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18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting

Dates:
06.11 - 07.11.2020  
Venue:
Zurich, Switzerland
Contact person:
Organizing Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:
https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2020

The Department of Earth Sciences of the ETH Zurich and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held from 6-7 November 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.

*Update from the organizers, 4 August*

It is still not clear whether the symposia can be held in physical form at the ETH Zurich or will have to be held online. The Symposia conveners have however agreed to maintain their symposia whether in physical or virtual form. Experiences gathered so far have shown that holding an online conference also has its benefits, especially in term of feedbacks that the presenters receive for their oral or poster presentations. And contrary to larger congresses where all symposia could only be held via chatrooms, we envision to hold the symposia with video support, for instance using Zoom.

Schedule

On Friday 6 November, the theme of the 18th SGM Plenary Session is "Shaping Earth: From Planet Accretion To Microbes".

Due to the current situation, it is not clear whether the plenary session can be held this year at all. Updates will be made on the SGM 2020 website.

On Saturday 7 November, 27 scientific symposia (see below) will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geosciences, encompassing the lithosphere, the atmosphere, and the anthroposphere.

It is also not yet clear whether the symposia can be held in physical form at the ETH Zurich or will have to be held online. The symposia conveners have however agreed to maintain their symposia whether in physical or virtual form.

Experiences gathered so far, for instance at EGU2020, have shown that holding an online conference also has its benefits, especially in term of feedbacks that the presenters receive for their oral or poster presentations. And contrary to the EGU 2020 where all symposia were only held via chatrooms, organizers envision to hold the symposia with video support for instance using Zoom. However, there will not be a symposia both in physical and virtual form.

Abstract submissions

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 21 August 2020.

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 SGM 2020 website.

Registration

The deadline for registration is Friday 16 October 2020.

Registration and Payments must be made electronically following the instructions on the SGM 2020 website.

Because of the current situation, online registrations will open on 1 September.

Program

You are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters addressing the following subjects:

1. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics
2. Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry
3. Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry: development and applications
4. Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
5. Paleontology
6. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology: processes and deposits through time
7. Seismic Hazard and Risk in Switzerland: From Science to Mitigation
8. Deep geothermal energy, CO2-storage and energy-related exploration of the subsurface
9. Quaternary environments: landscapes, climate, ecosystems and human activity during the past 2.6 million years
10. Geomorphology or Shaping Earth Surface
11. Soil: Processes, Functions and Management
12. Cryospheric Sciences
13. Hydrology and Hydrogeology
14. Limnology in Switzerland and the new LéXPLORE infrastructure
15. Scientific Ocean Drilling: Driving Questions from a Swiss Prospective
16. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Greenhouse Gases
17. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
18. Climatology
19. Tackling the Climate Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change Education and Communication
20. Remote Sensing of the Spheres
21. Geoscience and Geoinformation – From data acquisition to modelling and visualisation
22. Human Geographies: Bodies, Cultures, Societies
23. Human Geographies: Cities, Regions, Economies
24. Human Geographies: Materials, Natures, Politics
25. Forms, flux and processes of carbon exchange within and between Earth’s surface and the deep Earth through time
26. How to build a habitable planet? Insights from the Earth’s Interior
27. Mountains as contexts for global change: interdisciplinary experiences, challenges and new perspectives across the natural and social sciences
28. Challenges to Life on Land: Remediation Actions and Practice for Securing Land-Based Resources

Early-career awards

Young researchers can apply for several prizes and awards: https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2020/infos/prizes-awards/

Further information

Go to the official website: https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2020