|This session is proposed in the framework of 1620R TERPRO-INQUA
project and IAEA project with the aim of using the updated database for
a robust calibration of PFDHA attenuation parameters.
The session will address issues related to surface rupture hazard which
can result in damage to structures located nearby active faults. Recent
earthquakes have shown that distributed surface faulting can be of engineering
significance, even for moderate quakes. In the probabilistic approach
(PFDHA), the attenuation term describing the decrease of displacement
with distance is based on sparsely populated databases. There is thus
a need to build a worldwide, unified and standardized dataset with an
improved spatial completeness and a broad magnitude range.
It is encouraged contributions that provide field data on earthquake ruptures,
explore the impact of "site-specific" conditions such as surficial geology,
develop remote sensing techniques to enrich the dataset based on classical
field measurements, and present how uncertainties are treated.
Session link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session13523.html
Abstract deadline: 3 August, 11:59 P.M. EDT.
Conveners: S. Baize (France), T. Dawson (USA), K. Sugaya
and M. Takao (Japan).
EX-AQUA 2016 "PALAEOHYDROLOGICAL
EVIDENCE AND ARCHIVES"
Padova, Italy; 26 September - 1 October, 2016
| This conference is sponsored by the
TERPRO Commission (EX-AQUA project) and organized by
the Department of Geosciences of Padova University and AIQUA (Italian
Association for Quaternary Sciences), with the patronage of AIGeo
(Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology).
The meeting in Padova will consist of an afternoon welcome
session, 2 full days of oral and poster presentations about palaeohydrological
events, their archives and the methodology to recognize, describe and
date their evidence. The conference will be followed by a 3-days
fieldtrip aimed at discussing methodology and results applied
in selected case studies dealing with extreme events in the Venetian-Friulian
Plain, the southern Alps, the Classical Karst and Istria Peninsula.
You can submit abstracts about oral or poster presentations related to
the main following topics of suggested sessions:
- Holocene hydrological events and climate change
- Historical flood events and chronology
- Geochronology of palaeohydrological events: methods and results
- Events, phases or periods of flooding and drought: recognition and distinction
- Human impact and societal resilience: Geoarchaeology & Palaeohydrology
- Quaternary fluvial system evolution and flood/drought variations
- Weather, climate and chronicles: temporal series and archives
- Palaeoenvironmental analyses and palaeohydrology
- New techniques of relevance for palaeohydrological investigations
Deadline for abstracts submission: July 15th 2016.
Deadline for payment of early registration and fieldtrip fees: July 15th
Online registration is available via website of MV Congressi: http://mvcongressi.onlinecongress.it/Cod1764
the second circular click here
To download the
abstract format click here
Conference E-mail: email@example.com
INQUA travel grants for young scientists (ECR) will be available for covering
travel and accommodation costs or part of them.(see details in the circular).
Organizing Committee: A. Fontana, P. Mozzi, S. Rossato and N. Surian (University
WORKING GROUP CONFERENCE
"QUATERNARY GEOLOGY OF NORTH-CENTRAL POLAND:
FROM THE BALTIC COAST TO THE LGM LIMIT"
Wladyslawowo, Poland; 28 August - 2 September, 2016
| This meeting is sponsored by the TERPRO Commission
(The Peribaltic WG), the Committee for Quaternary Research of Polish Academy
of Sciences and the Association of Polish Geomorphologists.
It will comprise two days conference in Wladyslawowo
with introductory lectures, oral and poster sessions followed by four
days field symposium. Scientific sessions will be: Quaternary
landscapes and deposits. Methods of sedimentological and stratigraphical
research. Coastal dynamics and sea-level change. Natural hazards and risk
assessment. Excursion topics will be: Sandy barriers formed under sea-level
rise and no-tide conditions. Pleistocene fluvial successions and record
of deltaic sedimentation. Periglacial, glacial and glaciolacustrine sediments.
The Late Weichselian glacigenic landscape in Poland.
End of registration: 31 May, 2016.
Third circular and abstract submission deadline: 15 June, 2016.
Papers submission deadline for Quaternary Int. Sp. Issue: 1 November,
More information at http://www.inqua2016.pl/
the 1st circular click here
Contact: D. Moskalewicz (Secretary). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizing committee: R. Sokolowski, D. Moskalewicz, P. Wozniak (Univ.
of Gdansk); W. Narloch, M. Jankowski, W. Wysota (Nicolaus Copernicus University
in Torun) and P. Czubla (Univ. of Lodz).
CAREER RESEARCHER CONFERENCE AND SUMMER SCHOOL 2016:
AND MODELLING TO UNDERSTAND
PAST CLIMATE CHANGES"
University of Reading, UK; 5-9 September, 2016
|This 5 day residential event at the University of Reading
aims to bring together young researchers from the palaeo -observational
and climate- modelling communities and show how their skills can complement
each other. The conference will provide participants with the ability
to use modelling tools and palaeo-observations to understand the dynamics
of past climate changes. Participants will also present their own work
through oral and poster presentations and will have a chance to network
with their peers at social events.
Delegates will receive hands-on training in using and interpreting palaeoclimate
models and proxy data-model comparison and will showcase their own work
to their peers via oral and poster presentations.
You can register for the conference at: http://www.inquaecr2016.com/register.php
Abstract and funding application deadline: 5 July, 2016.
Registration deadline: 22 August, 2016.
|| 7th INQUA WORKSHOP ON PALEOSEISMOLOGY,
AND ARCHEOSEISMOLOGY - 7th PATA Days
USA; 31 May - 4 June, 2016
| The 7th PATA Days will be the first Workshop held in
the USA. Since 2009 the PATA Workshops (in Spain, Greece, Mexico,Germany,
South Korea, and Italy) have become the premier international exchange
of new paleo- and archeoseismic methods and results. The Workshop also
invites presentations on supporting studies such as Quaternary geochronology,
shallow geophysics, and Seismic Hazard Analyses that rely heavily on paleoseismic
input data. For 2016 PATA returns to the Western Hemisphere and to field
areas where paleoseismology developed in the USA in the late 1970s. It
will be held in the Town of Crestone, Colorado in the northern Rio Grande
Most Conference activities will be held on the Baca Campus
of Colorado College. The Pre-Meeting Field Trip will
be a drive from Denver to Crestone. The Intra-Meeting Field Trip
will visit fault scarps within 10 km of Crestone. The Post-Meeting
Field Trip will view neotectonic and climatic landforms of the
Upper Arkansas graben.
The 1st PATA ROAD TRIP "FAULTS OF THE WILD WEST" will be from
24-30 May. The Road Trip is a 6-day, 2000 km loop led by Jim
McCalpin to visit famous historic surface ruptures and earthquake-induced
landslides of the "Wild West" of Utah-Idaho-Wyoming. Attendance
limited to 15, first come-first served.
Abstracts Due: February 1, 2016
Pre-registration: March 1, 2016
Four-page extended abstracts: March 1, 2016
More information at www.pata-days.org.
To download the
flyer click here
Organizer: J. McCalpin (USA).
Sponsored by: Crestone Science Center, GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc., INQUA,
Adams State University, Colorado College and University of Colorado-Boulder.
OF THE INQUA SAm-GeoQuat FG
"INTERACTIONS BETWEEN QUATERNARY CLIMATIC FORCING, TECTONICS AND VOLCANISM
ALONG DIFFERENT TECTONIC SETTINGS OF SOUTH AMERICA"
La Serena, Chile, 5-7th October, 2015
|The closing meeting of the 1311 INQUA project is hosted
at the XIV Chilean Geological Congress, one of the most
important events for geoscientists in South America for 2015. This will
be held in the coastal city of La Serena (yr. 1544, the second old city
of Chile), in an area with good outcrops of Quaternary sequences.
The workshop (5th October) will be a space for discussion
in order to enhance the exchange of information and strategies for the
future objectives of geoscientists actively working in the Quaternary
of South America. Also future activities of networking will be deeply
discussed. Training activities through conferences of some specialists
of the FG are planned for this meeting.
The central point for discussions will be the final edition of the special
volume of Quaternary International that will collect some selected contributions
presented in the previous meetings of the 1311 project. In general, these
contributions are based on advances generated on the integrated analyses
of the tectonic-volcanic vs. climatic interplay on the Late Quaternary
landscape evolution of the target regions of the project (2013/2015).
A field trip (7th October) in the coastal
area of La Serena is organized: "The coastal ridges and dunes of
La Serena Norte, Coquimbo Bay, portraying the last 6000 years of coastal
evolution" (J.P. Milana, Argentina, and A. Garcia, Chile; Leaders).
Partial travel grants for the participation of PhD students and ECRs will
be covered by the 1311 INQUA project.
To download the grant application click
More information is available at: www.congresogeologicochileno.cl
Organizer: D. Kröhling (email@example.com;
OF INQUA RAISIN PROJECT & IUSS
COMMISSION ON PALEOPEDOLOGY
"SOIL AND PALEOSOLS OF BRAZIL"
Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil,
23-29 August 2015
|23 Aug: Welcome reception, Campinas,
24 Aug: Field trip to Poços de Caldas
(MG): Tropical Soils (Ferralsols, Acrisols, Bauxite profiles,
presentations and discussion, Geoscience Institute (UNICAMP, University
of Campinas), Campinas (SP).
25 Aug: Field Trip to Piracicaba and Itirapina (SP):Tropical
Soils (Ferralsols, Acrisols, Lateritic profiles, Plinthosols)
presentations and discussion, UNICAMP.
26 Aug: Workshop presentations and discussion, UNICAMP.
27 Aug: Field Trip to Cananéia (SP): Tropical
Podzols in the coastal area of Cananéia.
28 Aug: Field Trip to Ilha Comprida (SP): Quaternary
29 Aug: Return to Campinas via São Paulo Airport.
Registration and abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2015.
To download the flyer click here.
Local Organizers: A. Batezelli and F.S. B. Ladeira (Brazil).
TERPRO BUSINESS MEETING - XIX
Japan; 28 July 2015 (19:00 - 20.30)
|TERPRO Business Meeting will be held on the Evening (19:00-20:30)
on July 28 (Tue) at Room 431, and will focus on the new Commission structure
and programs for the intercongress period 2015 - 2019.
We will present and discuss proposals for new IFG's and Projects, that
will cover the most relevant issues in Quaternary Terrestrial Processes,
Deposits, and History, that INQUA Scientific Community have identified
as crucial scientific questions to be addressed in the next four years.
Our goal is to develop new criteria and methodological approaches in scientific
fields where Quaternary geology is not well recognized and can play a
major role, such as in rates of soil formation, earthquake hazards evaluation,
flood hazard evaluation, mineral dust / loess as modifier of climate and
ecology, mountain landscapes evolution, and groundwater processes. Commission
projects therefore are requested to have a broad interdisciplinary perspective,
and to involve a high proportion of early career scientists in leadership
|The XIX INQUA Congress will be
held in Nagoya, Japan, July 27-August 2, 2015.
The Congress program will address the themes of the INQUA Commissions
during 6 days of oral and poster sessions, plenary presentations, and
side meetings. The scientific program will be garnished with social
events at scenic spots, and of course, in the tradition of INQUA Congresses,
with attractive field trips before, during, and after the Congress week.
Details about the Congress, including registration, accomodation, fieldtrips,
scientific sessions, events, and abstract submission details will be
found at http://inqua2015.jp/
The TERPRO Session List is at: http://convention.jtbcom.co.jp/inqua2015/session/index.html#terpro
The deadline for abstracts and financial support submissions is: 20
Early bird-registration: 28 February, 2015.
registration: 31 March, 2015
To download the flyer click here
ON GRADUALISM VS CATASTROPHISM IN LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION
SW Siberia, Russia, 2-4 July 2015
This IAG Regional conference-2015 will be organized
by IAG jointly with the Russian Association of Geomorphologists
and will be hosted by the Altai State University (ASU).
It is co-sponsored by the TERPRO Commission ( IFG Hazards and
The conference topics will be:
(i) Geomorphic processes (tectonic, igneous, surface, extraterrestrial),
their magnitude-frequency relations and outcomes for shaping the landscape;
(ii) Rock and climatic control in geomorphology,
(iii) Cenozoic and Quaternary landscape evolution,
(iv) Geomorphology and man,
(v) Geomorphological techniques.
24-30 June: Pre-conference field trip "Tectonic geomorphology,
seismogeology, geoarchaeology of the Baikal region".
2-4 July. IAG Regional Conference at the Altai State University.
5-11 July: Post-conference field trip "Russian Altai
in the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene: Geomorphological catastrophes
and landscape rebound".
IAG-TERPRO joint Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists
and Quaternary Researchers (ICYG) will be held in the framework
of the post-conference field trip in the form of discussions and seminars
on the issues presented during the fieldtrip.
For more details see the conference website: http://iag2015.rurs.net/
To download the first circular click here
INQUA travel grants for graduate students and young scientists (ECR)
will be available. Please find the application form in the Conference
website. The form is to be sent before November 25, 2014 to the Conference
Deadline for sessions: 1st February, 2015.
1st February, 2015: registration forms and abstracts due
31st March, 2015: registration fee and conference field trips payments.
Conference E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main organizing committee: G. Baryshnikov, A. Bondarenko, Y. Vinokurov
and A. Panin (Russia).
INQUA WORKSHOP ON ACTIVE TECTONICS, PALEOSEISMOLOGY AND ARCHEOSEISMOLOGY
Pescina, Fuscino Basin, Central Italy, 19-24 April 2015
The aim of the meeting is to celebrate the centenary of
the 1915 M7 Fucino earthquake, that has been one of the most devastating
earthquakes occurred in the Apennines. The earthquake produced extensive
surface faulting and left a strong imprint in the landscape giving rise
to an incredibly rich seismological, geological and paleoseismological
amount of studies in the last century.
Scientific sessions will be attended in the unique historical
and cultural atmosphere of the Pescina village, followed by 2
days-field trip in the Fucino and L'Aquila area, retracing on
the field the path of faults, landscapes, castles and ancient settlements.
A pre-congress archaeoseismic tour in Rome will be offered
to all the participants.
Topics will cover earthquake geology, paleoseismology, archeoseismology,
tsunami studies, earthquake engineering and seismic hazard assessment.
From the web page http://www.fucino2015.it
it is possible to register to the meeting and to submit an abstract.
Deadline for application to INQUA grants: 28 December 2014.
Deadline for Registration to Workshop and Abstract Submission: 15 January 2015.
Deadline for Registration to Field Trips and Social Events: 15 February 2015.
download the early announcement click here
To download the flyer click here
Organizing committee: A. Blumetti, F. Cinti, P. De Martini, F. Galadini, A. Michetti, D. Pantosti and E. Vittori E.
WORKSHOP OF THE SARA PROJECT
(SOUTH AMERICA RISK ASSESSMENT PROJECT)
ON "INVENTORY OF QUATERNARY DEFORMATION OF SOUTH AMERICA"(GEM)
WORKSHOP OF THE INQUA SAm-GeoQuat FG
Santiago, Chile, 17-20 November, 2014
This meeting will be organized under the framework of the
Global Earthquake Model (GEM, http://www.globalquakemodel.org/).
It is an initiative co-sponsored by TERPRO in order to reach more integration
of the different working groups of both international projects.
A core part of the activities of the SARA project (GEM) deals with settling
guidelines for the compilation of neotectonic structures. One of the main
objectives is to train human resources in the mapping and compilation
of hazardous structures and particularly in how to estimate or derive
key parameters for understanding their significance as potential seismogenic
sources. Training activities through conferences, discussion of compilation
criteria and mapping of hazardous crustal faults in South America (SA)
are planned for this meeting.
17 Nov.: Arrival and reception (Santiago).
18 - 20 Nov.: Workshop at the Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile (PUC), Santiago.
Main workshop topics will be:
(i) Advances in the knowledge of neotectonic of SA during the last decade.
Cases and examples, use of new technologies, new models, etc.
(ii) Compilation and mapping of neotectonic structures applied to the
characterization of seismic sources.
(iii) Comparison of different maps and databases.
(iv) Discussion on the adaptation of common criteria between neotectonists
and specialists dedicated to the investigation of surface processes in
different geological environments, aiming to the reconstruction of process
in the Quaternary in SA.
To download the announcement
Partial travel grants for the participation of PhD students and ECRs will
be covered by the 1311 INQUA project. Grant applicants are invited to
send a request form with a short CV.
Contact: D. Kröhling (email@example.com)
Organizers: C. Costa, D. Kröhling (Argentina), J. Cembrano Perasso
and I. Santibanez Boric (Chile).
CECLAP PROJECT WORKSHOP
"LATE PLEISTOCENE GLACIATION AND DEGLACIATION
IN THE WESTERN ALPS"
Grenoble-Chambéry, France, 10-12 November 2014
The 2014 meeting of the CECLAP Project points to continue
the discussion on the late Pleistocene in the Alps, and in particular
on the western sector, in order to compare and discuss the processes and
the chronology of the events. The aim is to arrive to a final synthesis
with the publication of the results, in particular the circumalpine correlation
and the establishment of a common chronology. It is invited to participate to all the interested researchers in France and who attended the Alpine workshops of the project in the last two years.
The Workshop will take place in the area of Grenoble-Chambéry
and would be coupled with one or two excursions in the Gresivaudan
valley and to the Lacs de Laffrey.
Interested colleagues to participate have to inform to the organization through a registration
form. To download the
form click here.
Grants for the participation of students and early-career scientists
are available. Grant applicants are invited to send a request with a
short CV (1 page).
Contact: G. Monegato (Italy). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisers: P. Schoeneich, P. Deline (France) and G. Monegato (Italy)
RAISIN PROJECT & IUSS COMMISSION ON PALEOPEDOLOGY WORKSHOP "SOIL-FORMING PROCESSES
AND THEIR RATES"
Desert Research Institute & Desert Studies Center, Mojave Desert,
USA, 26-31 October 2014
26 Oct: 6-9pm
Reception/appetizers at DRI (Desert Research Institute), Las Vegas.
27 Oct: 9am-2pm Workshop presentations
at DRI, Las Vegas, afternoon: transfer to Desert Studies Center, Mojave
Desert (arrival 6:30 pm).
28 Oct: 9-12:30 Workshop presentations,
afternoon: field trip to Silver Lake Playa.
29 - 31 Oct: Field trips to Providence Mountains,
Death Valley, Panamint Valley, Panamint Mountains, where well-analyzed
soil chronosequences on various dated parent materials will be shown and
It is possible also to combine this workshop with the GSA Meeting (19-22
Oct in Vancouver):
and/or the SSSA Meeting (2-5 Nov in Long Beach, CA):https://www.soils.org/meetings
Registration and abstract submission: 5 Aug. - 20 Sep. through the website:
Contact: E. Mc Donald (DRI, Reno, NV, Eric.McDonald@dri.edu)
and D. Sauer (TU Dresden, Germany, email@example.com).
Organizers: E. Mc Donald (USA) and D. Sauer (Germany).
5th INQUA MEETING ON PALEOSEISMOLOGY, ACTIVE TECTONICS AND ARCHEOSEISMOLOGY
Busan, Korea, 21-27 September 2014
| This PATA-days meeting has been expanding, with fruitful
and intense discussion to increase the knowledge of past earthquakes.It
will include a 2-days workshop with keynote lectures,
talks and posters, as well as a 3-day field trip to Quaternary
terraces, NPP sites, Active faults and Archeological sites (in the old
capital city of Gyeongju) around SE Korea. Busan is Korea's
second biggest city and one of its most visited tourist sites.
Grants for graduate students and young scientists will
The Outstanding Presentations will be awarded to promote
and reward students and young scientists for quality research.
More information is available at: www.pata-days.org
Deadlines: Registration and payment: 31 May, 2014
31 May, 2014
Online Registration: http://www.pata-days.org
To download the first circular click here.
A. Michetti (Italy), P.G. Silva (Spain), K. Reicherter (Germany), L. Guerrieri
(Italy), K. Okamura (Japan), A. Soehaimi (India), D. Cheong (Korea), W.-S.
Kee (Korea) and Y.-S. Kim (Korea).
Turkey, 15-19 September, 2014
This international multidisciplinary workshop (two
days of lectures in Ankara; 15-16 Sep.) and three days
of fieldtrip (17-19 Sept.) will discuss the interactions between
lakes and human during the Quaternary in the largest saline and freshwater
lakes of Europe (Lakes Tuz and Beysehir) and Catalhoyuk and Meke maar
lake in the Konya basin.
Topics will range from Quaternary geology, geomorphology, archaeology,
climatology, history, geochemistry to natural hazards.
Call for papers open: 15 February, 2014.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 July, 2014.
Contact: Kuvaterner Arastirma GRUBU, Quaternary research group (www.kuvaterner.org).
First circular available from: http://quicklakeh2014.kuvaterner.org,
To download the first circular click
Conveners: Nizamettin Kazanci (Ankara University, TR), Suzanne A. G. Leroy
(Brunel University, UK), Alper Gurbuz (Nigde University, TR)
University of Bonn, Germany; 9-15 June, 2014
|The meeting consists of three
days of lectures (10-12 June, 2014) and three days
of field trip (13-15 June, 2014) to the Historical
River Rhine floods in Cologne - outburst floods by WW II
dam bombing along River Ruhr valley - July 1342 millennium flood (Weser
and Main River) - historic floods along River Main - extreme droughts
and floods in the Middle Rhine valley.
The following keywords span the range of topics for scientific session
during the conference:
i) Past hydrological events and periods related to global change,
ii) Development of refined global and regional chronologies on hydrological
events and periods,
iii) Historical perspectives of current hazards,
iv) Relevance of Pleistocene hydrological events for the presence
v) Drought analysis - an underestimated problem and future challenge,
vi) Implications of long term research in relation to forecasts and
prognoses for the future,
vii) Interpreting human impact,
viii) Estimation of previous and future damage and losses,
ix) Extreme wave events in the past and future,
x) Extraterrestrial flows and floods,
xi) New techniques and methods of investigation (dating techniques,
historical source analysis, hydraulic interpretation of geomorphological
and sedimentological structures).
Further details like important dates, registration, abstract submission
are available from the homepage of the conference at: http://web.giub.uni-bonn.de/hex2014/.
To download the flyer
Contact: Juergen Herget (local organiser). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AND INTERNATIONAL FIELD COURSE ON SOUTHERN CENTRAL ANDES VOLCANISM
Salta, NW Argentina, 11-21 November, 2013
|The meeting (11-12 Nov.:
workshop; 13-21 Nov.: field course)
is sponsored by the Instituto GEONORTE -Universidad Nacional
de Salta, the INQUA Sam-GeoQuat FG -TERPRO, the Latin American
Assoc. of Volcanology - ALVO, CONAE, INENCO-CONICET and IAVCEI.
The most important tectonic-related process of landscape development
in large parts of the Andes is Quaternary volcanism. This target
area belongs to the Central Volcanic Zone of South America (that
extends from S Peru to the 28°S). Quaternary-recent volcanoes
make a continuous arc through W Bolivia and into E Chile-W Argentina
and represented by a remarkable variety of volcanic features
ranging from monogenetic tephra cones of basaltic andesite to
wide-spread sheets of rhyolitic ignimbrite.
This 20th edition of the course is specially oriented to PhD
students and geoscientists. It is a field training, dealing
with theoretical concepts and field interpretations of deposits
and volcanic structures developed in the Southern Central Andes.
Fieldworks, complemented by theoretical lectures, will cover
diverse techniques used in volcanological field investigation.
It will be conducted mainly in the Miocene-recent San Antonio
de los Cobres volcanic field. Fieldworks will include 1 day
accross the Salta Rift related volcanism and examination of
different outcrops around San Antonio de los Cobres visiting
collapse calderas, stratovolcanoes, monogenetic volcanoes, epithermal
dome associated ore deposits and geothermal fields.
The main target of this field practice is to show and discuss
common and practice methodologies useful in volcanic sequences,
as well as to train young researchers in the recognition and
understanding of pyroclastic deposits, as ignimbrites, surges,
ash fall deposits in proximal and distal facies, the most common
sedimentary structures and their utility as well as hidrothermal
More information is available at: http://www.unsa.edu.ar/~geonorte/cursos/curing13.htm
. The Field Course is competitive and will be limited to a max.
of 30 participants, due to logistic reasons.
Grants for PhD students and early-career scientists (less than
ten years after their PhD) from South American countries are
available from the Sam-GeoQuat IFG (TERPRO-INQUA).
grant applications: D. Kröhling. E-mail: email@example.com,
Deadline for grant applications: 20 October, 2013.
Organizers: Dr. J. Viramonte and Dr. M. Arnosio (Argentina).
INQUA-IGCP-GRAPHIC WORKSHOP AND TRAINING COURSE
Bobole, Mozambique, 14-19 October 2013
|The Workshop will be held
at the Casa Lisa Lodge, Bobole (Mozambique) on October
14-19, 2013. Presentations on groundwater basin dynamics,
palaeogroundwater studies: isotopes, noble gases, groundwater
dating methods, modeling and intrusion of old seawater are invited.
Results from the present G@GPS basins will be presented there
and particularly studies of major groundwater aquifers in Africa,
which are not at the present registered as G@GPS aquifers, will
be invited. Transport from hotels in Maputo to Bobole will be
organized in the morning of October 14th. It will be considered
to organize special day-trips for accompanying members.
The Training Course will be held during 4-7 October, with one
day in the field. The course will form a M.Sc. course under
the new Geoscience M.Sc. programme at the University of Eduardo
Mondlane and the participants who complete the course will achieve
the exam paper from the university.
i) Climate history of Africa and predictions
for the future. The lecture(s) will in particular be relevant
for the understanding of past groundwater recharge.
ii) Presentation of data from the Maputo Groundwater
Basin in Mozambique. Future studies of this will be discussed,
with main focus on field work and laboratory analysis.
iii) The use of stable isotopes to estimate
recharge temperatures and rates.
iv) The use of radioactive isotopes to estimate
v) The use of other geochemical parameters
to estimate recharge conditions and transit times.
vi) Salinization processes and the identification
of old seawater components.
vii) The problem of mixed groundwater (i.e.
old groundwater mixed with modern precipitation, old groundwater
mixed with seawater).
viii) Groundwater modeling, in particular modeling
in data-poor areas.
ix) Field and laboratory methods for groundwater
recharge studies, with one full day in the Maputo Basin.
More information, including the registration form is available
Preliminary registration deadline: May 31, 2013
Contact: Sylvi Haldorsen (Norway). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING COURSE AND WORKSHOP OF THE INQUA Sam-GeoQuat FG
"FROM THE PAMPEAN RANGES TO THE NORTH PAMPA: TECTONIC AND CLIMATIC
FORCING ON THE LATE QUATERNARY LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION"
Central Argentina, 14-18 October 2013
|The Field Course
is open to young researchers from South American countries (PhD
students & Post-Docs). Fieldwork activities will include a 5
days intensive trip along four Argentine provinces (San Luis,
Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos), from
the Eastern Pampean Ranges through the North Pampa Plain to
the Parana Fluvial Belt. The trip will follow a ca.
1,100 km geological transect along a key region of the extra-Andean
South America that allow discuss in situ outcropping sequences
and landforms. This field course provides training in field
observation from different geological subdisciplines. The main
task of the course will be to stimulate multidisciplinary field
discussions between the sub-groups of neotectonics and those
sub-groups dedicated to the research of climatically driven
processes of the Quaternary, the adaptation of common criteria
for the use of all the information on the analyses of the landscape
evolution and the application of new laboratory techniques.
As the group is travelling, a series of evening talks will take
The Workshop of the Sam-GeoQuat
Group will be held in Miramar city (Córdoba
province), on the afternoon of 16 October, 2013. The indoor
program will consist of invited plenary lectures (members of
the Group), talks by participants (including young researchers)
and roundtable discussions.
The Field Course is competitive and will be limited
to a max. of 20 participants, due to logistic reasons. It will
only be approved after personal participation in all field activities
and all exercises and approval of a final test on the topics
discussed in the course. Certificate of attendance for all participants
and assessment qualifies for credits towards PhD. Grants for
PhD students and early-career scientists (less than ten years
after their PhD) from South American countries are available.
download the first circular click here.
To download the second
circular click here.
Grant applicants are requested to submit the application form
for the course (to
download it please click here).
Deadline for grant applications: 30 July, 2013. Deadline for
registration: 30 August, 2013.
Contact: D. Kröhling. E-mail: email@example.com,
Organizers: The Field Course will be coordinated by experienced
workers who are active participants of the SAm-GeoQuat Group:
D. Kröhling, C. Costa, C. Carignano, E. Piovano, E. Brunetto
and F. Córdoba (Argentina).
4th INQUA MEETING ON PALEOSEISMOLOGY, ACTIVE TECTONICS AND
Aachen, Germany, 9-14 October 2013
|The last three meetings in
Spain (2009), Greece (2011), and Mexico (2012) brought together
more than 250 international scientists from earthquake geology
and all neighbouring disciplines. Paleoseismological research
is imperative to seismic hazard studies. It will gain even more
importance in the emerging discussion on seismic safety of nuclear
power plants and waste deposits, chemical industry and other
critical facilities and infrastructure. During the Aachen meeting
the participants will deepen international collaboration; they
will discuss the road map of the discipline and also they will
throw the points of future initiatives.The 4th meeting of the
TERPRO FG on Paleoseismology and Active Tectonics will be held
in Aachen (Germany) on October, 9-14, 2013.
It consists of one day pre-meeting field trip, three days of
scientific talks and poster sessions and one day post-meeting
Abstract submission (acceptance after review and payment) and
registration deadline: July 15, 2013. Abstracts will be maximum
4 pages including figures and references. Travel grants will
be available for Early Career Researchers from developing countries.
More information, including thematic sessions, venue, abstract
format and costs are available at: http://www.pata-days.org/ ,
To download the first
circular click here.
Contact: Christoph Grützner (Germany). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: K. Reicherter, C. Grützner and T. Fernández-Steeger
(Germany), H.-B. Havenith (Belgium), R. Pérez-López, M. Rodríguez-Pascua
and P.G. Silva (Spain), T. Spies (Germay).
(INTIMATE & INQUA-CECLAP)
Obergurgl, Austria, 3-7 October 2013
| This workshop is part of INTIMATE (COST
Action ES0907, http://cost-es0907.geoenvi.org)
and will be organized jointly with CECLAP, an initiative sponsored
by INQUA-TERPRO to examine the Late Pleistocene chronostratigraphy
across the Alps. The venue is Obergurgl (Austria) in the Ötztal
Alps of Tyrol, where the University of Innsbruck operates
a conference centre (http://www.uz-obergurgl.at/english/).
Date: October 3-9, 2013.
The aim is to discuss and compile climate proxy records from the greater
Alpine region for the time window 60 to 8 ka and to make them eventually
available to the palaeoclimate and modelling community in an easy-to-access
database. Records from all archives and from all parts of the Alps
and their foreland will be considered. Emphasis will be on well-dated
records providing quantifiable proxy information of past climate,
ice, hydrology or vegetation dynamics. The ultimate goal is to advance
the understanding of the timing and rate of climate change in the
Alps between 60 ka and the early Holocene and to catalyse future international
collaboration. The workshop will consist of invited overview presentations,
breakout-sessions in smaller groups, and posters. Each participant
is expected to bring slides to the breakout-sessions showing relevant
aspects of either published or soon-to-be-published data. We particularly
welcome attempts to correlate proxy records across different archives
or regions. Posters are welcome. Overview presentations will be solicited
by the organizers. There will be no abstract volume.
To download the first circular
Registration and Grant applications deadline: October 10, 2013. E-mail
Organizers: C. Spötl (email@example.com),
K. Koinig (firstname.lastname@example.org),
O. Heiri (email@example.com),
G. Monegato (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INQUA AEOMED PROJECT WORKSHOP
"SOILS AND DUST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN"
Ulm, Germany, 4-5 October 2013
4 October: Workshop: Part of the time will
comprise oral and poster presentations on aeolian sediments
and additions to soils in the Mediterranean. Another part of
the time will be reserved for discussing collaboration between
research groups working in various Mediterranean areas. Possibilities
for common efforts to improve our knowledge on aeolian sediments
over the Mediterranean region, their sources, trajectories,
and their analytical identification will be discussed in the
group. Known occurrences of loess and loess-like sediments that
are not yet included in the loess map of Europe (see Mediterranean
part of the map below) will be compiled.
5 October: Field trip: "Landscape history,
soil development and paleolithic caves along the rivers Blau
Young scientists and scientists from low-income countries may
apply for travel grants until 30 June.
More information: https://ppsg2011.uni-hohenheim.de/84832.
Contact: D. Sauer. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract submission deadline: 15 July. Registration deadline:
Organizers: D. Sauer and A. Kadereit (Germany)
Mediterranean part of the "Loess Map of Europe" (Haase et
al., 2007. Quat. Sci. Rev. 26, 9-10, 1301-1312).
INQUA RAISIN PROJECT WORKSHOP
"RATES OF SOIL FORMING PROCESSES IN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE"
University of Calabria, southern Italy, 24-28 September 2013
| Although the main focus of the workshop and field
trip will be on Mediterranean soil development, contributions on soil
forming processes in other climates are welcome as well.
24 and 25 September: Workshop. 26 Sept.: Field trip
to Rossano soil chronosequence (Ionian coast of Calabria),
guided by F. Scarciglia. 27 and 28 Sept.: Field trip to Metaponto
soil chronosequence (Gulf of Taranto, Basilicata), guided
by D. Sauer.
Young scientists and scientists from low-income countries may apply
for travel grants until 30 June.
Abstract submission will be open until 15 July, registration will
be open until 31 August.
Contact: D. Sauer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available at: https://ppsg2011.uni-hohenheim.de/94442
Organizers: F. Scarciglia (Italy) and D. Sauer (Germany).
IN ANCIENT LANDS: THE APENNINES AND THE LEVANT"
Kibbutz Maagan - Northern end of the Great Rift Valley, Israel, 16-18
The meeting (16 Sept.: open meeting;
17-18 Sept.: workshop and fieldtrip) is promoted
by the Italian Embassy in Israel, and co-sponsored by Hebrew University,
Universitá dell'Insubria and TERPRO-INQUA.
Lessons from the Apennines and the Levant are essential for understanding
earthquake landscapes and related hazards at a global level: The quality
and the quantity of data from Israel and Italy is probably unique;
these are among the few regions featuring unusually long seismic catalogues,
almost complete for strong events, with potential correlations to
extremely well known local geology and active tectonics.
Scholars that have published on the Levant and the Apennines can contribute
unique knowledge to other seismically active countries around the
world. In particular, we would like to offer perspectives focused
on the geological criteria for evaluating seismicity, which we consider
the best methodological approach for seismic hazard assessment and
risk mitigation. In both countries, Israel and Italy, we learn from
history and archaeology that recurrence intervals for strong, damaging
events can be longer than the seismic catalogue; therefore, geology
is becoming an essential tool. The geological approach to the understanding
of past earthquakes, also defined as paleoseismology, must be strongly
linked with history and archaeology, where the records of the more
recent period are best deciphered jointly.
To download the first circular click
here. Register at: http://www.itembassy.com/tel-aviv/
Abstracts and relevant literature available at : https://www.copy.com/s/R8KrtXnJ91eNCfi2
Organizers: A. Agnon (Hebrew University, email@example.com)
and A. Michetti (Universitá dell'Insubria, firstname.lastname@example.org)
|2nd INQUA AEOMED PROJECT WORKSHOP
"RECONSIDERING LOESS IN NORTHERN ITALY"
A field trip workshop in the Po Plain, northern
Italy, 1-3 July 2013
|The 2nd Workshop of AEOMED, with the support of INQUA,
Beta Analytic Ltd. Universitá dell'Insubria, Universitá
degli Studi di Milano, Universitá di Firenze and the Geological
Survey of Israel, will be organized as a field trip during
which several key sites of loess sequences located at the margin of
the Alps and the Apennines will be visited. Such a field workshop
in the Po Plain is a unique opportunity to discuss basic
questions such as variety of loess types, sources of the different
loess types, climatic deriving forces for loess transportation and
deposition, loess accumulation processes, the formation of loessial
soils in glacial and non glacial environments and its paleoclimate
interpretations. The aim is to bring together loess experts to discuss
the loess topic in Italy in the context of the loess issue in Europe
and around Mediterranean in several key sites. In addition, we would
like to stimulate the collaboration between scientists from countries
around the Mediterranean who work on the same issue.
The workshop is limited to ca. 30 participants, on a "first come first
served" basis, using registration form at the following link https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=D5mA6WS0qfmxosUkHEg1Fg.
There is no registration fee, but each participant will pay for accommodation
and meals; we are looking for cheap solutions. INQUA Grants for partially
support the participation of post-graduate students, young scientists,
and scientists from low GDP countries will be available. Please send
the application to: A. Zerboni (email@example.com),
including your CV and a brief motivation letter. The applications
will be considered only if the applicant has submitted the on-line
registration form available at the workshop website.
Deadline for registration: June 10, 2013
To download the final circular
and programme click here.
Organizing committee: R. Amit (Geological Survey of Israel, firstname.lastname@example.org),
A. Zerboni (Universitá degli Studi di Milano, email@example.com),
F. Livio (Universitá dell'Insubria - Como, firstname.lastname@example.org),
S. Carnicelli (Universitá di Firenze, email@example.com)
and A. M. Michetti (Universitá dell'Insubria - Como, firstname.lastname@example.org).
"RAPIDLY CHANGING LARGE LAKES AND HUMAN RESPONSE"
This multidisciplinary workshop will be held in Tehran
and the South Caspian Coast, Iran, on January 5-11, 2013.
It will include 2 days of lectures in Tehran (INIO, 5th -6th Jan)
and field work activities during a 5 day trip in a small group in
the Golestan Province, Southeast Caspian Coast (7th -11th Jan). Problems
caused by rapid water level changes in large lakes, such as the Caspian
Sea, the Aral Sea, the Dead Sea, the Beysekir Lake and other large
lakes in Turkey, and the impact on people and society, will be discussed.
The Workshop is organized by the Iranian National Institute for Oceanography
(INIO). The indoor programs will consist of invited plenary lectures,
talks by participants (including young researchers) and round-table
discussions, led by scientists and end-users.
the second circular click here
Convener: H. Lahijani, INIO, Tehran, Iran (email@example.com;
S. Leroy, Brunel University, London, UK (Suzanne.Leroy@brunel.ac.uk),
E.W. Sauer, Department of Classics, Edinburgh, UK (Eberhard.Sauer@ed.ac.uk)
and A. Pourmand, University of Miami, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Executive secretary: E. Nejadfallah (email@example.com,
Abstracts submission deadline: Octuber 1,
Deadline for Registration: November 20, 2012. A soft copy of abstract and registration form should be sent to Executive secretary.
1st INQUA CECLAP PROJECT WORKSHOP
"THE LGM IN THE ALPS: CHRONOLOGY, EXTENSION OF THE GLACIERS, PALAEOVEGETATION
AND THE EQUILIBRIUM LINE ALTITUDE"
|The 1st Workshop of the
CECLAP Project will be held at the Department of Chemistry,
Physics and Environment in Udine, Italy, on December 5-7, 2012.
The aim is to discuss the LGM in the Alps on field trips to
important sites in the Tagliamento end moraine system and the
The participants are requested to submit a few key research
questions concerning the theme of the workshop (no later than
the 5th Nov). This set of questions will be used to guide
the field discussion and the short plenary session at the end
of the second day.
To download the flyer click
Grants for students, early-career scientists (less than ten
years after their PhD) and scientists from low-GDP country are
available. Grant applicants are requested to submit a half-page
cv and a budget plan.
Contact: G. Monegato (Italy). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisers: G. Monegato (CNR-IGG, Italy), F. Preusser (Univ.
of Stockholm, Sweden), C. Ravazzi (CNR-IDPA, Italy) and C. Spötl
(Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria)
INQUA HEX EVENTS PROJECT WORKSHOP
"HYDROLOGICAL EXTREME EVENTS IN CHANGING CLIMATE: RECONSTRUCTING EXTREME
EVENTS FROM FLUVIAL CHRONOLOGIES AND THEIR LINKS TO CLIMATE AND ANTHROPOGENIC
|The 1st workshop of
the HEX Events project will be held at the Faculty of Geosciences,
Department of Physical Geography, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Date: November 29-30, 2012.
The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss on regional extended
records of hydrological events (above average stream flow and discrete
flood events) from multiple proxies (geological and historical)
and to establish in-phase and out-of-phase periods of hydrological
activity in response to climate and atmospheric circulation variability.
The output of the discussions is to produce a synthesis and regional
intercomparison of flood and drought histories based on radiometrically
dated fluvial units in river systems within a range of depositional
Follow-up: Network to set up a standard methodology to compare histories
of extreme event among regions.
Grants for students, early-career scientists (less than ten years
after their PhD) and scientists from low-GDP country are available.
To download agenda
Contact: G. Benito (Spain). E-mail:
Organisers: G. Benito (CSIC-Spain), K. Cohen (Univ. of Utrecht,
The Netherlands), M.G. Macklin (Aberystwyth University, UK), J.
Herget (University of Bonn, Germany).
"ACTIVE TECTONICS, PALEOSEISMOLOGY AND ARCHAEOSEISMOLOGY"
1st INQUA RAISIN PROJECT WORKSHOP
"RATES OF SOIL FORMING PROCESSES
- ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES, RESEARCH GAPS"
|The 1st Workshop of the RAISIN
Project Rates of soil forming processes obtained from soils
and paleosols in well-defined settings will be held in Charlotte,
North Carolina, USA, on November, 5-8, 2012.
It consists of three days of symposia and one day in the field.
No registration fees apply.
More information, including workshop topics, venue, registration
form, is available here:
The GSA Meeting will take place in Charlotte at the same time (4-7
Nov), just across the street from the workshop so that you can easily
switch between both.
the second circular click here
Contact: Daniela Sauer (Germany).
Abstracts submission (1 page) and registration deadline: October
OF THE SKILL ENHANCEMENT
GROUP ON QUATERNARY GEOLOGY OF SOUTH AMERICA
|The 2nd Workshop of the Sam-GeoQuat
Skill Project is hosted at the V Argentine Congress on Quaternary
and Geomorphology, Río Cuarto, Pampean Ranges of Argentina,
on October 3, 2012.
The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss the activities
of the Group within the community of South American geologists working
on Geomorphology and between those working in other areas of the
Quaternary research. The objective of the workshop is focused on
a series of tasks in order to consolidate the Group. The analysis
of correlation between sedimentary records from different countries
and natural regions of the continent and related to the reconstruction
of environmental responses during the last glacial-interglacial
cycle is one of the key points for discussions.
To download the circular (in Spanish)
Contact: Dr. Daniela Kröhling (Argentina)
Further details are available on: http://intra.exa.unrc.edu.ar/eventos/vcacyg2012/actividades.html
1st INQUA AEOMED PROJECT WORKSHOP
"MEDITERRANEAN PALAEOSOLS: EVIDENCE OF THE CONTINUOUS INTERPLAY BETWEEN
CLIMATIC AND EVENT DRIVEN PEDOGENESIS, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE ROLE
PLAYED BY DUST INPUTS"
|The 1st Workshop of the AEOMED Project
will be held at the Natural History Museum in Firenze, Italy,
on October 10-12, 2012.
The workshop aims to prime a research network. It will start with a
session on state of the art and knowledge needs on Mediterranean loess.
A field trip will demonstrate loess influenced soils in central Tuscany.
The workshop is free for participants. Scientific contributions are
To download the leaflet click
Information, registration and abstract submission: Stefano Carnicelli
Edoardo Costantini (email@example.com)
and Rivka Amit (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES AND GEOARCHAEOLOGY
From Landscape Archaeology to Archaeotourism
OF THE SKILL ENHANCEMENT GROUP ON QUATERNARY GEOLOGY OF SOUTH AMERICA
|The 1st Workshop of the Sam-GeoQuat
Skill Project will be held within the framework of the Argentine
Sedimentological Meeting (AAS), Salta, Central Andes of Argentina,
on May 18, 2012.
The meeting provides a good opportunity to present the skill initiative
within the community of Argentine geologists mainly working in the
field of Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentology, seeking to increase
the interaction between them and the community of the initial list
of South American specialists of the Group. The aim is to discuss
the exchange of information and different proposals in order to
enhance ongoing initiatives (the involvement of early career scientists,
the training of young scientists in fieldworks run by experienced
scientists, the promotion of the attendance and active participation
of active post-graduate students and early-career researchers to
the future meetings of the Group, the promotion of innovative contributions
on the application of new methodological approaches, between others).
To download the final circular
(in Spanish) click here
Contact: Dr. Daniela Kröhling (Argentina)
Further details about this meeting are available on: http://www.unsa.edu.ar/ras2012/index.html