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2nd Circular


4th Annual Meeting

1st Circular


Within the frame of the 4th Annual Meeting of IGCP 580, we intend to bring together scientists that apply geophysical methods working on different time slices. Knowledge of problems appearing through the entire data-gaining-procedure (from application to interpretation) of Magnetic Susceptibility (MS) & Gamma-Ray Spectrometry (GRS) signals and possible ways how to deal with them is one of the major tasks of this meeting. In addition, we also invite participants of other disciplines in natural sciences to enhance the discussion with contributions regarding progress in environmental sciences and other areas.

On behalf of the IGCP 580 leaders and the on-site organizing committee, we are looking forward to see many of you in Graz!


This conference is organized by Thomas Suttner, Erika Kido, Werner Piller (Institute for Earth Sciences of the University of Graz c/o CPSA, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria), Anne-Christine da Silva (Department of Geology, Sedimentary Petrology of Liège University, Belgium) and Carlo Corradini (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra of Università di Cagliari, Italy).

For any questions please contact us via the official email address: igcp@uni-graz.at


Registration (and payment): 1st March 2012
Abstract submission: 1st March 2012

General Program

Sun, 24th June: Ice breaker party (Institute for Earth Sciences, University of Graz)
Mon, 25th June: Registration; Conference Sessions 1 (Talk & Poster)
Tue, 26th June: Conference Sessions 2 (Talk & Poster)
Wed, 27th June: Social Day & Conference Dinner
Thu, 28th - Sat, 30th June: Carnic Alps Field-Workshop (departing from Graz)
Sun, 1st July: Departure day (arrival back in Graz from Field-Workshop: Saturday approx. 20-21p.m.)

Conference Fees & Payment Details

regular participants: 150 EUR
students: 100 EUR
accompanying persons: 100 EUR  
Social Day: 30 EUR
Conference Dinner: 40 EUR
Carnic Alps Field-Workshop: 200 EUR  

The conference fee covers: Registration package as well as ice breaker party, coffee breaks and lunch!  

Bank Details
Raiffeisenbank Graz-Mariatrost
Bank account: 6174593
BLZ: 38223
IBAN: AT083822300006174593
Name of the account: PALGES05
Please use IGCP580 in combination with your surname when making payment:

Financial Support

Participants, who might need financial support (travel and/or accommodation grant) for attending this meeting, please contact us via igcp@uni-graz.at

Abstract submission

Abstracts will be published in the Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. Contributions are limited to a maximum length of 2 pages including figures or tables. Please submit your abstract as word-doc or .docx file using conventions from the example page. Figures and tables shall be sent as jpg file, 300 dpi, either grey-scale or colour (08bit or 24bit). Maximum figure size: 160x230mm. – Please send your abstract to igcp@uni-graz.at (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1st March 2012) Consider that abstracts will be included in the abstract volume only after payment.

Oral and Poster Presentation

If you intend to give an oral presentation(scheduled with 20 minutes) please prepare your contribution on CD-Rom or USB-stick. Files are going to be uploaded each day 20 minutes before we start the first morning session. Please note that only files compatible to Microsoft Office 2003 can be accepted. Poster format: A0, portrait.

Carnic Alps Field-Workshop

During the second half of the meeting a field-workshop in the Carnic Alps is planned (the trip is limited to max. 25 participants). The first day of the workshop will be more a kind of geo-touristic site hopping in the area where finally we will have the true field work, while the second day is regarded as full working day, where the entire group will take samples for MS and produce GRS-logs. – More detailed information on the localities (stratigraphic age, depositional environment etc.) will be provided in the second circular. [Only in case of worst weather conditions in the Carnic Alps, the schedule for the trip will be changed and we will run an alternative program: e.g. Graz Paleozoic.]

Impressions of the Carnic Alps

Upper pics: Ordovician-Devonian sequence of Mount Seekopf; microfacies of the Valentin Limestone (Middle-Upper Devonian); MS-values across the S-D boundary at Mount Seewarte (shallow marine sequence at Lake Wolayer). Lower pics: Middle-Upper Devonian sequence of Mount Freikofel; detailed log of Upper Devonian deposits (Mt. Freikofel).

 The city of Graz - and how to get there

Graz can be reached via the International Airport of Graz (+ regional train or taxi to city centre, which might take about 20-40min) or via the International Airport of Vienna + domestic flight or train connection “Wien Meidling” to “Graz Hauptbahnhof” (a comfortable trip through the country-side which takes you approximately 2h 30min; a direct train connection is available each hour). For e-booking of train tickets please check the homepage (http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp). A detailed map of Graz is also available online (http://www.graztourismus.at/cms/ziel/2865539/EN/).

Images of the City of Graz
Upper pics: main building of Karl-Franzens-University of Graz; building hosting the Institute for Earth Sciences (Geology & Paleontology); view over Graz from the top of the Schlossberg. Lower pics: Palais Hotel Erzherzog Johann (scientific session will be held in this hotel); town-hall at the main-place in city centre; clock-tower of Graz at the Schlossberg. 

Weather Information

The weather in Graz is mild during June/July; temperatures range between min. 10 to max. 25 degree, average rainfall counts about 50-100 mm/month including approx. 10 days of rain (http://www.zamg.ac.at/klima/klima_monat/niederschlagssummen/?jahr=2010&monat=GJ).  

Public Transport

The city of Graz has a very good infrastructure which is due to a well coordinated public transport system. The meeting area can be reached from any place of the city by bus (Line 31, 41, 58, 63) or taxi, or in combination with tram lines if you stay in the periphery of Graz. Ticket information, timetables as well as maps of bus, tram or regional train lines are accessible via internet (http://www.verbundlinie.at/lang/en).


At the web-links below you can find hotels in the city of Graz. Please book as early as possible as there are several events in Graz during September.


Map of Graz
Map of the city of Graz. Indicated is the airport at Thalerhof (1), the main train station “Graz Hauptbahnhof” (2), Palais Hotel Erzherzog Johann (3), town hall at the main-place in city centre (4) and the Institute for Earth Sciences of the Karl-Franzens-University (5).

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