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19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting

19/11/2021 20/11/2021

Conferences 2021

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The Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, 19 November and Saturday, 20 November, 2021.

On Friday, 19 November, a series of invited keynote lectures will be held on this year’s Plenary Session topic: “Climate, Resources and Environment: conflicts, synergies & compromises”.

 On Saturday, 20 November23 scientific symposia will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geosciences, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.

The SGM also provides the ideal environment to foster informal contacts and discussion among scientists, in particular during the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening but also at the poster sessions on Saturday. Time is reserved for two poster sessions, at which the authors will be present for active discussion and feedback. 

Symposium 20.  Scalability, transferability and transformative potential of global change research in mountains is jointly organised by the MRI. More information on this symposium is available here.

Deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

Depending on the number and subject of abstracts submitted, proposed sessions may be canceled, merged or new ones created. Abstracts will be initially assigned to the session indicated by the authors at the time of abstract submission.
All abstracts must be submitted electronically until the deadline following the instructions on the SGM2021 website:

Deadline for registration is Friday, 15 October 2021.
Registration and Payments must be made electronically following the instructions on the SGM2021 website.
Because it is still uncertain wether the SGM 2021 can be held in physical form or will again have to be held online, online registration will open at the beginning  of September.

The Organizing Committee kindly invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters addressing the following subjects:

  1. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics
  2. Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  3. Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry
  4. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
  5. Natural Organic Matter, Trace Metals and Nanoparticle Biogeochemistry
  6. Palaeontology
  7. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology: processes and deposits through time
  8. Seismic Hazard and Risk in Switzerland: From Science to Mitigation
  9. Deep geothermal energy, CO2-storage and energy-related exploration of the subsurface.
  10. Scientific Drilling is Going Strong, Scientific Drilling Matters!
  11. Quaternary environments: landscapes, climate, ecosystems and human activity during the past 2.6 million years
  12. Soil: Formation, Processes, and Conservation
  13. Geomorphology
  14. Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  15. Limnology in Switzerland
  16. Cryospheric Sciences
  17. Atmospheric Composition and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions
  18. Tackling the Climate Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change Education and Communication
  19. Geoscience and Geoinformation – From data acquisition to modelling and visualisation
  20. Scalability, transferability and transformative potential of global change research in mountains
  21. Human Geographies: Materials, Natures, Politics
  22. Human Geographies: Bodies, Cultures, Societies
  23. Human Geographies: Cities, Regions, Economies

Don't forget that young researchers can apply for several prizes and awards!

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