Friday, November 28th
Friday afternoon will be devoted to plenary lectures with invited speakers. The lectures will be organized in three topical sessions consisting of two presentations each. Emphasis was put on invitation of personalities, who pertain to the group of recently appointed professors at Swiss Universities. They will be encouraged to raise controversial topics and to present potential future developments in their disciplines. Recognized chairpersons will moderate the discussion following the presentations.
Saturday, November 29th
Saturday will be reserved for topical sessions and business meetings that will be organized by the various national geosciences groups. The program will be designed to allow for the traditional annual gatherings of the individual groups, on the one hand, and to stimulate interdisciplinary initiatives, on the other hand.