From August 6 - 11, Singapore hosted the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The meeting was an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students to come together to discuss their work, exchange ideas, and catch up with colleagues and old friends.
Researchers at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) were very busy during AOGS, presenting a total of 38 posters, 38 oral presentations, and several special lectures and workshops.
Mr Yudha Setiawan Djamil, a PhD student from EOS, said he that we was pleased to present his research on haze transport during Singapore’s National Day, on August 9th. “If developed further,” he said, “this work could improve the potential for haze forecasting for Singapore. I would like to dedicate this research to Singapore as a birthday present.”
Ms Priyamvada Nanjundiah, a PhD student from EOS, was awarded Best Student Poster in the Solid Earth Sciences group for her research on the Mw 7.2 earthquake that occurred in Tajikistan in 2015. This has been a particularly successful school year for Ms Nanjundiah who was also awarded the prestigious Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December, 2016.
"When I found out I had won,” Priya said, “I was very excited that our work had been recognised. I am very grateful to my mentors at EOS and for ASE Profs Sylvain Barbot, Shengji Wei and Paul Tapponnier, along with many others for guiding and helping me at every step. This honour would not have been possible without them."
Assistant Professor Sylvain Barbot, a Principal Investigator at EOS, conducted a workshop on how to build physical models that show the evolution of plate boundaries strain. The workshop was attended by geologists and geodesists who were interested in learning more about earthquake mechanics and physical modelling.
EOS also had a booth where members of the Community Engagement team spoke with enthusiastic visitors about the many projects that EOS is currently busy with. Visitors received EOS merchandise, and had the opportunity to sign up for the EOS newsletter.