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AOGS Election of Office Bearers - 2012 to 2014


P. K. Manoharan (CV)
Radio Astronomy Centre, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

The prime purpose of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) is to promote geophysical science for the benefit of humanity in the Asia and Oceania region. The science issue of Solar-Terrestrial (ST) Section of AOGS includes studies of phenomena related to the Sun, heliosphere and their effects on the Earth and it also emphasizes the diversity and wide relevance to other scientific disciplines and to societal issues. I have actively involved in the ST Section’s activities over the past several years and contributed in organizing sessions as convenor. I have also shouldered the responsibilities as the secretary and president of the ST Section, along with the past and present presidents and other office bearers of the AOGS. In the steady growth period, some of the concrete focused steps listed below can certainly increase the importance of the ST Section on scientific aspects as well as help to attain a large visibility among the solar-terrestrial physics community. I will work towards to promote the ST Section and its benefit to the enormous members of the region.

  • In my view, the AGOS has provided good a forum to present individual research works and to make collaborative studies. I would like to motivate the young researchers in the field of solar and solar-terrestrial physics to establish collaborations and coordinated studies among Asia-Pacific region as well as with other international experts. It is important to motivate the young researchers in the field of solar and solar-terrestrial physics to build network among colleagues within their own generation as well as with leading senior scientists in the Asia-Oceania region and other international regions.

  • AOGS ST Section should organize sessions, in collaboration with other international unions, for example, IAU, COSPAR, etc., on timely and important topics of current interest. Such sessions may be organized at countries where more efforts are already in place to promote the solar-terrestrial physics and AOGS activities can further accelerate the growth and achievements. It will be timely to organize satellite meetings at the time of COSPAR (2012) in India. I will try to take steps in this regard.

  • Concrete steps are to be taken to increase the participation membership in the ST-Section, which should become a tool to lead to a major step forward the solar-terrestrial physics.