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August 1-7, 2016 / Vol 35, No 31 / Hawai`i Island, USA

29 Jul 2016, 20:18 UTC
August 1-7, 2016 / Vol 35, No 31 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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13th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting to Host Experts from 50 Countries

The 13th annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting is being held July 31 – August 5 at China National Convention Centre in Beijing. Active since 2003, AGOS aims to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia (~4.4 billion people / 60% of World population) and Oceania (~39 million people) with an overarching approach to global issues. This year, about 230 sessions are being held under 9 sections: Solid Earth Sciences, Solar & Terrestrial Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Interdisciplinary Geosciences, Hydrological Sciences, Biogeosciences, Atmospheric Sciences and Special Sessions. Highlighted lecturers (pictured L-R) include “Initial Results from the Akatsuki Mission at Venus” by Takehiko Satoh of JAXA, “The Martian – Science Fiction and Science Fact” by James Green of NASA, “The Effect of Surface Ice and Topography on the Atmospheric Circulation and Distribution of Nitrogen Ice on Pluto” by Scot Rafkin of SwRI, and “Impact and Mitigation of Space Weather Effects on GNSS Receiver Performance” by Vadakke Sreeja of University of Nottingham. Guo Huadong of CAS will present on “Earth Observation Big Data – A New Engine for Earth Sciences.” He also has ...

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