· On 22 February 2012 IGCP will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Two of our co-leaders will actively participate at this meeting. Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth, U.K.) will focus on the importance of Geosciences for Society and moderate a debate on the prospective vision for the future of IGCP. Manuel Sintubin (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) will reflect on the role of IGCP in geohazard mitigation based on the success of IGCP567.
·At the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America (17-19 April, 2012, San Diego, California): Earthquakes and Tsunamis at Caostal Archaeological Sites. You find details in the following announcement (pdf ). Abstract submission deadline is 11 January 2012.
·At the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC), from 2 to 10 August 2012 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia a special session is convened by Patrick Nunn (Australia), Bruce McFadgen (New Zealand), Iain Stewart (U.K.) and Manuel Sintubin (Belgium) on Natural Hazards and Ancient Societies. Abstract submission deadline is 17 February 2012.
·In November 2012 we are furthermore planning an international workshop Shakin’ them off? Interdisciplinary perspectives on Minoan Earthquakes, convened by Simon Jusseret (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and Manuel Sintubin (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), which will take place in Leuven (Belgium).
For both conferences IGCP567 will most probably (depending on our funding) be able to offer travel grants.
·At the EGU meeting (20-24 April 2012, Vienna, Austria) Matthieu Ferry (Géosciences Montpellier, France) and Kris Vanneste (ROB, Belgium) convene a session on Earthquake Geology. Abstract submission deadline is 17 January 2012.
·The 3rd Workshop on Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology will be held in Morelia, Mexico from 1 to 8 November 2012. More information will follow soon on the http://www.acambay1912.org.
Following our 2nd INQUA-IGCP567 International Workshop on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering, held from 18 to 24 September 2011 in Corinth, Greece, Andreas Vött (University of Mainz, Germany) is preparing a special volume on in the Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. This is a peer-review ISI-indexed journal and hosted up to now three special volumes on tsunamis. If you are interested to contribute to this volume, please contact Andreas Vött (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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