Themes & Hazard Types

The Third AOGS-EGU Joint Conference on New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia


Conveners Kristen COOK, (GFZ-Potsdam, Germany)
Adam SWITZER, (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Annie LAU, (University of Queensland, Australia)

Documented local and regional changes of geohazard occurrence and likelihood due to changing climatic conditions. Anticipation of future hazard development based on climate models and mechanistic understanding of hazardous processes, with attention to changing background conditions as well as extremes.

Conveners Kyle BRADLEY, (Earth Observatory of Singapore)
Agung HARIJOKO, (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Bruce D MALAMUD, (King's College London, UK)

Anthropogenic processes (i.e. intentional, non-malicious human activities) influencing natural hazards (e.g., vegetation removal increasing the hazard for landslides) and technological hazards/disasters (i.e. unintentional, non-malicious or negligent failure of technology or industry) and their influence by or on natural hazards.

Conveners Pham Tien DAT, (Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Faith CHAN, (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China)
David HIGGITT, (Lancaster University College at Beijing, China)

The physical and physical-social complexities of natural hazards in megacities, including scenarios, monitoring, mitigation and adaptation.

Conveners Paolo TAROLLI, (University of Padova, Italy)
Niels HOVIUS, (German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) Germany)
Philippe JOUSSET, (German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) Germany) Nelly Florida RIAMA (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Indonesia)
Nelly Florida RIAMA, (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Indonesia)

Natural hazard in-situ observation and remote sensing (optical, acoustic and seismic) as aids for analysis and monitoring.

Conveners Susanna JENKINS, (ASE/EOS Singapore)
Gayatri Indah MARLIYANI, (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Dalia KIRSCHBAUM, (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
*Robert EMBERSON, (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)

Challenges, science and case studies for natural hazard forecasting, nowcasting, early warning and response on local, regional and larger spatial scales and short-, medium- and long-term time scales.

Conveners Margreth KEILER, (University of Innsbruck & Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Heidi KREIBICH, (German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany)
Anawat SUPPASRI, (Tohoku University, Japan)

Multi-hazard scenarios and case studies (precursors, triggering, increased probability, compound and concurrent hazards); transient, medium- and long-term effects on the environment and human systems after a natural hazard event; and dynamic risk--the change of hazard, exposure, vulnerability, and risk over time due to multiple stresses to the system.

Conveners Lauriane Chardot, (Earth Observatory of Singapore)
Amy DONOVAN, (Cambridge University, UK)
Djati MARDIATNO, (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Communications before, during and after natural disasters between researchers, the public, policy makers, and practitioners, including uncertainty, visualisation, education and scenarios.

Hazard Types

Mass Wasting (e.g., landslide, rockfall, debris flow)
Snow Avalanche
Volcanic Eruption


Extreme Precipitation (e.g., hail, snow, rain)
Extreme Temperature (heat or cold)
Storm & Cyclones

Biodiversity Change (e.g., vegetation, invasive species)

Geomagnetic Storm
Impact Event

Other Natural Hazard

Anthropogenic or Natural Contaminate (e.g., heavy metals)