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Joint Meeting "Fragile Earth"

Geological Processes from Global to Local Scales, Associated Hazards & Resources.

The Geological Society of America, the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. and the German Society for Geosciences organize the joint meeting "Fragile Earth" in Munich, Germany, 4-7 September 2011.

Special Topics (Plenary Sessions):

Global-Scale Processes: Global plate motions & structure and dynamics of the earth's mantle
Regional-Scale Processes: Plate boundary evolution and deformation in convergent settings: the Alpine-Himalayan collision zone
Local-Scale Processes: Kinematics and Dynamics of fault systems, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Earth's Geological Resources and Hazards at Global, Regional and Local Scales

Other Topical Sessions:

Regional Geology and Geodynamics of the Alps, Central Europe and the Circum Mediterranean region
South Atlantic Margin Processes and Links with Onshore Evolution
Major Earthquakes in Intraplate Settings & the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid earthquake series
Trigger Mechanisms of Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions & Landslides
Advances in Satellite Geodesy and Applications to Geology
Geological Hazards in the Alps affecting Health, Environment and Economy
Sedimentary Foreland Basins and Geological Resources (Oil, Oil Shale, Gas, Geothermics, Coal)
Energy and Geological Resources in the 21st Century
Geoeducation: Earth Sciences for Society (K12 Teachers Education, Outreach, Geoheritage, Conservation, Geoparks and Geotourism)
Open sessions

Additional Program:

Workshops for graduate students and scientists.
Single and multiday field trips in the Alps and surrounding regions


Call for sessions (2nd circular): December 2011
Deadline for the submission of field-trip manuscripts: March 2011
Abstract deadline: 15 April 2011

Meeting Hosts:

Technische Universität München
Munich GeoCenter


Anke Friedrich:

Detailed information can be found here: