Earth Observatory Blog

Submitted on 12 Feb 2019 by:

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) continued to have a strong presence at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December 2018. AGU welcomed 28,000 visitors and our booth had engaged 750 visitors from different countries and various continents. Many were keen to network with and discuss possible future collaborations with our scientists.

Our researchers gave 11 oral presentations, 34 poster presentations, as well as a town hall, with topics ranging from the fate of water on Mars to communicating coral skeletal data using microscopic images.

EOS PhD student Mr Stephen Chua won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for his poster presentation on historic sea-level and coastal changes at Singapore’s Kallang River...

Submitted on 21 Sep 2018 by:

Professor Kerry Sieh choked up as he recalled picking up a small piece of mirror while an excavator tried to dig out 70 kids under a collapsed school at an earthquake site in Padang, Indonesia, in 2009. Experiencing the pain and grief of the locals in the aftermath of natural disasters, the dream of a young Kerry to make the world a safer place was never more appropriate.

Frequent visits to his grandparents’ farms at a young age helped shape who he is today. “All the unstructured play on the farms and in the woods — like having to figure out how to cross a stream without getting wet or how to catch a fish with my hands and not drown — gave me a strong attraction to nature and to solving natural puzzles,”...

Submitted on 07 Feb 2017 by:

Every year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) hands out several Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) as a way to honour young scientists at the beginning of their careers for quality research in the geophysical sciences. These awards are given to the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group at the annual AGU Fall Meeting.

It was recently announced that one of the proud winners of the 2016 OSPAs is a very smiley 24-year-old from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Ms Priyamvada Nanjundiah. Currently in the third year of her PhD programme, it was the poster titled “Tectonic Setting of the Pamir Platueau – Insights from InSAR, Seismic and Optical Data for the 2015 Mw 7.2 Darwas...