For the first time, AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) and the EGU (European Geosciences Union) are holding a joint conference together, New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia being held in Tagaytay, Philippines 4-8 February 2018 with abstract submission deadline 31 August 2017: The conference web page and abstract submission is at

This international conference brings together students, early career and established scientists from all areas of the globe, and is the first time the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society and the EGU will have a joint conference. The conference will discuss current advances in knowledge and new perspectives relevant to natural hazard in the Asian region. This AOGS-EGU joint international conference is held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Philippines, renowed for its cool weather and its spectacular view overseeing the Taal Lake and the Taal Volcano. EGU Steering Committee members have visited the site venue, and it is indeed breathtaking in its environmental setting.

We invite contributions covering the complete spectrum of natural hazards, from the practical to the theoretical, from geo-scientists, geo-engineers, and hazard practitioners (with encouragement to social scientists, economists, policy actors and educators also to contribute) with the below cross-cutting interdisciplinary themes:
Natural hazards in the megacity
Transient and long-term effects of catastrophic perturbations
Hazard development under a changing climate
Multi-hazard interactions (cascades)
Black swans and grey swan events
General Contributions

We also have a variety of field trips covering a range of hazards planned and to a variety of destinations.

Please see the web page, for further details of the above themes and abstract submission and the recent EGU blog discussing the conference at For more information on the conference:

We look forward to your submissions and seeing you in the Philippines for this international AOGS-EGU conference.

Steering Committee
Bruce D MALAMUD (King's College London, EGU NH Division past president)
Niels HOVIUS (Helmoltz Centre Portsdam, GFM German Research Centre for Geosciences, EGU Geomorphology past president)
Adam SWITZER (Asian School of the Environment, past AOGS Council Member)
Carlo ARCILLA (University of the Philippines Diliman, Council Member, AOGS Solid Earth president)
David HIGGITT (Lancaster University, AOGS President and Council Member)

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