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Geomorphology

Announcement

EGU mentoring programme 2017

 – by Susanne Buiter TS Division President –

EGU is launching a mentoring programme at its 2017 General Assembly for
novice conference attendees, students, and early career scientists. The
programme aims to facilitate new connections that may lead to long-term
professional relationships within the Earth, planetary and space science
communities. We anticipate the programme to be a rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors, so do consider signing up: We need both mentees and mentors.  

More information is at:
[http://www.egu.eu/outreach/mentoring/]
and the link to the registration form is:
[https://www.egu.eu/outreach/mentoring/registration/]

11th Intern. Young Geomorphologists’ Workshop 2017, 19.-21. May 2017, Ammersee, Germany

Group picture of the 2016 Young Geomorphologists’ workshop in Werbellinsee (pictures taken by Kristen Cook and Christoph Kappler)

This year, the Young Geomorphologists from Germany invite all interested young researchers / students in geomorphology and related fields to join the 11th international Young Geomorphologists’ workshop at Ammersee, Germany, held from 19th-21st May 2017. The venue is located at a lake ca. 1 hour southwest of Munich. In a mixture of oral presentations, posters, a keynote and a short fieldtrip, we will have the opportunity to discuss in an open and informal environment.

The workshop fee will be ~50 € for full board. Please fill out the application form and send it to jgtreffen@googlemail.com until Sunday, 2nd of April. We will send you an e-mail until April 15, 2017 to let you know if you can participate. This e-mail will include all further details and the account information for the workshop fee. The number of participants is limited to c. 55 this year.

For further information, please have a look at the flyer.

From process to signal – A Galileo conference on environmental seismology (6-9 June 2017)

Galileo flyer cover image 2

I would like to draw your attention to the EGU Galileo conference (http://www.egu.eu/meetings/galileo-conferences/):

“From Process to Signal – Advancing Environmental Seismology” 

taking place in Ohlstadt, Bavaria, Germany from 6-9 June 2017.

The workshop is orgnized by a team from the GFZ Potsdam (Jens Turowski, Michael Dietze, and Anne Schöpa), and aims to discuss the current use of seismic techniques in the study of the Earth’s surface and the processes that act upon it, a field that is collectively refered to as ‘Environmental Seismology’. In a series of keynote lectures, the state of the art will be surveyed. Presentations by attendees will address the breadth and novelties of current research. Individual break-out groups will discuss pressing scientific issues in small workshops. All scientists are invited who currently use seismic techniques to study geomorphological processes, the cryosphere, the weather, the shallow subsurface and other phenomena at or near the Earth’s surface. Also, those who are interested in the potential of seismic techniques and would like to link with the pioneering community or who wish to use seismic approaches in future are more than welcome to join.

Abstract submission is open from now until March 13, 2017. Please see the EnviroSeis website for details about the slightly different flavour of abstract handling and workshop activities.

Find out more about the event from Jens Turowski (turowski@gfz-potsdam.de), and feel free do distribute the flyer.

 

Short video on Geomorphology – Sediment Dynamics in high-mountain Environments

Short video on Geomorphology – Sediment Dynamics in high-mountain Environments

Geomorphology is the science of processes shaping the earth surface. Especially in high-mountain environments, where the relief is steep, these processes move a great amount of material. This 10 minute video features Geomorphologists from different parts of the world, explaining what happens when glaciers retreat and expose sediments to erosion and how it affects us humans.
Furthermore it attempts to communicate a discipline’s focus to the public.

The video was produced during a summer school in the Kaunertal Valley in 2015, organized by Jan Henrik Blöthe (University of Bonn), Sabine Kraushaar (University of Vienna), David Morche (University of Halle) & Ronald Pöppl (University of Vienna).

Featuring (in order of appearance):

  • Prof. Lorenzo Borselli (Universidad Autonoma San Luís de Potosí, Mexico)
  • Dr. Andreas Zischg (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Ellen Wohl (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Dr. Kristen Cook (German Research Centre for Geoscience in Potzdam, Germany)
  • Dr. Joachim Götz (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Prof. Michael Krautblatter (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Stuart Lane (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Oliver Sass (University of Graz, Austria)
  • Prof. Matthias Hinderer (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)