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Indian to Head in Geophysics, China's Earthquake Administration

Indian to Head in Geophysics, China's Earthquake Administration
Indian to Head in Geophysics, China's Earthquake Administration
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Bengaluru sources added that in a first, India born geophysicist Paramesh Banerjee is among the four shortlisted to head the Institute of Geophysics, a top scientific organization of China's Earthquake Administration (CEA). Meanwhile the other three candidates are Chinese. Banerjee, currently technical director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at Nanyang Technical University (NTU), told this correspondent in an email "Final result is not out yet, but will feel proud to be the first Indian in that position”.



Accordingly "Paramesh was one amongst the few who initiated GPS measurements in India and, during the 2004 Sumatra and Andaman earthquake, he was the one who proposed that the giant earthquakes could cause deformation at distances as far as 2,500 km away which could be captured by the GPS." Moreover he said that resources from Asian countries can be combined to create a Pan-Asian centre which will serve as a hub for technology transfer, seismological and geodetic data processing centre.

Indian to Head in Geophysics, China

Reports added "It will also carry out advanced geophysical projects like earthquake early warning system, seismic monitoring network, airborne and other geophysical surveys for active fault mapping and subsurface investigations." Moreover Banerjee, who has a commercial pilot license, flew over Nepal after the 2015 earthquake to construct a 3-D digital terrain map of the Himalayan faults. He said “His main objective is to build a common platform that can help promote cooperation among Asian nations in seismic research to better tackle earthquake related disasters”.

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