Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues.
Asia Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.
AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public.
Recognizing the need of global collaboration, AOGS has developed good co-operation with other international geo-science societies and unions such as the European Geosciences Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Japan Geo-science Union (JpGU), and Science Council of Asia (SCA).
The Tethyan tectonic realm is the largest and youngest continental collisional collage, which spreads more than 15 000 km along strike from western Europe to Papua New Guinea. The Tethyan realm is characterized by many ribbon-like continents that were separated from the northern Gondwana margin and accreted to the southern margin of the Eurasia after a long distance of drifting. Both subduction and collision processes have produced different types of magmatism and peculiar structures. Multi-disciplinary methods, including geological, geochemical, geophysical and geodynamics, have been utilized to study the complicated orogenic processes. This session encourages a wide range of contributions to disclose the Tethyan Orogeny from subduction to collision.