Located in the very heart of Europe, Switzerland is at the crossroad of the Alps and the Jura mountains; the Rhine and the Rhone rivers; and the home of magnificent glaciers, lakes and a landscape wonderfully tailored by tectonics and erosion through geological time. But it is also a crossroad of cultures that along with its breathtaking nature provides an ideal location for sedimentologists to gather!
The Swiss sedimentological community and the organizing committee cordially invite you to the 19th International Sedimentological Congress 2014 to be held in Geneva, south- western Switzerland. Following successful gatherings in three geographically different countries during the last twelve years (South Africa, Japan and Argentina), the 19th edition of the ISC is returning to the heart of Europe.
Geneva has a long tradition as a venue for major meetings and is a host city to many international organizations. It has been a cultural center for many centuries and home to many creative spirits in the fields of science and art. The Section of Earth & Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva is one of seven Swiss centers conducting research in all fields of sedimentology. Geneva amalgamates all the advantages of a small city with the facilities and services usually only found in much larger cities! It provides a unique environment for meeting with colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to introducing you to the smallest of the big capitals. We are sure it will offer the ideal environment to discuss cutting edge sedimentology, as well as to explore new scientific frontiers that are relevant to the various societal challenges facing the 21st century.
Geneva welcomes Sedimentologists!