About the SCSTW

The South China Sea Tsunami Workshop (SCSTW) was initiated in 2007 by an internationally recognized tsunami expert, Professor Philip L.-F. Liu at Cornell University, U.S.A. (Now is a Distinguished Professor and serves as Vice President for Research and Technology at the National University of Singapore). Each year, tsunami experts from the SCS region and the world gather together, update new discoveries and share new understandings of the tsunami related hazards in the South China Sea and worldwide.

In the past ten years (see previous workshops here), the topics of SCSTW have expanded from the tsunami hydrodynamics to very diverse disciplines. Our knowledge evolves over time in light of new observational data, development of process-based models, and more importantly, the collective effort made by multi-disciplinary researchers. Yet challenges remain as our understanding about the tsunamigenic sources in the South China Sea region is still very limited. Large uncertainties exist in the tsunamigenic potential of all the sources, including earthquakes from the Manila subduction zone and other faults, submarine landslides, and volcanic activity, etc. This year, we will discuss these challenges and other relevant issues.

The year 2018 is an exciting year, not only because this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the South China Sea Tsunami Workshop, but more importantly, the South China Sea Tsunami Warning Advisory Center has officially launched in this May after years’ preparation efforts. The launch represents a significant leap in creating and insuring safer coastlines in the South China Sea bordering nations. To celebrate this major milestone, please join us for this years’ workshop in the Garden City-Singapore. This workshop is co-organized by Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, IOC South China Sea Tsunami Warning Advisory Center, Beijing.

At this workshop, a wide range of tsunami-related topics will be covered:

  • Seismology, tectonics of regional and basin-wide scales
  • Observation and simulations of submarine landslide
  • Tsunami Forecasting tools and skills
  • Tsunami-like wave dynamics: Propagation and coastal evolvement
  • Tsunami hazard assessment and mitigation
  • Seismic and tsunami observations and post-event surveys
  • New technology potential for tsunami warning


Sponsors


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:July 31, 2018
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018
SCSTW-10: October 10 - 11, 2018

2018
October 10-11

U-Hall Auditorium
National University of Singapore


Speakers


Keynotes

Committees

Chairman: Philip L-F. LIU


Distinguished Professor and Vice President for Research and Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Committee Members:

Adam Switzer, Associate professor, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
Aron Meltzner, Assistant professor, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
Chung-Han CHAN, Senior Research Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
Jing YUAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS
Eng Soon CHAN, CEO of the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore (Tcoms) and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS
Fook Hou LEE, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS
Ye YUAN, Division Head of National Tsunami Warning Center, State Oceanic Administration, Beijing, China

General Secretary:

Dr. Linlin LI, Senior Research Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU

Management Committee:

Sabrina Smith, Community Engagement Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
Elizabeth Wong Chor Yee, Special Events Associate/Executive Assistant, EOS, NTU
Goh Sze Yuin, Joyce, Manager at NUS Office of Deputy President (R&T), NUS
Mei-Hui Chuang, Website design, National Central University, Taiwan
Han Suling Cheryl, Digital Communications Specialist, EOS, NTU
Yvonne Soon Yee Vun, Database and Outreach Manager, EOS, NTU

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Registration deadline: August 31, 2018
  • SCSTW-10: October 10 - 11, 2018

Program

Venue

Level 2 Auditorium,
Lee Kong Chian Wing,
University Hall

21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd,
National University of Singapore, 119077

Accommodation

Park Avenue

Park Avenue Rochester, 31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637
Directions from Park Avenue Rochester Hotel to Conference Venue:

    By Bus
  • Take Bus no. 95 from the bus stop opposite the hotel. Alight at the bus stop before University Hall, you will see a running track on your right.
  • It takes about 12 minutes to reach the conference venue and costs about SGD$1.00.

  • By Mass Transit Train (MRT)
  • Take the MRT from Buona Vista station to Kent Ridge station via circle line
  • Exit Kent Ridge station. After taking the escalators up, walk straight, turn right and there is a bus stop on the left. Take shuttle bus A1 or D2 and alight at the third stop.
  • Turn right and NUS University Hall is just ahead. Enter Lee Kong Chian Wing and take the lift to level 2 Auditorium.
  • It takes about 16 minutes to reach the conference venue and costs about SGD$1.00.

  • By Taxi/Grab
  • If you are taking taxi or Grab car to conference venue, it costs about SGD$8 and takes about 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Bay Hotel

50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098828
Directions from Bay Hotel to Conference Venue:

By Mass Transit Train (MRT)
  • Take the MRT from HarbourFront station (within VivoCity) to Kent Ridge station via circle line
  • Exit Kent Ridge station. After taking the escalators up, walk straight, turn right and there is a bus stop on the left. Take shuttle bus A1 or D2 and alight at the third stop.
  • Turn right and NUS University Hall is just ahead. Enter Lee Kong Chian Wing and take the lift to level 2 Auditorium.
  • It takes about 25 minutes to reach the conference venue and costs about SGD$1.50.

  • By Taxi/Grab
  • If you are taking taxi or Grab car to conference venue, it costs about SGD$15-20 and takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.