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ICELANDIC MEETING 4-8 june. 2004

Program Abstracts Excursion Pictures Participants Invited speakers

 

ICELAND  2004

Final meeting of the EU COST ACTION 622

Workshop;  Volcanic Soil Resources of Europe

 WHERE:  North and East Iceland
WHEN:  June 4-8 2004
Excursion: June 8-10 2004

AIMS
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 COST-622 action.

DEADLINES
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).

FEES
There will be a 250€ registration fee.

THE MEETING

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.

ORGANIZERS
RALA in co-operation with COST-622 Management Committee.

SCIENTIFIC 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 early in the Icelandic summer.  All kinds of weather can be expected (-2 to +15°C, calm to very windy).


PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

 June 4.  Arrival in Keflavik, transport to Akureyri, North Iceland.  Important that all arrive in the afternoon or earlier.

 June 5.  Meeting in Akureyri.

 June 6.  Travel from Akureyri to Hallormsstadur (Eglisstadir) over the Mid-Atlantic rift-zone.  Histic Andosols, Brown Andosols, desert Vitrisols, volcanic- and glacial geology.

 June 7.  Meeting at Hallormsstadur

 June 8.  Meeting in morning.

Transport to Reykjavik in afternoon

Beginning of post-meeting excursion


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.

 June 8.  Hallormsstadur to Djupavik (South-East).  Tertiary landscapes, deep colorful valleys.

 June 9.  Djupavik—Hörgsland (South, near Skaftafell National Park).   Deep valleys, Vatnajökull glacier, floodplains.

 June 10.  Hörgsland—Höfðabrekka (South, near Vík).

Huge floodplains and active volcanism.

 June 11. Höfðabrekka—Reykjavik.

 Number of participants is limited to about 40 people.

 


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