ICELANDIC MEETING 4-8
meeting of the EU COST ACTION 622
Volcanic Soil Resources of Europe
North and East Iceland
WHEN: June 4-8 2004
Excursion: June 8-10 2004
The aim of the meeting is to bring the action to conclusion, dissemination of
results for volcanic soil resources in Europe and review European and global
Andosol research; and to present material for the final publication of the
Pre-registration: As soon as possible. A pre-registration form will soon be
posted at this site.
Full registration and fees: March 10; 2004.
Abstracts: April 10; 2004.
Final contributions to publication; At the time of the meeting.
Total number of participants is limited to about 60
participants. About 45 are re-emburshed by the EU (to be posted by F. Bartoli,
Chairman of COST-622).
There will be a 250€ registration fee.
There will both be oral presentations and poster sessions, and
one day excursion from North to East Iceland, covering a range of soils,
volcanic geology and landscapes.
RALA in co-operation with COST-622 Management Committee.
Francois Bartoli, Olafur Arnalds, Peter Buurman, Eduardo Garcia-Rodeja, Georges
Stoops. Still being finalized.
WEATHER AND OTHER INFO
The meeting is scheduled
to take place
Icelandic summer. All kinds of weather
(-2 to +15°C, calm to very windy).
Arrival in Keflavik, transport to Akureyri, North Iceland.
Important that all arrive in the afternoon or earlier.
Meeting in Akureyri.
Travel from Akureyri to Hallormsstadur (Eglisstadir) over the
Mid-Atlantic rift-zone. Histic Andosols, Brown Andosols, desert Vitrisols,
volcanic- and glacial geology.
Meeting at Hallormsstadur
Meeting in morning.
Transport to Reykjavik in afternoon
Beginning of post-meeting excursion
The trip takes participants from East Iceland south of
Vatnajökull glacier (largest glacier in Europe) to the Southern lowlands and to
Reykjavik. Covers old Tertiary terrain with deeply dissected colorful central
volcanoes and magma chambers, to the glacial flood plains and active volcanic
belt in the South.
Hallormsstadur to Djupavik (South-East). Tertiary landscapes,
deep colorful valleys.
Djupavik—Hörgsland (South, near Skaftafell National Park). Deep
valleys, Vatnajökull glacier, floodplains.
Hörgsland—Höfðabrekka (South, near Vík).
Huge floodplains and active volcanism.
of participants is limited to about 40 people.
17 November 2003