The 25th EM Induction Workshop, Turkey, September 2022
The international Electromagnetic (EM) Induction Workshops of IAGA Division VI are the premier events for researchers around the world to exchange on latest developments in the field of electromagnetic geophysics. The Workshop is an important event for both the international research community and for many sectors of industry and government that use EM methods for geothermal, mining, petroleum and energy exploration, groundwater and environmental resource evaluation, geohazard monitoring such as GIC (Geomagnetically Induced currents in technological systems) and many other fields. The workshop as a whole is suitable as well for graduate students and junior scientists.
On behalf of the Local Organization Committee, it is both my pleasure and honor to invite you to the 25th international Electromagnetic Induction Workshop (EMIW2022), the major event of the EM geophysics community and IAGA Division VI. The 25th Workshop will be held on 11-17, September 2022 in Çeşme by institutions and companies from Turkey, represented by a local organizing committee (LOC). The University of Ankara has responsibility for the coordination of the workshop arrangements. This EM Workshop will be the second one organized in Turkey after 42 years; the 5th EM Workshop was held in 1980 and organized by Istanbul University.
The EMIW2022 at Çeşme will be an exciting opportunity for scientists, researchers, students, and representatives of the many industry sectors and public institutions to share and discuss the latest EM methodology and technology developments.
The workshop location Çeşme is a Mediterranean resort town on the Aegean seaside. The name ‘Çeşme’ means ‘fountain’ and comes from many fountains in Ottoman times. The workshop venue is located on the Aegean Sea coast with a beach. The province has some crucial locations for scientists, particularly the EM community.
In ancient times, the region was named as Ionia and contributed to world history in various ways. It was the main gate point for the migration of first farmers to Europe starting from 9000 BC during the Neolithic revolution. The biggest and most populated Hellenistic and Roman cities were founded in Ionia. Ephesus was the primary center for rising of Christianity. St. Paul lived in Ephesus from AD 52 to 54 and worked with the congregation and organized missionary activity into the hinterlands. Emperor Justinian I built the Basilica of St. John in the 6th century AD. The Miletus ancient city is the home of Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, the most famous Miletus natural scholars of classical times. In 582 BC, Thales predicted the solar eclipse and produced new theories in astronomy and geometry. Anaximander and Anaximenes have formulated the first scientific rule as “sufficient reason for a natural phenomenon exists in nature”. But they assumed that it is possible to reach the objective reality by only cognition without experimenting. The word “magnet” is originated from the ancient city of Magnesia. The first standard coin (the invention of money) was released in Sardis about 650 BC. The ancient city Aphrodisias was famous for its sculpture school and progress between 1 BC and 6 AC.
The participants of EMIW2022 will have a chance to visit Ephesus and other exciting locations such as Artemis Temple, St. John Basilica and Ephesus Museum. The excursion route crosses the Menderes River, flowing in a series of curves and bends. The term ‘meander’ derives from the Menderes River.
Finally, I would like to inform you that the workshop's theme is chosen to be ‘virtue’ which is personified with the statue of ancient Goddess Arete found at the Celsus Library, Ephesus. Three more statues accompany Arete at the niches of the Celsus Library; Sophia, Episteme and Ennoia, symbolising wisdom, knowledge and intelligence, respectively. These are the values that light the way of scientists.
Hope to see you in Çeşme, in September 2022.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet T. Başokur
Chair of LOC