardo Ferreira da Silva

President of Organizing Committee