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On Feb. 29, International Workshop on Seismo-Electromagnetic Observation Satellite (IWSEOS2008) will be held. The program of IWSEOS2008 is here.


Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Philippine etc/ are one of the most seismically and volcanic active countries in the world and they are frequently attacked by severe earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Earthquakes, such as the 1995 Kobe Earthquake (M7.1), the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake (M9) caused destructive disasters. It is very important to mitigate these disasters in Asian countries.
Despite great efforts, the short-term earthquake prediction has not been achieved in the world. The electromagnetic anomalies related to earthquakes have been reported recently. In the last fifteen years, an international intensive research in the new science field of seismo-electromagnetics has been carried out in many countries such as Japan, Russia, China, Greece, France, Italy, India, Mexico, and USA. The aim of this workshop is to have a forum to highlight the electromagnetic phenomena associated with crustal activity taking place in the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere/magnetosphere and their related phenomena. However, these electromagnetic sensors are much more affected by space events than by lithosphere events. Because lithospheric signal changes are small in comparison to signal changes caused by the space environment. Therefore, in order to monitor or forecast changes in the lithosphere environment with electromagnetic techniques, it is necessary to understand the space environment simultaneously. The aim of this workshop is to evaluate and discuss the state of the art and the recent progress in Seismo-Electromagnetics research in Asian countries in comparison with Space research.


  • Ground-based earthquake-related electromagnetic phenomena
  • Ground-based volcano-related electromagnetic phenomena
  • Satellite based earthquake/volcano-related phenomena
  • Signal Processing
  • Observation / Instrumentation / Data integration
  • Physical mechanism / Theory
  • Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
  • Space weather and Lithosphere weather


The workshop will be held at the Main Conference Hall on the 2nd floor of ISAS, JAXA Sagamihara Campus, Japan. 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan.


Participant & Registration

Participants of the seminar will be scientists and students interested in this field. Persons who are from the industry are also welcome. All participants are subject to register in advance to the Chairman of the workshop through e-mail or fax as written in the following. This workshop is free of charge.


This workshop is sponsored by the Science Council of Asia and supported by JAXA, Space Environment Research Center Kyushu University, Chiba University, and Investigating R&D Committee on Electromagnetic Technology for forecasting and Monitoring Natural Hazards, Institute Electrical Engineering of Japan.

Workshop Committee

Prof. Kiyohumi Yumoto, Chairman
Space Environment Research Center
Kyushu University
6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
Ph./Fax. +81-92-642-4403

Dr. Katsumi Hattori, Co-Chairman
Department of Earth Sciences
Chiba University
1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
Ph. +81-43-290-2801
Fax. +81-43-290-2859

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