ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.78
18 July 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

I had the privilege of attending this meeting in the beautiful Australian city of Brisbane, Queensland. It was the 10th anniversary meeting for AOGS, a relatively young organization that holds a lot of promise as the main geosciences forum for the Asia-Pacific region.

The attached pdf has the following items:

1. Election results (new AOGS officers)
2. Random photos (by G.Maeda, S.Imajo, H.Matsushita)
3. Statistics on the AOGS meeting of last year (in Singapore)
The following is an introduction on AOGS (from its website

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. 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).

[end of introduction]

Note that next year AOGS will be convened in Sapporo, Japan.

Cordially yours in the service of ISWI,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) AOGS 10th Annual Meeting 24 to 28 June 2013, Brisbane, Australia 1 587 KB pdf, 4 pages, (click link to document) (read from web-site)

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