IGCP 490 The role of Holocene environmental catastrophes in human history
Meeting for 2006: geological record of hurricanes
Venue: Lafayette, Louisiana
Dates: meeting 25-27 Sept. 2006, field trip: just before and afterwards
This year the IGCP490 has organized a one day session (oral and poster)
fully integrated into the annual meeting of the Gulf Coast Association of
Geological Societies (GCAGS). The key note speaker is Prof. Kam-Biu Liu
(LSE), a specialist of palaeotempestology. Webpage: www.gcags2006.com
Fieldtrips for IGCP490
* One one-day fieldtrip has been organized by Prof. H. Roberts (Louisiana
State University). Coring from a boat in the delta and Wax Lake. It will
give us first hand access to sediment laid down by the last hurricanes,
including Katrina in 2005.
* one-day field trip ³Hurricane Katrina - What Happened?², organized by
Prof. S. A. Nelson (Tulane University), in New Orleans City itself.
* Sign up early as numbers are capped for both trips. Watch the website of
Business meeting: IGCP490 will also organize a formal board meeting during
the GCAGS conference.
Travel grants: a couple of partial travel grants are offered for candidates
who are young scientists working in the field of palaeotempestology.
Deadline: 28 April 06. Please contact S. Leroy.
Registration: through GCAGS
Abstracts: deadline: 1 May 2006
Registration: On-line, begins July 15, 2006; deadline August 31, 2006:
GCAGS/GCPE Professionals $150
Spouse/guest $ 40
Students $ 20
Seniors (>65 yr) & Academia (full-time) $ 95
Ice-breaker only $ 40
IGCP490: For more information, go to: http://www.mun.ca/canqua/igcp490/
IGCP490 leader: Prof. Suzanne A. G. Leroy
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge,
Middlesex UB8 3PH, (West London), UK.
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