[Blueboard] Manila Observatory Presents "Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of Change"

Monique M. Sta. Cruz mnqstacruz at observatory.ph
Sat Sep 19 12:12:50 PHT 2015

In its 150th year of scientific excellence in the service of faith and  
society, the Manila Observatory presents an international conference  
entitled ?Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of  
Change? on September 25, 2015 at the Fr. Francis J. Heyden, SJ Hall  
located in MO?s main building.

The goal of the conference is to underscore the importance of  
milestone collaborations fostered in the pursuit of many common goals.  
Sessions will situate the Philippines in the context of present global  
environmental conditions and will specifically address the following  
core areas of research: air quality; regional climate and extreme  
weather events; upper atmosphere and solid earth dynamics for disaster  
applications; and integrated risk analysis for disasters and climate  

Fr. Agustin Udias, SJ, a Jesuit historian from the Universidad  
Complutense in Madrid, will deliver the keynote address, to be  
followed by six resource speakers:
- Dr. Fredolin Tangang, SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia and the National  
University of Malaysia
- Dr. George Mount, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Washington  
State University
- Mr. Masanobu Tsuji, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Dr. Akimasa Yoshikawa, International Center for Space Weather  
Science and Education, Kyushu University
- Dr. Keith Groves, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College
- Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and  
Seismology (TBC)

Interested participants may contact Ms. Salve Martinez at telephone  
number (02) 426 5921 local 106 or via e-mail at  
secretariat at observatory.ph.?

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