Special Session

Special Session on Astrogeology, Impact Craters and Meteorites

28 November 2022
14:00 – 19:00 Morocco Local Time (= UTC +0)

This special session is dedicated to oral/poster presentations on new discoveries and research advances focusing on Astrogeology, Impact Craters and Meteorites from the following disciplines: Astronomy, Geology, Physics (Geophysics, Astrophysics), and Chemistry (Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry). The multi-disciplinary approach involving Astrophysicists and Geologists is fundamental to better understand and know more about the evolution of planets and asteroids.

Impact cratering is a fundamental science on understanding and following the evolution of planets including the Earth’s history. African and Arabian countries have a low number of officially recognized impact structures and significant discoveries are expected. In view of the large extension of deserts and old surfaces in these regions, further explorations of new impact craters should be conducted.

It is therefore the aim of this session to know more and learn about the impact structures that remained under-explored. Moreover, the session will discuss newest studies on meteorites and will showcase new discoveries in Meteoritics. In particular, it will focus on the contribution of Meteorites collected in Africa and the Arab countries to Meteoritics and Planetary science development.


  • Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane

    Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane

    Meteoritical Society Fellow
    Laureate, “Prix Paul Doistau–Émile Blutet” from the French Academy of Sciences
    Editor of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Professor, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

  • Vinciane Debaille

    Vinciane Debaille

    Senior Research Associate
    Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
    Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    Brussels, Belgium


More information will be announced soon.