Joint STEL-WISER Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS 2005)

Date: 15-16 September 2005
Venue: Inuyama International Sightseeing Center "Freude"
4-21 Matsumoto-cho, Inuyama, Aichi 484-0086, Japan
Conveners: Abraham Chian, INPE/WISER, Brazil
Tatsuki Ogino, Nagoya University/STEL, Japan

Aims: This workshop will be organized jointly by STEL and WISER. The Solar-Terretrial Environment Laboratory - STEL of Nagoya University ( was established in 1990 and is one of the world leading research centers for the study of fundamental processes in the solar-terrestrial environment. The main objective of STEL is to understand the structure of the Sun-Earth environment and its dynamic behavior, and to discover the underlying mechanisms that control Sun-Earth relationships The World Institute for Space Environment Research - WISER ( is an international network of centers of excellence founded in 2001 to promote collaboration in research and training on the earth-ocean-space environment and the study of the impact of space climate on the earth's climate, environment and technology, with emphasis on theory, computer modeling and data analysis. The aim of this workshop is to bring together space physicists, geophysicists, atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, nonlinear scientists, computational scientists, applied mathematicians and engineers interested in the interdisciplinary study of the nonlinear dynamics of the complex Earth-Ocean-Space (EOS) systems. It will cover both fundamental and applied research in nonlinear waves (soliton, shock and vortex), instabilities, turbulence, chaos, complexity, self-organized criticality, scaling, multi-fractals, pattern formation, synchronization, stochastic resonance, nonlinear time series and image analysis, and artificial intelligence. Emphasis will be given to the application of nonlinear dynamics and computational techniques to improve monitoring and prediction of natural disasters in the EOS systems such as geomagnetic storm, earthquake, tsunami, typhoon, and global climate change. This workshop will review the state-of-the-art of this multidisciplinary subject and identify the key problems to be studied in the coming years.

Expected Outcome: During the First Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society held in Singapore in 2004, WISER and AOGS jointly organized a one-day EOS 2004 Workshop attended by about 20 scientists from Asia, Europe, Oceania, North and South Americas. The EOS 2005 workshop to be host by Nagoya University in Japan will be the second workshop of this series. The timing of this workshop is in pace with the recent growing concern worldwide, including the United Nations, to develop new regional centers for monitoring and forecasting natural disasters. This workshop will provide an opportunity for a small group of leading scientists from earth, ocean and space sciences from Japan and overseas to define new research strategies and joint research projects to apply latest advances in nonlinear dynamics and computational tools to characterize complex phenomena in the earth-ocean-space systems and to improve prediction of natural disasters. In September 2006, the University of Potsdam in Germany will host the third EOS 2006 Workshop to be attended by 60 participants. This series of WISER workshops will provide important scientific information for the development and operation of space weather/space climate forecasting centers, as well as natural disaster warning centers, worldwide.

The Joint STEL-WISER EOS 2005 Workshop

Date: September 15-16, 2005
Place: Inuyama International Sightseeing Center "Freude"
    4-21 Matsumoto-cho, Inuyama, Aichi 484-0086, Japan
    TEL:0568-61-1000  FAX:0568-63-0156
    Multi-purpose meeting room for 72-98 persons 9/15,16

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