Upcoming ICES 2019 Sessions!

Upcoming ICES 2019 Sessions!

S-01. Petrology

S-01A - Evolution of Ophiolites In The Tethys Oceanic Framework

Convener: Chun-Kit Lai, Elena Ifandi and Basilios Tsikouras.
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: Ophiolites are keys to the geotectonic evolution of large areas, providing significant insights to the ancient oceanic mantle and crustal lithospheric components. We invite papers that will enhance our knowledge for the geotectonic evolution and operation of spreading ridges and subduction zone settings through the study of ophiolite suites worldwide. 

S-01B - Processes and Evolution of Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle

Convener: Basilios Tsikouras, Chun-Kit Lai and Elena Ifandi.
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: It is broadly accepted that the composition of the subcontinental lithospheric mantle (SCLM), which ranges in thickness from a few tens of kilometres (beneath rift zones) to >250 km (beneath some Archean cratons), is related to the tectonothermal age of the overlying crust. Well studied areas of SCLM include depleted garnet lherzolites and their xenoliths and xenocrysts, which provide evidence for the evolution of the deep mantle regions of the Earth. Processes like depletion, metasomatism, refertilisation, recrystallisation and exhumation are common in SCLM and their study provides important insights into the tectonic and geodynamic behaviour of the mantle. We invite papers with implications for the formation and destruction of continents, as well as for estimates of crustal growth rates through time through the study of SCLM rocks.

S-02. Mineralogy

Advanced Mineralogy

Convener: Luca Bindi and Federica Zaccarini.
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: The proposed session will cover all the mineralogical aspects of natural and synthetic phases.  This session welcomes contributions in the topic of identification and characterization of known and new minerals and those devoted to the advances in the understanding of the genesis of common and rare phases.

S-03. Volcanology

Volcanic Processes: Formation, Evolution, and Behaviour

Convener: Mirzam Abdurrachman, Michael Cassidy, Sri Widiyantoro, Satria Bijaksana, Basilios Tsikouras, Idham Andri Kurniawan and Professor Atsushi Toramaru.
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: Volcanic eruptions have the ability to impact major biogeochemical cycles, the economy and may lead to significant loss of life. Despite this, we still have much to understand about the underlying volcanic processes that lead to volcanic eruptions. This session invites contributions from the wide range of disciplines that volcanology covers, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, petrology, numerical and analogue modelling, hazard assessment and risk management as well as economic and environmental aspects. The commission epitomises the spirit of the original workgroup and provides a platform for interdisciplinary interaction to solve the many outstanding questions regarding the formation of volcanoes, their evolution and behaviour, and for knowledge transfer to a wider audience.

S-04. Ore Deposits & Ore Minerals

Mineral and Energy Resources of SE Asia

Convener: Prof. Mega Fatimah Rosana, Assoc. Prof. Maria Ines Rosana Balangue-Tarriela, Ms. Nur’aqidah Bte Hj Norazme and Dr. Chun-Kit Lai.
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: SE Asia is renowned for its rich endowments of mineral and energy resources, yet due to tectonic complexities and geographic remoteness many of these deposits are not well understood. We invite submissions that concern with the recent progress on mineral/energy resource research in SE Asia and the surrounding regions. Topics include (but not limited to) geology, geophysics & geochemistry, petrology & mineralogy, GIS analysis, environmental impact assessment (EIA), mining engineering & hydrogeology, structural geology, analytical technology, as well as regional tectonics and metallogeny.

S-05. Tectonics

Earthquake Geology of South and Southeast Asia

Convener: Dr. Afroz Ahmad Shah, Tejpal Singh, Javed Malik and Asghar Ali.
Theme: Earth Surface Processes and Evolution

Description: Geologically, South and Southeast Asia is rimmed by an intricate network of active plate margins, which create features ranging from the continental settings of the Himalayan Mountains in the Northwest, to the interaction of dominantly oceanic settings in the Southeast Asian regions. This diverse tectonic framework is an analogue for the complete life cycle of a typical lithospheric plate, which starts with the birth of new oceanic crust at continental rift zones and closure at collision zones. Earthquakes are one of the major consequences of such interaction of lithospheric plates, and therefore the research session aims to bring together important contributions on the current scientific understanding of the major active fault systems in South and Southeast Asia.

S-06. Paleontology

Paleontology, Paleobiodiversity and Stratigraphy In Southeast Asia

Convener: Dr. László Kocsis & Amajida Roslim.
Theme: Earth Surface Processes and Evolution

Description: Southeast Asia is well-known about its rich biodiversity. Our knowledge however is quite limited on how biodiversity has varied through deep time in the region. To have a better view on paleobiodiversity and its temporal changes, an amplified focus on fundamental paleontological researches together with well-defined age estimations on fossil-rich sites are necessary. This session is aimed to bring together scientists, graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in paleontology and its wide range of applications in Southeast Asia. All contributions from any aspects of paleontology and stratigraphy are welcomed, including among others biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, paleoecology, micropalaeontology, actuopaleontology, taphonomy, paleobotany and palynology.

S-07. Petroleum Geology

Petroleum Source, Reservoir, Seal, Trap, Migration and Prospect Analysis

Convener: Md Aminul Islam.
Theme: Modern Approaches in Applied Geology

Description: This session includes source and reservoir characterization, reservoir quality and diagenesis, well log analysis, petroleum sedimentology, clastic and non-clastic reservoir description, Basin modelling, petroleum prospect analysis. However broad spectrum of petroleum Geology can be accommodated. It also includes unconventional reservoir like oil shale, tight sand or any other reservoir.

S-08. Geophysical Methods

S-08A - Geophysical Applications in Oil/Gas, Water, Mineral and Environmental Investigations

Convener: Md Aminul Islam.
Theme: Modern Approaches in Applied Geology

Description: This session includes broad spectrum of different geophysical methods and their latest applications in oil/gas, water, mineral and environmental investigations. The methods are not limited to gravity, magnetic, resistivity, electromagnetic, Gamma Ray Spectroscopy, seismic refraction. Inventions of new methods, application of conventional techniques, case study are most welcome.

S-08B - Role of Earth Sciences in Socio-Economic Development

Convener: Dr. Perveiz Khalid.
Theme: Modern Approaches in Applied Geology

Description: The earth sciences are one of the important fields which have direct impact on socio-economic development of a region. It provides the necessary knowledge, expertise and experience to meet modern society demands in terms of natural resources, climate quality and natural hazards.  With drastic increase in human population and rising demand of food, natural resources and fresh water it is very critical and fundamental to integrate earth scientists with other workers to work for socio-economic development of the community. The focused of this session is to work on the conceptual model, tools and techniques, case studies to highlight the role of earth sciences and geosciences in the socio-economic development of the community. We will discuss the impact of techniques and methods use in applied Geology for socio-economic development. 

S-09. Geological Hazards

Hazards, Mitigations and Geoscientists

Convener: Robert Hall.
Theme: Emerging Trends in Environmental Geosciences

Description: The 21st century has highlighted major hazards and their consequences in the SE Asian region, in particular, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, but many others such as those related to weather and climate change. 2018 was a particularly tragic year. At the same time the population of the region continues to increase. Thus, the consequences of events such as the 1815 Tambora eruption would be many times worse today. What can geoscientists contribute to mitigating the effects of these hazards? This session invites contributions from all geoscientists with commentary and ideas on how lives can be saved, and geoscience knowledge used effectively, from high-tech to low-tech, with case studies or hypotheses, and suggestions of how we can best prepare for future catastrophic events in SE Asia.

S-10. Sustainable Development

S-10A - Open Science In Earth Sciences

Convener: Dasapta Erwin Irawan.
Theme: Emerging Trends in Environmental Geosciences

Description: Reproducibility in research and democratizing of science have been two major issues in global scientific conversation. Scientific community evolves around journal brand and main stream metric to boost their scientific profile and institution’s prestige. The situation applies in all branches of science, including earth science. Open science is one of the key solution in solving both problems. However, with the implementation of many open access manifestos in European and American continent, one must admit that the development of open science is slow in SE Asia. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore are racing their way in achieving what is called institutional ranks. This special session is designed to capture the advantages and shortcomings of open science in earth science based on first hand experience, as well as to get a big picture.

S-10B - Waste to Energy, A Paramount Environmental Concern of Modern World

Convener: Dr. Moinuddin Sarker.
Theme: Emerging Trends in Environmental Geosciences

Description: The exponential growth of solid waste along with its environmental impact is one of the most critical problems that large cities in developing countries face nowadays. Solid waste management in developing countries is characterized by highly inefficient waste collection practices, variable and inadequate levels of service due to limited resources, lack of environmental control systems, indiscriminate dumping, littering and scavenging and, most of all, poor environmental and waste awareness of the general public. In most urban areas in emerging/developing countries, solid waste management costs consume between 20% and 50% of municipal revenues. Turning waste to energy is the best solution for waste management and waste can be turned into a valuable resource in this way. Waste Technology Limited is producing diesel and oil from solid waste.

S-11. Geomorphology

Paleo-, Rock, and Environmental Magnetism

Convener: Dr. Abd Mujahid Hamdan & Dr. Sudarningsih.
Theme: Earth Surface Processes and Evolution

Description: This session is to cover all research about environmental and agricultural subject with magnetism and others geophysical methods. The area also covered magnetic characterisation of sediments, soils, rocks, leachate, dust, fly ash, etc.

S-12. Geochemistry & Isotopes

Fluid Geochemistry Applications and Case Studies: Ways Forward

Convener: Maria Ines Rosana Balangue-Tarriela, Ph.D, Raymond Patrick Maximo & John Paul A. Mendoza..
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: The chemistry of the  natural fluids reveal    valuable information on the  prevailing conditions  of  geological processes. Geochemical fingerprints  are useful in the discrimination of the different  systems and modelling allows for simulation of natural processes to understand better  the end products.  This session invites  papers  presenting  application of  fluid geochemistry   on surface (weathering, diagenesis) and internal processes (ore  deposition, metamorphism, volcanism , geothermics). 

S-13. Structural Geology

Modern Techniques in Mapping and Field Geology

Convener: Dr. Afroz Ahmad Shah
Theme: Deep Earth: Experimental and Theoretical Advances

Description: Geological mapping has evolved over time and currently a number of new methods and tools are available to map the surface and subsurface structures of the Earth. The session is open to contributions that highlight the modified and new methods, techniques and tools in mapping of geological strata, and structures. The aim is to renew the interest in outcrop geology and to outline the significance of understanding the language of rocks by having a conversation about topography and geology.

S-14. Geotopes

Geodisaster and Geotourism

Convener: Dicky Muslim & Evi Haerani.
Theme: Emerging Trends in Environmental Geosciences

DescriptionAn increasing number of events on geological disaster has been recently recorded in Indonesia. Earthquakes, liquefactions, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides had recently caused fatalities and damages on infrastructures, therefore the efforts on mitigation of geological disaster are indispensable. Disaster risk reduction for places related to geotourism should have more attention due to the fact that many of these sites are popular locations for tourists, who are attracted by the beauty of nature.  Geodisaster management is extremely important to face unexpected geological events when there are crowded. When it happens, the emergency response phase could be more difficult if the people are not well prepared. This session is dedicated to present the topics related to geodisaster and geotourism in the earth sciences subject.


ICES 2019 Secretariat