2020 EAGER Workshop

  • 14 February, 2020
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Climate crisis has become a global issue as global warming, environmental changes, and extreme weather events are receiving high attention. For a long time, the scope of this topic is not limited to our understanding of the ongoing crisis since the events in the geological history and records provide us with another aspect to study global change.

Taiwan is located in the region most potentially affected by multiple natural disasters in the world. Due to its tectonic settings, Taiwan suffers from earthquakes, landslides, floods, and tsunamis. In 2013, Taiwan academic community and French geoscience community held EAGER Workshop which led to the voyage of EAGER in 2018. R/V Marion Dufresne, a French research ship, sailed to eastern and southwestern waters of Taiwan to collect long cores from 23 stations for research on paleo-extreme weather events, paleo-ocean and paleo-climate. The success of the voyage has attracted the attention of other countries.

With the support of Earth Science Research Promotion Center, Prof. Michael Strasser from Universität Innsbruck, Austria and Dr. Ken Ikehara from Geological Survey of Japan, AIST were invited to make an academic visit to Taiwan from Feb. 3-15. Prof. Michael Strasser and Dr. Ken Ikehara were the Co-Chief Scientists of IODP Expedition 386 “The Japan Trench Paleoseismology Expedition.” The goal of the voyage was to reconstruct the past seismic records of the Japan Trench through sedimentary records. Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University took this rare opportunity to hold 2020 EAGER Workshop on Feb. 14. Researchers from related fields were invited to deliver speeches. A total of 70 experts and scholars from Taiwan and abroad participated in the workshop. 

For more information: https://sites.google.com/view/eagerworkshop2020/

Agenda of the Workshop :


Feb 14, 2020


Auditorium, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University


Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University
Earth Science Research Promotion Center
National Taiwan University Ocean Center
National Taiwan University Research Center for Future Earth

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