11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lausanne 2013

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2013:
Rumine, Geological Museum & Geopolis, University of Lausanne

The 11th edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting will focus on the latest advances in research in geosciences. It will be held 15th and 16th November 2013 in Lausanne.

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of the University of Lausanne, the Musée Cantonal de Géologie and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on 15th and 16th November 2013 in Lausanne.

On Friday 15th, the theme of the 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting is "Cycles and Events in the Earth System" and five invited keynote speakers will illustrate the importance of stochastic events and recurrent mechanisms in shaping and changing the Earth and its biosphere. Kurt Konhauser of the University of Alberta at Edmonton will speak on the importance of biogeochemical cycles during the Precambrian and its impact on the evolution of the atmosphere and biosphere; Angela Coe of the Open University at Milton Keynes will discuss the importance of global oceanic anoxia during Earth's history and their impact on life and the environment; Oliver Korup of the University of Potsdam is going to present events and cycles in the Earth's sediment routing systems; Bruce Yardley from the University of Leeds will give his presentation on the changing nature of crustal processes and the role of fluids through orogenic cycles; Peter Kelemen from Columbia University will address issues pertaining to CO2 capture and storage in the Earth's lower crust and mantle.

On Saturday 16th, a series of 24 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 Lausanne!
The SGM 2013 Organizing Committee.