The 1st Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene

  • May 14-16, 2019
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Anthropocene is the latest period in geologic time defined by scientists. Its beginning can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution. Since then, human civilization has had a significant impact on climate and other systems on the earth. Anthropocene entered the period of Great Acceleration as the the first atomic bomb in human history was successfully tested in New Mexico in 1945.  The speed and magnitude of global environmental changes and pollution are increasing drastically, which will eventually threaten the survival of mankind.

To explore the impact of anthropogenic causes on the earth system and the solution to mitigating the impact, scholars from Taiwan, the United States, Austria, Japan, Singapore and China in the fields of earth science, atmospheric science, environmental research, life science and archaeology were invited to present their work in the conference. To enhance sustainability science research in Asia Pacific, National Taiwan University Research Center for Future Earth (NTU RCFE) invited Prof. Peter Bellwood, a leading anthropologist from Australian National University, Prof. Gretta Pecl of Oceanography, University of Tasmania, Australia, and Prof. Brian Hoskins of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Reading, UK to be keynote speakers. In addition to increasing the international visibility of NTU RCFE in related research, Taiwan can join hands with our partners in sustainability science research to seek solutions to global environmental changes. 

NTU RCFE is one of the co-organizers of 2019 Taiwan Geosciences Assembly as well.  A total of 2012 people attended the annual assembly. The year of 2019 is the 60th anniversary of the August 7 floods, the 20th anniversary of the 921 earthquake and the 10th anniversary of Typhoon Morakot. Taiwan is not only located on the plate boundary of Eurasia and Philippine Sea Plate, but also situated on central location of the Asian monsoon system. Natural disasters have caused casualties and social and economic losses. However, rapid population growth and large-scale land development have reduced the natural buffer space year by year, which leads to more severe challenges. Scientists in Taiwan follow the trend of international disaster prevention research and actively develop integrated cross-domain disaster prevention technologies. For example, to assist in disaster management decision-making, a rapid data transmission mechanism and a cross-border global disaster information network have been established by applying information technology. 


May 14-16, 2019


Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center


Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University Research Center for Future Earth                                 

Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica

Association of Pan-Pacific Anthropocene

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