French OZCAR and German TERENO research networks Joint Conference


Advancing Critical Zone science

First OZCAR TERENO International Conference

Strasbourg, France

September 28 - October 2, 2020

Postponed end of February 2021

Provisional dates : 22.02.2021 - 26.02.2021

The French OZCAR and German TERENO research networks have decided to co-organise an international meeting every two years that will be held alternatively in Germany and in France.

This meeting will follow two previous international meetings organised by TERENO network in 2014 (Bonn) and in 2018 (Berlin).

We are glad to invite you to participate in

The first OZCAR TERENO International Conference - Advancing Critical Zone science that will take place in Strasbourg from Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2, 2020  February 22 to Friday 26, 2021.

The conference will be held in Strasbourg, at CCI Campus Alsace, Training center from Chamber of Commerce and Industry Alsace, 234, Avenue de Colmar, 67081 Strasbourg.

The event will offer keynote lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions on scientific research on the Critical Zone, which is the most superficial layer of the planet where all human activities concentrate. The meeting will cover the cutting edge scientific progresses in a variety of  disciplines: hydrology, geophysics, soil sciences, geochemistry, ecology, socio-ecology

The meeting will also help a better integrated process understanding using multidisciplinary Critical Zone observatories highly instrumented field sites where these disciplines interact and produce data and models.


Important dates

  • Call for abstract submissions: 01.02.2020 - 31.05.2020   31.08.2020 - 31.10.2020
  • Notification of acceptance : 30.06.2020 30.11.2020
  • Early bird registration: 30.06.2020 - 31.07.2020 information delivered end of october
  • Regular registration : 01.08.2020 - 15.09.2020 information delivered end of october



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