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Last Updated: 02 Jul 2021

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Note: Program Uses Singapore Standard Time and is 8 hours ahead of GMT (GMT+08:00)

Wing Ip Medal Lectures | Axford Medal Lectures | Panellist Conversations | School Talks | Exhibitors Webinar

Axford Lectures (45-min Talk; 15-min Live Q & A)

Mon-02 Aug, 17:30 – 19:30 Room: WB2 (SAVE A SEAT)

“Truths of the Riverscape: Fluvial Geomorphology in Practice”
Gary John BRIERLEY, The University of Auckland
Moderator: David HIGGITT, AOGS Vice-President

“Magmas beyond Megabar Pressures”
Sung Keun LEE, Seoul National University
Moderator: Florian SCHWANDNER, SE President


Closing, Awards & Next Annual Meetings: 2022, 2023

Fri-06 Aug, 15:30 – 18:30 Room: WB3 (SAVE A SEAT)
AOGS President’s Closing Remarks for the 2021 AOGS Annual Meeting. AOGS Honorary Award Recipients are presented with a plaque as a token of appreciation in recognition of their excellence in geoscience or co-operation in the Asia Oceania Region. Winners of the Best Student Poster Competition and International Geoscience Challenge are presented certificates. AOGS - 2022, 2023 Destination News and Presentations

Section Distinguished Lectures & Networking Meetings VIEW ALL

Distinguished Lecturers are selected primarily on the basis of their excellent, sustained scientific record.
Networking meetings are a means for strengthening connections and professional networks. AOGS Welcomes All!
Section Distinguished Lecture (30-min Talk; 15-min Live Q & A ), Section Meeting (60-min)

[IG] Interdisciplinary SAVE A SEAT
Linking the early development of Paleozoic reefs to marine oxygenation
Jeong-Hyun LEE, Chungnam National University
Moderator: Ping-Yu CHANG, IG President

Principle of Parsimony, Scales, and Fake Sciences
Tian-Chyi Jim YEH, University of Arizona
Moderator: Ping-Yu CHANG, IG President

IG Section Meeting


[PS] Planetary SAVE A SEAT
Auroral Morphologies and Their Magnetospheric Drivers: from Earth to Giant Planets
Zhonghua YAO, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Moderator: Steven D. VANCE, PS President

Exploring the Jupiter System: from formation to the search for habitable worlds
Michel BLANC, Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology
Moderator: Steven D. VANCE, PS President

PS Section Meeting

[HS] Hydrological SAVE A SEAT
Recent advances in global-scale surface water hydrodynamics modelling
Dai YAMAZAKI, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Young-Oh KIM, HS President, Ji CHEN, HS Vice-President

Eco-water Security and Green Development in Yangtze River Basin
Jun XIA, Chinese Academy of Sciences & The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University
Moderator: Young-Oh KIM, HS President, Ji CHEN, HS Vice-President

HS Section Meeting


[ST] Solar & Terrestrial SAVE A SEAT
Nonlinear interactions between EMIC waves and ions in the inner magnetosphere: Theory, computer simulations and spacecraft observations
Masafumi SHOJI, ISEE Nagoya University
Moderator: Yoshiharu OMURA, ST President, Jann-Yenq LIU, ST Vice-President

Imaging the Earth’s magnetosphere with Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE)
Chi WANG, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Moderator: Yoshiharu OMURA, ST President, Jann-Yenq LIU, ST Vice-President

ST Section Meeting

[AS] Atmospheric SAVE A SEAT
Mechanisms of Regional Climate Change: Demonstrating a Strong Control of Future Equatorial Warming by Off-equatorial Forcing
Malte F. STUECKER, University of Hawaii
Moderator: Masaki SATOH, AS President, Joong Bae AHN, AS Vice-President

Convective Gravity Waves: Impacts on the Large-Scale Circulations in the Middle Atmosphere
Hye-Yeong CHUN, Yonsei University
Moderator: Masaki SATOH, AS President, Joong Bae AHN, AS Vice-President

AS Section Meeting


[BG] Biogeoscience SAVE A SEAT
Empowering ecological monitoring from space
Xuanlong MA, College of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University
Moderator: Bhoopesh MISHRA, BG President, Punyasloke BHADURY, BG Vice-President

Ocean Acidification; Relevant Research for Science and Society
Richard BELLERBY, East China Normal University
Moderator: Bhoopesh MISHRA, BG President, Punyasloke BHADURY, BG Vice-President

BG Section Meeting

[SE] Solid Earth SAVE A SEAT
Segmentation of intraplate strike-slip fault system: a case study of the Yangsan Fault in SE Korea
Jin-Hyuck CHOI, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
Moderator: Florian M. SCHWANDNER, SE President. J. Bruce H. SHYU, SE Vice-President

Visualized seismic hazard and risk from physics-based earthquake modelling for resilient society
Kuo-Fong MA, National Central University
Moderator: Florian M. SCHWANDNER, SE President. J. Bruce H. SHYU, SE Vice-President

SE Section Meeting


[OS] Ocean SAVE A SEAT
Ocean dynamics in a changing climate
Shang-Ping XIE, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Moderator: Yusuke UCHIYAMA, OS President

Processes of ocean response to tropical cyclones
Han ZHANG, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Moderator: Yusuke UCHIYAMA, OS President

OS Section Meeting


Medal Lectures VIEW ALL

AOGS award recipients in recognition of their achievements in their fields of geoscience.
The recipients lecture on main aspect of their work, and are presented with a trophy as a token of appreciation.

Wing Ip Medal Lectures (SAVE A SEAT)
Complex Thrust Deformation at the Toe of the Nankai Accretionary Prism Caused by Subducting Basement Topography
2021 AOGS Wing Ip Medallist: Gregory F. MOORE, University of Hawai‘i

Some Remarks on the Scientific Policies of Developing Countries and Mid-Level Entry Strategy
2020 AOGS Wing Ip Medallist: Sang-Mook LEE, Seoul National University

Axford Medal Lectures (SAVE A SEAT)
Advances in giant earthquake and tsunami studies since the 2011 Tohoku event
2020 AOGS Axford Medallist: Kenji SATAKE, The University of Tokyo

Discovery on the mystery of earthquake dynamics through scientific drilling to the active fault"
2021 AOGS Axford Medallist: Kuo-Fong MA, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
Earthquake – Disaster & Risk Evaluation and Management (E-DREaM) Center, National Central University

Panellist Conversations
1. UN Sustainable Development Goals (Format: Virtual) SAVE A SEAT
2. COVID-19 & Geosciences (Format: Virtual) SAVE A SEAT
3. Geoscience Education: Future Opportunities POSTPONED

Panel - UN Sustainable Development Goals (13:30 – 14:30)
One of the difficult but necessary challenges of our times is to switch from a resource intensive economic system to a sustainable economic system. To assist this conversion, the UN has come up with a set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). AOGS is presenting a panel of 4 experts to outline the role of the geosciences in these SDGs. Prof. Lisa Graumlich will discuss the interactions of climate and the ecosystem and Prof. Minhan Dai will focus on the ocean’s role and the Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development. Dr. Janice Lee will talk about land use and Prof Tieh-Yong Koh is interested in Environmental Sustainability and will engage in discussions on Goal #13 Climate Action and Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities at the individual and community level in Southeast Asia. The experts will all give a short introduction to illuminate their expertise, which will be followed by a chaired, open discussion.


Panellists

Moderator: Simon A. T. REDFERN, Nanyang Technological University


Energy Booster (14:30 – 14:45)

Panel - COVID-19 and Geosciences (14:45 – 15:45)
The world changed drastically in early 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. AOGS is presenting a panel to explore the impacts of the pandemic on the geosciences. Prof Daniel Schertzer will discuss how geoscientists have attempted to respond to the pandemic with the help of their expertise ranging from data collection to mathematical modelling. He will focus on works, including that obtained with collaborators, on the dynamics of virus spread, its growth and decapy phases and the importance of their scaling behavior. While Prof. Vijay Dimri will cover the scaling of the surface dynamics of the virus. Dr. Natasha Bhatia will look at the impacts of covid-19 on geoscience education and Dr. Aron Meltzner on field work. The experts will all give a short introduction to illuminate their expertise, which will be followed by a chaired, open discussion.

Panellists

Moderator: Simon A. T. REDFERN, Nanyang Technological University


Panel Conversations End (15:45)

Postponed

Panel - Geoscience Education: Future Opportunities (16:00 – 17:00)
This panel discussion addresses the question of what the future directions in the field geoscience education ought to be. Geoscience education has long been established on a solid theoretical foundation, a base in the basic sciences and practical experience gained in the laboratory and in the field. However at pre-University levels the Geosciences still suffers from the low profile in schools worldwide.

The panel will address the following questions:

  • What are the characteristics of a good geoscience student in the modern age?
  • How has Geoscience education changed in recent times?
  • What impacts did Covid 19 have on the future of Geoscience education?
  • What makes good online content and how can we improve the online content in the geosciences?
  • What impact will AI, big data, satellite based platforms and technologies and online material have on future Geoscience programs?

What can be done to address the disturbing gap between the educational potential of the Geosciences and its low profile in schools?

The geosciences are essential to achieving the UN Sustainable development goals and for the development of improved environmental insight for future generations. Geoscience education must adapt to the post covid, data rich society of the future and strive to prepare the next generation in new and novel ways.

Panellists

  • Benoit TAISNE, Nanyang Technological University
  • Iain STEWART, Royal Scientific Society
  • Lynette TAN, Singapore Space & Technology Ltd
  • Nicole KHAN, University of Hong Kong
  • Weilin TAN, Office for Space Technology & Industry

Moderator: Adam SWITZER, Nanyang Technological University

School Talks SAVE A SEAT

Coral Reefs & Climate Change
Adam SWITZER, Earth Observatory of Singapore and Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

Listening to Volcanoes
Benoit TAISNE, Earth Observatory of Singapore and Asian School of the Environment Nanyang Technological University

Space Weather
I-Te LEE, Meteorological Information Center, Central Weather Bureau

Space and Satellite Engineering
Edwin TAN, Office for Space Technology and Industry

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility
Wed-4, Aug 11:00am - 11:30am

Datalystica GmbH
Wed-4 Aug, 4:00pm - 4:30pm

NASA
Wed-4 Aug, 11:00am – 11:30am

Picarro
Wed-4 Aug, 11:00am - 11.30am