Navigation Links
The Earth Observatory of Singapore devoted to the study of earth sciences officially opens
Date:2/19/2009

volcanologists who forecast volcanic unrest, including its causes and outcomes, in Southeast Asia or around the world.

The EOS also plans to embark on outreach and education programmes to reach out to students in secondary schools and junior colleges to spark their interests in the earth sciences. It looks forward to working closely with schools in helping them develop their curriculum in earth sciences which may include immersion programmes and field excursions jointly organised with the EOS.

Professor Kerry Sieh, one of the world's foremost seismologist and tectonicist, leads the EOS as its Director. "The EOS is well-positioned to answer the challenge of acquiring scientific knowledge of natural processes and utilising it appropriately and in a timely fashion," says Professor Sieh. "Such information will be invaluable for communities living in 'the jaws of a dragon' in Southeast Asia, who are exposed to natural calamities but have little scientific awareness of the tenuousness of their existence. Such was the tragedy of the 2004 tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia which killed hundreds of thousands."

"We will help blaze a new path through the fascinating mysteries of the dangerous, dynamic processes shaping and renewing the thin shell of our planet that we call home," says Professor Sieh. "We also aim to be modern scientific high priests, illuminating those marvelous phenomena and their attendant perils to our fellow sojourners who include civic leaders, engineers and planners, all altruists working to make the world a safer and more enjoyable place."

Dr Su Guaning, NTU President, noted that as Singapore's first Research Centre of Excellence (RCE) devoted to earth sciences, the EOS will be receiving joint funding of up to $150m over 10 years from the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation.

"NTU is honoured to set up the Earth Observatory of Singapore which has attracted some of the world's leading earth sc
'/>"/>

Contact: Hisham Hambari
mhisham@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6447
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
2. Good earth: Brown chemists show origin of soil-scented geosmin
3. Scientists launch deep-sea scientific drilling program to study volatile earthquake zone
4. Biogeochemistry -- A window into the Earths ecological health
5. How did chemical constituents essential to life arise on primitive Earth?
6. Scientists warn that species extinction could reduce productivity of plants on Earth by half
7. Earth Observation essential for geohazard mitigation
8. Liquid crystal phases of tiny DNA molecules point up new scenario for first life on Earth
9. Planting carbon deep in the earth -- rather than the greenhouse
10. Evolution tied to Earth movement
11. Down to earth remedies for chimps
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... described by the Volunteer Wildfire Services of South Africa ... government warned residents in certain parts of the province ... A high veld fire danger rating is expected ... the Great Kei and Mnquma area. Strong winds ... The thunderstorms bring lightning strikes and subsequent fire and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... . , Charcot-Marie-Tooth ... affecting the peripheral nervous system. Researchers from the Department ... Medicine and University Medical Centre Gttingen have discovered that ... with the disease. These cells enwrap the nerve fibres ... the rapid transfer of electrical impulses. If Schwann cells ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that ... the brain plays a central role in depression. ... report that mice lacking the ability to make serotonin ... by conventional wisdom) did not show depression-like symptoms. ... Dingell VA Medical Center and Wayne State University School ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 2New study throws into question long-held belief about depression 2
... University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown University, and House Ear ... simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells. HSV1, ... latent form inside nerve cells. Re-activation and growth of HSV1 ... are published in the March 31 issue of PLoS ...
... United States in late 2004, many producers feared devastating yield ... world. In response to this threat, researchers have been evaluating ... a recent report in Crop Science identifies some ... which of the soybean germplasm accessions were resistant in the ...
... , HELSINKICould "interventions" bring children closer to nature? Researchers ... HortTechnology compares urban and rural children,s relationships ... children. In Finland, a country famous for its ... Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Helsinki ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers link herpes to Alzheimer's disease 2Soybean germplasm evaluations give US a head start against soybean rust pathogen 2Soybean germplasm evaluations give US a head start against soybean rust pathogen 3Researchers say children need horticultural interventions 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Varian Medical Systems today broke ... Salt Lake City manufacturing facility and allow for the ... ultimately create 1,000 new full time jobs in the ... is home to hardworking people with immense engineering and ... Varian’s success in the manufacturing of our state-of-the-art X-ray ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Global Biodegradable ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02316661/Global-Biodegradable-Packaging-Materials-Market-2014-2018.html About Biodegradable ... are readily decomposed by the action of ... packaging in terms of raw materials, production ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... available in its catalogue: Global Chelating ... About Chelating Agent A chelating ... covalent bonds with metal ions, thereby forming a ... some metal-ions have on chemical processes, formulations, and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 “We are honored to ... said Ven Thangaraj, CEO of Radiant Sage. “We are ... taking the imaging corelab market to a different level. ... research organizations to efficiently and effectively manage the massive ... to be analyzed and read by trained physicians. Being ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 2Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 3Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 2Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 3Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 4Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 5Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 6Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 7Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 2Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 3Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 4Radiant Sage Named to CIOReview List of 100 Most Promising Technology Companies 2
... ... woman found dead four days after receiving the Gardasil vaccine has filed an ... been asked to bar lawsuits against manufacturers of defectively designed vaccines. The ... have a lessened incentive to produce a safe vaccine and public trust in ...
... ... ... 16, 2010 -- The American Medical Writers Association named medical writer, Rita Buckley, Writer/Owner ... for Excellence in Medical Communication. She received the awards for The Lehman Series Expert ...
... IRVINE, California and KARLSRUHE, Germany , June 16, 2010 ... Germany and the US. "Growth requires space" had already been the motto of,the ... , ... joimax(R) Inc. is moving from Campbell to Irvine, California , one,of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Supreme Court Amicus Brief Filed Opposing Lawsuit Protection for Manufacturers of Defectively Designed Vaccines 2Medical Writer Rita Buckley Wins Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication 2Medical Writer Rita Buckley Wins Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication 3joimax(R) Moves Into Larger Premises 2
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CHYMOTRYPSIN...
... Captivate magnetic separator for ... used in conjunction with the ... C-21476) or other magnetic particles ... mL microcentrifuge tubes. Cell Biology ...
This issue concentrated on the purification of proteins for specific purposes (i.e. large-scale purification, purification for therapeutic use, etc.)...
... • This book describes the basic ... preparing samples for protein transfer and ... bioluminescence-enhanced detection systems are also included. ... and characterization of glycoprotein carbohydrate chains ...
Biology Products: