12th International Earth Science Olympiad
8 - 17 August 2018, Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus, Thailand

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Welcome Messages

Assoc. Prof. Piniti Ratananukul, Ph.D.

Adviser to the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Earth Science Olympiad

Deputy Secretary General of the Promotion of Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra

Asst. Prof. Thatchavee Leelawat, Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Earth Science Olympiad

Vice President for Information Technology and Kanchanaburi Campus, Mahidol University, Thailand

Prinya Putthapiban, Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 12th International Earth Science Olympiad

Division of Geoscience, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus, Thailand

About IESO2018

The province of Kanchanaburi is approximately 123 km west of our capital, Bangkok (about two-hour drive by car), with a wealth of natural and historical attractions. The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, the Saiyok Yai Waterfall, to mention just a few. The climate is tropical otherwise moderately pleasant throughout the year with temperature varying from 20 ℃ to 38 ℃ and with some showers from July to September. Owing to its location amid Permian-Triassic karst landscapes, Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus, fits so nicely as the venue for the IESO 2018 activities.

Thailand takes this auspicious occasion to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who is the first ever recipient of the IUSS Humanitarian Soil Scientist Award; His Majesty's official birthday December 5th is also recognized internationally as the World Soil Day. His Majesty is the recipient of the UNDP Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award. His Majesty has also been recognized as Father of Water Resource Management and Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation by the Thai people.

Preliminary Program : 8 to 17 August 2018

Schedule for Students

Date Activities
Day 1 (8-Aug) Wednesday Arrival, Registration & Welcome Dinner
Day 2 (9-Aug) Thursday Opening Ceremony and Excursion
Day 3 (10-Aug) Friday Excursion
Day 4 (11-Aug) Saturday Written test
Day 5 (12-Aug) Sunday Practical Test
Day 6 (13-Aug) Monday International Team Field Investigation (ITFI)
Day 7 (14-Aug) Tuesday Excursion, Team Preparation for ITFI. and Earth System Project (ESP)
Day 8 (15-Aug) Wednesday Oral Presentation for ITFI, ESP
Day 9 (16-Aug) Thursday Closing Ceremony and Farewell Party
Day 10 (17-Aug) Friday Departure

Schedule for Mentors and Observers

Date Activities
Day 1 (8-Aug) Wednesday Arrival, Registration & Welcome Dinner
Day 2 (9-Aug) Thursday Opening Ceremony, 1st Jury Meeting,Written Test Review and Translation
Day 3 (10-Aug) Friday 2nd Jury Meeting, Written and Practical Tests Review and Translation
Day 4 (11-Aug) Saturday Excursion
Day 5 (12-Aug) Sunday Excursion
Day 6 (13-Aug) Monday Visiting students' ITFI Activities
Day 7 (14-Aug) Tuesday Excursion, Moderation, 3rd Jury Meeting
Day 8 (15-Aug) Wednesday Attending Students' Presentations
Day 9 (16-Aug) Thursday Closing Ceremony and Farewell Party
Day 10 (17-Aug) Friday Departure

Contact information

Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus

199 m 9 SangChuto Lumsum Saiyok
Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)3458-5058
Contact us: ieso2018@posn.or.th

POSN Foundation

Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 2528916, Fax: +66 2 2528917