2003

Conferences, workshops and events

  • 2003 World Water ForumMarch 2003


    V ice-Chair Kuniyoshi Takeuchi is arranging for GeoRisk Commission involvement in the 3rd World Water Forum to be held in Japan in March 2003.
  • The EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France
    The EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France (06-11 April 2003)
    The official web site is http://www.copernicus.org/egsagueug/index.html
    The programme includes more than 500 sessions, including Union Symposia, Educational Symposia, Topical Sessions, Short Courses, Workshops, Key Note and Medal Lectures and Townhall Meetings, covering all areas from Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics and Biogeosciences from the inner part of the Earth to the outer bomdary of the Heliosphere.
    The various deadlines are:
    1. Deadline for Support Application: 01 December 2002
    2. Deadline for "Early Bird" Registration: 31 December 2002
    3. Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 15 January 2003
    4. Deadline for Pre-Registration: 07 March 2003
  • 2003 IUGG General Assembly, Sapporo, Japan, 29 June to 11 July 2003. Union Symposium U4, "Geophysical Risk and Sustainability on a Crowded Planet
    Details from Sessions

  • Second M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics is planned to be held on the M.I.T. campus, on June 17 - 20, 2003. More information is available on the web site of the Conference http://www.secondmitconference.org.
    Note: These M.I.T. Conferences are special - the organizers will endeavor to bring together the top researchers in the world from Industry and Academia, with a specific focus on the young researchers in computational mechanics.
    As for the First Conference held last June at M.I.T., there will be no charge for any student to attend the event, and the top one hundred young researchers in the world will be invited again to the Conference, fully-funded.

Related meetings

  • The Internet Conference on Ecocity Development, Feb-June 2003 Invitation
  • Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis (Iceland August 25th-29th, 2003)
    The objective of the conference is to develop shallow-origin models for hotspot volcanism and large igneous provinces. Upper mantle tectonics, recycling and contributions to magmatism will be discussed. The meeting will bring together scientists interested in developing fundamental models for volcanic provinces, some of which have been called hotspots or large igneous provinces, and attributed to plumes. The experiments required to test them and to discrimate among alternative models will be discussed with a view to design. All aspects of Earth Science will be emphasised, including petrology, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, modeling of midplate volcanism and comparisons with plate boundary magmatism and incipient plate boundary magmatism . Some support will be available for graduate students, young scientists, and scientists from developing countries. The number of participants will be limited to 60. The number of oral presentations will also be limited, posters and extended abstracts are encouraged, and much of the meeting will be devoted to short presentations followed by debate and discussion.
    Applications should be made by email to one of the conveners, and should comprise a brief statement of interests, anticipated contribution to the conference, and an extended abstract 2-4 pages in length, including illustrations, references and links as required. Preference will be given to contributions that focus on developing new ideas, and critical comparisons of alternatives. The role of the lithosphere and plates, mantle heterogeneity, dikes, small-scale convection, mantle fertility variations, heat flow and thermal considerations, physics of magma genesis and mantle dynamics, thermodynamics, and petrological constraints on extreme igneous provinces are expected to be dominant themes.
    The application deadline is May 10th 2003. See http://www.mantleplumes.org for further details.
  • The International Conference on "South Aegean Active Volcanic Arc: Present Knowledge and Future Perspectives" 17-20 September 2003
    The International Conference on "South Aegean Active Volcanic Arc: Present Knowledge and Future Perspectives" will be organized within the framework of Milos Conferences on 17-20 September 2003 at the "Milos Conference Center - George Eliopoulos", on Milos island - Greece. The official web site is http://www.heliotopos.net/conf/saava2003/
  • International Tsunami Workshop Tsunamis in the South Pacific - research towards preparedness and mitigation 27-28 September 2003
    International Tsunami Workshop "Tsunamis in the South Pacific - research towards preparedness and mitigation", to be held in Wellington, New Zealand on September 27-28, 2003 in conjunction with the XIX Session of the International Co-ordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (ITSU-XIX) on 29 September - 3 October 2003. The additional information on the workshop is located here.

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