The 5th edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting focused on natural hazards as well as on the latest advances in research in geosciences. It was held 16th to 17th November 2007 in Geneva.
The Section of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva, the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle of the City of Geneva, and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences cordially welcomed the 373 participants in the 6th Swiss Geosciences Meeting held on 16 and 17 November 2007 in Geneva.
On Friday 16th, keynote presentations focused on this year's theme "Catastrophe! Catastrophes". The invited speakers are distinguished experts on natural hazards:
On Saturday 17th,
About 119 talks were given and 82 posters were presented in 11 scientific symposia focused on diverse domains of geoscience research encompassing the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere and the atmosphere without neglecting to also address the anthroposphere and the noosphere.
The SGM offers an ideal environment to also foster informal contacts and discussion between scientists: Such opportunities occur at the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening, or during the poster session on Saturday. Special time slots are allocated to two poster sessions, at which the authors are present.