The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS) intends to promote information exchange and collaboration among its members, and contribute to progress in science and technology associated with geomagnetism, as well as Earth, planetary and space sciences.
The study of geomagnetism began with worldwide observations of magnitude and direction of the Earth's geomagnetic field. It has grown to include studies of the mechanisms that produce the Earth's magnetic field, its secular variation, and the Earth's internal electric conductivity, as well as to the science in upper atmosphere, space, and solar-planetary systems. Current research fields in geomagnetism and Earth, planetary and space sciences focus on the Earth's core, solid earth, ocean, atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar atmosphere, astronomical bodies in the solar system, and further the structure and characteristics of wide regions beyond the heliosphere and a variety of related phenomena by primarily using electromagnetics, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma physics, and photochemistry.
These areas of study employ a range of analytical methodologies, including data collection through ground based and undersea electromagnetic observations, geological and mineralogical analyses, in situ observations of space and upper atmosphere by spacecraft, remote sensing using radio and electromagnetic waves from large radar equipment and spectrometers, and numerical simulation using super-computers. With such a breadth of research methods, SGEPSS meetings allow members from the international scientific community to exchange and develop their research further and present results. Mutual interactions among domestic as well as international researchers in their related fields are also promoted.
Such collaborative efforts assist in the development of new measurement techniques, resource exploration, disaster mitigation, and use of data from satellites and space stations. Our research outcomes also clarify the mechanisms of the formation and evolution of the Earth, its atmosphere, and of life on Earth. Furthermore, they provide important knowledge to predict Earth's environment in the future. It is our overarching mission to use these findings for science education, the scientific community, and the public.
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