By supporting our research on geohazards and climate change in one of the most geologically complex regions on Earth, you can make a profound influence for hundreds of millions of people living in Southeast Asia.
Through fundamental and applied research, the Earth Observatory of Singapore is empowering communities throughout the region to mitigate the devastating impact of natural hazards.
Professor Kerry Sieh
Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Axa–Nanyang Chair in Natural Hazards
I recently read the biography of John D. Rockefeller Sr. and was impressed to learn that his strategic philanthropic investment in science utterly changed the face of medicine. By founding the first biomedical research institution and the first clinical research center in the United States, he led the move away from homeopathy toward the science-based research that became the basis for the miracles of modern medicine.
Strategically focused philanthropy can have a similarly profound impact here in Southeast Asia, a place where geohazards such as climate change, volcanoes, earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis abound, but burgeoning populations understand little about them. Citizens here operate in an environment similar to that of the U.S. more than a century ago. They have little warning of upcoming events, and their infrastructure is not built to withstand the impact. For those who live, their lives are changed forever: families are broken, school’s close, businesses shut down and food supplies are restricted.
By investing in the Earth Observatory of Singapore, you can profoundly change this landscape. Your support will allow us to build a strong base of scientific knowledge to underpin policy and deliver practical solutions throughout Southeast Asia. You will also help us build capacity by training scientists and planners who will lead future efforts and create a lasting difference. Through our integrated approach of research, education and community outreach, we can foster collaboration across borders and between diverse cultural groups to create greater security, sustainability and bilateral cooperation in the face of daunting natural hazards.
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