IAG Grants for the VIII Argentinean Congress of Quaternary and Geomorphology (San Juan, Argentina), 19-23 September 2022

The VIII Argentinean Congress of Quaternary and Geomorphology is a scientific meeting covering various subjects in paleoclimatology, sedimentology, cryosphere, geophysics and many others! It will take place in the San Juan province in Argentina, from September 19th to 23rd 2022 – find more information here: https://cacyg2022sj.com.ar.

The IAG is happy to offer 2 grants of 500€ each to help Young Geomorphologists* from Latin America (except those based in Argentina) to attend this meeting! Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before June 15th 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
  • certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
  • abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “IAG Grant – GEOCUAR_2022’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

*Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who have received their highest degree, i.e. BSc, MSc, or PhD, within the past seven years. Provided parental leave fell into that period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, where appropriate.

IAG Grants for the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (Coimbra, Portugal), 12-16 September 2022

The 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG 2022) is organised on 12-16 September by the IAG, the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom), co-organised by the Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), the Department of Geography and Tourism (University of Coimbra) and the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Coimbra), and co-sponsored by the European Geoscience Union (EGU) – find details here.

The IAG, the EGU and the French Geomorphology Group (GFG) offer respectively 15,000€, 6,000€ and 1,500€ as grants for Young Geomorphologists to attend this event in person. Note that:

  • priority will be given to Young Geomorphologists from less-favoured countries worldwide, and to applicants who intend to participate in the Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists;
  • applications from candidates who already received one or more IAG grants totaling 500€ or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible;
  • in recognition of the outstanding research carried out by the French geomorphologist Jean Tricart (1920-2003) in Latin America, Africa and Asia, one of the grant holders from these regions will be designated as the Tricart Scholar.

Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before 15th May:

  1. application form (.doc / .pdf);
  2. copy of valid passport of identity card;
  3. short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers related to the Conference themes;
  4. abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “IAG Grant – ICG Coimbra 2022”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

2nd Circular of the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research”, 28th June – 1st July 2022 (Borucino, Poland)

The date approaches for the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research” – the first symposium of the INQUA Peribaltic Working Group (PWG), co-organised by the Polish Association of Geomorphologists and supported by the IAG! From 28th June to 1st July, this event intended for Early Career Researchers includes oral presentations, field trips, workshops but also friendly social events. Find the second circular here.

Note that the initial location changed for Borucino (Poland) – everything else remaining unchanged.

End of registration, payment and abstract deadlines on April 30th (fees: 150 € for full-board). Register by sending an email to ecrperibaltic@gmail.com specifying: name/surname, affiliation and preliminary title of your presentation. Payment details, abstract formatting guide, and publishing invitations will be sent via e-mail to registered participants. Contact the organisers for further information.

Warning: the initial post is not up-to-date anymore as it mentioned the initial location of the event.

IAG statement on the situation in Ukraine – 01/04/2022

Even though we are fully aware that the isolation and exclusion of important scientific communities are detrimental to all, we cannot turn blind eye to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, continuous military operations and attacks on civilians, and run our activities unchanged claiming that science can be disassociated from politics. Therefore, following the position adopted by international organizations we are affiliated to, the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Geographical Union (IGU), we hereby condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and suspend institutional collaboration with the National Scientific Member from Russia until further notice. We express solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues who suffer from the atrocities associated with war, and we also sympathize with our Russian colleagues who reject the war and hope for peace. At the same time, the IAG welcomes individuals from any country at any of its events regardless of their nationality.

ICG2022 abstract deadline extended to 20th April 2022

Taking into account the uncertain situation in Europe and the rapidly evolving pandemic, it has been decided to extend the abstract deadline to 20th April for the International Conference on Geomorphology to be held in person in Coimbra, Portugal from 12-16 September 2022.

Details on the thematic sessions and conference can be found here: https://www.icg2022.eu/

We’d like to draw the attention of Early Career researchers that grants will be provided to attend the conference and the Intensive Course to be held after the conference – details coming soon on the IAG and ICG websites.

The ICG will not only be a scientific event, we will be electing the new IAG Executive Committee and voting on bids to host IAG regional and international conferences in 2022-2026. For those interested, please note that the deadline for nominations (details here) and bids (details here and here) is mid-June.

International Symposium on Geomorphology UJES 2022, 6-8 October, Kula (Turkey)

The Turkish Geomorphology Association (the IAG National Scientific Member for Turkey) organises the UJES 2022: the International Symposium on Geomorphology, under the auspices of the IAG! This event will be held from 6th to 8th October 2022, and is organised in partnership with the Geopark Municipalities Union and the Kula – Salihli Global UNESCO Geopark. The UJES 2022 will be an in-person event, in Kula (Turkey) – an exceptional Pleistocene and Holocene volcanic area. The event will cover a wide range of topics, like Volcanic Geomorphology, Glacial & Periglacial Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology, Hydromorphology, Geosite/Geoheritage… and many more!

Find the flyer of the event here. Find more information, register for the event and submit an abstract from 22nd March to 31st July on the event website: http://www.ujes.org/anasayfa/.

Success of the 2nd Women in Geomorphology Workshop!

We’re proud that the 2nd Women in Geomorphology workshop was a great success with more than 150 participants from around the world (the map above shows the global distribution of participants)!

We celebrated International Women’s Day bringing to a close International Geomorphology Week by discussing geomorphological topics and the position of women in science and society. We look forward to welcoming even more of you for 8th March 2023!

Signature of the IAPG Declaration against war and authoritarianism for the affirmation of human freedom and dignity

The IAG signed and fully supports the Declaration against war and authoritarianism for the affirmation of human freedom and dignity, written by the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG). Read the full Declaration here.

Our thoughts are with our Ukrainian colleagues who are suffering from the war, and with our Russian colleagues who took a position against it. We also express our deepest feelings to our colleagues all over the world who are living similar situations in which human freedom and dignity are not respected.

DELTA H Meeting – Ouro Preto (Brazil), 12-15 April 2022

The DELTA H Meeting will take place in Ouro Preto (Brazil), from 12th to 15th April 2022! This event is designed to advance brazilian research in the wide fields of Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution, and is suited for both students and researchers. Find all the details and pre-register before 2nd March here: https://www.deltahbrasil.com/en. Find the flyer .

The meeting will be held as follows:

  • 12th: talks given by invited speakers;
  • 13th: course “Advanced Topographic Analysis” by Sean Gallen;
  • 14th & 15th: course “Numerical Modelling of Landscape Evolution” by Nicole Gasparini.

The IAG offers two grants for Young Geomorphologists to attend the meeting in person. More information here.

IAG Grants for the DELTA H Meeting (Ouro Preto, Brazil), 12-15 April 2022

The DELTA H 2022, a scientific meeting focused on landscape evolution, will take place in Ouro Preto (Brazil) from April 12th to 15th! Find details here: http://www.geomorph.org/2022/02/delta-h-meeting-ouro-preto-brazil-12-15-april-2022/.

To help Young Geomorphologists to attend this meeting in person, the IAG offers two grants of 500 € each to two persons that pre-registered to the meeting (excepted YG from Brazil). Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before March 2nd, 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
  • certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement).

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “DELTA H Meeting’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

International Geomorphology Week 2022: registration open!

The IAG is pleased to announce that registration is now open for all regional webinars of the International Geomorphology Week 2022 (28th February – 4th March)! Remember that anyone is welcome to attend any webinar, and that there are many other events organised under the auspices of the IAG during this week!

Find the list of the events and their programmes here, and register to regional webinars on our Eventbrite page here.

16th International Young Geomorphologists’ Meeting of the German Young Geomorphologists (24-26th June 2022)

The German Young Geomorphologists are organising the 16th International Young Geomorphologists’ Meeting, on 24th to 26th of June 2022! This event will be held in person, in Bad Kreuznach (Germany).

The meeting will be an opportunity for young researchers in Geomorphology (and related fields) to present their work of BSc, MSc and PhD during oral or poster sessions. The meeting will provide a forum to promote fruitful discussions with other young scientists, to solve any issue you are encountering, or simply to have feedback on your work!

In addition, a field trip will be held to learn about the geomorphological context of the surroundings of Bad Kreuznach. Keynote lectures will also be given by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli and PD Dr. Tobias Ullmann, on various topics in geomorphology. You can also register to attend the workshop on “Digital Terrain Methods” that will take place after the meeting, on 27th June.

Register by sending an email to jgtreffen@gmail.com, for a price of around 50€! Be careful as full vaccination and/or recovery certificate, as well as possible testing, is mandatory – documents will be strictly checked by the organisers. Find more information here

The International Geomorphology Week 2021 Webinars are online!

During the last International Geomorphology Week in 2021, the IAG recorded five online webinars: Australia & New Zealand, Central-Eastern Europe, Iberia, South & West Asia and Western Europe, British and Irish Isles. These recordings have just been edited and are now available on the IAG Youtube channel – see the playlist “International Geomorphology Week 2021”. You can easily find a talk you missed among the many excellent ones that made this event so successful!

Reports by IAG Grant Holders – BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021)

The workshop attendees and organisers: Dr. Lucy Clarke, Prof. Thomas Coulthard, Prof. John Wainwright (photograph: Marin Mićunović).

 

Marin Mićunović and Marta Zocchi were awarded grants of 300€ each to attend the Post-Graduate Training Workshop organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG). With this grant, they stayed four days in Windsor (UK) at the Cumberland Lodge. Their full reports can be found in PDF here:

Overall, they had a very good time at the workshop. Marin’s report highlights the diversity of activities: lectures, group meeting, practical work in programming/modelling, discussions about writing & publishing papers… He also enjoyed the numerous “coffee/tea breaks or meeting in the lodge bar”, that allowed to “make new contacts, build friendships, and share ideas and plans”. Marin and Marta both emphasized the organisation, as well as the atmosphere which was “friendly”, with a “warm welcome”. Marta ends her report saying that she “highly recommend(s) this splendid experience”.

Call for Abstracts – 10th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, 12-16 Sept 2022

The 10th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology will take place in Coimbra, Portugal on 12-16th September 2022 – more information here.

From now and until March 14th, 13:00 CET, you can submit an abstract to one of the 25 scientific sessions here, and get more information on how to submit your abstract by clicking here!


The scientific sessions are:

  1. General and Historic Geomorphology
  2. Methods and Techniques in Geomorphology
  3. Experimental Geomorphology
  4. Geomorphological Mapping, GIS, Remote Sensing and Modelling
  5. Forms, Processes and Landscape Change
  6. Climatic Geomorphology
  7. Mountain Geomorphology
  8. Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology
  9. Tectonic and Seismic Geomorphology
  10. Fluvial Geomorphology
  11. Aeolian Geomorphology
  12. Marine and coastal geomorphology
  13. Volcanic Geomorphology
  14. Karst Geomorphology
  15. Weathering, Soils and Landforms
  16. Biogeomorphology and Wetlands
  17. Applied Geomorphology
  18. Hillslope Processes and Landforms
  19. Geomorphological Hazards and Risk Management
  20. Wildfires and Soil Erosion
  21. Sustainability in Geomorphology: Anthropocene and Urban Geomorphology
  22. Geoarchaeology
  23. Connectivity in Geomorphology
  24. Geoheritage, Cultural Geomorphology and Geotourism
  25. Planetary Geomorphology

IAG Grants for the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research”, June 28th – July 1st 2022

The Inqua Peribaltic Working Group (PWG) and the Polish Association of Geomorphologists with the IAG are supporting the organisation the first PWG Youth Symposium on the topic of “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research” on June 28th – July 1st (more details here).

The IAG is happy to announce that two grants of 300 € each will be awarded to two Young Geomorphologists to attend this event in person. Candidates for the IAG grants are requested to submit the following files before February 28th, 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • one-page CV;
  • title and brief summary of research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “Youth Symposium ‘Geomorphology in Quaternary Research’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research”, June 28th – July 1st 2022

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The Inqua Peribaltic Working Group (PWG) and the Polish Association of Geomorphologists have joined the IAG to support the organisation of the First PWG Youth Symposium, an event that will take place in Władysławowo (Poland) from June 28th to July 1st 2022! Intended for Early Career Researchers, the program includes oral presentations, field trips, workshops but also friendly social events. Find the first circular here, and register before April 30th for 150 € by sending an email to ecrperibaltic@gmail.com. The deadline for the payment and the abstract submission is also April 30th! You can also apply for an IAG grant to attend this event – more details here.

 

First Cameroonian Conference of Geomorphology – December 17th, 2021

The Cameroonian Association of Geomorphologists organises the First Cameroonian Conference on Geomorphology on December 17th at 7:00 AM (WAT) – attendance is free. Focused on the “Landscapes and Landforms of Cameroon“, the Conference is divided into five scientific sessions, with various subjects such as fluvial basins, human impact, volcanic landscapes, natural hazards…

Find the detailed program here, and the d-day access the Conference following this Zoom link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87692009752?pwd=OGgvWVdDWU5FbXdYMEtXTmZpZHg0dz09. Additional connection details can be found here.

Establishment of the International Geodiversity Day!

Creator of the IGD logo: Silas Samuel dos Santos Costa (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

The IAG is proud to announce the official establishment of the International Geodiversity Day (IGD), by the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference! From now on, each October 6th will be a day of worldwide celebration, aiming to raise awareness of public and policy on the importance of non-living nature: rocks, sediments, landforms, topography, hydrological processes… and much more!

Visit the IGD website here: http://geodiversityday.org, or follow its Twitter and Facebook accounts here: https://twitter.com/GeodiversityDay / https://www.facebook.com/GeodiversityDay.

Third Badlands WG Online Workshop in 2021

The IAG Badlands Working Group is organising its Third Online Workshop of the year, on November 29th 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET! There will be five talks on various subjects, including for example processes interactions in badlands landscapes or dynamics of land levelling. It will provide an opportunity to catch up on the latest news of the Badlands WG. Find the full program here, and register to get the connection link here: https://conectaha.csic.es/b/mar-16d-ucn-icf.

To have more information on the Working Group and its activities, visit this web page: http://www.geomorph.org/badlands-working-group/.

Auspices for the I.S. Rivers Conference (Lyon, 4-8 July 2022)

The IAG is glad to give its auspices for the 4th International Conference Integrated Sciences Rivers (I.S. Rivers), which will be held on 4-8 July 2022 in Lyon, France! This conference focuses on the sustainable development of rivers, whether they are natural or anthropomorphic. Here you will be at the forefront to hear about the most recent river management and restoration practices, decision support tools, integrating research results… in a cross-disciplinary way! More information can be found here: https://asso.graie.org/isrivers/en/accueil/.

The event is organised as a fully bilingual French/English event. Submit your abstract before November 26th, on the ScienceConf platform here: https://isrivers2022.sciencesconf.org. The selection will be made by late February, and the registrations will open in March 2022.

Obituary for Professor Leszek Starkel (1931-2021)

In this photograph, Professor Leszek Starkel explains how braided channel systems evolve in the front of the Himalaya,
during a field trip of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists in November 2006 (photo: Piotr Migoń).

Professor Leszek Starkel passed away on 6 November 2021, after a long illness, which must have been particularly painful to a person so dedicated to science and keen to be involved in science-related activities as long as possible.

Leszek Starkel was an eminent geomorphologist and Quaternary scientist, a leading figure in Polish geomorphology over many decades, but also a person of wide international reputation. Among the many honours he was awarded, was the honorary fellowship of the International Association of Geomorphologists was granted to him during the International Conference on Geomorphology in Zaragoza in 2005. His other distinctions included the honorary fellowship of INQUA and the Gold Founder Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. He was also a member of the Polish Academy of Science and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the honorary fellow of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists. His entire professional career was connected with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

His contribution to geomorphology is multifaceted, as he was a man with a broad range of interests, of extremely wide knowledge, vision, and an extraordinary ability to see causal relationships in nature and between nature and humans. He was also a very well-travelled person, easily handling observational evidence from various geographic contexts and geomorphic environments. Nevertheless, two geographical study areas stand out in his research career. One was the Polish Carpathians and their foreland, including the Vistula river. Although they lack the grandeur of high mountains and may seem dull, they may be also regarded as representative for medium-altitude mountains – located in the temperate environment and built of erodible flysch successions – they are subject to a variety of geomorphic processes, from weathering through hillslope to fluvial. A combination of pre-Quaternary inheritance, a record of Quaternary climate change, and a recent history of human impact, has made the Carpathians a reference area for many studies carried out elsewhere, in which the synthetic approach perfected by Leszek Starkel was used as a template. A second remarkable study area of Leszek Starkel was the Darjeeling Himalayas and the Meghalaya Plateau in India, to which he was a regular visitor since 1968. His early work on geomorphic effects of catastrophic rainfall in the Darjeeling area has become a key study, particularly for several generations of Indian geomorphologists, and the issue of hillslope-channel coupling during extreme events was among the most often addressed in his subsequent publications. He was always very fond of India and the present author had the privilege of attending a field trip to north-east India in 2006, during which we were expertly guided (but also amused!) by Leszek Starkel from one landslide to another and one braided river to another, discussing the geomorphic complexity of mountains and forelands shaped by active tectonics, weather extremes and human interventions.

Although we all realized that his departure was inevitable, we will miss Leszek Starkel very much – his insightful comments, far-reaching visions, and sense of humour. But his contribution to geomorphology will stay with us and there is much to learn from his approach, particularly for the younger generation of geomorphologists.

Written by Piotr Migoń.

Upcoming deadline for the EGU 2022 Travel Grants

The deadline is approaching for the EGU 2022 Travel Grants!
You must submit your abstracts by 1st December to qualify for Early Career Scientist’s Travel Support or Established Scientist’s Travel Support, please see details here: https://egu22.eu/about/roland_schlich_travel_support_and_virtual_registration_fee_waivers.html
The IAG working groups are organising the following sessions at EGU:

Report on the IGI YGF 2nd Intensive Training Program for the Young Geomorphologists

The Young Geomorphologists Forum (YGF) of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) organised its 2nd Intensive Training Program for Young Geomorphologists. The conveners were Dr. Sayantan DAS (Department of Geography, Dum Dum Motijheel College, India) and Dr. Suvendu ROY (Department of Geography, KGTM, India).

This event was held online on 1-2 November 2021, with 8 courses divided into 4 technical sessions covering various topics like Paleoclimate, Geochronology or Natural Hazards.

In all, 240 Young Geomorphologists attended this Program: 177 from India, and 63 coming from 32 different countries. Find the full report of Surajit KUNDU here.

Establishment of the German Society for Geomorphology

We’re pleased to congratulate our German National Scientific Member who, after two years of discussion have officially been established as the German Society for Geomorphology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geomorphologie – DGGM). The vote to establish the society was unanimous and was celebrated in a joint meeting with colleagues from Austria and Switzerland on Friday 5th November 2021.

CALL for IAG GRANTS for the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop

CALL for IAG GRANTS for the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop

Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 2 grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who are willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021). PhD students at an early stage of their PhD programme are encouraged to apply. The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course will provide PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they were wrestling with the problems of research design etc.

The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics have been and benefited from this course!

The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. Students will also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practicing researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair normally gives an entertaining evening talk.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit:

https://www.geomorphology.org.uk/workshops/windsor-postgraduate-workshop-2021

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before Monday 15 November 2021:

– Application form doc, PDF

– One page CV

– Title and brief summary of PhD research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer

e-mail: iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject “BSG_Windsor2021”)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

2nd Intensive Training Program of the Indian Young Geomorphologists Forum – 1-2 November 2021

The Indian Young Geomorphologists Forum organises its 2nd Intensive Training Programme for Young Geomorphologists on 1 & 2 November 2021. Held as an online event, you will hear talks from geomorphologists from around the world, focused on the following topics:

  • Paleoclimate and fluvial response
  • Geochronology
  • Process-based studies in glacial landscapes
  • UAV-based mapping
  • Field experiences in extreme environment
  • Career in Geomorphology

Register for free before 29th October following this link: https://forms.gle/HeQrWTq1G2T3U7r47. The selected participants will be notified by email on 30th October. Find more information in the final circular, or in the detailed program!

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