AOGS was established in 2003 and registered in Singapore. It is a nongovernmental organization and formed by like-minded individuals to promote geophysical science and public benefits for Asia and Oceania.
Nowadays, Asia and Oceania holds the largest population and is still rapidly developing in the world. There are unique scientific issues to discover and understand in a region that is more diverse than any other regions. AOGS strives to remain in touch with and contribute to the geophysical world community through cooperation with European Geosciences Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union(AGU) and International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). Under the leadership of Academician/Prof. CHEN Yuntai and Prof. WU Guoxiong, Chinese National Committee for IUGG (CNC-IUGG) bidded for and won the hosting of AOGS 2016 in Beijing.
The prep meeting was hosted by CNC-IUGG. Prof.CHEN Yuntai, President of AOGS and Adviser of CNC-IUGG chaired the meeting. Chair of CNC-IUGG Prof. WU Guoxiong, Secretary-General of CNC-IUGG Prof. LI Jianping, Vice Chair of CNC-IAHS (Chinese National Committee for International Association of Hydrological Sciences) Prof. XIA Jun, President of Biogeosciences (BG) Section Prof. WANG Xiujun, Vice President of BG Section Prof. DAI Minhan, Secretary of BG Section Prof. CAO Long, Secretary of Solid Earth Sciences (SE) Section Prof. HUANG Fuqiong, former Secretary of Hydrological Sciences (HS) Section Prof. Jeanne Jinhui HUANG and other members in CNC-IUGG attended the meeting.
Prof. LI Jianping reviewed the preparation made by CNC-IUGG and Prof. CHEN Yuntai presented AOGS Executive Committee’s in-depth views on the cooperation with CNC-IUGG and suggestions for the next procedures for AOGS 2016. He expected leaders and experts from Chinese government and research institutions could be invited to join the Local Adviser Committee for AOGS 2016 and more Chinese scientists could be involved in the international academic activities.