9th International Conference on Geomorphology (9th ICG) 6th - 11th November 2017
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Organized By: Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)

IAG-EGU Intensive Course

On ‘Geomorphology Field Training in tectonically active mountain regions' For the Young Geomorphologists

On the occasion of International Conference on Geomorphology (9th ICG), India

Aims and Scope

The Intensive Course will be an extraordinary occasion for Young Geomorphologists, and especially for those from less-favoured countries, to

  • Iincrease their knowledge and experience in geomorphological research.
  • Ddiscuss their learning and research experience with young colleagues from different countries.
  • Mmeet experienced scientists and early career researchers in an informal setting, which favours scientific discussion.

The Intensive Course will be focused on pioneering techniques, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to be used in geomorphological field work in tectonically active regions.

Lectures and practical training will be dealing with the geomorphic response to active tectonic deformations and climate at different space and time scales. In particular they will encompass:

  • Ggeomorphic and chronological methods for calculating deformation rates from the orogen scale to the single structure scale.
  • Field and geomorphometric analyses of transient landscapes, with focus on the interactions among tectonics, climate, drainage network dynamics and landslides.

Proposed Itinerary

Dehradun-Mussourie-Paonta-Sataun Tour-in-Charge: P.K. Champati Ray, Mauro Soldati and Sunil Kumar De

Stop Stop Details Geomorphological/geological Training
Day1 (12.11.2017)
(Travel from Delhi to Dehradun, Assembly, Briefing for Field Training Session and Discussions)
by Prof. P. K. Champati Ray
Ice-Break Party & overnight stay at Dehradun
Day 2 (13.11.2017)
Morning Session Afternoon Session
9.00 -10.00 Lecture 14.15 – 15.15 Lecture
10.00 – 11.00 Lecture 15.15 – 16.15 Lecture
11.00 – 11.15 TEA BREAK 16.15 – 16.30 TEA BREAK
11.15 – 12.15 Lecture 16.30 – 17.30 Lecture
12.15 – 13.15 Lecture 17.30 – 18.30 Lecture
13.15 – 14.15 LUNCH BREAK 18.30 – 19.30 Discussion
Dinner & overnight stay at Dehradun
Day 3 (14.11.2017)
1 Dehradun to Mussourie
Packed Lunch will be carried
  • Dehradun-Mussourie section
  • Main Boundary Thrust
  • Krol Formation
Dinner & overnight stay at Dehradun
Day 4 (15.11.2017)
2 Dehradun to Paonta and Sataun
Lunch at Paonta
  • Active tectonics in Dehradun valley
  • Brief stopover at Asan barrage
  • Active fault and landslides around Sataun
Dinner & overnight stay at Dehradun
Camp fire
Day 5 (16.11.2017): Back to Delhi
Brief stopover at Himalayan Frontal Fault (HFT) on the way to Delhi

*Speakers may change, but the dates and field sites will remain same

TRIP COST : 250 Euros including Delhi - Dehra Dun- Delhi and local conveyance, food and accommodation.

(This trip is for IAG/AIG, AIGeo, EGU & IGI Young Geomorphologists only. If any vacancy remains outside these Young Geomorphologists, some more candidates can be accommodated on recommendation from Prof. Mauro Soldati, IAG Vice-President)