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Inaugural meeting of IGU-IAG Joint Commission/Working Group on Anthropocene Geomorphology

Reminder of the Inaugural meeting of IGU-IAG Joint Commission/Working Group on: Anthropocene Geomorphology: Geo-archaeology, Geomorphology and Society

Date: 7-8 April 2018 (before EGU)

Venue: Vienna University, Department of Geography, Universitätsstrasse 7, 1010 Vienna

Purpose:

  1. to kick off the activities of the new commission;
  2. to address the importance to society
  3. to plan activities for the next four years

If you are interested to join the meeting and/or the IGU-IAG joint commission/working group, contact Prof. Jiun-Chuan Lin (jclin@ntu.edu.tw) and Margreth Keiler (margreth.keiler@giub.unibe.ch). We will accept 30-40 participants to join the meeting.

Program of the meeting:

Workshop on Saturday April 7th 2018

 

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction to the meeting
9:15- 10:30 Block 1: 5 min input of each participant (max. 1 slide) to following questions (we will take notes)

·       What are your main research topics in the context of geomorphology and society?

·       Why are you interested to contribute to the joint IGU/IAG commission on …?

10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:15 Block 2:  5 min input of each participant
12:15-12:30 Summary of expertise and interests to contribute to IGU/IAG commission – Short discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:40 World Café Discussion:

·       Introduction and aims to/of world café discussion (10 min)

·       Which are the main topics we would like to have addressed and focused on in the joint commission à aims (15 min)

·       How can we cooperate within the joint commission to reach the different aims (15 min)

·       What should be the output of the joint commission after four years? How can we disseminate the results (15 min)

·       Preparation of poster answering the three questions (15 min)

14:40 -15:00 Short coffee break
15:00-15:45 5-7 min presentation of the results by different groups
15:45-16:30 Overall discussion and summary of different results
16:30-17:00 Discussion next steps
19:00- ·       Conference dinner

 

Field trip on Sunday April 8th 2018

  • Topics are general introduction to geological and geomorphological setting, human-nature interactions (agriculture, settlement development), floods, fluvial terraces and valley development.During the field trip we will first use public transport to the foothills of the Vienna forest (overview of Vienna and beyond), walk downhill towards the city to the Danube River, and take public transport to further stops.

 

Remarks:

  1. Participants should register for this meeting and prepare their presentation in one ppt slide (5 minutes talk max.)
  2. Registration is free. However participants need to arrange their own accommodation and lunch during workshop.
  3. There is a dinner on 7 April, please book with the registration form if you are available to join.
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Delivering expert reports for the International Court of Justice

Expert geomorphological opinion was submitted to the International Court of Justice by Prof. Eric Fouache (former IAG President) and Prof. Francisco Gutiérrez (current IAG Vice-President) on the case “Maritime delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)” on 30th April 2017. The Court delivered its Judgment on the case on 2 February 2018.

Delegations from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, personnel of the Registry of the International Court of Justice, Eric Fouache (further right) and Francisco Gutiérrez (bottom right). Image taken in the second mission carried out in March 2017.

The report is accessible at: http://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/157/157-20170430-WRI-01-00-EN.pdf

A description of the case is here: http://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/157

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Obituary for Peng Hua (January 2, 1956 – January 8, 2018)

On January 8, 2018, the international geomorphic community lost an outstanding scientist-Professor Peng Hua, who was the Chairman of the IAG Red Beds and Danxia Geomorphology Working Group, and also a beloved teacher at Sun Yat-sen University, China. We reproduce below his obituary written by Pan Zhixin, Hainan University, China.

Professor Peng Hua at Mt. Danxiashan

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8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks September 8 th -14 th, 2018 – Adamello Brenta Geopark, Trentino

IAG are pleased to announce the 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks to be held September 8 th -14 th, 2018 at Adamello Brenta Geopark, Trentino.

The programme includes talks, posters and fieldtrips. The abstract deadline is 15th April 2018 and more information can be found here: https://www.campigliodolomiti.it/ggn2018

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Reports from the 9th International Conference on Geomorphology in New Delhi now available

The 9th International Conference on Geomorphology (9th ICG) was held from 6 to 11 November 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The ICG is the official conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and is held once in every four years.

A report on the overall conference is available here.

A report on the post-conference IAG-EGU Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists
‘Geomorphology Field Training in tectonically active mountain regions’ held 12-16 November 2017 can be found here.

A report on the post conference fieldtrip to Nepal run by Prof. Monique Fort (Paris Diderot University), with the support of Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) and Prof. Narendra Raj Khanal (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) can be found here.

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19th Joint Geomorphological Meeting (Italy-Romania-France-Belgium-Greece) & 34th Romanian National Symposium on Geomorphology

On May 16-20, 2018, the Romanian Association of Geomorphologists, the Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy and  Bucharest University, Faculty of Geography are organizing the 19th Joint Geomorphological Meeting (Italy-Romania-France-Belgium-Greece) together with the 34th Romanian National Symposium on Geomorphology.
More details at this link: http://sng.geomorfologie.ro/
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Remembering Emeritus Professor Michael John Selby

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Prof. Michael Selby, an outstanding scientist and geomorphologist and author of the key geomorphology work “Hillslope Materials and Processes”. We reproduce below the full eulogy given by Cam Nelson, one of his close colleagues, at his funeral. Read more

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Videos from the 9th ICG in New Delhi, India

Here are four videos taken during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) held in New Delhi at Vigyan Bhawan from 6 to 11 November.

And two videos from the closing ceremony:

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Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences: Connecting disciplines

Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quarternary Sciences

23. – 27. September 2018, Giessen / Germany
The conference is organized by the German Association on Geomorphology and the German Quaternary Association and will be hosted by the Department of Geography, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen near Frankfurt / Germany. The conference is thought bringing together the closely related disciplines of Quaternary Sciences and Geomorphology, both dealing with the earth surface, its processes and related sediments.
The conference will present cutting edge research from both disciplines with their specific and individual perspectives. Oral presentations and poster sessions will be accompanied by a number of keynote lectures. Pre- and post-conference field trips and a public evening lecture will complement the scientific program.

The conference is open to all scientists interested in Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences and especially young scientists are invited to participate!We are very much looking forward to welcome you in Giessen,

Markus Fuchs,
on behalf of the organizing committee
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