General Election

Election at the General Meeting in 2017

Date of Announcement: 06 September 2016
Nomination Deadline: 21 December 2016

The Committee will shortly start the process of producing the slate of candidates from those nominated. If you are interested in nominating candidates please email the respective Section Representatives or to Professor Wing-Huen IP of the AOGS Nomination Committee by 21 December 2016 together with a 1-page CV and 1-page nomination letter for each nominee to

The AOGS President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, and Section Presidents for the term of 2018-2020 will be elected at the 14th General Meeting on 06 – 11 August, 2017 in Singapore. Those elected will serve in the 2017-2018 term as Vice President, Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Treasurer and Section Vice Presidents.

For the election of Council members at the Annual General Meeting, the Council may appoint a Nomination Committee (see P. 6 - AOGS constitution here). The members of this committee are:

Nomination Commitee


Wing-Huen IP
National Central University

Section Representatives

AS - Atmospheric Sciences
Johnny CHAN
City University of Hong Kong

BG - Biogeosciences
Prabir Kumar PATRA
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science

HS - Hydrological Sciences
Bellie Sivakumar
University of New South Wales

IG - Interdisciplinary Geosciences
Kazuhisa GOTO
Tohoku University

OS - Ocean Sciences
Griffith University

PS - Planetary Sciences
Physical Research Laboratory

ST - Solar & Terrestrial Sciences
Qiugang ZONG
Peking University

SE - Solid Earth Sciences
University of the Philippines

The tasks of the Nomination Committee are as follows:

a) Prepare a slate of candidates for the Council members, i.e., President-Elect, Secretary General-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and Section Presidents-Elect. Ideally, two to three candidates are required for each of these positions. The candidates for Section Presidents-Elect will be identified in consultation with the individual Sections

b) Ascertain the willingness of all candidates to stand for election; and

c) Present the proposed slates to the Council for approval. In selecting nominees, care should be given to assure that there is representation of the Society’s diverse regional and disciplinary interests and that the Council reflect, over time, a reasonable balance of these interests.

d) Election will be by ballot. In the event of a tie, the Chair of the Nomination Committee shall have a casting vote. Ballots marked for candidates for Section President-Elect in more than one Section will be declared null and void as far as Section elections are concerned. Space for write-in candidates will also be provided.