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From the Highest to the Deepest

The Eastern Asian region, extending from the highest mountain ranges to the deepest ocean trenches, is the geologically most-active region on this planet. Enormous yields of sediment have created vast delta plains where more than 50% of the world’s population live.

Out-board of the continental shoreline lies a chain of volcanic arcs and subduction zones where interaction of the Earth’s interior and exterior is most intense. It can be argued that the area is the global centre of both active sedimentation and active interaction between human society and geological processes.

The ISC2006 will provide a great opportunity to expand the scope of sedimentology in terms of the frontier of our discipline, the Earth System approach and relevance to society, from the highest quality to the deepest understanding. We invite friends worldwide to this significant scientific event.