The First Taiwan-Philippines Earth Sciences Conference
Session Description

This session welcome contributions from any Earth Science discipline. The purpose of this session is to promote the cooperation on Earth Science researches between Taiwan and Philippines.

Taiwan and the Philippines are located in the western part of the Philippine Sea Plate. Because of the intense plate convergence, earthquakes took place frequently in this region. Moreover, subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate beneath the Eurasian Plate, or subduction of the Eurasian Plate beneath the Philippine Sea Plate has caused the arc and/or back-arc volcanism. Consequently, the two regions are under a very similar threat of natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides etc. Therefore, better understanding the regional geodynamic context and mitigating the loss from natural disasters are two important issues for Taiwan and the Philippines.