Scope of Conference

Earth provides resources and the exact conditions to make life possible. However, with the advent of technology and industrialization, the Earth's resources are being pushed to the brink of depletion. Non-sustainable industrial practices are not only endangering the supply of the Earth's natural resources, but are also putting burden on life itself by bringing about pollution and climate change.

A major role of earth science scholars is to examine the delicate balance between the Earth's resources and the growing demands of industrialization. Through research and development, earth scientists have the power to preserve the planet's different resource domains by providing expert opinion and information about the forces which make life possible on Earth.

The conference has so far been an important event and has attracted many scientists, engineers and researchers from academia, government laboratories, and industry internationally.

Topics of Interest

URBAN & RURAL PLANNING and ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
City Planning.
Regional Planning.
Rural Developments.
Sustainability And The Built Environment.
Sustainability Indicators.
Policies And Planning.
Environmental Planning And Management.
Energy Resources.
Cultural Heritage.
Quality Of Life.
Community Planning And Resilience.
Sustainable Solutions In Emerging Countries.
Sustainable Tourism.
Learning From Nature.
Transportation.
Social And Political Issues.
Community Planning


ECOLOGICAL TOURISM
Tourism as a Development Tool (Sustainable development)
Policy and Governance (Community Based Tourism, Public-private
partnerships and collaborations, Equality, gender and diversity
issues)
Tourism and Resilience
Social and Environmental Dimensions Tourism (e.g. International issues
and cross-cultural research, Heritage Tourism Development, Responsible
tourism, Eco-tourism, Volunteer tourism, Pro-poor tourism, sustainable
livelihoods)
Tourism and the Sharing Economy
Protected Area Tourism (e.g. Marine protected areas, Wildlife dependent tourism)
Tourism Systems (e.g. Global-local nexus,
Climate Change and Tourism
Tourism and Natural Disasters (e.g. Disaster planning and recovery,
Dark Tourism)
Tourist Routes (e.g. Connectivity, Byways, Route development)
Rural Tourism Development (e.g. Agrotourism, Farm to Table tourism)
Mobility (e.g. Second home ownership, Immigration and Migration,
Safety and Security, Seasonality)
Destinations (e.g. Community/host impacts, Western Asia Tourism Development)
Technology and Tourism
Gastro/culinary tourism (e.g. Wine tourism, Craft Beverage tourism)
Health & Wellness Tourism
Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism
Island Tourism
Mountain Tourism
Coastal Tourism
Interpretation and Education
New perspectives for natural tourism


GEOLOGY
Mineralogy
Petrology
Geochemistry
Geomorphology
Paleontology
Stratigraphy
Structural Geology
Economic Geology
Geohydrology
Engineering Geology
Environmental Geology
Remote Sensing & GIS Applications in Earth Sciences
Exploration, Development and Production of Earth Resources
Mineral Processing, Waste Management & Recycling


GEOPHYSICS
Seismology
Rock Mechanics Applied to Seismology
Dynamic Tectonics
Earthquake and Structural Engineering


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Climatology
Climate Change and Global Warming
Biogeography
Meteorology
Paleogeography


FOREST ECOSYSTEMS AND LANDSCAPES
Sustainable forest management and multi-function forests
Plantation and forest products
Carbon sequestration by forests
Preservation of biodiversity
Water and soil conservation and hydrological adjustment
Preservation of cultural heritages
Techniques for sustainable forest management
Techniques for monitoring and evaluating multi-function forest resources
Sustainable forest management techniques and practices
Cultivation and utilization of bio-energy
Key techniques for improving yields, quality, and efficiency of
utilization of forest products
Policy foundations for sustainable forest management
Certification
Participation of communities in forest resources management
Reform of the forest land tenure system
Multiple services of urban forests
Forests and human habitats
Managing urban forests for the recreation function
Human health and urban forests
Ecological culture of urban forests


AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURA
Advanced Machine Systems
Agricultural Biotechnology
Agricultural Ergonomics
Agricultural Production and Food Safety
Agricultural systems
Agricultural waste management
Agro-industry
Animal Agriculture in the Globe
Animal Health & Welfare
Animal Protein and fibre products
Aquaculture and Biosystems Research
Biological natural resource engineering
Bio-machine systems
Bioprocess and Biosystems
Biotechnology for Livestock, Pests and Aquaculture
Cutting Edge Science for Future Animal Agriculture
Ecological Engineering
Emerging public concerns with animal agriculture
Emerging technologies in Agriculture and Livestock
Energy in agriculture
Environmental constraints to animal agriculture
Food Engineering and biotechnology
Food safety and Bio-process engineering
Food security
Food Science and Technology
Food traceability and safety
GPS and GIS technologies
Industry Transformation - Case Studies
Livestock Biotechnology
Livestock building design for animal welfare and health
Livestock Production
Mammary development and lactation - a vision for functional genomics
Meat and allied industries
Nanotechnology in agriculture
Power and machinery  in agriculture
Precision farming and variable rate technology
Research for improved animal fibre products
Soil and water engineering
Structures and environment
Terramechanics
The post-genomic future for genetic selection of livestock
Traceability of animal source foods
Watershed design for water quality protection


AEROSPACE
Adaptive Structures
Adaptive Munitions
Acoustic Radar
Advanced Structural Design
Aerodynamic optimisation
Aerodynamic-structural coupling
Aeroelasticity / aerolastic design
Aerospace materials
Air traffic management
Aircraft design
Aircraft trailing vortex flows
Auxetics
Bluff body flow control
Boundary Element Method
Buckling of Thin-Walled Structures
Collision-Avoidance Systems
Composite materials/structures
Failure Analysis and Fracture Mechanics
Failure Analysis, Fractography and Damage Tolerance