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  • Platform Geosciences
  • Musée cantonal de géologie
  • University of Lausanne

11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2013, Lausanne

Cycles and Events in the Earth System

2013
Nov 15
2013
Nov 16
Venue
Université de Lausanne UNIL
Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement
Géopolis
1015 Lausanne
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The 11th edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting focused on the latest advances in research in geosciences. It was 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 welcomed the 750 participants in the 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting held on 15th and 16th November 2013 in Lausanne.

On Friday 15th, the theme of the 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting was "Cycles and Events in the Earth System" and five invited keynote speakers illustrated 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 spoke 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 discussed 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 presented events and cycles in the Earth's sediment routing systems; Bruce Yardley from the University of Leeds will gave his presentation on the changing nature of crustal processes and the role of fluids through orogenic cycles; Peter Kelemen from Columbia University addressed issues pertaining to CO2 capture and storage in the Earth's lower crust and mantle.

On Saturday 16th, a series of 24 scientific symposia covered the diverse spectrum of current research in geoscience, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.

  • Topics
    • Science (21)
    • Climate (10)
    • Research (10)
    • Society (8)
    • Climate change (7)
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    • NfGO (8)
    • NGG (5)
    • University of Bern (4)
    • Science on Stage Switzerland (3)
    • Swiss Academy of Sciences (3)
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    • Lecture (13)
    • Seminar (11)
    • Symposium (9)
    • Education/Training (8)
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Co-organiser

Platform Geosciences

Co-organiser

Musée cantonal de géologie

Co-organiser

University of Lausanne

Contact

Dr Pierre Dèzes
SCNAT
Platform Geosciences
House of academies
PO Box
3001 Bern
Switzerland


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