International Workshop on Urban Geomorphological Heritage

International Workshop on Urban Geomorphological Heritage

University of Rome, 27-29 October 2016

Co-organised by the University of Rome La Sapienza (Roma 1), 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) and the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGEO), 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

Thursday 27 October 2016
Intensive Course “Methods for the analysis of urban geomorphology and geomorphological heritage”

Friday 28 October 2016
Workshop “Research and methods on urban geomorphological heritage”

Saturday 29 October 2016
Fieldtrip “The geomorphological heritage of Rome”

Deadline for abstract submission (one A4 page): 31 May 2016
to Christelle Monnet, University of Lausanne


Please click here for more information.

Looking forward to receiving your abstracts and to meeting in Roma!

10th international Young Geomoprhologists’ Workshop

10th international Young Geomoprhologists’ Workshop

We’re happy to announce the 10th international young geomorphologists’ workshop, organized by the “Junge Geomorphologen” from Germany.

The workshop will take place on 27.-29. May 2016 in Werbellinsee, near Berlin, Germany (see flyer).

The meeting will provide an ideal opportunity to present your current work, to discuss problems and receive constructive feedback! We want to highlight our interest in solving problems that occur during the empirical or writing period of your research.

Preliminary selection of events:

  • Your BSc/MSc and PhD studies: oral or poster presentation and extensive discussions in a benevolent environment
  • Keynote lecture on “The geophysics and geochemistry of geomorphology” (Prof. Niels Hovius, GFZ Potsdam)
  • Field trip to geomorphological highlights of the surrounding area (Dr. Knut Kaiser, GFZ Potsdam)

Even though the program is quite dense, you’ll find time to get to know the other young researchers and share a beer with them! No worries!

Logistics: Workshop fee will be 35 € for full board!!!

Registration: Please visit our website and send the application form to until Friday, 15th of April 2016.

Thus, save the date! And feel free to register with our mailing list to receive updates on the workshop and additional activities of the Young Geomorphologists! (Email to

The organization team

Jan Blöthe (Uni Bonn)
Andrea Junge (Uni Gießen)
Christoph Kappler (GFZ Potsdam)
Julia Meister (FU Berlin)
Karoline Meßenzehl (Uni Bonn)
Veit Nottebaum (RWTH Aachen)
Steffen Pötsch (Uni Greifswald)
Anna Schoch (Uni Bonn)
Philipp Schulte (RWTH Aachen)

Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop & Irish Quaternary Association meeting: Extreme Events 25th-27th November



Dear Colleagues,
The annual Irish Geomorphology Group (IGGy) Workshop will be hosted at the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) in Dublin on the 25th and 26th November 2015 under the theme of ‘Extreme Events’ (a geomorphological perspective). The IGGy workshop will be followed by a themed IQUA (Irish Quaternary Association) meeting on November 27th, also at the GSI and also on ‘Extreme Events’ (a Quaternary perspective).

Register your interest here by Friday October 23rd 2015:!iggy-workshop-nov-2015/cws8

PhD students are encouraged to submit presentations. There will be some support available for students to attend (details to follow).

– by Ciara Fleming, University College Dublin –



9th I.A.G./A.I.G. SEDIBUD Workshop – Sediment Dynamics in Cold Climate Environments, Kaunertal, Tyrol/Austria, 7-10.09.2015

9th I.A.G./A.I.G. SEDIBUD Workshop –  Sediment Dynamics in Cold Climate Environments, Kaunertal, Tyrol/Austria, 7-10.09.2015

Changes in climate have a major impact on sediment dynamics in cold environments from high arctic/antarctic and subarctic/subantarctic to alpine and upland sites. Climate changes influence the nature and extent of glaciers, permafrost areas, ice sheets and the extent and intensity of glacial, peri-, pro- and paraglacial processes.

In this context major foci of the workshop are related to:

  1. Observations of geomorphological processes in cold climate environments and
  2. Measurements and modelling of sediment fluxes and budgets in cold climate geosystems in past, present and future.


The abstract submission ends at July 31st, 2015.

The registration fee of 100.00 Euro is to be paid until July 31st, 2015 (information below) and counts as formal registration.

A final program will be sent beginning of August 2015.

Preliminary schedule

Monday (2015-09-07) – 6 p.m. Arrival of participants at Gepatschhaus (1928 m above m.s.l.), 7 pm Dinner & Icebreaker.

Tuesday (2015-09-08) – Full-day scientific meeting at Gepatschhaus with talks and poster presentations.

Wednesday (2015-09-09) – Full-day excursion to the Gepatschferner and its proglacial area, in the evening SEDIBUD business meeting.

Thursday (2015-09-10) – Half-day scientific meeting with talks. Departure.


The 9th SEDIBUD Workshop will be held at the Alpine hut Gepatschaus ( located close to the Little Ice Age maximum extend of the glacier Gepatschferner.

The Gepatschhaus is located in the upper part of the Kaunertal valley catchment In the Ötzal Alps in Tyrol/Austria. Geological setting, landform composition and geomorphic activity provide excellent opportunities to measure rates and processes of cold climate sediment dynamics.

Scientific Meeting Registration

The Scientific Meeting Registration fee covers only accommodation (communal bunks/dormitory). To register for the workshop please pay 100 € until July 31st, 2015 to:

Dr. David Morche

IBAN: DE20 1203 0000 0015 2805 71

Bank name: DKB

Final calculations of the cost will be done in the end. The fee may be reduced for members of Alpine Clubs (DAV, ÖAV etc.).

Abstract submission

Abstracts (1-2 pages of text, without illustration) must be submitted electronically as WORD file to Please provide the title of your presentation and indicate if you prefer presenting your work as a talk or a poster during the workshop.

Deadline for abstract submission is July 31th, 2015. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Travel information

The next airports to the venue are: Munich (MUC, Germany), Innsbruck (INN, Austria), Milano (MIL, Italy), Zürich (ZRH, Switzerland).
The closest train station is “Landeck-Zams Bahnhof (am Inn)”.

From there you can get the Postbus 4232 to the “Gepatschhaus” (Leaving time: 8:15 AM and 12:45 PM).

Scientific Organizers

David Morche,

Sabine Kraushaar,

Achim A. Beylich,


We are looking forward to meet you in Tyrol,

Achim Beylich (Chair of the IAG/AIG WG SEDIBUD)

Sabine Kraushaar & David Morche (Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee)

Halle, Trondheim, Eichstätt & Vienna, 2015-07-09