What is AOGS?

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues.

Asia-Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.

AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public.

Recognizing the need of global collaboration, AOGS has developed good co-operation with other international geo-science societies and unions such as the European Geosciences Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Japan Geo-science Union (JpGU), and Science Council of Asia (SCA).


Our mission is to promote geophysical science for the benefit of humanity in Asia and Oceania.
AOGS sees the region that stretches from Kashmir to Wellington as a hotbed filled with challenges and nascent potential.

Asia and Oceania currently holds the largest population, and is still rapidly developing.
There are unique scientific issues to discover and understand in a region that is more diverse than any other regions.

About the AOGS logo

Understand the meaning behind the AOGS logo. It has a beautiful taste, and was inspired by earth and space elements from the mind of Prof Wing-Ip.

represents the "galaxy" that is home to our solar system.
is the Sun or Earth or planets.
symbolizes a fern for new life, similar to the significance attached to it by the Maoris of New Zealand, and also expresses our linkage to the Oceania. The G also resembles a whirling cloud in the atmospheres.
represents the oceanic waves - and lee waves as well for the familiar scientists.

The color of blue and green represents the natural and picturesque hues of the sky, sea and earth that transcends so much beauty.