15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting

17.11 - 18.11.2017  
Davos, Switzerland

The WSL-Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) invite you to participate in the 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (SGM) to be held 17-18 November 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.


Friday 17 November: Four Keynote presentations will focus on this year's theme "Moving Boundaries".

Saturday 18 November: 16 scientific symposia will cover the wide spectrum of current fundamental and applied research in geosciences and environmental sciences, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.

The SGM provides the ideal environment to foster informal contacts and discussions among scientists, in particular during the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening, but also at the poster sessions in the main hall of the venue on Saturday. Two poster sessions are scheduled with the authors present for active discussion and feedback.


Abstracts for oral presentations or posters addressing the following subjects are invited:

- Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics
- Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry
- Palaeontology
- Stratigraphy
- Shale-Gas, CO2 Storage and Deep Geothermal Energy
- Progress in assessment of hazards and risks in mountain regions
- Geomorphology
- Quaternary environments: landscapes, climate, ecosystems, human activity during the past 2.6 million years
- Cryospheric Sciences
- Hydrology, Limnology and Hydrogeology
- Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
- Atmospheric Processes and Interactions with the Biosphere
- Aerosols and clouds in a changing world
- Remote Sensing of the Spheres
- High alpine remote sensing
- Geoscience and Geoinformation – From data acquisition to modelling and visualisation


Deadline for abstract submission is 31 August 2017.

Depending on the number and subject of abstracts submitted, proposed sessions may be merged or new ones created. Abstracts will be initially assigned to the session indicated by the authors at the time of abstract submission.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically following the instructions on the SGM2017 website


Deadline for registration is 20 October 2017.

Registration and payments should be made electronically following the instructions on the SGM2017 website.
Registration fee is SFr. 55 (SFr. 35 for students /PhD students).
An extra SFr 20 will be charged for the Geoscience Party (SFr 15 for students).
Onsite registrations will be charged an extra CHF 20.


Several prizes and awards are given each year at the SGM to young researchers:

Further information

Access the official website:

Download the SGM2017 flyer:

See pictures from last year's SGM in Geneva thanks to Jeremy Ragusa: