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INQUA-SEQS 2019 Meeting: The Quaternary of Europe – stratigraphical perspectives and tools for correlations (25. – 31. July 2019, Dublin, Ireland)

Link: http://www.inqua2019.org/

Session Title: The Quaternary of Europe: stratigraphical perspectives and tools for correlations

Convenors and Co-convenors: Markus Fiebig (Convenor) Guzel Danukalova (Co-Convenor) Pierluigi Pieruccini (Co-Convenor)

Description of Session: Across-Europe stratigraphical correlations is the first step for a full understanding of environmental changes in Europe during the Quaternary. However, the fragmentary nature of the stratigraphical records and the problems related to reliable dating techniques make correlations in terrestrial Quaternary systems problematic. The stratigraphical records involves integration of multiple proxies from a wide variety of terrestrial sediments over the whole of the period, and integration of these with the marine isotopic record of palaeoclimate. A Geographical-based summary of the main litho-, bio-, pedo-, morpho and chrono-stratigraphical data, such as databases, are fundamental for cross-border correlations, Quaternary mapping, climate changes reconstructions and natural hazards and related risks assessment. This session will discuss new data, correlation of proxies in time and space, and new methods and techniques for data comparisons, synthesis, mapping and sharing. The approaches used will be relevant for other continents. The outcome will be a contribution to SACCOM project 1612F.

Please submit Abstracts for our SEQS session: http://www.inqua2019.org/call-for-abstracts/

 


 

Previous Meetings

YearDateCityCountryTitleOrganizing Committee# of talksParticipantsCongress
1989
1990
1991XIII INQUA Congress
1992
1993
1994
1995BerlinGermanyXIV INQUA Congress
199616-21 JuneKerkradeThe NetherlandsThe Dawn of the QuaternaryDr. Thijs van Kolfschoten96160
1997
19986-11 SeptemberKerkradeThe NetherlandsThe Eemian: Local sequences, global perspectivesDr. Thijs van Kolfschoten93160
1999DurbanSouth AfricaConveners: Prof. T. Van Kolfschoten, M. ColtortiXV INQUA Congress
200025-29 SeptemberBariItalyThe Plio-Pleistocene Boundary and the Lower/Middle Pleistocene transition: Type areas and sectionsDr. N. Ciaranfi, M.B. Cita, M. Coltorti, M.Marino, F. Massari, L. Rook, D. Rio43130
20019-14 SeptemberKievUkraineThe Ukraine Quaternary Explored: the Middle and Upper Pleistocene of the Middle Dnieper Area and its importance for the East-West European correlationDr. N. Gerasimenko, P. Gozhik,88150
200230 June – 7 JulyUfaRussiaUpper Pliocene and Pleistocene of the Southern Urals Region and its significance for correlation of the Eastern and western parts of EuropeDr. G. Danukalova, A. Yakovlev, E.Osipova, L. Belan, V. Puchkov6189
200323 - 30 JulyRenoUSAShaping the Earth: A Quaternary PerspectiveConveners: Prof. T. Van Kolfschoten, M. ColtortiXVI INQUA Congress
20049-11 SeptemberFlorenceItalyPleistocene chronostratigraphic subdivisions and stratigraphic boundaries in the mammal recordConveners: Dr. M. Coltorti, Dr. P. Pieruccini
20054-9 SeptemberBernSwitzerlandThe Quaternary Record of SwitzerlandDr. F. Preusser, Ch. Schlüchter, M. Coltorty, W. Westerhoff38113
200611-15 SeptemberMilanoItalyQuaternary Stratigraphy and Evolution of the Alpine Region in the European and Global FrameworkDr. C. Ravazzi, R. Pini, M. Cremaschi, F.Ferraro, G.Muttoni, G.Orombelli, D.Sciunnach, M.Peresani, M.Coltorti, M.Fiebig77132
200728 July – 3 AugustCairnsAustralia“The tropics: heat engine of the quaternary”.Conveners: Prof. T. Van Kolfschoten, M. ColtortiXVII INQUA Congress
200822-27 SeptemberRennesFranceDifferences and similarities in Quaternary Stratigraphy between Atlantic and continental EuropeDr. J.-P. Lefort, J.-L. Monnier, G. Danukalova41126
200928 September – 3 OctoberOrce&LucenaSpainThe Quaternary of Southern Spain: a bridge between Africa and the Alpine domainDr. B.Martinez-Navarro, I.Toro Moyano, P.Palmqvist, J.Agusti53130
201021-26 JuneRostov-on-DonRussiaQuaternary stratigraphy and paleontology of the Southern Russia: connections between Europe, Africa and AsiaDr. V. Titov, A. Tesakov90173
201121-27 JulyBernSwitzerlandQuaternary sciences – the view from the mountains. Session 103 pan-European correlations in Quaternary stratigraphyConveners: Prof. M. Coltorti, Dr. W. Westerhoff3232XVIII INQUA Congress
201226-30 SeptemberSassari, SardiniaItalyAt the edge of the sea: sediments, geomorphology, tectonics, and stratigraphy in Quaternary studiesProf. V. Pascucci, M. Coltorti, A. Stefano, P.Pieruccini, S. Laura58147
201323-27 SeptemberConstantaRomaniaCorrelations of Quaternary fluvial, eolian, deltaic and marine sequencesDr. S. Rădan, S.-C. Rădan, C. Vasiliu2465
201410-16 SeptemberEkaterinburgRussiaThe Quaternary of the Urals: global trends and Pan-European Quaternary recordsDr. A. Borodin, E. Markova, T. Strukova82229
201526 July – 2 AugustNagoyaJapanQuaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization. Session S03: Progress in European Quaternary stratigraphyConveners: Dr. W. Westerhoff , G. Danukalova, M. Fiebig1414XIX INQUA Congress
20163-10 SeptemberErevanArmeniaBridging Europe and Asia: Quaternary stratigraphy and Paleolithic human occupation in Armenia and Southern GeorgiaDr. Kh. Meliksetian, B. Gasparyan, D. Arakelyan, M. Fiebig3643
201710-16 SeptemberTautavelFranceQuaternary stratigraphy and hominids around Europe: Tautavel (Eastern Pyrenees)Dr. V. Celiberti, M. Calvet, M. Delmas, Th. Saos, S. Grégoire, A.M. Moigne, Ch. Perrenoud37122
201811-17 SeptemberPostojnaSloveniaQuaternary Stratigraphy and Karst & Cave SedimentsAndrej Mihevc, Markus Fiebig, Nadja Zupan Hajna, Petra Jamšek Rupnik55143
2019DublinIrelandXX INQUA Congress

 

INQUA-SEQS 2018 Meeting: Quaternary Stratigraphy and Karst & Cave Sediments (11. – 17. September 2018, Postojna, Slovenia)

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INQUA-SEQS 2017 Meeting: Quaternary stratigraphy and hominids around Europe (11 – 15th September 2017, Tautavel, France)

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Fieldtrip: Caune de l’Arago, one of the most important Pleistocene site of Europe with the Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel, Caves of Niaux and Ariege (prehistoric paintings), Quaternary alluvial terraces, tectonics and volcanism.

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The first circular will be available soon.

INQUA  provides the possibility for limited financial support to the SEQS activity in 2017  related to DATESTRA Project  (Database of Terrestrial European Stratigraphy). The support concerns only (a part of) travel-accommodation costs or registration costs and is primarily meant for Early Career Researcher (ECR, less than 8 years PhD) and Researchers from Countries with a low GDP.

If you want to make use of this opportunity for the 2017 meeting in Tautavel, France, you can ask for support by sending the application form to the Secretary of SEQS before 30 June 2017. 


INQUA-SEQS 2016 Meeting: Bridging Europe and Asia: Quaternary stratigraphy and Paleolithic human occupation in Armenia and South Georgia (3 – 11th September 2016, Armenia)

Link to conference homepage: http://geology.am/en/conference.html


INQUA Congress 2015: Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization (27 July – 2 August, 2015, in Nagoya, Japan)

SEQS-Session at  INQUA 2015 congress

Title: „Progress in European Quaternary Stratigraphy“

Outline: During the Quaternary the Earth was shaped by a changeful development of climate-driven processes. Especially since the Middle Pleistocene extensive glaciations on the Northern Hemisphere are constraint. On the base of lithostratigraphic, paleontologic and geo-chronologic evidence more and more glacial and periglacial features have been studied in detail. In this session examples from Europe should be presented but the focus is open for any investigation worldwide with relations to  Quaternary Stratigraphy of Europe.

Conveners: Wim Westerhoff (NL),  Guzel Danukalova (RUS)  & Markus Fiebig (A)


SEQS-Meeting 2014: The Quaternary of the Urals: Global trends and Pan-European Quaternary records (10 – 15th September 2014, Ekaterinburg, Russia)

Link to the 2014 Meeting website:
> http://inqua-seqs2014.ecology.uran.ru


SEQS-Meeting 2013: Correlations of fluvial, eolian, deltaic and marine sequences (23 – 27th September 2013, GeoEcoMar in Constanta, Romania)


SEQS-Meeting 2012: Meeting in Sardinia, 26 – 30th September 2012


Visit the 2012 congress-website here.
The first circular is available here.


Pan-European correlations in Quaternary stratigraphy

We would like to invite you to participate in the session pan-European correlations in Quaternary stratigraphy at the XVIII INQUA-congress in Bern, Switzerland, 20-27 July 2011. Oral as well as poster presentations are welcome.

Please note that the deadline for submission is 30 November 2010. More information and guidelines for submission can be found on the programme/session pages of the XVIII INQUA-congress website.

We are looking forward to receive your contribution and meet next summer in Bern.

We remind that only the Session that will have a large number of abstract will be confirmed for the Congress. Therefore you are kindly asked to disseminate this invitation to all the people that could be interested.

For any question you may contact one of us.

Kind regards,
Mauro Coltorti (coltorti@unisi.it)
Wim Westerhoff (wim.westerhoff@tno.nl)

(103) pan-European correlations in Quaternary stratigraphy

Sedimentary sequences and ages of rocks form the main issues studied by stratigraphers and by studying the Quaternary this has resulted in a wealth of detailed stratigraphical schemes. The development of Quaternary stratigraphy results for a large part from the extensive mapping of Quaternary deposits that has been carried out in most European countries during the last century. Simultaneously, the extent of Quaternary research increased considerably and provided a firm knowledge of geological processes, their time and scale with considerable application to the other geological fields. Particularly important is the correlation between marine and continental deposits because some of the former provide better chronological constrains and the possibility to widespread correlation.. Quaternary sciences have also contributed substantially to our understanding of the climates in the past and the impact of climate change on the Earth’s surface in a variety of depositional environments. Quaternary stratigraphy often demonstrates a great deal of detail at local and regional scales. Litho-, bio-, and chronostratigraphy and their admixtures form in many cases a starting point for interpretation and correlation. However, (geo)morphological characteristics and paleosoil sequences also play an important role in Quaternary stratigraphy.

Within the Section on Europe Quaternary Stratigraphy (SEQS) a long-lasting tradition exists to investigate and discuss Quaternary stratigraphical interpretations and correlations. In particular the attention is concentrated on the stratigraphical setting of classical Quaternary reference sites and sequences of Europe (type sequence and type sections). An important prerequisite is the integration of the results from various (sub)disciplines, like palynology, studies on small and large mammals, sedimentology, archaeology, neotectonics, absolute dating techniques, and the Marine Isotope Stages. In addition the correlation of European stratigraphical sequences to adjacent continents is also of particular interest.

We welcome contributions on Quaternary stratigraphy from newly investigated sequences and/or classical key-reference areas. Contributions may concern local or regional scales and attempts to cross-continental correlations. Information from the marine realm and terrestrial domains is welcomed. The session aims to discuss the pan-European correlations and encourage the presentation of multidisciplinary approaches.


Other European Quaternary group meetings

Call for Papers and Posters for the EGU2016, 17-22 April, 2016 Vienna, Austria

For the session entitled: Soil in Cultural Landscape -The Future is in the Past: Insights from the Cultural Soil Archive SSS3.5

Soil is an excellent archive that documents and records the environmental landscape history. Today, the anthropogenetic impact on the landscape is immense. Studying history through examination of the soil archive enables us to explore the long-term impact of ancient human activities. This enables us to build prediction models for a more sustainable future.

You are invited to submit abstracts to lecture on the subject described above. The lectures should present case studies and/or research that examine landscape history through the soil archive. We invite both field-based or modeling studies. Results and conclusions from these studies should allow for the construction of better landscape management models in the future. read more

Abstract Submission Deadline:
1st of December for early career scientists and scientists from developing countries
13th of January,13:00 CET, general submission

Link: Abstract submission

Conveners

 

International Geochronology Summer School 2016 Switzerland

8th International Geochronology Summer School:
Dating techniques in environmental research

Date: 04 – 09 September 2016
Location: Bergün (Switzerland)
Webinfo: http://www.geo.uzh.ch/microsite/geochronology/

Topics to be covered in lectures, excursions and workshops include dating techniques such as numerical methods (radiocarbon, exposure dating with cosmogenic nuclides, OSL, 137Cs, 210Pb, etc.), dendrochronology, anthracology, archaeomagnetic dating, as well as relative methods like soil weathering and Schmidt-hammer technique. See also attached flyer.

List of Lecturers:
H. Gärtner (WSL), D. Brandová (Univ. Zurich), P. Cherubini (WSL), M. Egli (Univ. of Zurich), S. Ivy-Ochs (ETH Zurich/Uni Zurich), I. Hajdas (ETH Zurich), D. Dahms (Univ. Northern Iowa). E. Eckmeier (LMU University of Munich), R. Kipfer (EAWAG), E. Tema (Univ. of Torino), S. Lowick (Univ. of Bern), S. Priori (CRA-ABP, Firenze), N. Dubois (EAWAG), K. Hanselmann (ETH Zurich).

The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. Participation is competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 20. The registration fee (720 CHF) includes accommodation (room sharing required), half board and lunch, field trips and teaching material.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 April 2016
Registration: http://www.geo.uzh.ch/microsite/geochronology/

Link: Download PDF

 

The Vth International Conference on Mammoths and their relatives.

30 August – 4 September 2010

Organisers:
The Congress will be held in Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France, from 30 August to 4 September 2010. It will be hosted by the Département de Haute-Loire and the city of Le Puy-en-Velay.

The first circular is available here.


For meetings of national groups please see their respective websites on the Links page.


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XXIX INQUA Congress

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The XXIX INQUA Congress was hold in Bern, Switzerland on 20-27.7.2011. Details of the Congress.