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21st Swiss Geoscience Meeting

Mendrisio, Switzerland

The Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) are hosting the 21st edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, 17 November and Saturday, 18 November, 2023 in Mendrisio, Switzerland

Preliminary program

- Friday 17 November:
In the afternoon, a series of Invited keynote lectures will be held on this year’s Plenary Session topic: “New horizons in regional geosciences”,
In the morning, from 11:30 to 13:20, a workshop on Fieldwork accessibility and inclusivity will be organised by GEODES (Geoscience Diversity and Equality Switzerland)

- Saturday 18 November:
26 scientific symposia (see below) will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geosciences, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.

- Sunday 19 November:
An excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site and fossils museum of Monte San Giorgio will be proposed to interested participants.


Deadline for abstract submission is 31 August 2023.

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 SGM2023 website:

Deadline for registration is 15 October 2023.
Registration and Payments must be made electronically following the instructions on the SGM2023 website.
Registration will open beginning of September.


Submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters addressing the following subjects:

  • Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics
  • Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry
  • Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology: processes and deposits through time
  • Seismic Hazard and Risk in Switzerland: From Science to Mitigation
  • Deep geothermal energy, CO2-storage and energy-related exploration of the subsurface.
  • Anisotropy of seismic velocities and other physical characteristics of subsurface materials, and its implications
  • Quaternary environments: landscapes, climate, ecosystems and human activity during the past 2.6 million years
  • Geomorphology
  • Soil: Formation, Processes, and Conservation
  • Hydrology, Hydrogeology, and Limnology
  • Geoscience for Cultural Heritage
  • Cryospheric Sciences
  • Atmospheric Composition and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Climatology
  • Tackling the Climate Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change Education and Communication
  • Thinking the future of geoscience education in Switzerland to meet the challenges of sustainable development and exploration for resources and energy
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Science and Geoinformatics in Geoscience
  • Geodesy
  • Alpine Hazards: Early Detection, Monitoring, Warning, Modelling, Mitigation
  • Human Geographies: Materials, Natures, Politics
  • Human Geographies: Bodies, Cultures, Societies
  • Human Geographies: Cities, Regions, Economies

Further information

For all details, please visit the website: