CLaSP Chair James Slavin Presented Planetary Sciences Distinguished Lecture at AOGS

testCLaSP Department Chair Professor James Slavin was invited to present a Section Distinguished Lecture in Planetary Sciences at the 2017 Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) meeting in Singapore this past August. Professor Slavin's lecture was titled, "Extreme Solar Wind – Planetary Coupling at Mercury."

The lectures are hosted annually, and feature "distinguished scientists who have produced work of outstanding quality in geosciences including planetary and solar system science." Roughly half of these are Early Career Researcher Distinguished Lectures.

The AOGS was established in 2003 to promote geoscience and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania, but with an overarching approach to global issues. AOGS holds annual conventions tp provide an opportuity for the exchange of scientific knowledge and discussion of important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institutions, and the public.

Recognizing the need for global collaboration, AOGS has developed co-operative relationaships 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 14th Annual AOGS Meeting took place August 6-11, 2017.