International Seismological and Oceanographic Research Council
|International Seismological and Oceanographic Research Council|
Investigating earthquakes, vulcanism, oceanography and plate tectonics
|International research and advisory body headquartered in St. Richards, Pretany|
|Number of Members||30+|
|Chair|| Professor Nanwai W. K. Lanphooru, University of Khaiwoon |
|Chief Scientific Advisor|| Professor Jansing C. Chart, Tinker's Hole Oceanographic Station, University of Yshon |
|Chair: Technical Group|| Professor Amelie Avaramandanathan, Free International University |
The International Seismological and Oceanographic Research Council (ISORC) is an advisory body which both co-ordinates research and provides advice to governments on geological and oceanographic issues. It is affiliated to the Assembly of Nations.
Providing reliable information about earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as predicting and monitoring tsunamis (tidal wave) and earthquake-related seismic events, are a core part to the council's work.
The council brings together geological information by liaising with a wide range of national geological organisations and academic institutions.
Although geologists agree on a wide range of regional features, the locations and types of plate boundaries remain unclear in many areas of the world. There is currently no overall scientific consensus about what the global map of plate tectonics looks like. Despite substantial agreement that most continents are likely to be moving apart after a supercontinent phase, there are many competing theories about the details, making the area of plate tectonics a very active field of study.
Volcanic hot spots and vulcanism in general are also part of ISORC's interest and mapping is progressing. Using ultra-modern technology, including satellite imagery supplied by the Space Exploration Coordinating Agency, scientists are currently working out where volcanoes are concentrated and which ones are most volcanically active. This will lead to better prediction of eruptions and earthquakes.
The Council is funded by donations form national governments, research institutions and philanthropic bodies and individuals.
Many of the world's leading universities participate in ISORC programs. ISORC is managed by a board of directors who include some of the leading experts in world geology and in how it relates to human societies.