Last renewal: 2019.1.12
Gondwana Institute for Geology and Environment
Approaching Crisis of Global Cooling and the Limits to Growth (Author: S. Maruyama)
Completed Translation by M. Yoshida and V. Spencer
Published in USA by Xlibris Co., Bloomington, IN
Gondwana Institute for Geology and Environment: General
New Centre for Gondwana Earth System Science
The Gondwana Institute for Geology and Environment (GIGE) is a new Centre for studies related to Gondwana Earth System Science in its totality.
The Institute aims at:
(1)@Exploring and coordinating various aspects of the@geology,@resources,@environmental aspects and natural@hazards of Gondwanan terrains including Asia,@Africa,@South America,@Australia,@Antarctica and related@continents.
(2)@Resolving problems related to geological,@resource-related,@environmental and natural hazards in@regional and global context with specific reference@to those of Gondwanan areas.
(3)Extending the fruits of such studies for scientific@advancement,@sustainable development and
environmental management for the benefit of human@society at large.
The GIGE is a non-profit (charitable), non-governmental (NGO)@and non-political organization set up with the objective of achieving purely academic and scientific goals for ultimate societal benefits on regional and global scales through the participation of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions.
GIGE undertakes, among other aspects, the followings:
@ Field investigations in Gondwana and related terranes on aspects related to geology, structure, tectonics, ground-water, environmental problems and natural hazards
@ Co-ordination of laboratory investigations on academic, research and application sectors Implementation of major research projects and consultancy programs
@ Publication of Newsletter/Journal, Reports, Memoirs and Special Issues
@ Organization of workshops/discussions/seminars/conferences/field trips
@ Training, orientation courses and preparation/publication of course notes
@ Extend guidelines for academic, research and planning sectors
The Institute is headed by the President of GIGE. Other Officials include Vice President, Secretary General, Directors, Council Members and Fellows. Routine administrative matters are dealt by Managing Officer(s), Accounts Officer(s) and Auditor(s). Patrons of GIGE comprise people of very eminent social/academic/scientific standing from various parts of the globe. GIGE incorporates Honorary Fellows, (Member)Fellows and Junior Fellows.
Headquarters and Chapters
The Headquarters of GIGE is located at Hashimoto in Japan. The GIGE has Chapters in Kandy (Sri Lanka), Gaborone (Botswana), Tianjin (China), Jaipur (India), Kathmandu(Nepal) and Trivandrum(India).
Masaru Yoshida (former Professor of Osaka City University, Japan) is the Founder President of GIGE. Vice President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Auditor, 6 Directors, 10 Council Members, 26 Fellows and 6 Junior Fellows comprise the founding structure of the Institute. Interested scientists are welcome to join as Member Fellows/Junior Fellows of GIGE.
For further details:
Gondwana Institute of Geology and Environment
Hashiramoto 147-2, Hashimoto 648-0091, Japan
Tel: (+81)-736-36-7789, Fax: (+81)736-36-7790
Home page: http://www.geocities.jp/gondwanainst/