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Research Conference 2021

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The Graduate School of Geosciences has redefined the 2021 GSGS Research Conference and invites you to a half-day online conference on Friday, 5th March between 9:00 and 14:00 (CET)! Due to the online format, we have shortened the conference and are happy to present new approaches to make it interesting and relatable for everyone in our diverse department. Details of the online venue will be sent to everyone as soon as possible after registering.

Our programme:

Time  Programme
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming and Introduction
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote speech and Q&A with Dr. Sarah Connors "Climate Change after the Paris Agreement: key results from the IPCC's latest Special Reports", Head of Science of the WGI “The Physical Science Base” at the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) (
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:30 Poster presentations by Doctoral Students of the GSGS. Session 1
10:30 - 11:00 Poster presentations by Doctoral Students of the GSGS. Session 2
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 Poster presentations by Doctoral Students of the GSGS. Session 3
11:45 - 12:15 Poster presentations by Doctoral Students of the GSGS. Session 4
12:15 - 12:45 Break
12:45 - 13:45

Panel discussion on: “Challenges and Opportunities of the Covid Pandemic: Home office at the beach - or crying in your room alone?” with Prof. Dr. Janet Rethemeyer (Institute of Geology and Mineralogy), Jun. Prof. Dr. Stephanie Fiedler (Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology), Dr. Lisa Michéle Bott (Institute of Geography); hosted by Dr. Amrita Datta

13:45 - 14:00 GSGS Graduates of 2020, Poster Award and Closing

Elections for the Doctoral Council of the GSGS

Informal hang-out until the last person logs off.

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are interested, please register here the latest by 17th February, 2021 (now closed). We will then confirm your attendance via email and later send you the link for participation after you have registered.

For PhD students who plan to present posters, please indicate so in the registration form and upload the poster in advance to the link you will be given. Reminder: GSGS member PhD students should give a poster presentation at least once during their PhD. If it’s your first poster presentation in a GSGS conference, then you are eligible to a poster award. Poster guidelines are available through this link.


The Conference Organization Team

This year´s Organising Committee:


  • Sara Anthony (Institute of Geology and Mineralogy)
  • Cathrin Wiedemann (Institute of Geography)
  • Bahru Asegahegn (Institute of Geography)
  • Yannick Burchart (Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology)
  • Robert Scheele (Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology)
  • Carolina Kiesel (Institute of Geography)
  • Birte Solveig Kulla (Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology)
  • Simone Aschenbrenner (Institute of Geology and Mineralogy)