First Steps for the Chilean Association of Geomorphology

On 17th December, a virtual meeting was held for those interested in developing the Sociedad Chilena de Geomorfologia – Chilean Association of Geomorphology for which the IAG gave its auspices. The meeting started with a presentation of the results of a survey conducted in 2018 among persons interested in the formation of the association. Mauro Soldati, president of the IAG, spoke about the structure and functioning of the IAG, highlighting the opportunities for training and networking associated with being a national scientific member of the IAG. Jorge Rabassa, Senior Researcher CADIC-CONICET, spoke about his experiences from the Asociación Argentina de Cuaternario y Geomorfología. Andrea Coronato, co-opted member of the IAG Executive Committee with responsibility for relations in Latin America, also referred to the opportunities and challenges associated with forming a Chilean association of geomorphology, highlighting that it would be an important achievement for the country’s geo-scientific community.

Thirty people participated in the virtual meeting, which was streamed through the UAH TV Digital platform, which has now had more than 100 views. In January 2021, the first meeting of the Chilean Society of Geomorphology is expected to take place, leading to the election of a board of directors and the development of a work plan 2021 – 2022 to integrate the country into the IAG.

You can access a recording of the December meeting at this link.