Bridging Two Continents

Country: USA

City: Baltimore

Abstr. due: 11.08.2015

Dates: 01.11.15 — 02.11.15

Area Of Sciences: Geography;

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Organizers: Geological Society of America


To promote and encourage greater understanding of Earth Sciences, the Geological Society of America (GSA) and the Geological Society of China (GSC), at the suggestion of the International Section of GSA, initialed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2011 on holding two joint scientific meetings in the second decade of the 21st century.

The first meeting, Roof of the World, was held in Chengdu, China, 17-19 June 2013.  This very successful meeting brought together many world-class scientists from the two societies to discuss a wide range of topics including: Evolution of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Continental Deformation and Deep Lithosphere Processes, Intra-Continental Deformation and its Relationships to Geo-hazards, Accretionary Orogenesis, Deep Earth Processes through Geochemistry, Mineral Deposits, Basins and Petroleum Resources, the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction, Ultra High-pressure Metamorphism, Ophiolites, Carbon Sequestration, Water Resources and Hydrogeology, Gas Hydrates, Critical Transitions in Earth’s History, and Foreland basin tectonics.

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