10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2012
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2012:
The 10th edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting will focus on the latest advances in research in geosciences. It will be held 16th and 17th November 2012 in Bern.
The Institute of Geography and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern, as well as the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on 16th and 17th November 2012 in Bern.
On Friday 16th, keynote presentations will focus on this year's theme " Mountains – Up and Down". Celâl Şengör from Istanbul Technical University will start with a presentation on relief-building processes on rocky planets, Eric Brun from the French National Centre for Meteorological Research (Météo-France/CNRS) will discuss the influence of changing climate conditions on snowpack characteristics and on the underlying soil in mountain regions, Olav Slaymaker from the University of British Columbia will focus on mountain environment changes in the Anthropocene epoch. The symposium will conclude with a presentation by Paul Messerli, from the University of Bern, who will focus on the evolution of the cultural perception of the Alps and their significance for society though time.
On Saturday 17th, a series of scientific symposia will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geoscience, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.
The SGM also provides the ideal environment to foster informal contacts and discussion among scientists, in particular during the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening but also at the poster sessions in the main hall of the venue on Saturday. Time is reserved for two poster sessions, at which the authors will be present for active discussion and feedback.
Looking forward to seeing you in Bern!
This year the 2nd Swiss Geoscience Master Congress will take place at the University of Bern on Thursday 15th November (Studer Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 1+3, see MAP), one day before the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2012. This event is a platform for ideas and meetings as well as a showcase for prospective students looking for the right Master program in Earth Sciences at a Swiss university. Freshly graduated students from all around Switzerland are invited to present their MSc-thesis (finished or interesting preliminary results):