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APSG-2017 1st Announcement
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  First Announcement and Call for Papers  

2017 International Symposium of  

  Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Project  

  “From Space Geodesy to Astro-Geodynamics”  

  15–18 August 2017, Shanghai, China.  

  Sponsored by:  

  Asia Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Program Central Bureau

International Association of Geodesy (IAG) 

The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) 

  Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)  

  Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, CAS

Dear Colleagues:
The Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Project Central Bureau and the Organizing Committee warmly invite you to participate in the 2017 APSG International Symposium on the theme of “From Space Geodesy to Astro-Geodynamics”, to be held in Shanghai, China, during 15 – 18 August 2017.
Additional details about the Symposium, will be posted on the Symposium website
( http://apsg2017.csp.escience.cn  )very soon. 

The Asian-Pacific area, primarily the western Pacific boundary zone including China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and the northern Indian Ocean boundary zone including the Tibetan Plateau of China and Southeast Asia, is the convergence zone of four plates: Eurasian, Pacific, Philippine and Indo-Australian. The region also includes a major portion of the tectonic system that is responsible for new activity in the Round-Pacific and the Alps-Himalayas mountain-building zones. The area is characterized by complex tectonics, violent crustal motion, frequent and fierce earthquakes, and devastating volcanic activity. In this area there is dense population, rapidly developing economics, and yet frequent and serious natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sea immersion, etc.). Therefore this area is one of the most appropriate and urgent regions for research in tectonic and crustal motion, local deformation, sea-level change and their effects on the existing human environment. The main objective of the Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Program is to unite all relevant activities in the region into a cooperative research project in plate tectonic, crustal motion and deformation, and sea level change in the area. This will provide a synergistic umbrella for scientists in the region to cooperate and to contribute to the better understanding of the processes involved and better prediction of major disastrous events. A major impetus for this program has been the emergence of space geodetic techniques with mm measurement capability.

Since the first observation of SLR/LLR in 1960s, almost half century has passed, and SLR is entering its second generation with higher precision. GPS has made dominate contribution on the monitoring of crust deformation due to its high precision, high data frequency and dense global distribution for its low cost and maintenance. Moreover, Galileo, GLONASS and Beidou systems join GNSS network and help us to obtain more data with higher precision. We are also pleased to witness the upgrading of the VLBI to its new generation, i.e., VGOS (VLBI for GGOS) fulfilled with VLBI2010 standard. All these progressses in space geodetic techniques provide us more opportunities to study the geodynamics of the global earth and regional (like Asia-Pacific region) geophysical phenomenon. 

The first International Meeting of the APSG was held in Shanghai in June 1996, and more than 2 decades passed, it is a good time for us to review the progress of APSG and space geodesy, as well as the study of astro-geodynamics in Asia-Pacific region and beyond. 

Themes (Tentative) include but not limited to:
1)   Space Geodesy Techniques and Applications
      Progress of space geodesic techniques development, observational results, data processing, and
 applications of GNSS  (GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/BDs), VLBI (esp. VGOS), SLR and DORIS, etc.
2)   Earth Gravitational Field and Height Datum
      Gravity Satellite Techniques and Future Missions, Gravitational Field Model and Integrated Global Height
3)   Regional Crustal Structure Movement, Coseismic and Postseismic Crustal Deformation, Tsunami
      and Volcanic Activities
      Regional (esp. Asia-Pacific and Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau) crustal structure movement under global and
      regional reference frame. Model, explanation 
and mechanism for coseismic and postseismic crustal
      deformation, earthquake local mechanism, volcanic activities and tsunami.
4)   Terrestrial Reference Frame Realization
      Theory and method for global and regional reference frame realization. Geocentric movement and
5)   Global geophysics and geodynamics
      Theory and modelling in earth rotation and normal modes, tides, figure of the earth and interior,
      geodynamics, etc.

Scientic Organizing Committee:
Houtze Hsu (Chair), Institute of Geodesy & Geophysics, CAS, China
Shuhua Ye (Advisor), Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS, China
Benjamin Chao, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica,Chinese Taipei 
Xiaoli Ding, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China 
Richard Gross, JPL, USA
Kosuke Heki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Chengli Huang, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS, China 
John Labrecque, NASA Headquarters, USA
Pil-Ho Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, South Korea
Michael R. Pearlman, ILRS, Center for Astrophysics, USA 
Harald Schuh, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Germany 
CK Shum, Ohio State University, USA 
Nadia Shuygina, IPA, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kefei Zhang, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia  

Local Organizing Committee:
Chengli Huang, Cheng Huang, Ruixian Zhou, Yang Yu, etc. (Temporarily) 
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), CAS, China  

Venue of Workshop: 
The 4th floor of Jianguo Hotel, 439 North Caoxi Road, 5 minutes’ walking to Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai, China  

Formal language of Workshop: 

Registration Fee: 
300 USD, 260 EUR or 2000 RMB. 50% discount for retired or student. 

Important dates:
Deadline for Abstracts Submission:  15 June 2017  Deadline for Early Registration:   15 June 2017 (Tentative) On-site registration: 15 August 2017 Symposium: 16 - 18 August 2017 

Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts can be submitted via E-Mail (yuyang@shao.ac.cn) by 15 June 2017. Abstracts should be written in English, Microsoft Word (12 point Times New Roman) with bolded headings, title, author’s names, affiliation, e-mail and complete address.  

A list of hotels will be provided in the Second Announcement.   

Proceedings of this conference will be published as a special issue of peer-reviewed journal “Geodesy and Geodynamics”.  

Ms. Yang YU, 
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO),
80 Nandan Road, Shanghai, China 

The participants are invited to fill in the Pre-Registration Form and submit it to the above correspondence. 


  Pre-Registration Form  

  APSG Symposium at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory.  

  15 - 18 August, 2017  

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