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Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 19th annual meeting

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Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. Asia Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally.

Date: 1 - 5 August 2022
Venue:  Singapore


AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches. AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public. Recognizing the need of global collaboration, AOGS has developed good co-operation with other international geo-science societies and unions such as the European Geosciences Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Japan Geo-science Union (JpGU), and Science Council of Asia (SCA).

Important dates

2022 Deadlines
Propose Sessions: 12 Jan
Submit Abstracts: 23 Feb
Author Registration: 18 May
Early Bird Discount: 18 May

2022 Dates
Presenter Info: From 15 Jun

Sessions of interest

BG01 Lacustrine and Terrestrial Records of Late Quaternary Climate Change in Se Asia and Oceania

Current climate change poses an evermore increasing socio-economic challenge to billions of people across the Asia-Oceania region. Yet our understanding of how climate has varied during the geological past in this region remain far from complete. Climate reconstructions of Indian and Asian monsoon variability, the impact of El Niño and La Niña on moisture regime changes across Asia and Oceania, or the frequency and intensity of tropical storms across this region have been largely based on geochemical proxies from natural archives such as speleothems, tree rings, ice cores, peat bogs, loess or lacustrine sediments.

However, the different proxies often produce contrasting paleoclimatic scenarios, suggesting that the underlying physical and geochemical processes governing the incorporation of isotope ratios and geochemical signals into the records are not yet fully understood. In this session, we invite both case studies and fundamental studies aimed at ground-truthing environmental proxies used in reconstructions of climatic parameters across the Asia-Oceania realm, such as e.g. rainfall, temperature, prevailing wind directions, and teleconnections with other components of the global climate system. In particular, we welcome studies that focus on the Late Quaternary time frame and studies that apply a mosaic of different proxies to better assess the different aspects of the long- and short-term variability in the Asia-Oceania climate system.

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OS10 Sea-Level Variability And Impacts In The Asia-Pacific 

Rising sea levels across the Asia-Pacific region pose substantial risks to coastal populations, economies, infrastructure, and ecosystem services. Improving our understanding of past and present sea-level changes is crucial in minimizing the effects of future sea-level rise through appropriate coastal planning, adaptation, and mitigation strategies based on sound reasoning. However, this is complicated because regional and local relative sea-level changes differ from the global mean due to sea-level driving processes that vary in time and space. Constraining these are therefore critical in the context of future sea-level projections and sources of uncertainty.

This session provides a stage highlighting sea level related research across the Asia-Pacific and beyond. We welcome contributions from a range of backgrounds covering a variety of temporal and spatial scales including paleo proxy reconstructions, instrumental measurements from tide gauges and satellite altimetry, modelling and observations of sea-level driving processes such as (but not limited to) atmospheric and ocean dynamics and solid-earth studies (e.g., glacial isostatic adjustment and tectonics). To integrate science with coastal management, we also welcome research discussing the impacts of sea-level change from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

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OS12 Sea Level Trends, Variability and Extremes in the Warming Climate

The session welcomes presentations on sea level responses to the warming  climate at various temporal scales ranging from decades to hours. These include but are not limited to the decadal ocean oscillation, as well as ENSO, NAO and other coupled atmosphere-ocean phenomena. New trends and variability of atmospheric forcings and related ocean dynamics may lead to redistribution of sea level extremes, including tide, storm surges and wind waves in either the past, the present or the future. Research of the above phenomena and their impacts performed using global, regional and coastal models, satellite altimetry, tide gauges as well as various proxies is of particular interest at the session. 

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OS15 General and Multidisciplinary Oceanography

This session welcomes presentations on any aspect of oceanography: physical, biological, geological, chemical, coastal engineering or climate. This session covers topics of ocean science not addressed by other sessions and is an ideal avenue to present multidisciplinary research activities.

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SE13 Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions in History

The history of modern observation in geosciences is often far shorter compared with the timescales of interests. Investigation of the long-term variations and occurrences of extremely rare events requires effective use of information derived from historical documents, archaeological materials, geological and geomorphological investigations. We welcome contributions including local or regional case studies, as well as compilation of catalogues, creation or preservation of archive, integration of evidence from different fields of study. Besides traditional methods, new approaches utilizing modern seismology, volcanology, and geology etc. to improve the accuracy of parameters of paleo- and historical earthquake and volcanic eruptions are appreciated. Works that crossing disciplines are especially welcome.

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SE16 Unesco Igcp732 Lessons in Anthropogenic Impact: a Knowledge Network of Geological Signals to Unite and Assess Global Evidence of the Anthropocene (language)

The term ‘Anthropocene’ represents the suite of human-induced changes that the planet is presently facing; it is a powerful concept that has had a remarkable impact in many disciplines. Both recognizing and managing this novel planetary situation in a sustainable way requires a network and accompanying knowledge framework. The recently installed UNESCO-IUGS IGCP732 engages new ideas and networks in the development of the Anthropocene concept by cooperating globally with scientists, especially those in developing and less developed countries, with the core aim to establish the Anthropocene as a fertile framework for future science. The project aims at developing a network of expertise and project partners and globally designing and collating an open database of existing information and expertise on the Anthropocene. We seek contributions on, but not limited to, the status of the regional and global Anthropocene and current initiatives for mitigating human-induced impacts.

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