The 8th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) took place in Paris at the Cité des Sciences de La Villette from 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.
YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS SESSION
Convenors: Etienne COSSART, Johnny DOUVINET & Stuart LANE
This session welcomed young scientists (PhD students, post-doctorates) who were interested in discussing new approaches and methods in geomorphology (spatial analysis, mathematical modelling, conceptual and quantitative approaches and links between them). Presentations could focus on any component of the discipline and related earth sciences (hydrology, Quaternary geology, soil sciences, etc.), and be either fundamental or applied. Preliminary results and discussions of fieldwork and methodological strategies (observation, data acquisition before modelling) were appropriate, as well as methodological developments, such as geomorphic mapping through GIS. Equally, numerical simulation approaches such as those linked to complexity theory (agent-based modelling, Cellular Automata) or physically-based methods for specific process representations have been welcomed. The participants of this session have been invited to participate to the intensive course for young geomorphologists held at the end of the conference (from September 1st to 3rd).
The Training School was organized by the European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (CERG, Strasbourg, France) – which is one of the centres of the EUR-OPA Agreement of the Council of Europe – in close collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD, Valletta, Malta) and the European Centre on Coastal Risks (CerCo, Biarritz, France). The aim of the course was to provide the participants with updated knowledge on traditional and innovative multi-disciplinary methods and techniques for the analysis of geomorphological coastal instability processes and related hazards and risks.
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The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered 1 grant of 300 (three hundred) Euros each to a YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGIST (under 35 yrs old) from EUROPE.
Reportby the IAG grant holder: Mara Nunes
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered up to 7 grants to YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS (under 35 yrs old) from AFRICA who were willing to take part in the Regional Conference on Geomorphology to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 18-22 February 2011.
The IAG has allocated 5000 euros to this initiative.
IAG Training Officer
The Workshop was organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (incorporating the former BGRG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). There will be sessions about starting research, designing research projects, methodological issues, modelling, fieldwork problems and remedies, presentations techniques, time management, and workshops for project organisation and discussion of individual projects
The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (incorporating the former BGRG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). IAG offered 3 grants of 350 (three-hundred-fifty) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who were willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Research Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 13-16 December 2010).
IAG Training Officer