AOGS 14th Annual Meeting in Singapore

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AOGS 14th Annual Meeting in Singapore

Researchers from the Earth Observatory of Singapore gather at AOGS each year to exchange knowledge and share ideas with colleagues from around the world (Source: Rachel Siao)

From August 6 - 11, Singapore hosted the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The meeting was an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students to come together to discuss their work, exchange ideas, and catch up with colleagues and old friends.

AOGS is a great time to catch up with colleagues and old friends (Source: Rachel Siao)

Researchers at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) were very busy during AOGS, presenting a total of 38 posters, 38 oral presentations, and several special lectures and workshops.

EOS Research Associates Dorianne Tailpied and Anna Perttu proudly presented their research on plume early warning systems at AOGS 2017 (Source: Rachel Siao)

Mr Yudha Setiawan Djamil, a PhD student from EOS, said he that we was pleased to present his research on haze transport during Singapore’s National Day, on August 9th. “If developed further,” he said, “this work could improve the potential for haze forecasting for Singapore. I would like to dedicate this research to Singapore as a birthday present.”

Mr. Yudha Setiawan Djamil dedicated his research to Singapore, as a birthday present (Source: Rachel Siao)

Ms Priyamvada Nanjundiah, a PhD student from EOS, was awarded Best Student Poster in the Solid Earth Sciences group for her research on the Mw 7.2 earthquake that occurred in Tajikistan in 2015. This has been a particularly successful school year for Ms Nanjundiah who was also awarded the prestigious Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December, 2016.

Ms Priyamvada Nanjundiah received an award for Best Student Poster (Source: Rachel Siao)

"When I found out I had won,” Priya said, “I was very excited that our work had been recognised. I am very grateful to my mentors at EOS and for ASE Profs Sylvain Barbot, Shengji Wei and Paul Tapponnier, along with many others for guiding and helping me at every step. This honour would not have been possible without them."

Assistant Professor Sylvain Barbot conducted a workshop on modelling plate boundaries strain (Source: Rachel Siao)

Assistant Professor Sylvain Barbot, a Principal Investigator at EOS, conducted a workshop on how to build physical models that show the evolution of plate boundaries strain. The workshop was attended by geologists and geodesists who were interested in learning more about earthquake mechanics and physical modelling.

Visitors dropped by the EOS booth to pick up merchandise and learn more about the work of EOS (Source: Rachel Siao)

EOS also had a booth where members of the Community Engagement team spoke with enthusiastic visitors about the many projects that EOS is currently busy with. Visitors received EOS merchandise, and had the opportunity to sign up for the EOS newsletter.   

 

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