IGSC 2013 — Inspiring Change
The 4th International Geosciences Student Conference is our mutual opportunity to unite past, present & future of the geosciences. SGS, Geo.X, and many partners and sponsors from industry and academia invite you to come to Berlin, Germany, and spread the vision of Inspiring Change from the heart of Europe to the world. Important time windows for your road to Berlin are:
11 DEC — 15 MAR
|Call for Papers|
11 DEC — 10 APR
25 APR — 28 APR
|Conference & Exhibition|
For your ideal IGSC 2013 experience, please consider attendance of the following events in addition to the technical program and recruitment exhibition:
|PRAEHISTORICA Conference Evening|
Geoscientists use very different time scales and tools from physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Earth system processes. Still, we are united as one geoscience community and can use our precious and yet fleeting time on Earth to play a vital part in Inspiring Change in the geosciences and society.
22 years after the German reunification in 1990, the German capital city Berlin has consolidated its status as a world city of culture, politics and media as well as one of the most prolific centres of higher education and research worldwide with more than 3,000 students and young geoscientists, who are following in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt.
|11 DEC — 15 JAN
||16 JAN — 31 MAR
||01 APR — 10 APR
|Conference Participation||30 € | 30 € | 60 €||35 € | 35 € | 70 €||40 € | 40 € | 80 €|
|PRAEHISTORICA Conference Evening||20 € | 40 € | 40 €||30 € | 60 € | 60 €||n.a.|
|Museum für Naturkunde
Behind the Scenes Tour
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|Farewell Gala||5 € | 10 € | 10 €||10 € | 20 € | 20 €||10 € | 20 € | 20 €|
|Field Trip 3||20 € | 40 € | n.a.||25 € | 50 € | n.a.||25 € | 50 € | n.a.|
|Field Trip 1 / 2 / 4||15 € | 30 € | n.a.||20 € | 40 € | n.a.||20 € | 40 € | n.a.|
|Delegate Fees: Student | Reduced | Regular|
IGSC 2013 Registration
Conference participation includes access to the technical program, the recruitment exhibition, coffee breaks, the opening and closing ceremonies, and the icebreaker. Further amenities of conference participation are housing discounts for featured hostels and the conference hotel as well as a full five-day public transport ticket (Zone AB) from 25 to 29 April. For further information on the other program points, please visit the individual event pages on the IGSC 2013 web site.
Click here to register for inspiring change in an easy six-step process.
STUDENT DELEGATE FEES are for everyone enrolled in an academic program. We request students to send a scan of an up-to-date document verifying your student status (student ID, certificate of enrollment) to registration@IGSC-2013.com. We do not accept student delegate fees without this verification of your student status.
REDUCED DELEGATE FEES are for unemployed young professionals and researchers working at a university or a national research institute. We request unemployed delegates to send a copy of your up-to-date certificate of unemployment to registration@IGSC-2013.com. We request members of academia to register with their university or institute email addresses. We do not accept reduced delegate fees without either a certificate of unemployment or a verifiable email address.
REGULAR DELEGATE FEES are for society representatives, industry professionals, and all other guests.
Registered IGSC 2013 delegates receive access to special rates and discounts at the headquarter hotel and selected hostels throughout the German capital city. Booking for hostels needs to be done individually via the corresponding hostel websites by indicating a password generated during your conference registration process. Please understand that we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms. We shall further not be liable for damages, expenses, personal injury or loss at any promoted hotel and hostel.
With special regard to student delegates looking for low-cost and yet high-quality accommodation, we provide special discounts at the following hostels. Please click on the hostel names for further information:
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Within just a 2-minute underground ride to the conference venue Henry Ford Building, Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin will serve as the headquarter hotel. Contact us after registration at registration@IGSC-2013.com to check for availabilities of making reservations as guests of Freie Universität Berlin for Single 81 € or Double 101 €.
|THURSDAY (25 APRIL)
||FRIDAY (26 APRIL)
||SATURDAY (27 APRIL)
||SUNDAY (28 APRIL)
||MONDAY (29 APRIL)
14:00 — 17:00
|Oral & Poster
09:00 — 17:00
|Oral & Poster
09:00 — 15:00
|Oral & Poster
09:00 — 12:15
09:00 — 16:00
17:00 — 19:00
|SHIP Shale Gas Workshop
09:00 — 12:30
09:00 — 10:00
|SEG European Challenge Bowl sponsored by TOTAL
13:30 — 17:00
|Berlin Dark Worlds & Geological Sightseeing
11:00 — 17:00
19:00 — 21:00
|EAGE Student Lecture
13:30 — 17:00
|Geoparks & Geotourism
09:00 — 09:30
17:00 — 18:00
|Welzow Süd Lignite Mine
08:00 — 16:00
19:00 — 20:00
10:00 — 10:30
20:00 — 02:00
09:00 — 17:00
|PRAEHISTORICA Conference Evening
20:00 — 23:00
|SEG Honorary Lecture
11:00 — 12:30
|Reputation Management Workshop
13:30 — 15:00
|SGS Geosciences Slam
15:30 — 17:00
Sustainability is mankind’s long-term challenge to maintain a responsible management of the human impact on Earth. The scope of global change extends beyond environmental and climate change processes into economic and social dimensions. Research on sustainable living will have to deliver strategies on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the already inevitable consequences of climate change.
IGSC 2013 Sustainable Living offers the opportunity to present research in the following areas: carbon capture and storage, geomaterials and new materials, land use, water management, management of rural areas and metropolitan regions, and air quality.
Resources & Energy
Throughout its history, mankind has made use of Earth's resources, but technical progress and population growth have brought about an overexploitation of the environment. Future developments will largely depend on striking a balance between conservation and use of natural resources. The scientific challenge addresses both basic system analysis of natural resources and applied research focusing on their availability and exhaustibility.
IGSC 2013 Resources & Energy offers the opportunity to present research in the following areas: fossil fuels, mineral raw materials, metal deposits, geothermal energy, soil, water, air, and radiation.
Fundamental geoscientific research stimulates new ways of thinking, which have the potential to revolutionize and dramatically improve how geoscientists deal with challenges of the Earth system. It is especially important because fundamental research focuses on falsifying or verifying new ideas and theories, which may not be utilized immediately, but in the long term become the scientific foundation for many commercial products and applied research.
IGSC 2013 Fundamental Research offers the opportunity to present fundamental research in any of the manifold geosciences and their adjacent fields.
Hazards & Risks
Natural hazards regularly reveal the vulnerability of mankind. The control of their extreme dynamics necessitates not only a fundamental grasp of the underlying natural processes, but also the integration of their fluctuations over time. The optimization of quantitative risk models demands new scientific approaches on risk prediction and the development of suitable protective strategies.
IGSC 2013 Hazards & Risks offers the opportunity to present research in the following areas: earthquakes, tsunamis, mass migration, volcanism, asteroid impacts, extreme meteorological events, flooding, greenhouse gases, glacial retreat, sea level rise, and desertification.
Call for Papers
The IGSC 2013 Technical Committee considers all extended abstracts submitted between 11 December 2012 and 15 March 2013. Authors can submit their abstract in three time windows:
11 DEC — 31 JAN
|review results in mid-February|
01 FEB — 22 FEB
|review results in early March|
23 FEB — 15 MAR
|review results in late March|
Accepted extended abstracts will be available online to sponsors before the event and to all delegates after the events.
Click here to submit your abstract for inspiring change in an easy five-step process.
Please download the IGSC 2013 Word and LaTeX Templates and read the instructions carefully before completing the call for papers.
Your extended abstract must be relevant to one of the four IGSC 2013 Themes, in English, original and two to four A4 pages in length. It should reflect work that is actually completed at the time of submission and not plans or ideas that are still taking shape in the mind of the author or research that is still highly immature. Authors are requested to indicate the theme and focus under which their extended abstract should be evaluated.
Authors can indicate their preference for either an oral and/or a poster presentation. Authors are not allowed to indicate more than one presenter for their extended abstract.
|FRIDAY (26 APRIL)
||SATURDAY (27 APRIL)
||SUNDAY (28 APRIL)
|Weathering & Water Cycles
09:00 — 10:30 | Lecture Hall B
09:30 — 10:30 | Lecture Hall B
|Methods of Exploration Seismology
09:15 — 10:30 | Lecture Hall A
11:00 — 12:00 | Lecture Hall B
11:00 — 12:30 | Lecture Hall B
|Geoscientific Applications in Mining
11:00 — 12:15 | Lecture Hall A
|Applications of Near-Surface Geophysics
12:00 — 15:00 | Lecture Hall B
|Geological Challenges in Exploration
13:30 — 15:00 | Lecture Hall B
09:00 — 10:45 | Lecture Hall B
|Understanding the Earth's Crust
15:30 — 17:00 | Lecture Hall B
|Opportunities over an Oilfield's Life
11:00 — 12:00 | Lecture Hall B
09:30 — 10:30 | Poster Area 01 — 04
09:00 — 10:00 | Poster Area 20 — 23
|Innovative Approaches in Exploration
09:15 — 10:30 | Poster Area 38 — 42
11:00 — 12:15 | Poster Area 05 — 09
|Natural Hazards & Anthropogenic Risks
10:00 — 12:30 | Poster Area 24 — 31
11:00 — 11:30 | Poster Area 43 — 44
|The Caspian Sea
13:30 — 14:45 | Poster Area 10 — 14
|Near-Surface Geophysical Methods
13:30 — 15:00 | Poster Area 32 — 37
15:30 — 16:45 | Poster Area 15 — 19
Weathering & Water Cycles
09:00 — 09:15 | Katharina Wortberg | Jacobs University Bremen
Impact of siderophores on mobilization of REE, Zr, Hf, Th and U from fresh and weathered igneous rocks
09:15 — 09:30 | David Uhlig | Freie Universität Berlin
Magnesium isotopes as weathering tracer in a forested, granodiorite watershed in the Sierra Nevada (California)
09:30 — 09:45 | Marius Römer | Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Isotope Investigations of Sulfate in the Baumberge Springs, central Münsterland, NW Germany
09:45 — 10:00 | Milos Rakijas | University of Belgrade
Change in water quality from fissure and karst aquifer
10:00 — 10:15 | Sevda Gören | Middle East Technical University
Investigation of the Liquefaction Potential of Soils of Northern Sea Command (Istanbul) Using SPT,TURKEY
10:15 — 10:30 | Sanja Markovic | University of Belgrade
Ground waters in Mining Basin "Kolubara"
11:00 — 11:15 | Katrin Peters | Freie Universität Berlin
P and S receiver functions from the JULS Project
11:15 — 11:30 | Anna Skorkina | Perm State National Research University
The first results of local earthquake tomography for the Ural region
11:30 — 11:45 | Andrei Emilian Mihai | University of Bucharest
Using Lg and Rg waves to differentiate between crustal types
11:45 — 12:00 | Alexandra Georgiana Gerea | University of Bucharest
A study on global recordings of P3KP slowness and amplitude values
Applications of Near-Surface Geophysics
12:00 — 12:15 | Grzegorz Bania | AGH University of Science and Technology
The influence of micro-topography on electrical resistivity tomography results – computer modelling
12:15 — 12:30 | Muhammad Hanif | Bandung Institute of Technology
Induced polarization method to explore ground-water aquifer and geology subsurface structure in volcanic rock area, Garut, West Java, Indonesia
12:30 — 13:30 | Lunch Break
13:30 — 13:45 | Agostiny Marrios Lontsi | University of Potsdam
Sediment deposit characterisation using active and passive seismic surface wave data
13:45 — 14:00 | Tatiana Ogneva | Perm State National Research University
Application of neural networks for electrical data interpretation in salt deposits conditions
14:00 — 14:15 | Adrian Bogacz | AGH University of Science and Technology
Application of MATLAB for GPR data processing
14:15 — 14:30 | Aleksander Kowalik | AGH University of Science and Technology
Airborne Electromagnetics Theoretical Basis, Application and Examples
14:30 — 14:45 | Sophia Akopova | Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth (RAS)
The estimation of ability of research into thin layer of near-bottom sediments in water area by means of active seismic tomography by example of the White Sea
14:45 — 15:00 | Julia Szudzinska | AGH University of Science and Technology
Application of 3D multi-frequency GPR surveys for detection of karst phenomena
Understanding the Earth's Crust
15:30 — 15:45 | Elena Malovichko | Lomonosov Moscow State University
The stress field in the Earth's crust and lithosphere on the global level
15:45 — 16:00 | Zohrab Javad-zada | Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
The structural-tectonic evolution of the local structures of Lower Kura Depression and Baku Archipelago. On the example of Kalamadin – Mugan-deniz anticline zone.
16:00 — 16:15 | Maximilian Zundel | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Magnetic fabrics of an inclined transpressional shear zone: The Variscan Lalaye-Lubine shear zone in the northern Schwarzwald, SW-Germany
16:15 — 16:30 | Christian Burmeister | University of Greifswald
Central extension of the Caribbean Plate – Investigations at the Southern Hess Escarpment, Caribbean Sea
16:30 — 16:45 | Ágnes Király | Eötvös Loránd University
Importance of slab roll-back and related mantle flows in Mediterranean basin evolution: Analogue modelling experiments
16:45 — 17:00 | Stefan Tachev | University of Mining and Geology St. Ivan Rilski
Application of computer neural networks for mapping different rock types according to their physical properties
09:30 — 09:45 | Christian Böhnke | Freie Universität Berlin
Using Ground-penetrating Radar in archaeological sites - Resolving archeological structures in the Surosowan Palace, Banten, Indonesia
09:45 — 10:00 | Robert Roskoden | Freie Universität Berlin
A geomagnetic survey of the Surosowan Palace
10:00 — 10:15 | Marko Vanic | University of Belgrade
Resistivity surveys at Neolithic locality Petnica, Serbia
10:15 — 10:30 | Ewa Grabowska | Adam Mickiewicz University
Geo-archeological investigation of earthquake damages at antique theater structure in Stratonikeia antique city (Yatağan district, Turkey)
11:00 — 11:15 | Daniel Donat | Freie Universität Berlin
Interpretation of Direct Simple Shear experiments on arid cohesive soil
11:15 — 11:30 | Ion Francovschi | University of Bucharest
Evaluating the effectiveness of a micro-hydro power project on the upper or middle course of the Bicaz River (Neamt County, Romania)
11:30 — 11:45 | Ralf Milke | Freie Universität Berlin
Beer-bottles looking like opal, and found in an opal field. What can we learn?
11:45 — 12:00 | Iona Summerson | Freie Universität Berlin
High-pressure phases in a melt pocket within an olivine crystal in the Tissint Martian meteorite
12:00 — 12:15 | Radoslaw Wilczkowiak | Adam Mickiewicz University
Back analysis of a cut slope failure near the Reservior of Gökpınar Dam in Denizli (Turkey)
12:15 — 12:30 | Riefqy Usman | Padjadjaran University
Optimization of Land Resources as a Key to Implement Algal Bio-Fuel onto Oil and Gas Companies
Geological Challenges in Exploration
13:30 — 13:45 | Nigar Ahmedkhanova | Baku State University
Mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan and their relation to petroleum potential
13:45 — 14:00 | Filip Bielicki | Adam Mickiewicz University
Tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the Polish Lower Paleozoic Baltic Basin (Northern Poland) and implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity.
14:00 — 14:15 | Ahmad Helman Hamdani | Padjadjaran University
The Tectonic Control On Coalbed Methane Potential in Berau Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
14:15 — 14:30 | Jhosnella Sayago | University of Potsdam
Mapping of Paleokarst along the Loppa High of the Norwegian Barents Sea by combining cores and seismic attributes
14:30 — 14:45 | Tymon Skrzynik | AGH University of Science and Technology
Attribute-supported seismic interpretation of Mesozoic formation of Carpathian Foredeep
14:45 — 15:00 | Md Farhaduzzaman | University of Malaya
Petroleum source rock characteristics of the Tertiary Bhuban Formation of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh
Methods of Exploration Seismology
09:15 — 09:30 | Maria Elena Vargas | Schlumberger
Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) in pilot Well for Shale Gas
09:30 — 09:45 | Eryk Swiech | AGH University of Science and Technology
Applied of seismic and magnetotellurics method for direct prospecting of shale gas fields
09:45 — 10:00 | Saeed Sufi | University of Tehran
Porosity prediction from seismic attributes using SVR
10:00 — 10:15 | Julio Galindo Guerreros | Freie Universität Berlin
Numerical Simulations of Fluid Induced Seismicity in Hydraulically Heterogeneous Media
10:15 — 10:30 | Jonas Folesky | Freie Universität Berlin
Rupture Propagation Imaging at Microseismic Scale
Geoscientific Applications in Mining
11:00 — 11:15 | Tatyana Verkholantseva | Mining Institute (RAS)
Physical Interpretation Of Seismic Events Mechanisms At The Upper Kama Potash Deposit
11:15 — 11:30 | Mladen Blagojevic | University of Belgrade
Interpretation of integrated gravity and audio magnetotelluric (AMT) geophysical data of Blace area, Serbia, for prospecting lithium and boron deposits
11:30 — 11:45 | Adam Talaga | University of Silesia
Focal mechanisms of mine tremors in the selected part of the Upper Silesia Coal Basin (Poland)
11:45 — 12:00 | Stephanie Saing | Bandung Institute of Technology
Ore Bearing Fluid Characteristics of Cigaru Artisanal Mining in Jampang Kulon Complex, West Java, Indonesia
12:00 — 12:15 | Fikrat Amirov | Ankara University
Spectroscopic characterization of barite ores using X-ray fluorescence and Raman confocal
09:00 — 09:15 | Ruchita Mirza | Bandung Institute of Technology
Olistostrome Deposit Indication on Karang Nini Shore, Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia
09:15 — 09:30 | Axel Priambodo | Bandung Institute of Technology
Qualitative Analysis of Submarine Depositional System: Some Evidence in Late Miocene Cantayan Formation, Bogor Basin, Indonesia
09:30 — 09:45 | Attila Balázs | Eötvös Loránd University
A new approach to regional seismic interpretation in the Pannonian basin: a contribution to paleobathymetric debate
09:45 — 10:00 | Florina Andreea Negru | University of Bucharest
The relationship between Quaternary fluvial depositional environments and preservation of skeletal parts of the mammoths
10:00 — 10:15 | Katharina Schier | Jacobs University Bremen
Stromatolitic carbonates from the 2,400 million year old Rooinekke Formation, Transvaal Supergroup, South Africa, and the redox-level of seawater on Early Earth
10:15 — 10:30 | Daniel Sperl | University of Cologne
New insights in evolution and activity of channel-levee-complexes of the southwestern part of the Magdalena Turbidite System, Columbia Basin, Caribbean Sea
10:30 — 10:45 | Antonia Hofmann | University of Bremen
Case study of late-quaternary contouritic deposit along the NW-Iberian margin
Opportunities over an Oilfield's Life
11:00 — 11:15 | Dawid Szafranski | AGH University of Science and Technology
The application of CSAMT method in hydrocarbon prospection in Polish Eastern Carpathians
11:15 — 11:30 | Laura Mihaela Matei | University of Bucharest
Geochemical methodologies applied for preliminary assessment of hydrocarbon prospects
11:30 — 11:45 | Farid Alakbarov | Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
A method of predicting the final recovery factor in the early stages of development
11:45 — 12:00 | Nargiz Asqarova | Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
Diverse implementation of oil deposits after long development
09:30 — 09:45 | Roxana Stanca | University of Bucharest
1D resistivity inversion in high noise level conditions
09:45 — 10:00 | Andrei Emilian Mihai | University of Bucharest
Using Wenner resistivity mapping in archaeological sites - case study in 3 different sites
10:00 — 10:15 | Michal Cwiklik | AGH University of Science and Technology
Geoelectrical studies of shallow geology in the vicinity of Wawel Hill (Krakow, Poland)
10:15 — 10:30 | Michal Glazer | University of Silesia
Application of the resistivity imaging method for identification of a shallow geological structure of Pleistocene sediments
11:00 — 11:15 | Frederike Wittkopp | Utrecht University
The effect of oxic degradation on organic temperature proxies: A case study from the coastal shelf off Honshu Island, Japan
11:15 — 11:30 | Oteleanu Alexandra | University of Bucharest
Detrital zircon U/Pb ages on sedimentary rocks from the South Carpathians, Romania, and implications for their provenance
11:30 — 11:45 | Nicole Biedermann | Technische Universität Berlin
REE-determination in apatite by LA-ICP-MS from Precambrian phosphorites (Yangtze Platform, South China)
11:45 — 12:00 | Nathalie Tepe | Jacobs University Bremen
Increasing levels of anthropogenic gadolinium in tap water of Berlin, Germany: comparing results of the 2009 to 2012 monitoring programs
12:00 — 12:15 | Laura Korte | University of Bremen
Lithium isotope composition of geothermal brines and salts from the Salar de Pozuelos (Andes/NW Argentina)
The Caspian Sea
13:30 — 13:45 | Gumru Muradova | Baku State University
Mineralogical content in Pliocene (Productive Series) sediments from South Caspian Basin (Hamamdag field)
13:45 — 14:00 | Vusala Agayeva | Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
The Geological Structure and Oil-Gas Bearing Prospectivity of Tengi-Beshbarmaq Anticlinorium
14:00 — 14:15 | Fuad Rahimov | Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
Paleogeographic conditions of deposits accumulation of Lower Pliocene in the South Caspian Basin
14:15 — 14:30 | Zhassulan Karamergenov | Kazakh National Technical University
Delineation of Faults by 2D and 3D Common Depth Point Methods in Hydrocarbon Fields of Kazakhstan
14:30 — 14:45 | Elshan Abdullayev | University of Leipzig
Sedimentation on the western flank of the South Caspian Basin (Apsheron Peninsula)
15:30 — 15:45 | Mahmut Sari | Gumushane University
A study on the Correlation between Fractal Dimension Dc-value and seismic b-value in the Western Anatolia, Turkey
15:45 — 16:00 | Novak Brstina | University of Belgrade
Application of deep seismic sounding in mapping of crustal thickness at territory of Serbia
16:00 — 16:15 | Anca Opris | University of Bucharest
SKS splitting observed at Slovenian seismic network
16:15 — 16:30 | Maciej Mendecki | University of Silesia
Temporal variations of b-value near Klodnica fault zone, Upper Silesia Coal Basin, Poland
16:30 — 16:45 | Nazli Ceyla Anadolu | Suleyman Demirel University
Estimation of the maximum earthquake magnitude(Mmax) in TURKEY
09:00 — 09:15 | Fadinila Wahyu Nuraini | Diponegoro University
Reconstruction Model of Early Miocene Carbonate in Kutai Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
09:15 — 09:30 | Aurélia Privat | LaSalle Beauvais
Boixols piggy-back thrusting and foreland basin evolution impact on a syn-orogenic turbiditic system, South Central Pyrenees
09:30 — 09:45 | Rafal Damaziak | Jagiellonian University
Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Upper Cretaceous – Lower Paleocene deposits of the Skole Unit (Polish Outer Carpathians)
09:45 — 10:00 | Ewelina Krzyzak | Adam Mickiewicz University
Characteristic of the Permian environment and implications for hydrocarbon accumulations within the Zechstein Main Dolomite of the Wielkopolska Carbonate Platform (W Poland).
Natural Hazards & Anthropogenic Risks
10:00 — 10:15 | Nevbahar Sabbag | Suleyman Demirel University
Determination of landslide geometry by geophysical methods
10:15 — 10:30 | Malgorzata Drwila | AGH University of Science and Technology
Variability of ground temperature distribution in the alpine zone of the Polish Tatra Mountains, example from Hala Gąsienicowa.
10:30 — 11:00 | Coffee Break
11:00 — 11:15 | Nikola Drazic | University of Belgrade
Hydrological impact on environmental degradation in the municipality of Obrenovac
11:15 — 11:30 | Magdalena Markovic | University of Belgrade
Landslide on Highway Belgrade-Nis near town Razanj
11:30 — 11:45 | Aytek Ersan | Provincial Directorate for Disaster and Emergency Management
GIS Applications for Disaster Management in Ondokuzmayıs, Samsun (North Turkey)
11:45 — 12:00 | Mahmut Sari | Gumushane University
Determination of Radiation Level from Natural Sources in Gümüşhane Province (period of October and November 2011)
12:00 — 12:15 | Ina Keggenhoff | Justus Liebig University Giessen
Recent trends in extreme precipitation over Georgia, 1936-2010
12:15 — 12:30 | Aleksandra Malgorzata Deregowska | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
The relationship between clay minerals and lanslide hazards in the Beskid Wyspowy Mts., Poland
Near-Surface Geophysical Methods
13:30 — 13:45 | Ezgi Erbek | Suleyman Demirel University
Applications of HGAS and NSTD methods on the magnetic anomaly of Eratosthenes Seamount, the Eastern Mediterranean
13:45 — 14:00 | Alexandra Delia Bugheanu | University of Bucharest
Magnetic susceptibility investigation of agricultural soils
14:00 — 14:15 | Alexandra Delia Bugheanu | University of Bucharest
Analysis on Sidescan Sonar data from Mangalia Harbour, Romania
14:15 — 14:30 | Nataliia Troinich | Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
The possibility of approximate measuring of magnetic field’s gradients with using cesium magnetometer PKM-1.
14:30 — 14:45 | Martin Prasche | Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Repeatability study of GPR data on the Frankfurt radar test site
14:45 — 15:00 | Jakub Kokowski | AGH University of Science and Technology
Airborne gravity gradiometry
Innovative Approaches in Exploration
09:15 — 09:30 | Stephan Thomas Reinert | Freie Universität Berlin
The Petrosphere: An experimental reservoir simulator for visualization and instruction
09:30 — 09:45 | Simon Weides | GFZ Potsdam
Geothermal Resources - Alternative Energy in Hydrocarbon Dominated Regions - An Assessment Study from the Alberta Basin
09:45 — 10:00 | Caroline Heineke | Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Geological aspects of sub-surface hydrogen storage
10:00 — 10:15 | Chiara Maria Aruffo | Technische Universität Darmstadt
Workflow for geomechanical modeling to ensure CO2 storage in the Otway Basin, Australia – joint project PROTECT
10:15 — 10:30 | Elizaveta Deviatkova | Perm State National Research University
The integration of geophysical well logging data to determine cementing quality and technical conditions of boring casing control using "Sonata" software
11:00 — 11:15 | Georgian Manuc | University of Bucharest
Hercynian subvolcanic massif of Greci, North Dobrogea, Romania
11:15 — 11:30 | Dafina Blagoeva | University of Mining and Geology St. Ivan Rilski
Statistical analysis of petrophysical data from the basic types of rocks in the West Rodopi region
Short Courses & Workshops
For further information on deadlines, content, and schedules of the comprehensive list of featured short courses and workshops before, at, and after the conference, please click on the individual short courses and workshops.
For further information on abstracts and biographies of the invited speakers, please click on their names and presentation titles.
EAGE Student Lecturer Dr. Bjorn P. Wygrala Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling: Technology and Applications for Petroleum Exploration Risk and Resource Assessments (26 APR, 13:30 — 17:00, Lecture Hall A)
EAGE Student Lecturer Dr. Bjorn P. Wygrala
Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling: Technology and Applications for Petroleum Exploration Risk and Resource Assessments (26 APR, 13:30 — 17:00, Lecture Hall A)
SEG Honorary Lecturer Dr. Per Avseth Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction: How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics. (27 APR, 11:00 — 12:30, Lecture Hall A)
SEG Honorary Lecturer Dr. Per Avseth
Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction: How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics. (27 APR, 11:00 — 12:30, Lecture Hall A)
Metal Stable Isotopes Short Course
The Earth Surface Geochemistry Section of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) invites undergraduate and graduate students in the geosciences, chemistry, or physics to register for this short course on metal stable isotopes as fingerprints in the Earth and the environment from 22 to 25 April in Potsdam close to Berlin.
Participatns will explore the so-called "non-traditional" stable isotopes, of which the minor shifts by isotope fractionation have been made detectable only recently by multicollector ICP-mass spectrometry. Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg and his colleagues will address the following topics: Why do isotopes shift their relative abundances? Principles of mass-dependent isotope fractionation. Isotope fractionation during precipitation, mineral dissolution, weathering, uptake by higher plants, biomedical applications, the hydrosphere, and formation of the planets. Basics of MC-ICP-mass spectrometry: sample preparation, ionisation, ion optics and mass separation, detection systems, and data evaluation.
Registrations are are due 15 March. For more information on the registration process, please download the Short Course PDF.
Scientific Drilling Training Course
The Scientific Drilling Platform of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) invites graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers who are involved in scientific drilling projects to apply for this training course on deep scientific drilling from 23 to 25 April in Potsdam close to Berlin.
The course will cover relevant aspects of scientific drilling, including drilling engineering, handling and storage of samples, on-site core logging and scanning, geophysical downhole logging, data management, project planning and management, project funding, and support through international programs (ICDP, IODP).
Applications are due 01 March. For more information on the application process, please visit the Geo.X website.
Shale Gas Information Platform Workshop "Shale Gas — Facts not Fiction"
Shale gas has had, and continues to have, a large impact on the energy supply in the U.S. and at the same time on the natural gas market worldwide. Nations around the globe are now evaluating domestic shale gas potentials with the expectation that increased energy supply security and reduced greenhouse gas emissions will accompany the switch from coal for gas. But potential environmental risks of shale gas production and the fear that abundant natural gas from shales could delay rather than complement the large-scale development of renewables has sparked opposition in some countries.
From 09:00 to 12:30 on Friday, 26 April, international shale gas experts from the Shale Gas Information Platform (SHIP) invite you to a summary and open discussion on the growing body of scientific evidence on the potential environmental impact of shale gas in the light of the current public debate, including a look at the ramifications of increased global usage of natural gas in the future.
DR. THERESIA PETROW (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Project Leader Shale Gas Information Platform) — The general picture of Shale Gas: why that hype?
DR. ANDREAS HÜBNER (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Project Leader Shale Gas Information Platform) — The scientific perspective on shale gas environmental issues
DR. NICHOLAS RILEY (British Geological Survey, Team Leader Unconventional Gas) — Towards safe fracturing operations: new UK government controls.
M.SC., ENG. IRENEUSZ DYRKA & M.SC., ENG. MARCIN JANAS (Polish Geological Institute, Energy Security Program) — Poland as the European shale gas laboratory: status and experiences.
Dr. JOHN BRODERICK (University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) — Shale Gas and the Decarbonisation of Energy - A Golden Age or a Gilded Cage?
DISCUSSION — The role of science: opportunities and risks.
Personal Reputation Management Workshop
Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room. Recommit to You and the most important brand in your life: Brand You.
The wildly successful Personal Reputation Management Workshop by Elsa Velasco from SEG is now at the IGSC 2013, from 13:30 to 15:00 on Saturday, 27 April! This is a 90-minute boot camp for exceptional leaders.
SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program
The SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program is an official student program of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, which is focused on preparing students for the breadth and challenges of a petroleum industry career. The SEP participants learn all the basics on how to integrate multi-interdisciplinary subsurface data from plate to pore scale in petroleum exploration and production.
The European SEP 2013 will take place in Berlin from 29 April to 01 May. ExxonMobil and the SEG Foundation offer travel grants to graduate students residing in Europe, Russia, and former SU countries, who are pursuing a master's degree or PhD in the geosciences. Consideration will be given to highly qualified undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Applications are due 24 January. For more information on the SEP and its application process, visit the SEP website or send an email to email@example.com.
EAGE Student Lecturer Dr. Bjorn P. Wygrala
Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling: Technology and Applications for Petroleum Exploration Risk and Resource Assessments
The main goal of the lecture from 13:30 to 17:00 on Friday, 26 April, is to give the audience a feeling for issues that have to be addressed as well as the scale, costs and risks of the operations and of the investments and decisions that have to be made. Some widely used exploration concepts will be introduced, moving from basin to play to prospect and the role of uncertainties and the basic geological risk factors in exploration will be shown.
Basin and petroleum systems modeling will be introduced and defined as an integrative technology with the help of a case study in a live software presentation, including a detailed look at the the technology itself and its applications covering both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons. The lecture will conclude with some key references and recommended reading, as well as a review of academic and professional opportunities to show possible next steps that can be taken by the students to develop their careers.
Dr. Bjorn P. Wygrala was born in 1952 in Melbourne, Australia and educated in Australia and Germany. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Geology at the University of Cologne in Germany. He gained experience in basin and petroleum systems analysis and the application of simulation technologies for exploration risk and resource assessments for petroleum E&P companies in more than 40 countries. Dr. Wygrala is currently employed as the PetroMod Business Development Manager at the Schlumberger Aachen Technology Center in Aachen, Germany. His scientific interests are applied petroleum systems modeling, quantifications and sensitivity analysis of geologic parameters and processes in petroleum exploration and supporting educational efforts in integrated analyses for petroleum exploration risk and resource assessments.
SPE Lecturer Dr. Tim Geerits
Acoustic Imaging Away From the Wellbore While Drilling
Wireline (WL) acoustic array tools have been around for several decades and have evolved significantly over the last 10 years. Where initially, they were only designed/used for slowness analysis (E.g., formation compressional and shear slowness), they have been sophisticated over the years to address more exotic applications like HTI anisotropy determination from cross-dipole measurements, permeability estimation from Stoneley waves, etc. Most recently the WL acoustic application arsenal has been extended to incorporate the imaging of reflectors away from the wellbore (< 35 m). It will be no surprise that the latter (WL) application could be of great value in an LWD setting because of its strong geosteering potential.
In this presentation from 09:00 to 10:00 on Satuday, 27 April, I will summarize the WL cross-dipole imaging technology and discuss some of the challenges that we encounter when porting this technology to the WD environment. I will also elucidate how to envisage a future acoustic geosteering application.
Dr. Tim Geerits is a senior scientists at Baker Hughes Celle Technology Center (Germany) in borehole geophysics. He has 17 yrs. of experience working as a scientist in WL and LWD borehole acoustics. Prior to his position in Germany he has been working at the Baker Hughes and Halliburton Houston Technology Center. Tim is a visiting professor at the Geophysics faculty of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He received his M.Sc./Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering/Geophysics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 1988/1993.
Dr. Christof Ellger
Geoparks and Geotourism — Geosciences outreach and new job opportunities for geoscientists
UNESCO defines geoparks as territories encompassing one or more sites of scientific importance, not only for geological reasons but also by virtue of its archaeological, ecological or cultural value.
In this short presentation from 09:00 to 09:30 on Satuday, 27 April, the managing director of GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Foundation will give an overview on a successful example of geoscientific outreach, which provides many new job opportunities for geoscientists.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Heubeck
How-To: Good Presentations
Students typically have 15-20 years of experience in judging presentations; their collective gut feeling can be trusted. It's easy to give a bad presentation but much more difficult to prepare and deliver a good one. Why is that so? What can deflate a potentially great talk? And what are the necessary elements in an entertaining and instructive oral presentation?
This brief presentation from 10:00 to 10:30 on Saturday, 27 April, attempts to not only lecture about good presentations but also to be one, building on Christoph Heubeck's 20+ years of positive and negative experience in this field.
Christoph Heubeck grew up in southern Germany and attended Würzburg University (Vordiplom, 1985) but then embarked on an exchange semester to the University of Texas at Austin which stretched - and stretched - and stretched to finally reach 15 years in the US and Canada. Along the way, he picked up an M.Sc. (UT Austin, 1988) and a Ph.D. (1994, Stanford University), both in geology, before joining the petroleum industry in Houston. There, he worked internationally in regional exploration, offshore field development and reservoir characterization for Amoco and BP in a number of international basins, based in Houston, Tulsa, and Calgary. In 2000, he became professor of Sedimentary Geology at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include deformed sedimentary basins, petroleum geology, and the Precambrian, in particular the surface ecology of the Archaean.
SEG Honorary Lecturer Dr. Per Avseth
Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction: How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative geology and quantitative geophysics.
The field of rock physics represents the link between qualitative geologic parameters and quantitative geophysical measurements. Increasingly over the last decade, rock physics stands out as a key technology in petroleum geophysics, as it has become an integral part of quantitative seismic interpretation. Ultimately, the application of rock physics tools can reduce exploration risk and improve reservoir forecasting in the petroleum industry.
The presentation from 11:00 to 12:30 on Satuday, 27 April, includes practical examples and a North Sea case study to demonstrate a best-practice workflow, together with limitations and pitfalls, where rock physics models are combined with well log and prestack seismic data, sedimentologic information, inputs from basin modeling, and statistical techniques to predict reservoir geology and fluids from seismic amplitudes.
Per Avseth is a geophysical adviser at Spring Energy in Oslo, Norway, and a consultant to oil companies within the field of quantitative seismic interpretation and rock physics analysis. He is also an adjunct professor in applied geophysics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Per received his M.Sc. in Applied Petroleum Geosciences from NTNU in 1993, and his Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, California, in 2000. His career includes one year at Norsk Hydro Exploration in Oslo as a seismic interpreter, five years at Norsk Hydro Research Centre in Bergen as a research geophysicist and four years at Odin Petroleum in Bergen as a geophysical adviser.
SGS Geosciences Slam 2013
The SGS Geosciences Slam provides young geoscientists with a unique opportunity to present their scientific research in an entertaining, maybe even tongue-in-cheek, but always informative manner to a non-expert audience.
The first edition of the SGS Geosciences Slam will be hosted by the Student Geoscientific Society on a former theater stage from 15:30 to 17:00 on Saturday, 27 April at the IGSC 2013. Contestants have ten minutes, a computer, and everything they can carry by themselves to impress the IGSC 2013 delegates with a geoscience topic of their choice. The slammer whose presentation creates the loudest crowd reaction will win a trophy and be declared the first SGS Student Geosciences Slam Champion!
If you want to compete in the SGS Geosciences Slam, send an email to info@IGSC-2013.com by 15 April with your name, your university, the title of your presentation, and a short motivational statement. We will then select the most creative and most compelling applications to rock the stage at the IGSC 2013!
SEG European Challenge Bowl 2013 Sponsored by TOTAL
Do you want to win a trip to the 83rd SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas? Then sign up for the SEG European Challenge Bowl 2013 sponsored by TOTAL from 13:30 to 17:00 on Sunday, 28 April!
The SEG Challenge Bowl is an official student program of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, which challenges students' breadth and depth of knowledge about geophysics, geology, and SEG. Teams of two SEG student members per university compete in a quiz show format against other teams from all over Europe. The winning team will represent Europe at the SEG Challenge Bowl Finals in September 2013. All expenses for the trip to Houston including transport, accommodation, meals, and registration fees will be generously covered by TOTAL and the Student Geoscientific Society. For more information on the SEG Challenge Bowl, click here.
1 — Albert Einstein Science Park
Geoscientific research on Telegrafenberg in Potsdam goes back to 1876 and lists milestones as the first recording of a teleseismic event in 1889. Today, the Albert Einstein Science Park accommodates a unique gathering of leading-edge research institutes.
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the Potsdam Research Unit of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics (AIP) invite you to visit their state-of-the-art research facilities. After bus transfer from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Potsdam, you will spend the morning either at GFZ or AWI. In the afternoon, all participants will partake in a guided tour by GFZ and AIP along the many architectural highlights of the classical English country garden setting on Telegrafenberg.
This IGSC 2013 Field Trip will take place from 09:00 to 16:00 on Monday, 29 April, and is limited to 28 participants. Tickets can be purchased by students, faculty, and unemployed professionals for a minimal fee in our Converia portal.
2 — Berlin Dark Worlds & Geological Sightseeing
Berlin's versatile architecture reflects the most glorious aspects but also the darkest period in European history.
With a special focus on the ashlars of claddings and columns, a Berlin city guide will take you on a geological sightseeing tour along the buildings and monuments at Pariser Platz at the western end of Berlin's famous central boulevard Unter den Linden. A Berlin Underworlds guide will further lead you in exploring the twisting passages and rooms of one of the few remaining bunkers from the World War II air-raids at Berlin Gesundbrunnen.
This IGSC 2013 Field Trip will take place from 11:00 to 17:00 on Monday, 29 April, and is limited to 28 participants. Tickets can be purchased by students, faculty, and unemployed professionals for a minimal fee in our Converia portal.
3 — Welzow Süd Lignite Mine
The Welzow Süd Lignite Mine is an open pit mine operated by Vattenfall Europe Mining in Spree-Neiße county south-east of Berlin. 20 million tonnes of lignite per year are used for power generation at the nearby Schwarze Pumpe Power Station.
After bus transfer from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Welzow Süd, you will explore the mine by coach and visit the coal seam and mining machines like the F60. This overburden conveyor bridge is the largest movable technical industrial machine in the world.
This IGSC 2013 Field Trip will take place from 08:00 to 16:00 on Monday, 29 April, and is limited to 14 participants. Tickets can be purchased by students, faculty, and unemployed professionals for a minimal fee in our Converia portal.
4 — Quaternary Hike
The Quaternary is not only characterized by the appearance and expansion of man, but also by a well-documented series of glaciations. The German capital city Berlin is located in a very distinct glacial landscape dominated by ice wedges, glacial till, fluvial gravel sands, clays, and other glaciolimnic quaternary deposits.
After bus transfer from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Horstfelde 40 kilometers south of Berlin, a Quaternary expert will guide you on a 10-kilometer hike along exciting quaternary phenomena in clay, sand, and gravel pits.
This IGSC 2013 Field Trip takes place from 09:00 to 17:00 on Monday, 29 April, and is limited to 14 participants. Tickets can be purchased by students, faculty, and unemployed professionals for a minimal fee in our Converia portal.
Opening Ceremony — Henry Ford Building
The IGSC 2013 Opening Ceremony will take place at Max Kade Auditorium of Henry Ford Building from 17:00 to 19:00 on Thursday, 25 April. With a seating capacity of 1,200, the biggest university auditorium in the German capital city has been stage for speeches of many statesmen and dignitaries.
The opening ceremony will feature welcoming speeches, a music performance, and a distinguished motivational keynote. Speakers are:
Chairman of the Student Geoscientific Society
Prof. Dr. Brigitta Schütt
Vice President of Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker
President of the GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Foundation
Representative of Geo.X
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Airo
Distinguished Motivational Speaker
All IGSC 2013 delegates, members of the geoscience community, and interested guests have free access to the IGSC 2013 Opening Ceremony.
Icebreaker — Henry Ford Building
From 19:00 to 21:00 on Thursday, 25 April, the IGSC 2013 Icebreaker in the exhibition lobby of Henry Ford Building will give delegates the opportunity to enjoy free food and drinks with other students, society representatives, and industry professionals. Exhibitors will await you at their booths for a first sneak peak.
Access to the IGSC 2013 Icebreaker is included in conference registration.
Praehistorica Conference Evening — Museum für Naturkunde
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the largest museum of natural history in Germany, will serve as an exclusive location for the IGSC 2013 PRAEHISTORICA Conference Evening from 20:00 to 23:00 on Friday, 26 April.
World-famous fossil celebrities, such as the largest mounted dinosaur in the world and the most exquisitely preserved specimen of the primeval bird Archaeopteryx, will await you with free food and drinks in a unique atmosphere in the nightly illuminated museum building.
Since its establishment in 1810, the collections of the MfN have become so extensive that today less than one in 5,000 of the more than 30 million specimens is exhibited. For a small additional fee, up to 90 attendees can partake in one of six guided tours before the beginning of the conference evening for a special insight into those parts of the museum which are normally not open to the public. For further information on tour content, please click here.
The IGSC 2013 PRAEHISTORICA Conference Evening is limited to 400 attendees. Tickets can be purchased for a minimal fee on the first-come first-served principle during conference registration.
Oliver Coleman — "...crustaceans, crustaceans, crustaceans..." visit in the scientific collection
19:00 — 19:30. Crustaceans are great animals and we have quite a few of them. In our collections there are 30.000 jars full of these critters. Why is it good to have such collections? And how is research being done on them? How do we describe new species? These and many other questions are being answered by the curator of the collection, Charles Oliver Coleman, during a tour through the collections.
Lutz Hecht — Impact cratering research and laboratories
19:00 — 19:30 and 19:30 — 20:00. Collision of planetary bodies is one of the fundamental processes of our solar system from the very beginning until today. Impact craters represent the most important witness of this process. Understanding impact cratering is a challenging and fascinating issue at the same time. The tour will give some incites to the most recent interdisciplinary research activities in that field and how microanalytical tools at the MfN are used to study impact-derived natural and experimental sample material.
Florian Witzmann — Fossil vertebrate collection
19:00 — 19:30 and 19:30 — 20:00. The main collection of fossil vertebrates of the Museum für Naturkunde contains over one million specimens, partly with worldwide significance. The guided tour into the main collection gives an insight into over 500 million years of evolution of vertebrates - from the first jawless fishes to dinosaurs up to giant deers of the last ice age.
Hans-Rudolf Knöfler — Thin section preparation lab
19:00 — 19:30. From the hand specimen to the polished thin section - thin section preparation in the MfN: Equipment, techniques and experiences.
Closing Ceremony — Henry Ford Building
The IGSC 2013 Closing Ceremony will take place at Henry Ford Building from 17:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, 28 April. The IGSC 2013 Organizing Committee, SGS, Geo.X, and the platinum and gold sponsors will address the delegates for farewell speeches and maybe even a first outlook to the IGSC 2014. Speakers are:
Sue Nicholson (ExxonMobil)
Sylvie Grimaud (TOTAL)
Kirsten Brandt (EAGE)
Elsa Velasco (SEG)
Hildegard Gödde (Geo.X)
Aurelian Röser (SGS)
Access to the IGSC 2013 Closing Ceremony is included in conference registration.
Farewell Gala — Spindler & Klatt
Spindler & Klatt, Berlin's trendiest clubrestaurant with Asian and European influences, will host the IGSC 2013 Farewell Gala from 20:00 to 02:00 on Sunday, 28 April.
Delegates and guests can relax, network, and reflect on their conference experience with drinks and music at an outdoor lounge at pleasant spring temperatures and direct access to Berlin's main river Spree. Everyone with some energy left can bring the conference to a glorious end with dancing throughout the night on a spacious indoor dance floor with live music. The grand finale of the 4th International Geosciences Student Conference will certainly leave a lasting final impression on everyone.
Tickets for the IGSC 2013 Farewell Gala can be purchased by delegates and guests for a minimal fee in our Converia registration portal.
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