WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF

17. November 2017 – 18. November 2017

Das WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF und die Plattform Geowissenschaften der Schweizerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften laden zur Teilnahme am 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting ein, das am 17. und 18. November 2017 in Davos stattfindet.

Friday 17th
The theme of the 15th SGM Plenary Session is “Moving Boundaries”. Boundaries in Geoscience research are among the most prominent hot topics – and by understanding how those boundaries move we learn about the shaping of our planet, but also about how the future might look like as the climate changes. Moreover, the boundaries in science are moving and the way we work and publish is changing. The boundaries may not fully disappear as data and research open up, but future challenges call for cooperation among research communities, which implicitly requires open exchange. Open science looks like the bright future, but as individual researchers we also face obstacles and overcoming those is not always straightforward.

On Saturday 18th
a series of 17 scientific symposia will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geosciences, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.

The SGM also provides the ideal environment to foster informal contacts and discussion among scientists, in particular during the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening but also at the poster sessions on Saturday. Time is reserved for two poster sessions, at which the authors will be present for active discussion and feedback.

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