The 10th IAG International conference on Geomorphology is now over. For about a week, over 500 geomorphologists from 47 different nations gathered in Coimbra to present their work and discuss geomorphological processes and landforms, relief evolution, research methods, and the implications of geomorphological research on the environment and society.
Naturally, each of us will evaluate the conference in our own way, but the “Coimbra organising Team” feels that the main goals have been achieved and is therefore extremely pleased with how the conference turned out from both a scientific and social perspective.
The IAG and its Executive Committee deserve a very special thanks for their unwavering support of the conference. Additionally, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the 2 keynote speakers, Monique Fort and José Luís Zêzere, for their excellent lectures and to the nearly one hundred conveners who diligently planned and oversaw the twenty-four thematic sessions. We appreciate your works, very much. Around 30 national, Cape Verdean, Spanish, and Brazilian researchers were involved in the planning and execution of 8 field trips and an intensive course for young researchers, which made up a significant portion of the conference. We acknowledge your efforts and kindness as well.
But the conference's hundreds of participants, who came to Coimbra to share their work, talk about their working methods, and exchange knowledge, were its most central element. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a warm welcome and express our gratitude for your participation.
You can look through the conference photos at the link below to revisit your time in Coimbra.
Thank you very much.
Best regards The organizing commission of ICG2022
Aims & scope
The 10th International Conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) will take place in Coimbra (Portugal) from 12 to 16 September 2022, under the theme "Geomorphology and Global Change". It is organized by IAG and Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom) and co-organized by the Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), the Department of Geography and Tourism (University of Coimbra), and the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Coimbra).
We anticipate a bustling scientific programme representing the latest innovations in theoretical, methodological and applied approaches in geomorphology. The organizers, APGeom, are proud that the conference will take place in Coimbra – a medium-sized city, rich in history and heritage, and strongly connected with its university, one of the oldest in Europe (730 years old) and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013.
Our programme will include opportunities to explore the diverse geomorphology of Portugal – from the mountains of Minho, through the Central Cordillera, passing carbonate and karstified massifs, quartzitic mountains and by the plateaus of "Meseta" and Alentejo, down to a coastline with beach-dune systems, cliffs and estuaries of ecological value.
Field trips such as to the Serra da Estrela, Cape Verde and Azores islands, etc. will be proposed around the conference dates and the usual opportunity will be offered to young geomorphologists to participate in a one-week intensive training course associated with the conference.