20th International Sedimentological Congress

Country: Canada

City: Quebec City

Abstr. due: 22.03.2018

Dates: 13.08.18 — 17.08.18

Area Of Sciences: Geology and mineralogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: isc2018@conferium.com

Organizers: Society for Sedimentary Geology


ISCs are sponsored by the IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists) every four years. Following previous gatherings in four different continents (Africa, Asia, South America and Europe), the congress comes back to Canada 36 years after Hamilton in 1982. For the first time, the congress will also be sponsored by the sister organization SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).

The five day-long event offers oral and poster presentations in themed sessions and symposiums, mid-conference one-day field trips and short courses. Moreover, a series of pre- and post-meeting field trips will be organized in several places of Canada and the USA.

Congress themes

The title of the congress is: "A sedimentary journey through 3 billions years in the New world". It has 6 main general themes.

General theme 1. The carbonate depositional record
including Bioconstructions &Biosedimentation from modern to Precambrian times

General theme 2. The clastic depositional record
including aeolian, fluvial, lactustrine and marine environments from modern to Precambrian times

General theme 3. Paleo-environments & Paleo-climates

General theme 4. Sedimentary Processes
including numerical and physical modelling, fluids/sediments interactions & diagenesis​

General theme 5. Sources & Sinks
including geosphere evolution, sedimentary budgets, basin evolution & source tracing

General theme 6. Applied sedimentology
including resources, human impacts and hazards

Conference Web-Site: http://www.isc2018.org/