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IGCP 490 in 2006: The past record of ancient hurricanes

Venue: Lafayette, Louisiana

Dates: meeting 25-27 Sept. 2006, field trip: just before and afterwards Formal meeting

This year the IGCP490 has organized a one day session (oral and poster) fully integrated into the annual meeting of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS). This will be a joint meeting with PAGES. The key note speaker is Prof. Kam-Biu Liu (LSE), a specialist of palaeotempestology.

Webpage and registration: http://www.gcags2006.com

Fieldtrips for IGCP490

One one-day fieldtrip has been organized by Prof. H. Roberts (Louisiana State University). Coring from a boat in the delta and Wax Lake. It will give us first hand access to sediment laid down by the last hurricanes, including Katrina in 2005.

One-day field trip 'Hurricane Katrina - What Happened?', organized by Prof. S. A. Nelson (Tulane University), in New Orleans City itself.

Sign up early as numbers are capped for both trips. Watch the website of GCAGS.

Business meeting: IGCP490 will also organize a formal board meeting during the GCAGS conference.

Travel grants:

Some partial travel grants are offered for candidates who are young scientists working in the field of palaeotempestology


What you may receive: -

Please contact S. Leroy for more details

Registration: through GCAGS


Registration: On-line, begins July 15, 2006; deadline August 31, 2006:

GCAGS/GCPE Professionals $150

Spouse/guest $ 40

Students $ 20

Seniors (>65 yr) & Academia (full-time) $ 95

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