Southeast Asia

New insights into the structural heterogeneity and geodynamics of the Indo-Burma subduction zone from ambient noise tomography

Unraveling Myanmar’s Underground Structure to Better Prepare for Future Geohazards

Lying at the junction of several tectonic plates, Myanmar is exposed to geohazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. To help prepare for these hazards, scientists produce hazard assessments using their understanding of the region’s geology and tectonic activity. They seek to answer questions such as: how do the tectonic plates interact with each other, how deep the magma is, where the faults are, and what kinds of earthquakes can we expect? 

This proposal seeks funding to develop a long-term research program on Sundaland, focusing on the two of the largest rivers in their discharge in Southeast Asia: Chao Phraya in Thailand and Mekong

Unsustainable sand extraction at the current rate could possibly lead to serious impacts on the environment and local communities, and affect international relations.

The Johor River supplies the major source of water and sediment to Singapore to sustain its coastal ecosystems.

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