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Symposia Conveners

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Geomagnetism: Origin of Geomagnetism, Seismology from Space

Dr. Mita Rajaram


Dr. S. Gurubaran


Dr. C. D. Reddy


Dr. Pierdavide Coisson



The Main Geomagnetic Field: Understanding the Structure, Dynamics and History of the Earth

B. Sreenivasan (India)

G. Vichare


Yujhi Yamamoto (Japan)

1. B. Sreenivasan

Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, UK)

Research Interests: Geodynamo, planetary magnetism.

2. G. Vichare

Ph.D. (Mumbai University, India)

Research Interest: Geomagnetic Field, Space borne magnetic observations

Geomagnetic Field, paleomagnetism, core dynamics, environmental Geomagnetism, Geomagnetic Field Reversals, Polar magnetic Field

Analysis of the main geomagnetic field has been useful in understanding the structure, dynamics and history of the Earth. This symposium invites contributions in all areas relevant to the Earth’s magnetic field such as the secular variation, polarity reversals, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism and geodynamo. We welcome submissions on observational, theoretical, numerical and experimental studies related to the above areas. An understanding of the inter-annual to decadal core dynamics has been possible by nearly two decades of continuous geomagnetic measurements from low orbiting satellites complementing more than 150 years of accurate observatory records; we solicit papers on these studies. Contributions that discuss applications of paleomagnetic investigations to global and regional paleogeographic reconstructions and tectonics, and novel interpretations of environmental magnetism, including palaeo-environmental reconstructions are also welcome.

Decoding Seismic Imprints in the Earth and its near Space Environment

Mala Baggiya

Lucie Rolland (France)

P. S. Sunil


1. Mala S. Bagiya

Research interests: Ionospheric seismology using GNSS tool, modelling of earthquake and tsunami signatures in the ionosphere and space weather.

2. Lucie Rolland

Research interests: Ionospheric seismology and modelling of the coupled seismic induced ionospheric perturbations.

3.P. S. Sunil

Research interest: Study of tectonic plate movement using space geodetic techniques.

Crustal Deformation, Ionosphere, Seismic forcing, GNSS, TEC.

Tectonic plate movements relative to each other are the main cause behind natural hazards of earthquake, volcano and tsunami. All these seismic and related sources can disturb the overlying atmosphere-ionosphere system through wave coupling between these domains. In this symposium, contributions are invited to discuss this complex coupling between the lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere system induced by seismic and related sources in addition to the resultant crustal deformations. Since the understanding of topic is still underway, contributions related to modelling approach are invited for better visualization of the same with an ultimate aim to detect reliable pre-seismic signatures in the atmosphere-ionosphere system.

Remote Sensing of Lithosphere using Natural Source Magnetic and Electromagnetic Method for Structure, Tectonics and Resource Evaluation.

Jérôme Dyment


D. Ravat


Gautam Gupta (India)

Anand. S.P.


1.J. Dyment, CNRS Senior Scientist, research on marine magnetics, age and structure of oceanic lithosphere, plate tectonics, and history of the geomagnetic field.

2.D. Ravat, Professor of Geophysics, research on exploration of the earth and planets with gravity and magnetics, tectonics and environmental geophysics.

3. Gautam Gupta, Professor. Area of research: Electromagnetics, Resistivity, ground water studies.

4. Anand, S.P. Assoc. Professor. Area of Research: Lithospheric magnetic & gravity anomalies, tectonics.

Magnetic anomalies, magnetisation, marine magnetism, continental magnetism, resource exploration

This symposium invites contributions on ground, marine, air-, and satellite-borne magnetic anomalies, as well as electrical resistivity and magnetotellurics for the studies related to the lithosphere of the Earth and other planets. We seek contributions from the breadth of topics including new methods of interpretation, inversion, data collection, database and map compilations, interpretation of the World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map (WDMAM2.x), exploration and evaluation of mineral and other resources, integrated tectonic interpretation using seismic, gravity, heat flow, and other geological and geophysical data. Contributions on investigation and interpretation from recent and ongoing planetary magnetic probes for the Earth (Oersted, CHAMP and Swarm constellation), the Moon, Mercury, Mars, and the moons of gas giant planets are welcome.