36th International Geological Congress

02.03 - 08.03.2020  
Delhi, India

The 36th International Geological Congress will be held from 2-8 March 2020, in Delhi, India.

The theme of this congress is "Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future".


It is an opportune time to interact with the scientific community, with sessions covering all aspects of geology and allied sciences. There will be 12 plenary speakers and 40+ parallel sessions.


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PAGES sessions

C-SIDE: Southern Ocean - Past Global Linkages
Theme 8: The Polar World – Past, Present and Future
Conveners: Xavier Crosta (France), Luke Skinner (UK), Rahul Mohan (India)

The main objective of this symposium is to bring together experts from a range of disciplines (biology, earth sciences, chemistry, ocean processes) to better identify past oceanic bipolar teleconnections in relation to global LSOC dynamics over the Plio-Pleistocene and provide constraints on its future evolution in response to anthropogenic warming.

Non-exhaustively, topics may cover the following aspects: past changes in the SO upwelling and latitudinal mean position of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; the dynamic controls of circum-Antarctic deep ocean ventilation/overturning circulation during the past few million years; implications for the marine biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients.

Floods Working Group: Extreme Hydrological Event - Present and Past
Theme 12: Quaternary Environments: Sedimentation and Landform Evolution
Conveners: Alpa Sridhar (India), Bruno Wilhelm (France); Co-convener: Tao Liu (USA)

Extreme hydrological events that occur with significantly lower (drought) or higher (flooding) magnitude and frequency than threshold values pose severe risk to human safety, cause economic losses and are a threat to sustainable development. These events are unique or clustered in time and often change the landscape and related processes of a region. One important implication of the ongoing climate change is the expected increase in frequency and magnitude of extreme hydrological events. Knowledge about magnitudes and frequencies of extreme hydrological events, causes and effects in most regions is incomplete but a large range of data sets, new methods and various hypotheses are emerging.

This session solicits presentations and discussions on such multi-archival (natural and historical) and interdisciplinary investigations on understanding frequency, magnitude, causes and effects of extreme events during past and present times, worldwide. Also invited are deliberations on the response of natural systems and human societies to such large-scale high-impact events. The session is co-organised in cooperation with the PAGES Flood Working Group.