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14 Mar 2011 04:03:16

The XXV IUGG General Assembly 2011

The tragedy of the recent New Zealand, Haiti and Chilean earthquakes, anomalous weather patterns worldwide, the on going catastrophe of cyclones, the enormous loss of life after the Indian Ocean and Samoan tsunamis, and the heartbreak of the 2009 bush fires and 2010/11 floods in Australia serve as a timely reminder of how much we still need to learn about our changing planet.

The XXV IUGG General Assembly 2011 will address some of these issues, and more, and it is arguably the most important international multi-disciplinary conference to be able to do so because of the breadth and depth of the expertise of its eight participating scientific associations.

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Australia from 28 June to 7 July 2011, this will be one of the largest IUGG General Assemblies to date, with over 5000 abstracts submitted for inclusion in the scientific program. Major highlights of this comprehensive scientific program include:

• A special symposium on the Christchurch earthquake crisis phenomenon.
• A workshop on the greatest disasters of our times.
• Comprehensive scientific program of symposia on themes specific to each of the eight IUGG associations.
• Comprehensive scientific program of joint symposia on interdisciplinary themes of common interest to several of the IUGG associations.
• Fieldtrips and workshops on topical scientific themes.

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in a cutting edge, major international research conference, and take advantage of the much lower costs of travelling to Australia, as opposed to other overseas international conferences in North America or Europe.

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