2019 Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (ConPPA)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, May 16, 2019 (All day)
Taipei, Taiwan

We propose to establish an international association of the Association of Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (APPA) in 3 years. Two preconference workshops were held in July and October of 2018, followed by first-phase preparations of running three annual conferences of the APPA. The first annual conference (Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene, ConPPA) will be held on 14-17th May, 2019. The related researchers and institutes will be invited to this conference and the practice will be repeated annually to reach the scientific agreements and social recognition. We expect the official establishment of this association during the 4th annual meeting in May, 2022.

Anthropocene is a developing anthropogenic epoch. Human intelligence and activities have become an unprecedented new geological force in the 4.5 billion-year history of the Earth, changing our atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and even geosphere. The current most important issues, such as global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, waste disposal and plastic crisis, have profoundly affected the global climate and ecosystem. The Pan-Pacific realm, with richness of civilizations, has been experiencing severe environmental pollution and ecological crisis, associated with swift regional economic development over the past decades. The APPA, a nonprofit and a non-governmental organization, divulges and emphasizes the anthropogenic impact on the Pan-Pacific region in particular and on the Earth in general. APPA proposes future possible trends and related countermeasures for the international community through multidisciplinary academic studies, such as climate observation and simulation, proxy and historic records, anthropogenic geohazards, topography and geomorphology, biodiversity, environmental pollution, and archaeology and civilization.

Our Missions

  • To promote academic researches of relative fields in the Pan-Pacific Anthropocene.
  • To hold workshops, academic speeches and conferences.
  • To reveal the updated regional and global changes in climate, environment, propose possible future trend and suggestion to the international society.
  • To conduct other activities those are consistent with the aims of the Association.