Earth Observatory Blog

21 Aug 2017

At the recent one-north Festival, Professors Kerry Sieh and Isaac Kerlow present about the need for deeper engagement with geohazard science to secure safer and more sustainable societies in Southeast Asia.

17 Aug 2017

When I was a kid, I was introduced to the tragedy that climate change can bring. Massive floods and superstorms ravaged New York City right before my eyes. ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ was showing on TV, and there in the living room, I received my first education on the threat of climate change.

16 Aug 2017

How bad will the haze be in Singapore this year? Why was it so bad in 2013 and 2015? Channel NewsAsia brings together two experts to find out more.

11 Aug 2017

Climate change is a complex issue, which is challenging to communicate. Yet our understanding of it is crucial for the future of our world. Sonali Manimaran, a student at the Asian School of the Environment, explains the need for climate change communication that goes beyond facts and figures in order to more fully engage the public.

04 Aug 2017

A recent BBC report announced that South Asia could be uninhabitable by 2100 due to global warming. Singapore Tonight, a nightly Channel NewsAsia programme, investigated the potential ramifications of this extreme global warming for Singapore.

03 Aug 2017

Most people would agree that Singapore is quite clean compared to other countries in the region. The government has focused on the ‘Keep Singapore Clean’ movement since 1968. The movement is active even until today, to encourage the public to keep Singapore clean.

31 Jul 2017

Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing over two years ago, the world has waited with bated breath for news of its discovery. A massive search for the aircraft recently ended without conclusive results. While the disappearance of MH370 remains a tragic mystery, the search could provide valuable data to scientific communities.

07 Jul 2017

New research from the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Victoria University of Wellington has provided in-depth information into how the Earth’s mantle deep beneath the central North Island of New Zealand is melting.

29 Jun 2017

After filming for StarHub in October last year, the TV series titled Young Travellers’ Survival Handbook finally aired this month. Episode 4, which Assistant Professor Wei Shengji had made his appearance in, was screened on 25 June 2017 (Sun) at 12pm on StarHub’s E City Channel 111.

05 Jun 2017

new study from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) sheds new light on the 2015 Sabah earthquake. Published on 9 March 2017 in Geoscience Letters, the research paper provides a complete analysis of the quake and explains how it triggered the deadly landslides that killed seven children. 

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