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​Advances on Tephrochronology in Southeast Asia

Published on: 07-Aug-2019

Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 7 August 2019 - 9:00am to 8 August 2019 - 6:00pm
Venue: Asian School of the Environment, NTU, N1.1-B2-01b
Speaker: Six Keynote speakers will be giving the talk

About the speaker:

The list of speakers are as follows:

  • Brent Alloway (University of Auckland)
  • Mariton Bornas (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
  • Karen Fontjin (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Ros Muhammad (University of Malaya)
  • Mitsuru Okuno (Fukuoka University)
  • Ruly Setiawan (Cemter for Geological Studies, Indonesia)

About the event:

Tephrochronology uses discrete layers of tephra (volcanic ash) to create a chronolological framework. It's applications are multiple, such as to reconstruct the number, timing and magnitude of eruptions, as well as to synchronise and date  geological events that impact the local and regional ecology, human and climatic history. It is unfortunately underutilized in Southeast Asia, despite the wealth of volcanoes, archaeological sites, and hominid remains.

Our expert speakers will share their findings and best practices, and instigate region-wide collaboration. We hope to train the new generation of Earth scientist and promote the use of tephrostratigraphy in this part of the world.

Click here to register for the event.


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