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Announcement

Geomorphic contributions in an age of extremes

Come and learn about Geomorphology’s role in understanding, predicting and managing landscapes in extreme storms and floods at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 11 May 2015. Eminent geomorphology professors from across the globe will be presenting. An invitation by Dr. Larissa Naylor from the University of Glasgow and Dr. Tom Spencer from the University of Cambridge.

One day International conference on Stormy Geomorphology

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Extreme storms and floods are increasing in frequency and intensity across much of the globe. Geomorphology has much to contribute to help understand, measure, predict and manage the landscape and human effects of extreme events. Global state-of-the-art understanding of geomorphic contributions to extreme events will be presented at a one-day conference in London on 11 May 2015.

Eminent invited speakers from across the globe will be presenting, including Professor Frank Magilligan, Professor Jacky Croke, Professor Stuart Lane, Professor Mark Macklin, Professor Steve Darby and Dr. Richard Whitehouse. The event will provide academic and end-user perspectives on the critical role geomorphology can play in managing the landscape-scale impacts of extreme events, and their consequences for human lives and livelihoods. Registration is still open and places are limited, please see: www.rgs.org/stormygeomorphology for more details. The event is co-sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology, The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley. We look forward to seeing some of you at this meeting. #stormygeomorph

This is event is one of two activities organised by the Fixed Term Working Group (FTWG) on ‘Stormy Geomorphology’ being sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology. The second activity is an invited special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. For further details about the FTWG see: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/working-group/12http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/working-group/12

– Dr. Larissa Naylor, University of Glasgow –

9th international Young Geomorphologists’ Workshop

9th international Young Geomorphologists’ Workshop

We’re happy to announce the 9th international young geomorphologists’ workshop, organized by the “Junge Geomorphologen” from Germany.

The workshop will take place on 08.-10. May 2015 in Heimbach-Hergarten, near Aachen, 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.

Schedule:

  • Your BSc/MSc and PhD research in a 20 mins presentation (or poster) followed by extensive discussions in a benevolent environment
  • Keynote lectures on river network response to tectonics (Prof. S. Willet, ETH Zurich) AND environmental change in the lower Rhine area (Prof. F. Lehmkuhl, RWTH Aachen)
  • Field trip to geomorphological highlights of the surrounding Eifel Mountains and the „Hohe Venn“ (Prof. W. Römer, RWTH Aachen)
  • Workshop on „Good scientifical practice and ethics in science“

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 send the registration form to jgtreffen@googlemail.com until Friday, 17th of April 2015.

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 sabine.kraushaar@univie.ac.at)

Cheers the organization team

Philipp Schulte (RWTH Aachen)
Veit Nottebaum (RWTH Aachen)
Sabine Kraushaar (Uni Vienna)
Jan Blöthe (Uni Bonn)
Julia Meister (FU Berlin)
Steen Pötsch (Uni Greifswald)
David Morche (Uni Halle)
Michael Dietze (GFZ Potsdam)
Martin Weber (Uni Innsbruck)

Christmas Post

Christmas Post

Shortly before leaving our offices for Christmas holidays, we’d like to whish you all a merry Christmas and a perfect start into the new year!

But before saying goodbye to you for 2014 we want to announce 3 important geomorphology events in 2015:

  1. EGU 2015 abtract submission on January 7th. In 2015 the EGU General Assembly will be from 12-17 April.
  2. The “2nd International Young Geomorphlogists Social Event” will take place during the EGU General Assembly on Wednesday, 15th April – 7:30 PM. Again, we booked a nice and authentic night restaurant in the centre of Vienna to bring together young geomorphologists from all over the world. And please note that everybody is welcome who consideres himself as young! Beer prices were negotiated!
  3. The 14th INQUA will take place from the 27th July until 2nd August, 2015, in Nagoya, Japan. Deadline for abstracts was postponed until the 8th January.

We hope that you’ll also be visiting the geomorphology blog in 2015, and again want to encourage all our readers to contribute to this blog!

Sabine, Lucy, and Jan

Welcome to the new Geomorphology Blog

Welcome to the new Geomorphology Blog

…we’re happy you made it to our first post! We felt that the growing Geomorphology community is lacking a unifying platform where posts and documents related to upcoming events, workshops, conferences and other newsworthy information reach many scientists at a time. Thus, with the help of Andreas Lang and Lucy Clarke, we launched this Geomorphology blog and hope that you find it useful and welcome you to contribute posts on:

  • Events, workshops, conferences, meetings
  • Outstanding work of young geomorphologists
  • Sharing common advices and solutions for tricky field/monitoring/data challenges
  • New technological developments
  • Interesting findings
  • Latest geomorphic processes happening all around the planet (or universe?)
  • Funny incidents connected to geomorphology
  • Other ideas?

We especially encourage young scientists to share ideas from as many different places as possible to make the blog a success – even if you believe that they are not noble prize winning! Finally, we are really looking forward to your contributions!

Best wishes, Jan and Sabine