The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Council has announced that they will confer an Honorary Member Award on CUAVA Director, Professor Iver Cairns, at their Annual General Meeting this coming August.
The Honorary Member Award is given in recognition of his distinguished services to the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society and excellence in Space Physics.
There are currently only 12 current Honorary Members of AOGS. Professor Cairns says “I am humbled to receive this recognition and be included in a cohort of such distinguished scientists”.
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.
The 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.
The formal presentation will take place at a ceremony in Singapore on August 6th, 2021.