U01 Geoscience and Mathematics for Sustainable Development

Convener(s): Keith Alverson, Ottawa, Canada (CCEC/IAMAS); Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Karlsruhe, Germany (CMG/IASPEI)

Co-Convener(s): Tom Beer, Aspendale, Australia (CCEC/IAMAS); Roberto Carniel, Udine, Italy (CMG/IAVCEI); Enamundram Chandrasekhar, Bombay, India (CMG/IAGA); Salvatore Grimaldi, Viterbo, Italy (CMG/IAHS); Ute Herzfeld, Boulder, Colorado, USA (CMG/IACS); Jianping Li, Qingdao, China (CCEC/IAMAS); Trevor MacDougall, Sydney, Australia (CCEC/IAPSO); Malcolm Sambridge, Canberra, Australia (CMG/IASPEI); Tonie van Dam, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (CCEC/IAG); Ilya Zaliapin, Reno, USA (CMG/IASPEI)

Description
The Union symposium highlights the contribution made by mathematics and geophysical sciences toward the sustainable development. Leading experts will showcase how geosciences and mathematics contribute to the sustainability of our planet and societies. This symposium will contribute to the U.N. International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development (2022) and the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide a set of quantitative indicators to assess progress in Sustainable Development. The symposium will bring together contributions from all of the IUGG subsidiary disciplines highlighting how fundamental scientific understanding, monitoring and modeling the Earth System contribute to sustainability both globally, in response to planetary pressures, as well as locally, in response to specific localized developmental constraints.

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U02 Artificial Intelligence for Managing Natural Hazards and Disasters

Convener(s): Monique Kuglitsch (Fraunhofer HHI)

Co-Convener(s): Ivanka Pelivan (Fraunhofer HHI), Juerg Luterbacher (WMO), Elena Xoplaki (Justus Liebig University Giessen), Andrea Toreti (EC-JRC), and Paula Padrino Vilela (UNEP)

Description
Through a wealth of geospatial data, novel model architectures, and growing computational power, artificial intelligence promises to bolster our understanding of natural hazards and our ability to predict and respond to natural disasters. This session will feature technical presentations on selected use cases, which showcase how AI can be used to detect, forecast, or assist with communication (e.g., in the form of early warning systems) of such events. This will be followed by presentations representing stakeholder groups, which will highlight how these technologies can be integrated into existing disaster risk reduction strategies.

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U03 New Discoveries in Deep Interior of the Earth and Planets

Convener(s): Christine Thomas (Germany, SEDI/IASPEI

Co-Convener(s): Mike Bergmann (USA, SEDI/IAVCEI), Mathieu Dumberry (Canada, SEDI/IAGA)

Description
Understanding the deep interior of Earth and other Planets is often driven by a multidisciplinary approach. In this session we seek contributions from geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, geochemistry and mineral physics covering topics from the centre of the Earth to the top of the mantle that aim at understanding properties, processes, composition, and structures inside the deep Earth. These topics include, but are not limited to, studies understanding the evolution, structure and hemispherical differences in the inner core; the generation, evolution and changes in magnetic field, including influences from the mantle and core stratification; and properties of Fe and its alloys under core conditions. Topics further include the observation and modelling of mantle processes, mantle flow and deformation; the effects of mineral phase transitions on mantle structures and processes; and the origin of ultra-low velocity zones and large velocity anomalies both near the CMB and in the mid-mantle. We also welcome studies concerning global-scale coupling, including the dynamical interaction between the inner, outer core, the mantle and Earth rotation.

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U04 New Advances in Planetary Science and Comparative Planetology

Convener(s): Shuanggen Jin, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS; Henan Polytechnic University, China (IAG)

Co-Convener(s): Scot Rafkin, Southwest Research Institute, USA (IAMAS); Paul Hartogh, Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, Germany; Nader Haghighipour, University of Hawaii-Manoa & Planetary Science Institute, USA

Description
Spacecraft and telescopic observations continue to expand the boundaries of our knowledge of the Solar System and extrasolar planets. Each discovery and advance refine the place of Earth in the evolution of planetary systems and amongst the spectrum of planetary objects and small bodies. The goal of this symposium is to explore the most recent findings through comparative planetology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to - the formation and evolution of planetary systems, - interior structure and geodynamic evolution of solar system and extrasolar planets, - solar system small bodies, - the planetology of exoplanets, - the diversity of the processes controlling the evolution of surfaces and atmospheres of planets and small bodies; - the dynamics, composition and chemistry of worlds with surface and subsurface oceans; and - the diversity of potential astrobiological environments. Investigations involving space and ground-based observations, as well as theoretical, laboratory, and modeling studies are welcome. While the symposium ensures broadest range of topics within planetary science, contributions that reflect the theme of comparative planetology are of particular interest. Studies that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of planetary science, together with new concept description in planetary exploration are also highly enc

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