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Newsletter of Geoverbund ABC/J

No 03/2019 | 16 Oct 2019

Dear members of Geoverbund,
dear readers,

to start the winter semester 2019/20, a warm welcome to all freshmen and new colleagues in the ABC/J region!

Since 2012, all students in the geographical and geoscientific study programmes at RWTH Aachen University, Bonn University and Cologne University have been able to attend courses at the other locations and have their achievements credited. The universities do not charge an additional study fee! The basis for this is a corresponding agreement between the universities in the Geoverbund, which is currently being updated and will in future include two further study courses (MSc Ecotoxicology and MSc Engineering Geohazards). In my opinion, this is a great contribution of the faculties and institutes to the promotion of individual educational pathways of the students!

Enjoy your reading!
Dr. Daniel Felten │ Head Geoverbund ABC/J Coordination Office

P.S. If you would like to share your news by this newsletter, please write to us!

In this issue

From the network

Eight papers by IGG scientists referenced in IPCC special report
Geological evidence for the decline of a medieval city

For students

Still places available: ABC/J Excursion to Oman

Dates for your diary

Developments in modern geodesy (colloquium lecture on the occasion of the retirement of PD Dr.-Ing. A. Nothnagel), 17 October 2019
10th International Conference for Miscanthus and Perennial Energy Grasses, 29-31 October 2019
Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy - 4th International BioSC Symposium, 18-19 November 2019
Loess and Archaeology - International Workshop, 28-29 November 2019
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Good to know...

The next deadline for applications for ABC/J funding is 31 October 2019!

Job openings

Informatiker/Ingenieur im Bereich Geoinformatik (w/m/d)
Two Graduate Research Assistantships (Ph.D. in Agronomy)
Soil health assessment for specialty crops (2 positions)
Urban remote sensing (research scientist/PostDoc)
find more job vacancies

Legal notice

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From the network

Eight papers by IGG scientists referenced in IPCC special report

© Jürgen Kusche

The research work of the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Bonn University (IGG) is listed in the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The Summary for Policymakers was adopted line by line by the 195 IPCC Member States at the 51st IPCC Plenary Session in Monaco (20 to 23 September 2019) and adopted by the Member States on 24 September 2019. The report deals with high mountain regions, polar regions, sea-level rise and changes in the oceans as well as extreme and abrupt changes. It also deals with the consequences and risks for low-lying islands, coasts and communities, marine ecosystems and dependent communities, as well as risk management and adaptation.

Press release University of Bonn
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate- SROCC

Geological evidence for the decline of a medieval city

© Michaela Falkenroth

In their article published in Open Quaternary, Ermertz et al. show how geological field data can contribute to solve archaeological problems. The authors conclude that the ancient city of Qalhat (Oman) was most likely destroyed by an earthquake about 500 years ago.

To article: Ermertz, A.M., Kázmér, M., Adolphs, S.K., Falkenroth, M. and Hoffmann, G., 2019. Geoarchaeological Evidence for the Decline of the Medieval City of Qalhat, Oman. Open Quaternary, 5(1), p.8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.56

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For students

Still places available: ABC/J Excursion to Oman

© Michaela Falkenroth

Apply now for one of a total of 20 ABC/J scholarships for the Oman Excursion! Closing date is 31 October 2019. The interdisciplinary excursion will focus on geoscientific and geographical topics such as the transition in Earth (geology), landscape (coasts, deserts, oases, flora & fauna) and society (history, archaeology, cultural development, climate change & agriculture).
Off to the desert
Blog of the 2019 excursion [in German]

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Dates for your diary

Developments in modern geodesy (colloquium lecture on the occasion of the retirement of PD Dr.-Ing. A. Nothnagel), 17 October 2019

Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation der Universität Bonn

The geodetic study courses of the University of Bonn & the DVW NRW e.V., Gesellschaft für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement invite all colleagues and friends of geodesy to the geodetic colloquium in winter semester 2019/2020. After the colloquia, there will be the opportunity for a casual (post-) discussion in the foyer of the institute with snacks and drinks.

more [in German]

10th International Conference for Miscanthus and Perennial Energy Grasses, 29-31 October 2019

© MEG e.V.

This year's conference will take place from 29-31 October 2019 under the topic "Bioeconomics - but not without Miscanthus". The International Association for Miscanthus and Perennial Energy Grasses (MEG) e.V. invites you to Franzensbad in the Czech Republic.

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Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy - 4th International BioSC Symposium, 18-19 November 2019

© BioSC

The BioSC invites to its 4th symposium at the Maternushaus in Cologne. Invited external speakers and BioSC members present their interdisciplinary research projects, which reflect bioeconomic topics from different perspectives.

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Loess and Archaeology - International Workshop, 28-29 November 2019

© CRC 806

Numerous archaeological sites are embedded in Eurasian loess sequences, which is why interdisciplinary research approaches can develop synergies. During the two-day workshop, the latest scientific results from the fields of archaeology, geoarchaeology, palaeogeography and palaeoclimatology will be exchanged and discussed. The workshop is organised within the framework of CRC 806 "Our Way to Europe" (www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de).

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Good to know...

The next deadline for applications for ABC/J funding is 31 October 2019!

All ABC/J funding opportunities at www.geoverbund.de/supportprogrammes

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Job openings

Informatiker/Ingenieur im Bereich Geoinformatik (w/m/d)

Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-3 Agrosphere

Two Graduate Research Assistantships (Ph.D. in Agronomy)

Texas A&M University, USA

Soil health assessment for specialty crops (2 positions)

Washington State University, Mount Vernon, USA

Urban remote sensing (research scientist/PostDoc)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

find more job vacancies

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Legal notice

Geoverbund ABC/J is the geoscientific network of RWTH Aachen University, University of Bonn, University of Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich. Please address suggestions, criticism and requests to the Geoverbund Coordination Office:

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