Padang and Geophysics

The city of Padang, with its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural landscapes, sets the stage for the highly anticipated PIT HAGI 49 event in 2024. Situated along the picturesque west coast of Sumatra, Padang is a treasure trove of Minangkabau traditions, showcasing distinctive architecture, culinary delights, and warm hospitality. Steeped in history as a bustling port city, Padang invites visitors to explore its colonial-era landmarks, creating an immersive experience that seamlessly weaves together the past and present. Surrounded by lush greenery and offering a blend of modernity and tradition, Padang provides an enchanting backdrop for the convergence of professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts at the Indonesian Association of Geophysicist’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Padang’s topography encompasses rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and pristine beaches, providing a natural laboratory for the study of earth sciences. From the majestic peaks of the Bukit Barisan range to the dynamic coastal formations, Padang’s geological scenery presents a unique opportunity to explore and understand the Earth’s intricate processes and evolutionary history. This captivating terrain not only serves as a source of inspiration for geophysical and geological studies but also underscores the importance of sustainable practices in the exploration and management of natural resources.

The PIT HAGI 49 event, organized by the Indonesian Association of Geophysicists amplifies the significance of Padang as a hub for scientific exchange and collaboration. Our special event opens the door for leveraging contributions within the geophysical community, fostering meaningful acquaintances, and breakthrough innovation and excellence to the ongoing development of the industry. Join us in embracing the synergies of Padang’s cultural heritage and geological wonders, as we collectively shape the future of geophysics at this prestigious gathering.

A heartfelt welcome to all attendees of the Annual Scientific Meeting (PIT) of the Indonesian Association of Geophysicists (HAGI), slated to grace Padang from September 23rd to 26th, 2024.

As the Chairman of the organizing committee for this distinguished event, it is an honour to extend this invitation to our vibrant city, where we aim to delve into the theme, “Shaping Sustainable Futures through Geophysical Insight.” Our Primary objective is to foster a collaborative environment for the exchange of ideas, insights, and knowledge among practitioners, academics, students, government officials, and relevant stakeholders.

Comprising pre-event activities, the main event, and post-event engagements, our program is meticulously crafted to focus on critical topics that may we face now. Through dynamic sessions, interactive workshops, and engaging discussions, we aspire to explore innovative solutions and leverage geophysical insights to tackle the multifaceted challenges of our era. Nestled amidst the breathtaking vistas of Sumatra Barat, Padang offers a captivating blend of cultural richness and natural splendour. From its pristine beaches to its lush green landscapes, Padang serves as an ideal backdrop for our endeavours to shape sustainable futures. Moreover, the warmth and hospitality of its people add an extra dimension to our event, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all participants.

It is our fervent hope that PIT HAGI 2024 will not only catalyze professional growth professional growth and collaboration but also leave an enduring impact on the local community. We invite all attendees to immerse themselves in the cultural richness and natural splendour of Padang, while relishing the intellectual exchange and camaraderie that our event promises to offer. I extend my deepest appreciation to all participants, sponsors, and volunteers for their invaluable contributions in making this event a resounding success. Together, let us embark on this transformative journey, shaping sustainable futures through the illuminating lens of geophysics.

Dr. Hamdi, M.Si.
Chairman of PIT HAGI 2022 – 2024

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we extend my warmest greetings to all participants of the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting (PIT) of the Indonesian Association of Geophysicists (HAGI), scheduled to take place in Padang from September 23 rd to 26 th , 2024.

Under the resonating theme, “Shaping Sustainable Futures through Geophysical Insight” our event aspires to transcend boundaries and forge pathways towards a more sustainable and resilient future. As we convene in Padang, renowned for its natural beauty and rich geological diversity, we are presented with a unique opportunity to harness the power of geophysical insights in tackling some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Throughout the course of the event, encompassing pre-event activities, the main event, and post-event engagements, we aim to facilitate an enriching exchange of ideas, perspectives, and wisdom among practitioners, academics, students, government officials, and relevant stakeholders.

Embracing the spirit of collaboration and inclusivity, we seek to delve deep into key sub-topics including Energy
Transition, Disaster Mitigation, Near Surface Geophysics, Energy Resilience, and Sustainability Data. Furthermore, we are delighted to announce that this year’s event will embrace the ethos of a Green Convention, embodying our commitment to environmental stewardship. By minimizing paper usage and waste generation, we endeavor to set a precedent for sustainable event management practices within our community.

We extend my heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and organizers for their unwavering support and dedication in making this event a reality. Together, let us embark on this journey of exploration, discovery, and collaboration, as we endeavor to shape sustainable futures through the transformative power of geophysical insight.

Randy A.K. Condronegoro
President of HAGI 2022 – 2024

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