The IAG Submaine Geomorphology Working Group is organising a training course on Mapping Technologies in Coral-Reef environments from 10-19 March 2019 at MaRHE center – Magoodhoo, Faafu Atoll, Republic of Maldives. More information can be found at this link and details of the course can be found here.
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The IAG Working Group on Red Beds and Danxia Geomorphology is hosing the 4th International Symposium on Danxia Landform (joint with the 19th National Academic Symposium of Red Beds and Danxia Landform Yan’an Tourism Development Conference) from 18-22 August 2019 in Yan’an, Shaanxi, China. All papers (and abstracts) should be submitted to the conference liaison office via e-mail before July 20, 2019 with the maximum length of eight A4 pages (including figures and tables). For further details on the conference please see the first announcement here.
We are pleased to announce that the second circular for the IAG’s regional conference in Athens is now available here.
Please visit the dedicated website for more information: https://rcg2019.com/
The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 15th, 2019 – please follow the guidelines here. Abstract Submission Fee (Non Refundable) of 10€ is compulsory for each
September 15th – 18th, 2019, Pre-Conference Field Trip, Mykonos & Delos Islands
September 15th – 18th, 2019, Pre-Conference Field Trip, Santorini Island
September 19th – 21st, 2019, IAG’s Regional Conference, Athens
September 19th, 2019, IAG Council Meeting (for delegates of NSM’s)
September 20th, 2019, Social Dinner of the Conference
September 22nd -25th, 2019, Post-Conference Field Trip, Rhodes Island, in the memory of Paolo Pirazzoli
September 22nd -27th, 2019, 2nd IAG-EGU Intensive Course: Field Training School
Conference Fees (with/without NSM’s discount)
Early Registration: 250€/300€
Regular Registration: 300€/350€
Late Registration (16th August 2019 onwards): 350€/400€
Students, Honorary Fellows, Retired, National delegates: 180€
Accompanied Person: 100€
Social Dinner: 55€
Field Training School (2nd IAG-EGU Intensive Course): 300€
See this page.
The abstract submission is now open for the VIII Italian Young Geomorphologists’ Days supported by the IAG. The meeting will focus on “Sharing experiences on geomorphological research in different morphogenetic and morphoclimatic environments”. It will take place from 26th to 28th June 2019. The meeting comprises 2 days of scientific presentations (26th and 27th June) at the prestigious Sala Napoleonica of the University of Milan, and 1 day (28th June) will be dedicated to the fieldtrip in the Veny Valley (Mont Blanc Massif) focusing on mountain environments dynamics, mapping and monitoring, guided by University of Turin.
All the information will be posted on the AIGeo website:
A copy of the First Announcement can be found here.
For abstract submission, information and any other issues, please contact: VIII.IYGD.email@example.com
Important dates to note:
31/10/2018: Call for abstracts opens
30/04/2019: Abstract Submission will be closed
15/05/2019: Early Bird Registration will be closed
31/07/2019: Regular Registration will be closed on
15-18/09/2019: Pre-Conference Field Trip, Mykonos & Delos Islands
15-18/09/2019: Pre-Conference Field Trip, Santorini Island
19-21/09/2019: IAG’s Regional Conference, Athens
22-25/09/2019: Post-Conference Field Trip, Rhodes Island, in the memory of Paolo Pirazzoli
22-27/09/2019: 2nd IAG-EGU Intensive Course: Field Training School
Coming soon the 30th National Conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) being held in New Delhi 03-05 October, 2018. The focal theme is “Geomorphology, Environment and Society” and the event is organized by Department of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia. Participants are requested to send their abstracts by 15th August, 2018 and after acceptance, full papers for publication in the conference proceedings need to be received by 20th September, 2018.
For more details and link to abstract submission, see here.
The IAG granted its auspices for the 19th Edition of the Joint Geomorphological Meeting (Italy, Romania, France, Belgium, Greece), took place in Buzău, Romania May 16-20 entitled “From field mapping and landform analysis to multi-risk assessment:challenges, uncertainties and transdisciplinarity”. Organized by the Institute of Geography (Romanian Academy) and the Faculty of Geography (Univ. of Bucharest) under the auspices of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and the Geomorphologists Associations from Romania, Italy, France, Belgium and Greece, the Conference gathered together two scientific events with a long history – the 19th Joint Geomorphological Meeting Italy-Romania-France-Belgium-Greece andthe 34th Romanian National Symposium on Geomorphology, dedicated to 50 years of activity of Pătârlagele Natural Hazards Research Center.The Conference attracted 80 participants from 8 countries (Italy, France, Belgium, Greece, Japan, Canada, Poland and Romania), for two days of keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations alternating with two field trips in the Vrancea seismic region (the Curvature sector of the SE Carpathians). The conference aimed to encourage participation from all geomorphology fields, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary research, to provide a high-level but also a comfortable and friendly framework, to promote active discussions and challenging scientific debates. The topic of the conference was outlined by 7 keynote lectures:
- Emil Sever Georgescu: Seismic landscape of Romania: challenges of a specific paradigm;
- Monique Fort: Earthquakes impact on geomorphology (landforms and processes) in the Himalayas at different time scales;
- Takashi Oguchi: Digital elevation models and their applications in geomorphology: historical review and future perspectives;
- Alessandro Chelli: The activities of AIGeo Working Groups towards a new applied geomorphic map;
- Olivier Dewitte: Landslide hazard assessment in an urban-sprawling context. A geomorphological approach in Bukavu, DR Congo;
- Florin Pendea: Transdisciplinary approaches to advancing knowledge of glacio-isostatic rebound in Northern Canada;
- Konstantinos Vouvalidis: Hydromorphological assessment of suburban torrents for flood protection: the flood event of West Attica, Greece).
In addition, 23 oral plenary presentations brought into discussions issues like tectonic jointing/control on large landslides occurrence/evolution, seismic landslides, the use of dendrochronology in the study of shallow and deep-seated slides or debris flows, glaciated karst, permafrost distribution modelling, improved landslide scarp detection, geoarchaeology and anthropogenic geomorphology, flood risk and reservoir siltation, anthropogenic subsidence,paleogeographic transformations, medium-term morphodynamics, natural variability and human influence in the evolution of deltas, variability in sediment budgets at river mouths, zoogeomorphic impact of animals in alpine environments or the use of multi-temporal satellite interferometry in landslide detection and monitoring, found their position in the multi-hazard paradigm. During a 3-hours long session, including 2-minute madness presentations, 25 posters with the following topics were intensely debated: fluvial multi-temporal evolution and risks (from fluvial terrace formation and channel forming and discharge to financial losses); snow avalanche susceptibility mapping; paleo-reconstruction of floodplains; coastal evolution patterns and nearshore sandbars positioning; mountain climate variability and its influence on permafrost and frost weathering; geomorphological assessments of major landslides and their role in relief evolution; neuro-fuzzy systems and neural network technology for drainage sub-basins classification and slope erosion by runoff analysis; changing Alpine glacier forelands; hillslope – river channel coupling, etc.
Two field trips were organized on Friday 18th May and Sunday 20th May, which provided a detailed image of the multi-hazard hotspot of Buzău Carpathians and Subcarpathians, on the conceptual framework of single-to-multi-hazard assessment and on the inter- and transdisciplinarity characteristics of geomorphology within a multi-risk approach. A multi-hazard hotspot of Europe, Vrancea seismic region is offering the perfect framework for observing, discussing and evaluating a multi-risk environment, where forms and processes, alongside prediction, modelling and validation of single and multi hazards are fitting perfectly within an extremely complex yet challenging system of approaches. The field trips were focused on high magnitude-low frequency landslides (deep seated, mainly dormant, with large reactivation potential) and their climatic and seismic triggers. Aspects concerning deepfocal seismicity, litho-structural conditioning, active and blind faults were also discussed. The human impact on the environment was emphasized through case-studies like road and reservoir construction. Morphodynamic mapping, landslide susceptibility and hazard scenarios,numerical and statistical models were detailed through field examples.
Following the active discussions held during both lectures and field trips, we are positive
that the conference opened new research ideas and collaboration initiatives. The 20th edition of the Joint Geomorphological Meeting will take place in Greece, organized by the Hellenic Committee for Geomorphology and Environment.
1st Workshop of the IAG/AIG Working Group DENUCHANGE: Denudation and Environmental Changes in Different Morphoclimatic Zones
We’re pleased to announce the first Workshop of the IAG/AIG Working Group DENUCHANGE: Denudation and Environmental Changes in Different Morphoclimatic Zones to be held in Storkowo-Szczecinek (Poland), September 25-27, 2018 and will include fieldtrips. Please find more information here and please register you interest by 31 May using the form here.
We’re pleased to announce that the VII Argentinian Congress on Quaternary and Geomorphology will be held 18-21 September 2018 in Puerto Madryn (Patagonia Argentina). 30th May is the abstract deadline and end of earlybird registration.
Please find more details here: http://www.cacg2018.cenpat-conicet.gob.ar
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
- to kick off the activities of the new commission;
- to address the importance to society
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Margreth Keiler (email@example.com). 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 …?
|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|
|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.
- Participants should register for this meeting and prepare their presentation in one ppt slide (5 minutes talk max.)
- Registration is free. However participants need to arrange their own accommodation and lunch during workshop.
- There is a dinner on 7 April, please book with the registration form if you are available to join.
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
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.
19th Joint Geomorphological Meeting (Italy-Romania-France-Belgium-Greece) & 34th Romanian National Symposium on Geomorphology
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,
news– IAG GRANTS FOR 9th ICG–news
23 Young Geomorphologists from 10 less-favoured countries worldwide will be granted, which is a great achievement for the IAG. These Young Geomorphologists come from Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq and Mexico.
All the IAG-grants holders will take part in the post-conference IAG-EGU Intensive Course, also thanks to the funding of 3000 euros that we will receive from the EGU.
Among the IAG-grant holders the GFG (French Geomorphology Group) will indicate the Tricart Scholar 2017. IAG would like to recall that the GFG supported the IAG grant programme offering 1500 euros.
In addition, 2 Early career researchers (from Germany and Costa Rica) will be granted in the frame of the IPA-IAG Agreement (IAG will offer free registration in the Conference and Intensive Course and IPA will provide a budget of 300 euros).
IAG was able to offer free registration in the 9th ICG to the granted Young Geomorphologists thanks to the outstanding efforts made by Prof. Sunil Kumar De and the Conference Organizers (only one YG will not receive free registration, but this was his choice).
The Conference Organizing Committee and Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), on behalf of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG), have the pleasure in inviting you to participate in the scientific, social and tour programme in the Ninth International Conference on Geomorphology (9th ICG), New Delhi, INDIA. The Conference will take place at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India during November 6-11, 2017.
The main theme of this Conference is “Geomorphology and Society” and will include scientific sessions, keynote lectures and a Workshop devoted to Young Geomorphologists.
Field trips will be arranged in various parts of India and neighboring countries, before, during and after the Conference.
For more details about the Conference please visit: http://www.icg2017.com
Name of the Candidates
President ( 1 Post)
1. Prof. Mauro Soldati
2. Prof. Xiaoping Yang
Vice Presidents (3 Posts)
1. Prof. Sunil Kumar De
2. Prof. Francisco Gutierrez
3. Prof. Susan Conway
Secretary General (1 Post)
1. Prof. Mihai Micu
Treasurer (1 Post)
1. Prof. Emmanuel Reynard
Publication Officer (1 Post)
1. Prof. Kosmas Pavlopoulos
Conference Communicating Geoparks: How local involvement makes a better tomorrow possible? Inaugural conference of Taiwan International Geopark Symposium Taipei, Taiwan, 29 September-3 October, 2017
The purpose of this inaugural Taiwan International Geopark Symposium (TIGS) is to promote geoparks through a wide range of bottom-‐up mechanism and processes. In particular oral presentations and posters related to the following themes, are welcome:
1. Geo-conservation and conservation techniques
2. Geo‐Hazards and hazard mitigation
3. Geo‐education and interpretation programs
4. Geo‐tourism, bringing policy in to practice
5. Geo‐Communal endeavors and societal changes
Deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2017
International Conference on “Managing Mediterranean Mountain Geoheritage” – Manteigas, Central Portugal, 6-7 May 2017
The conference includes a full-day with oral and poster communications, and key-note lectures and one-day field trip in the Serra da Estrela Aspiring Geopark.
Oral and poster presentations on Mediterranean mountains on the following topics, are welcome:
– Geoheritage as a catalyser of scientific research;
– Advances in geoheritage: research and applications;
– Good practices on managing geoheritage;
– Innovation in mountain tourism and sustainability;
– Geotourism: success stories;
– Promoting endogenous products;
– Empowering women;
– Education and outreach in the geosciences.
Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2017
For more information, check: http://www.geoparkestrela.pt/3mg
Co-organised by the University of Rome La Sapienza, the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia and the University of Lausanne, under the auspices of the Working Group on Geomorphosites of International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG), the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO), the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGEO) and the Associazione Italiana di Geologia e Turismo, this workshop aims at sharing research and methods on urban geomorphological heritage.
The workshop will focus on the following topics:
- geomorphological analysis in urban environment
- methodologies for the assessment and mapping of urban geomorpho-sites
- urban geotourism
- interpretation and popularization of urban geomorphosites
- relationships between cultural and geomorphological heritage in cities
- conservation of geoheritage and urban growth
- geoheritage and urban planning
Workshop on “Seafloor exploration and surveying techniques for the Earth Sciences: the state-of-the-art” at the 35th International Geological Congress 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
Sunday 28 August 2016
Organized in the frame of the 35th International Geological Congress 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, this course will cover the state-of-the-art, principles and methodologies of seafloor and sub-seafloor surveying and exploration relevant to the Earth Sciences. Participants will be introduced to a range of geophysical, visual and seabed sampling techniques, as well as commercial and open-source software for data manipulation, processing and visualisation. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the basic theoretical concepts and operational foundation of seafloor mapping, which will be relevant for both commercial and academic assignments.
For further details, please visit: http://www.35igc.org/Page/232/Seafloor-exploration-and-surveying-techniques-for-the-Earth-Sciences-The-state
The 33rd International Geographical Congress “Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds” – August 21-25, 2016 – Beijing, China
33rd IGC, August 21-25, 2016 – Beijing, China
The theme of the 2016 Congress is Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds, which highlights today’s common pursuit for harmony between humankind and nature, between environment and society, and for harmonious approaches to the world’s hazards and conflicts. Under this theme, five Congress key topics will be focused, parallel to the quadrennial meeting of the IGU commissions and task forces. In addition, a rich variety of field excursions will be organized so as to provide participants a chance to appreciate some of the unique natural features and cultural traditions of this ancient and modern country.
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) is a scientific organisation, whose principal objectives are the development and promotion of geomorphology as a science through international cooperation and dissemination of knowledge of geomorphology. It will organise four Geomorphology sessions at the 33rd International Geographical Congress with the aim to strengthen links between geomorphologists and the community of Geographers.
Click here for more details on the IAG proposed sessions!
Littoral 2016 “The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change” – October 24-27, 2016 – Biarritz, France
Littoral 2016 “The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change” – October 24-27, 2016 – Biarritz, France
13thconference of the traditional biennial international event of the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC). This NPO/NGO was founded in 1989 to promote coastal conservation and sustainable development. It wanted to bridge the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers. It is presently the largest network of coastal experts in Europe with 15 national branches and several regional offices (the last one “EUCC-Centre Atlantique” was created in 2015 in Biarritz). EUCC-France, the French branch, is proud to organize this conference in Biarritz.
5th National Meeting of the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo) – Cagliari, Italy, September 28-30, 2015
The Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo) organizes every tree years a National Conference. The 5th Conference will be held in Cagliari from 28 to 30 September 2015.
AIGeo gives a large importance to the growth of young researches and periodically organizes a Young Geomorphologists’ Day. The aim of this event is to support young researchers’ growth also through direct exchanges of scientific results and research methods in Geomorphology. The 5th AIGeo National Conference will also host the:
The IAG Regional Conference 2015 on Gradualism vs catastrophism in landscape evolution will be held in Barnaul, Russia, July 2-4, 2015. The Conference is organized by IAG jointly with the Russian Association of Geomorphologists (RuAG) and will be hosted by the Altai State University.
Intensive course for young geomorphologists (ICYD) will be integrated into the post-conference fieldtrip in the form of discussions and seminars on the issues presented during the fieldtrip. ICYD teachers: Pavel BORODAVKO (Tomsk State University, Russia), Paul CARLING (Southampton University, Great Britain), Juergen HERGET, (Bonn University, Germany). IAG grants will be offered to Young Geomorphologists from less favoured countries of Asia and Europe who will take part in the Conference + Post-conference field trip (including Intensive Course). Call for Grants is expected in January 2015.
For more information visit the Conference website
link to the Extended Abstracts:
link to the Field-trip Guide:
link to the Russian Altai Selected Papers:
link to the Conference and Field-trip photos (courtesy of Katya Matlakhova):
The 8th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) took place in Paris at the Cité des Sciences de La Villettefrom August 27 to 31, 2013. The main topic of this 8th Conference was “Geomorphology and Sustainability”. Organized by the Groupe Français de Géomorphologie (GFG) and open to all scientists and practitioners, this Conference included 26 scientific sessions, 5 key-note lectures and one Workshop devoted to Young Geomorphologists. Fourteen field trips in various parts of France and neighbouring countries have been attended by the participants.
20 Young Geomorphologists have been supported with grants offered by IAG.
The IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 February 2011. The Conference promoted exchange of studies and methods for the investigation of tropical geomorphology in connection with different effects of global environmental changes.
International Cooperation – Talk 1 | International Cooperation – Talk 2 | Field Guide for MER | Field Guide for NEH | Field Guide for AFAR | Final Report on the IAG RCG-2011 | Conference program | Abstract Volume of the IAG RCG-2011 | Report on the IAG Intensive Course
Recommendation: please remember to mention the source when you utilize the material contained in the Guidebooks.
The 7th International Conference on Geomorphology was held in Melbourne Australia on July 7-12, 2009.
IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology Landslides, Floods and Global Environmental Change in Mountain Regions was held in Brasov, Romania, 15-25 September 2008 . The Conference promoted exchange of studies and methods for the investigation of landslides, floods and associated geomorphic processes in connection with different effects of global environmental changes. Over 150 people from 30 countries attended and Professor Dan Balteanu and his Romanian colleagues are to be congratulated on providing a very full and successful programme of lectures, workshops, field trips and social activities.
The IAG offered 3 grants for YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS world-wide (except Romania). The IAG Selection Committee have been awarded to the following:
- Rou-Fei CHEN – Taiwan
- Marko KHOV – Estonia
- Tri VAN – Vietnam/UK
IAG Regional Conference on Geodiversity of polar landforms was held in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway, August 1-5, 2007
International Polar Year 2007/08 is a good reason to get interested in the polar regions of the Earth, to undertake research in glacial, periglacial and paraglacial areas important from a scientific, a methodological and a utilitarian point of view.
The IAG offered 2 grants for YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS for non-EU East Euorpean countries. The IAG Selection Committee have been awarded to the following:
- Veronika KAPRALOVA – Russia
- Nina LONCAR – Croatia
IAG Regional Conference on Environmental Change in the Tropics was held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, June 25-29, 2007
Tropical Asia Pacific is of critical importance to global environmental change. The region is undergoing rapid development, land cover transformation and urbanisation. Against this backdrop of rapid transformation, geomorphology can make contributions in many different ways.