The 2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy (STRATI) 2015 follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) to be held in Graz, Austria on July 19 – 23, 2015. The congress will be open to all topics in stratigraphy. The technical program will range from the Archean to the Holocene, across all techniques and applications of stratigraphy and the discoveries that the stratigraphic record reveals about the Earth system. In addition, it will also serve as the primary venue for ICS business, for ICS subcommissions to meet and awarding the ICS stratigraphy prizes.
Call for Proposals
Call for scientific session proposals
Since STRATI 2015 is intended to be a global conference the entire field of stratigraphy including geochronology and chronometry should be represented. Stratigraphy, however, is not only restricted to Planet Earth but has been intensively applied also to other celestial bodies during the last years and sessions on extraterrestrial stratigraphy are highly welcomed. Another important aspect are different scales in stratigraphic resolution where a major breakthrough was achieved during the recent past. Cyclostratigraphy and astronomical tuning are prospering fields in stratigraphy, however, problems of integrating classical stratigraphical methods arise and the divergence between field based stratigraphy and orbitally tuned models is increasing. Similarly important are the attempts to establish GSSP‘s in the Proterozoic instead of GSSA‘s.
These are only few of the burning topics in modern stratigraphy and we encourage all stratigraphy related researchers to submit proposals covering a wide range of themes.
Deadline for proposal submission: November 1st, 2014. Submit a scientific session proposal
Subcommission Meetings and Workshop proposals
Following the suggestion of the ICS the conference will also host meetings of Subcommissions of ICS to discuss topical issues and problems. Such meetings should also be announced via the conference homepage.
If there is any desire for organizing specific workshops on any stratigraphic topic (e.g., cyclostratigraphy and orbital tuning, sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and new methods) this is also very appreciated.
Field trip proposal
Graz is located at the border between the Eastern Alps and Pannonian Basin System, but the distances to the Southern Alps and even the Barrandium (Prague Basin) in Czech Republic are relatively short. This offers the opportunity for extensive field trips, ranging from one day up to 4 days, covering most parts of Austria but including also Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic and Germany.
Additional field trip proposals can still be accepted until November 1st, 2014. Submit a field trip proposal
The congress will take place on campus of the University of Graz, Austria. It will be organized by the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Graz in cooperation with other Austrian Earth Sciences institutions representing the Austrian Earth Science community (e.g., Geological Survey of Austria).
Werner E. Piller, Professor at the University of Graz, chair of the Austrian National Committee of Geosciences, the Austrian Commission on Stratigraphy and the Austrian National Committee for the IGCP. The organization and logistics will be guaranteed by the local organizing committee.