GeoBerlin 2023 –
Geosciences Beyond Boundaries - Research, Society, Future
150th PGLA (BGR) Anniversary and 175th DGGV Anniversary
Berlin | 3 – 8 September 2023
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THEME DESCRIPTIONS GeoBerlin 2023 Download themes as PDF
1 Earth and Society: Climate, Sustainability and Natural Resources
Earth processes impact society and vice versa. Climate change, global population growth, increasing welfare as well as geopolitical developments worldwide sharpened the awareness of resilient and sustainable energy, mineral and water supplies. Renewable geoenergy and the exploration and storage of energy, heat and waste (geothermal heat, hydrogen, transitional gas, nuclear disposal and CCS) need innovative exploration concepts. Similarly, research on the formation and exploration of energy metals and raw materials for industrial processes and welfare result on yet unexplored alternative resources such as brine mining. Groundwater, overall, is the foundation of life and thus the most critical natural resource affecting society. We ask for contributions from both fundamental to applied sciences.
2 Early Earth Processes and Long-Term Earth and Planetary Evolution
We welcome session suggestions covering the formation and long-term evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies. This includes specifically session covering experiments, observations, and modelling approaches from the formation of the solar system, accretion and differentiation of the Earth (including delivery of volatiles) and the early settings for the formation of life. Furthermore, we invite sessions focussing on global planetary processes of the changing world, including the initiation of plate tectonics on early Earth, volcanic activity over geological timescales, and the coupled evolution of planetary interior and atmosphere (incl. global climate changes and great oxygenation of the atmosphere). Sessions may focus on Earth alone or on comparative planetology within and beyond the solar system, including active or planned space missions.
3 Understanding the Earth System – From Endogenic to Exogenic Processes that Shape the Earth
This theme aims at understanding the Earth system and the interplay among endogenic, exogenic and biogenic processes, and includes topics ranging from dynamic interactions between deep Earth and surface processes, tectonic processes, mid-ocean ridge formation to sedimentary systems.
Session proposals and contributions related to the one of the following topics are welcome:
4 Managing the Future of Earth Sciences: Data, Citizen Science, Education, Outreach
Availability of data has exploded in all scientific disciplines. This requires innovative data driven workflows and infrastructure. In particular, research and geodata management, data accessibility and credit need major advances. At the same time, major geoscientific themes around the changing Earth systems still receive limited attention in education and the public. An increasing number of schools, universities, museums, science centres, temporary exhibitions and geoparks try to improve this situation and develop innovative learning and teaching concepts.
Session proposals and contributions related to one of the following topics are welcome:
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