Axford & Distinguished Lectures

Axford Lectures
Mon-03 Aug │ 16:30 – 17:30 │ Hall 404 (Level 4)

“Linking Climate Change to Hydrological Impact and Adaptation Studies: Recent Advances in Modelling of Hydrologic Processes over a Wide Range of Space and Time Scales”

Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen
McGill University
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management
Professor, Endowed Brace Chair in Civil Engineering

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Mon-03 Aug │ 17:30 – 18:30 │ Hall 404 (Level 4)

"Rosetta and Philae, mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko"

Stephan Ulamec
Head Rosetta Lander
German Aerospace Center
Space Operations and Astronaut Training

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Section Distinguished Lectures

AS | BG | HS | IG | OS | PS | ST | SE

Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Wed-05 Aug │ 14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Essential dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation"

Bin Wang
Professor of Meteorology
Department of Meteorology and IPRC
SOEST, University of Hawaii

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Wed-05 Aug │ 14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Cloud Microphysics: An essential component of GCM for simulation of extreme precipitation"

In-Sik Kang
School of Earth Environment Sciences,
Seoul National University

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Biogeosciences (BG)
Wed-05 Aug │14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"The terrestrial nitrogen cycle and climate change"

Xiaotang Ju
Professor, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Wed-05 Aug │14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Marine phytoplankton - its various functions on the Earth"

Naomi Harada
Deputy Director of Research and Development
Center for Global Change at the Japan Agency for
Marine-Earth Science and Technology (RCGC/JAMSTEC)

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Tue-04 Aug │14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Hydroinformatics vs information system: challenges and opportunities"

Philippe Gourbesville
Director, Polytech Nice Sophia
Nice Sophia University

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Tue-04 Aug │14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Beyond Land-for-Land: Towards New Paradigm of Resettlement Policy"

Mikiyasu Nakayama
Professor, Division of Environmental Studies
The University of Tokyo

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Interdisciplinary Geosciences (IG)
Thu-06 Aug │ 14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Zealandia: the seventh continent"

Hamish J. Campbell
Senior Scientist, GNS Science

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Thu-06 Aug │ 14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Public policy for integrating Geosciences Research to Sciences: The Indian perspective"

Shailesh Nayak
Chair, Earth System Science Organization (ESSO), India
Secretary to the Government of India for the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Ocean Sciences (OS)
Thu-06 Aug │ 14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Contextualizing the Turbulent Microscale in Global Ocean Processes: Spanning Ten Orders of Magnitude"

Craig Stevens
Principal Scientist Marine Physics, New Zealand
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Thu-06 Aug │ 14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Kelp, the underwater forests of the world: environmental change, natural enemies and restoration"

Peter Steinberg
Professor, School of Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences
and Director, Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation,
University of New South Wales
Director and CEO, Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences
Visiting Professor, Singapore Centre
for Environmental Sciences Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Planetary Sciences (PS)
Fri-07 Aug │ 14:00 - 14:45 │Room 325 (Level 3)

"The Lunar Interior Revealed from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission"

Maria T. Zuber
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Fri-07 Aug │ 14:45 - 15:30 │Room 325 (Level 3)

"Planetary Exploration by Plasma Imaging Technique"

Ichiro Yoshikawa
Department of Earth and Planetary Science,
University of Tokyo

Abstract | Biography

Solar & Terrestrial Sciences (ST)
Tue-04 Aug │14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Electrodynamics of ionospheric weather over low latitudes"

Mangalathayil Ali Abdu
Senior Research Scientist, Space and Atmospheric Sciences Area
National Institute for Space Research
(Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais- INPE)

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Tue-04 Aug │14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 325 (Level 3)

"Dynamics of the near-Earth's magnetotail"

Rumi Nakamura
Group leader at Space Research Institute (IWF),
Austrian Academy of Sciences and
Privatdozent at University of Graz

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Solid Earth Sciences (SE)
Fri-07 Aug │ 14:00 - 14:45 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"Formation and Fill of Continental Margin Basins Around the South China Sea: A New Form of Climate-Tectonic Interaction"

Peter Clift
Charles T. McCord Endowed Professor
Louisiana State University

Abstract | Speaker Biography

Fri-07 Aug │ 14:45 - 15:30 │ Room 311 (Level 3)

"The Sundaland plate boundary: earthquakes, volcanoes, and gold"

Danny Hilman Natawidjaja
Researcher, Research Center for Geotechnology
Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Abstract | Speaker Biography

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