Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics Workshop

Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics Workshop

Space geodesy and its applications for geosciences and space exploitation is the theme of the APSG 2011 workshop. It will be held at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 23-25.

Space geodesy and its applications for geosciences and space exploitation is the theme of the APSG 2011 workshop. It will be held at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 23-25.

ABOUT APSG:
Four tectonic plates converge in the Asian-Pacific area: Eurasian, Pacific, Philippine and Indo-Australian. The region also includes a major portion of the system that is responsible for new activity in the Round-Pacific and the Alps-Himalayas mountain-building zones.
The dense population in this area is subject to frequent and violent natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunami.

The effects of this activity in the human environment is thus an urgent subject of research.

The objective of the Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Program is to unite all relevant activities in the region into a cooperative research project in plate tectonic, crustal motion and deformation, and sea level change in the area. This will provide a synergistic umbrella for scientists in the region to cooperate and to contribute to the better understanding of the processes involved and better prediction of major disastrous events.

A major impetus for this program has been the emergence of space geodetic techniques with mm measurement capability.

All countries in the Asia-Pacific area are urged to join in this project, while countries outside the area are warmly invited to participate. The project will promote international academic exchange and scientific cooperation, and will contribute to the scientific research level of the developing countries in this area.

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