With the development of global economy and technology, urbanization rate and population density worldwide have gradually increased. The reduced capacity of natural buffer zones and over consumption of natural resources have not only resulted in environmental degradation, but also led to an extensive damage to both economy and natural environment. In view of this, countries around the world have begun to actively invest in the research and development of integrated interdisciplinary disaster prevention technology. In addition, the integration of network technologies, the establishment of rapid data and information transmission mechanisms to support disaster management decisions, and the establishment of global disaster information networks are becoming global trends.
Taiwan is vulnerable to typhoons. Over the past few decades, the counterattack from Mother Nature has resulted in tremendous loss of human lives and property. Therefore, issues relating to natural disaster prevention and the application of disaster management system have received critical attention. In 2019, we will have the 60th anniversary of the Eight-Seven Flood, the 20th anniversary of the 921 Earthquake and the 10th anniversary of the Typhoon Morakot. Experts and scholars from various disciplines of Earth sciences at home and abroad, including, Atmospheric Science, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology, Oceanic Science, Space Science, science education, are going to gather in 2019 Taiwan Geosciences Assembly (TGA) to discuss about land use planning, environmental conservation, disaster prevention and environmental change. To achieve the goal of sustainable development, it is hoped that the discussions will help attracting public attention in Taiwan.
Chinese Geoscience Union、Geography Society of China Located in Taipei、Space Science Society of R.O.C.、Chinese Taipei Geophysical Society、 Geological Society Located in Taipei、Meteorological Society of the Republic of the China、Oceanographic Society of the Republic of the China、Geodetic Society of the Republic of the China、Central Weather Bureau, MOTC、National Central University Department of Space Science & Engineering、 National Central University Center for Astronautical Physics and Engineering、National Taiwan UniversityEarth Science Research Promotion Center、 National Taiwan Normal UniversityGraduate Institute of Science Education、Disaster Management Society of Taiwan
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