Special Session

20th Anniversary Special: AOGS Founders Session
02 August (Wednesday) | 3:30 – 5:15pm │MR335

The development of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was initiated 20 years ago by a small group of broad-minded Earth and space scientists who felt the necessity of promoting scientific cooperation and dialogue in the Asia-Oceania region. From a fruitful partnership with Meeting Matters International (Meet Matt), the membership of our Singapore-based organization has grown from a modest beginning of 983 members made up of 48 nationalities to 11,367 members comprising 79 nationalities. Together with AGU and EGU, AOGS is now one of the three major international societies dedicated to geosciences, and the one with both the widest geographical distribution and the largest scientific population. The bottom-up approach in structure and scientific program is fundamental to the growth of our Society. The annual meetings in different Asia-Pacific cities outside Singapore are important in furthering capacity building and scientific networking. With the emergence of a new generation of geoscientists who have established lasting friendships and continue to cultivate the cooperative spirit of AOGS, we look forward to the next twenty years. Please join us for this colloquium, which will reflect back fondly on our Society's past achievements and discuss our ambitions ahead.

Conveners: * Chun-Chieh WU, National Taiwan University
Robin ROBERTSON, Xiamen University Malaysia
James TERRY, Zayed University
Fee: Walk-in, Free of Charge
Keynote Speakers: Wing-Huen IP, AOGS Founding President
National Central University

David HIGGITT, AOGS Vice-President (2020 to 2024)
Beijing Jiatong University (Lancaster University College)

Michel BLANC, Astronomer
Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology


Academic Dean, Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University

Wing-Huen IP

Professor, Graduate Institute of Astronomy National Central University

Michel BLANC

Astronomer, Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology