The 9th edition of the Swiss Geoscience Meeting focused on the latest advances in research in geosciences. It was held 11th to 13th November 2011 in Zurich.
The Department of Earth Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially welcomed the 693 participants in the 9th Swiss Geoscience Meeting held on 11th to 13th November 2011 in Zurich.
On Friday 11th, keynote presentations focused on this year's theme "Life and Planet Earth".
On Saturday 12th, a series of 19 scientific symposia covered the diverse spectrum of current research in geoscience, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.
On Sunday 13th, a special symposium was held in honour of the 75th birthday of Daniel Bernoulli, Professor emeritus ETH Zurich and Albert Matter, Professor emeritus Bern University. Most of the invited speakers were former students or collaborators of Dani Bernoulli and Albert Matter. The symposium provided an overview of the state of the art both in sedimentology and sedimentary tectonics, especially with regards to the Alps and Molasse basin, as well as in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography in general.
The SGM offers an ideal environment to also foster informal contacts and discussion between scientists: Such opportunities occur at the Swiss Geoscience Party on Friday evening, or during the poster session on Saturday. Special time slots are allocated to two poster sessions, at which the authors are present.