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


Summer School on Geomorphology (September 2015)

Summer School on Geomorphology (September 2015)

“Sediment Dynamics in high-mountain Environments”

We’re happy to announce that our proposed Summer School on Geomorphology (SSOG) “Sediment dynamics in high-mountain environments” has been evaluated positively and will be funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. The summer school will take place in the Kaunertal Valley, Austrian Alps, where we will combine a hands-on field learning approach with indoor data analysis workshops in order to:

  • provide the participants with state of the art theory and concepts behind modern sediment dynamics research by internationally renowned experts
  • introduce the participants to advanced methods at the interface between geosciences, hydrology, physics, and biology, such as geophysics, terrestrial laserscanning (TLS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), biogeomorphic field techniques, and hydrological discharge measurements
  • enhance the participants’ capabilities to handle, statistically analyse, and interpret large sets of environmental data
  • strengthen the participants’ holistic view on the analysis of complex geo-eco systems that are subject to change
  • provide an interdisciplinary perspective for the participants necessary to approach scientific problems in the field.

The summer school is intended for international aspiring early career scientists (well-motivated advanced graduate students, PhDs, and post-docs) from the field of geosciences. Applicants are asked to send a short curriculum vitae together with a concise motivation letter (500 words max.), outlining their current scientific work and how they will benefit from visiting the SSOG. Please use this application form and send it to no later than June 25, 2015. For the successful applicants, all accomodation, participation as well as travel costs are covered by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

Date and duration:   
Monday, 31.08. to Sunday, 06.09.2015

Feichten im Kaunertal, Austrian Alps

Application deadline:
Send this application form to no later than June 25, 2015.

Organized by:
Jan Blöthe (University Bonn), David Morche (University Halle)
Sabine Kraushaar and  Ronald Pöppl (University Vienna)

Funded by:
Volkswagen Stiftung

For further details on the summer school, the application procedure and a preliminary program, please visit the webpage of the German Young Geomorphologists group:

Call for nominations: R.A. Bagnold medal and Outstanding Early-Career Scientist Award

Today I would like to draw your attention to the EGU Awards and Medals programme of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for the year 2016, which is now open for nominations. The Geomorphology Division awards the Ralph Alger Bagnold medal to individuals in recognition of their outstanding scientific contribution to the study of geomorphology:

The Division also awards an Outstanding Early-Career Scientist (formerly “Young Scientist”) award to recognise remarkable scientific achievements in the field of geomorphology by an early-career scientist.The ultimate deadline for nomination submission is 15 June, 2015. Please see:

The awards and medals will be presented at the EGU General Assembly 2016 in Vienna. Nominations for all the medals and awards are to be submitted by using the online form:

Before submitting a nomination please check at the web page if the nomination package satisfies the EGU requirements:

Please consider submitting a nomination to the R.A. Bagnold medal and/or the Geomorphology Division Outstanding Early-Career Scientist award. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

– Peter van der Beek, University of Grenoble, President of the EGU Geomorphology Division –

6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day in Cagliari/ Sardinia

6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day in Cagliari/ Sardinia

The Italian Young Geomorphologists represented by Irene Bollati and Francesca Vergari invite you to join their event in September 2015.

We are happy to announce the 6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day that will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia,  Italy) on 29th September 2015. The Event is specifically dedicated to young geomorphologists’, for sharing results of their scientific researches. Any contribution in the field of geomorphology are welcomed. A special session will be dedicated to badlands geomorphology.

The conference fieldtrip will bring you to discover the granitic landscapes of Sardinia! All the info are included in the flyer downloadable below and on the event website where you can download also the abstract form and where you can register too (

For any question don’t hesitate to contact us at 6th.ygday.2015@gmail.comWe are waiting for your contributions.

See you in Cagliari!

– Irene Bollati, University degli Studi in Milan

& Francesca Vergari, University “La Sapienza” in Rome –