- January 1, 2003 -
Professor Ramesh P Singh, Organising Secretary of the Department of Civil Engineering, of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, is both a top scientist and a high governmental officer. He attended the Committee on Space Research Meeting in Houston, USA where he had organized a successful symposium on Natural Hazards Using Space Technology from October 9 to19. 2002. His study was verified by the symposium. Therefore, he and his colleague Dr. Javed N. Malik have been organizing a workshop on Earth System Processes Related to the Gujarat, India Earthquake on January 26, 2001.
The Workshop will be in Kanpur City (26.5N, 80.5E), India from January 27 to 29, 2003. It has six themes: Geological / Geophysical studies; Change in Land Features; Change in Ocean parameters; Change in Atmospheric parameters; Interaction between Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Ionosphere; and Space technology for Natural Hazards.
Professor Ramesh P Singh has high insight. He invited "some of the leading Geologists, Geophysicists, Seismologists, Space, Atmospheric scientists, Oceanographers, Astrophysicists, Surveyors on one platform to discuss the causes of the changes on land, ocean, atmospheric parameters".
I am proud to be invited, but sorry for being impossible to go. Therefore, I submitted him an article "Space Technology & Earthquake Prediction" as my contribution for the Workshop. I fore-congratulate his Workshop be very successful. I hope scientists well cooperate to overcome Satellite Data Problems, earthquake data problems, and so on, so a successful evacuation will be in the near future. I hope the Gujarat earthquake be the last earthquake tragedy in India. I hope my dream: "People will not be killed or injured by earthquakes" become true soon.
To know more about Professor Ramesh P Singh himself, please hit his web site: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ramesh To know more details about his workshop, please hit: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ramesh/main.html . Hit "New!" of "Abstracts Received", you will see the articles from all over the world that will be read out and discused in the Workshop from January 27 to 29, 2003.
Finally, I would like to give my best wishes to Professor Ramesh P Singh, his family, and his workshop.