Wednesday, July 14, 2010

William Smith Meeting 2010 - Landscapes Into Rock

Registration open now - see below for details

The aim of this meeting is to bring together geoscientists from different sub-disciplines to address the problem of the interactions between erosional and depositional landscapes, sediment routing systems and the building of stratigraphy. By studying these interactions we gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the coupling between exhumation, erosion, transport and deposition of sediment in source to sink systems, and an enhanced ability to invert stratigraphy for forcing mechanisms.


Philip Allen (Imperial College London)
Hugh Sinclair (Edinburgh University)
Paul Bishop (Glasgow University)
Robert Gawthorpe (Manchester University)

Conference themes

The Erosional Engine
Convenors: Alex Whittaker (Imperial College London) and Andy Carter (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Keynote speakers: Kelin Whipple (Arizona State University) and Niels Hovius (Cambridge University)

The Dynamics of Sediment Routing Systems
Convenors: Alex Densmore (Durham University) and Ruth Robinson (St. Andrew’s University)
Keynote speakers: Jim Syvitski (University of Colorado-Boulder) and Chris Paola (University of Minnesota)

Landscapes into Rock: the Making of Stratigraphy
Convenors: Sébastien Castelltort (ETH-Zürich) and Emma Finch (Manchester University)
Keynote speakers: Mike Leeder (University of East Anglia) William Smith Lecture 2010 and Rudy Slingerland (Pennsylvania State University)

Integrative Studies of Sediment Routing and the Petroleum System
Convenors: Ian Lunt (Statoil) and Mike Blum (ExxonMobil)
Keynote speakers: Ole J. Martinsen (Statoil) and Peter Burgess (Shell)

Instructions for authors of abstracts

Call for papers is now closed.


Registration is now open and you can download the registration form below.   Anyone who wishes to may attend the event, and registration fees vary depending on whether you are a Fellow, Corporate Affiliate, general public, etc. 


Date: 21-23 September 2010
Event Type: Conference
Venue: The Geological Society (Burlington House)
Accessibility: Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access


Convenor contact details:

Name: Leila Taleb
Address: Geological Society

Burlington House, Piccadilly

Postcode: W1J 0BG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7432 0981
Fax: 020 7439 8975

Monday, July 5, 2010


Arno Zang, Ove Stephansson, "Stress Field of the Earth's Crust"

ISBN: 1402084439
240 pages
5,9 MB

This book about rock stress is suitable for students in geosciences and engineering, who need to broaden their horizon about the Stress Field of the Earth´s Crust. The book covers the topic in a way such that geoscience students will be able to grasp the Cauchy Stress Principle without fear of matrix transformations in an exercise. Students interested in math, physics and engineering will learn to cement a strain gauge on a rock specimen, measure residual strains by multiple overcoring and evaluate the results. Leading edge technology in determining stress (Kaiser Effect) is presented together with classical methods (Hydraulic Fracturing). In addition, borehole techniques (Breakouts) and drillcore techniques (Anelastic Strain Recovery) are illustrated. With respect to stress data, we choose locations of global interest where integrated stress determination strategies have been applied. Each case study presented has special application, like the scientific ultra-deep drilling project (KTB, Germany), drilling of seismic active fault zones (SAFOD, USA) and excavation for nuclear waste disposal (Forsmark, Sweden). Stress compilations viewed by the World Stress Map project are presented and interpreted in terms of plate tectonics. The purpose of this book is twofold. First, to report on the current field of knowledge in rock stress to students at an introduction level and second, to inform readers about stress measurements in underground excavations of public interest and about global rock stress in plate tectonic settings.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Coastal Zone Canada, Meeting

About the Conference
The Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development is pleased to be hosting Coastal Zone Canada 2010, in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Canada Association, and to bring the important subject of integrated coastal and ocean management to the province.
Larry Hildebrand, co-founder and vice-president of the association, said he is excited about bringing the biennial conference to Prince Edward Island. "Perhaps no where else in Canada is the connection between what we do on land and our ability to prosper from the sea more direct and intimate than in Prince Edward Island", he said. The conference will be a perfect opportunity to explore this relationship in some depth and to benefit from experiences on the Island, from across Canada and around the globe.

Why You Should Attend CZC 2010
Are you concerned about the future of Canada's oceans and coasts? Do you believe that Canada's rich ocean and coastal resources are critical to its ability to build a sustainable and prosperous future in the 21st century? Do you worry that our inability to manage the resources and natural environments in our vast coastal zones reduces our ability to plan for a sustainable and prosperous future? Do you believe that we need to raise the awareness and understanding of the importance of the world's oceans and coasts in global sustainability? Do you want to do something about it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to attend CZC 2010. And if you answered yes to the last question, then being an active participant at CZC 2010 will allow you to be part of the analysis and discussions that will generate the Conference Statement and Call to Action that will be a clarion call to Canada and the world to implement Integrated Ocean and Coastal Management more aggressively and effectively.

CZC 2010 will mark thirty two years since the first Canadian national conference on coastal management the Shore Management Symposium) in Victoria in 1978, and it is an opportune time to assess how far we have come towards managing our oceans and coasts and where we are going in the future. Globally, there have been great advances in the state of ocean and coastal management, but huge challenges remain. Bounded by three oceans and the world's largest freshwater lakes system, Canada cannot maximize its potential for prosperity and sustainability into the 21st century unless we effectively understand, protect, and manage our oceans and coastal zones in an integrated manner. This conference will look at the advances and the setbacks in our understanding and management of coastal and ocean systems, both in Canada and globally, and will establish recommendations and actions for the immediate future and the next thirty years.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

  • Morning – Late Afternoon: Field Trips (Various Bay Area locations)
  • Evening: Welcome Reception (Hyatt Regency)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

  • Morning: Opening Plenary Session (Hyatt Regency)
  • Late Morning – Noon: Concurrent Sessions (Hyatt Regency)
  • Noon – Luncheon Plenary (Hyatt Regency)
  • Afternoon – Concurrent Sessions (Hyatt Regency)
  • Evening: Reception and Poster Session (Hyatt Regency)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

  • Morning – Noon: Concurrent Sessions (Hyatt Regency)
  • Noon – Plenary Luncheon (Hyatt Regency)
  • Afternoon – Concurrent Sessions (Hyatt Regency)
  • Evening: Offsite Reception and Dinner (One Market Plaza)

Friday, September 10, 2010

  • Morning – Noon: Concurrent Sessions (Hyatt Regency)
  • Noon: Luncheon and Closing Plenary Session (Hyatt Regency)

More information here

Meeting of Sedimentology, 5th-8th July, 2011

Zaragoza, Spain, 5th - 8th July, 2011 Click here to download the first circular!

The International Association of Sedimentologists, the Department of Earth-Sciences of the University of Zaragoza and the Geological Society of Spain are happy to invite participants to the 28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, to be held in Zaragoza (Spain), on 5th - 8th July, 2011. The site of the meeting will be the Conference Centre of the Boston Hotel, located in the centre of the city of Zaragoza.
Arsenio Muñoz
28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology
Departamento Ciencias de la Tierra (Estratigrafía)
Universidad de Zaragoza
c/ Pedro Cerbuna, 12
50009 Zaragoza, Spain
English will be the official language of the meeting. No translation facilities will be available.

18th International Sedimentological Congress

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 18th
International Sedimentological Congress 2010 in Mendoza, Argentina. First
convened in Belgium 60 years ago, this next event will be held in the Argentinean
city of Mendoza and for the second time in South America, after the 14th ISC in
Recife (Brazil) in 1994.
The 18th-ISC will be the result of a close cooperation among the members of the
South American sedimentological community, who will make every effort to
provide an excellent environment for a stimulating and enjoyable scientific

Secretariat and Correspondence
Address all correspondence to:
Dr. Sergio D. Matheos - Secretary General, CIG (La Plata)
ISC2010 Secretariat Office -
1 # 644 (B1900TAC) La Plata - Argentina
Phone/Fax: +54-221-4215677/4258696