African Gravity Project launched


  • Anonymous


Based on discussions at the Second Symposium on Geodesy in Africa, held in Nairobi in November 1981, an African Gravity Network Project has been launched.

According to D. Enilo Ajakaiye, the chairman of the gravity network committee, the project will establish, as suggested in 1977 by the Commission for Geodesy in Africa, 20 absolute gravity stations, which will be widely distributed in Africa. The project also will establish a first-order gravity network on the continent, with at least two stations in each country, and will extend the gravity survey within each country to provide regional gravity data, especially where none exists.