With the layout of the workshop including many breaks for discussion amongst the participants, having such a diverse background all under one roof led to many productive conversations. At the end of each day, a group discussion was held. On day 2, the discussion focused on frost-induced CO 2 -gas-lubricated processes, and whether they are capable of forming gullies on Mars, having terrestrial geologists in the room, particularly William Dietrich, one of the biggest names in terrestrial landslide and channel initiation work.
The take-home point that I attempted to emphasize during this session in my comments was that gullies are dynamic systems—likely evolving through multiple mechanisms, and how they formed initially is not necessarily related to the present-day activity within them.
As my Ph. Having the opportunity to present my work in person to all of the key players in the gully community, getting the chance to have conversations with them one-on-one during the tea breaks, and being able to give input during the discussion sessions were all incredibly beneficial experiences career-wise. Of any conference I have attended during my Ph. I am extremely thankful to the International Association of Geomorphologists for supplying me with a travel grant that allowed me to attend the Martian Gullies Workshop in London on June, at The Geological Society in Burlington House.
This workshop was critically important to anyone who studies gullies on Mars, as it was a unique confluence of experts in many related fields, including terrestrial geologists, geomorphologists, and glaciologists, as well as experts in martian geology, climate, and gully monitoring. In addition, the last such conference was held in , and the current models of gully formation and modification have been significantly updated over the past eight years.
This crater has been glaciated, as can be seen from the concentric crater fill CCF in the crater interior. Paraglacial features features that form in response to deglaciation can be seen forming in the crater walls e. Topographic profile of the crater illustrating how glaciation and paraglaciation have affected the crater interior. The majority of paraglacial activity has occurred on the northern portion of the crater, in the same location as the regions of major snow and ice accumulation.
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The distinct but related backgrounds of the various members allowed for in-depth and rigorous discussions about all aspects of the martian gully system which would otherwise not have been possible with a less academically diverse audience. While the workshop was only two days, the various sessions included discussions about water-related processes, CO 2 -related processes, laboratory and field experiments, computational models, and Earth analogues, among others.
Given the various viewpoints of the workshop attendees these discussions were both fruitful and educational, and which I found important as a young scientist. This workshop was particularly interesting for me to attend as an American, as it was the first scientific conference I have attended in Europe. As the field of planetary science becomes increasingly globalized and international cooperation and collaboration is increasingly facilitated, it is crucial to become better acquainted with the major scientists in Europe, as well as the young scientists and fellow graduate students who have expertise in similar fields.
Creating and maintaining professional relationships with a diverse field of scientists is crucial to becoming a successful professional and ensures that the best possible science is being performed. By attending this workshop I was able to meet and develop relationships with several experts from across Europe in a variety of fields, many whom I had never met. The opportunity to present my research at this workshop allowed me to showcase my work to those who do not frequent American conferences, and likewise I was able to learn about research being performed outside of the United States.
This workshop allowed me to do just this in an environment with which I was formerly unfamiliar. With the help of the IAG travel grant I now have established contacts with top scientists throughout Europe, and I have a much deeper understanding of the nuance and diversity of martian gullies.
In addition, I am more confident in my ability to present my research and represent my university on an international scale.
Prior to the conference the two days Young Researchers Workshop was organized on best suited topics for early career scientists. During these sessions we gained knowledge and suggestions how to organize and prepare every step for disseminating our work both at conferences and also for publishing. Also now I have a clear idea of how the peer-reviewed journals works and all the steps that your paper follows until it get published.
A view of the Young Researchers Workshop. Also we got an example from a young scientist how to switch from academia to public sector and reverse, keeping your research interests. The 11 th ICOP proofed to be an inspired environment for me with a lot of high quality research. This conference offered me a general outlook on the global view of permafrost and periglacial processes, giving me the opportunity to see the newest approaches about this topic. I found interesting to see how many studies are assigned to permafrost carbon cycle, permafrost modeling and permafrost engineering.
Also the periglacial geomorphology session gathered the largest number of scientific works. This was the session on which I presented my work during the poster session. Presenting my thesis results to a worldwide community of experts which are studying the same topic as me provided a consistent and useful feedback that helped me to understand more clearly my data and to improve the interpretations. Presenting my work in the framework of an international conference increased my visibility also through the appreciations for my short video presentation about my research FrostByte , which has been chosen as the second best FrostByte.
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Cryoturbation structures observed during the excursion. Participating to this conferences was the best circumstance to meet again some outstanding professors and researchers that I knew before and to extend my network with new contacts. I met also a lot of PhD students from all around the world and with different research approaches related to permafrost studies, which led to interesting and fruitful discussions. All the experience during the conference and workshop contributed to my personal development and to my perception about these processes, gave me new ideas and improved my knowledge on these topics.
For making this happen I would like to give my gratitude to the International Association of Geomorphologists for the travel support. The development in the field of tectonic geomorphology related to both the availability of new data sets and the appearance of innovative tools and techniques enhanced the multidisciplinary character of this branch of science.
Recent advances help, on the one hand, to improve our understanding of the nature of tectonic processes and their morphological imprint, but sometimes make it also difficult to keep up with all the novelties. Corno Grande — the highest peak of the Apennines. Geomorphological mapping exercise was carried out in the Gran Sasso area. Meeting the world-class researchers who presented and discussed the state-of-the-art in morphotectonics and related fields such as structural geology, geodesy, paleoseismology, geomorphometry etc. I find it really important for students and early beginners involved in tectonic geomorphology studies that they can take advantage of discussion with experienced scientists.
And the latter appeared to be really supportive and helpful! Meeting other early career researchers was also a very attractive aspect of the course since it allowed us to talk about our mutual interests and share the experience. The attendance in the training school gave me the possibility to enrich my knowledge not only in the long-term morphotectonic evolution of the orogens but also in the sudden geomorphological changes related to recent seismic activity.
A diversification of the form of activity ensured by organizers i. Photo: Organizing Committee. Having in mind all the aforementioned I have to admit that the participation in this event was an immense experience to me. Here I would like to thank the organizers for their effort as well as for the financial support they offer to young researchers. I am a Spanish PhD student in the third year of his doctoral period. My research project aims at forecasting the occurrence of rainfall-triggered landslides in the North of Spain.
For a PhD student, to be selected to participate in such event constitutes an incredible opportunity. First of all, the attendance in the training course resulted very attractive to me not only for the thematic related to landslide hazards, but also for the participation of some of the most renowned experts in the field worldwide.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by the relaxed atmosphere and the interest and enthusiasm of all the lecturers in advising us and discussing our work in a constructive way. This was undoubtedly one of the real strengths of this course. Another attractive aspect of the course was the two field trips. It is sometimes difficult to achieve the practical realisation of our research. However, Azores constitutes a natural laboratory where is absolutely necessary the practical implementation of the scientific knowledge to keep the population safety.
And of course, I really enjoyed visiting the volcanoes and the fumarolic fields, without forgetting a spontaneous dip with other students in Caldeiras da Ribera Grande. Finally, the opportunity to meet other young researchers like me was without doubt one of the best points of the training course. It was incredibly rewarding for me to chat with them about our common interests and issues and to exchange experiences and pieces of advice. For all the aforementioned, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people involved in the organization of the training course for their efforts and for giving me the opportunity to participate.
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I should also like to express my gratitude to the International Association of Geomorphologists for awarding me a grant to favour my participation in the course. Thirteen participants gave oral presentions. Moreover, eight of them introduced their research by poster presentations.
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Peng Hua, Prof. In this session, most of the scholars have maintained the traditional research direction of Danxia landforms, but innovative research has also been presented. New methods and techniques were introduced to reveal the development mechanism of Danxia landforms. Meanwhile, the comprehensive study on the red beds lanforms and issues of red beds have been newly spotlighted.