Dear All,

The Annual Conference of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV – The German Geological Society), the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG – The German Mineralogical Society), the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes), the Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG- the German Geophysics Society) together with Dachverband Geowissenschaften (DVGeo) will be held 2–6 September 2018 at the Rheinische Friedhelms-Wilhelm-University of Bonn in Germany.

The organising and scientific committee have identified 15 broad themes for the GeoBonn 2018 „Living Earth“ meeting aiming at providing a multidisciplinary discussion on recent results of exciting topics of the Earth and Material Sciences.

1. Early Earth

2. 50 years of plate tectonics

3. Mountain building from depth to surface

4. Dynamics of core and mantle

5. Sedimentary systems

6. Neotectonics, earthquakes, and natural hazards

7. Mineralogy, material science of the Earth

8. Groundwater resources and climate change

9. Earth materials, resources, and waste management

10. Fossil ecosystems

11. Fossilization and the quality of the fossil record

12. Applied and industrial micropalaeontology

13. Applied geophysics

14. 3D applications in the geosciences

15. Outreach, education, and the societal relevance of geosciences

16. Fluid—Solid Earth Connections

17. Open Session

We are now inviting the DGGV, DMG, PalGes, DGG communities to submit suggestions for sessions. In suggesting a session, you are requested to provide a title and short description of the session topic (max. 10 lines), to select the appropriate theme for this session and to suggest a max. of two session organisers.

Deadline: Friday December 15, 2017 (16h, GMT+1)

Session submission here

Session proposals will be selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of their scientific interest, novelty, quality as well as their potential to attract a large spectrum of abstracts and generate multidisciplinary discussion. After acceptance by the scientific committee, session organisers would receive information regarding the next steps to follow to organise their session.

The sessions program is expected to be finalised by the end of December 2017 and will be made subsequently official on the GeoBonn website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the GeoBonn,

Yours sincerely,

Ambre Luguet on the behalf of Organizing Committee.