“Belgian contributions to Earth Sciences in a Changing World” study day

The final program and abstracts can be found here

The study day aims at bringing together the Belgian scientific community active in Earth Sciences and on presenting ongoing activities in themes covered by the eight associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG):

  • Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)
  • Geodesy (IAG)
  • Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)
  • Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)
  • Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)
  • Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI)
  • Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

The programme will include invited lectures by international personalities and on highlights of Belgian contributions to international programmes in each of the eight associations. Posters on ongoing research in Earth Sciences at Belgian institutions will be on display for the entire day, with authors in attendance during the late morning and the late afternoon. We especially encourage PhD students and postdocs to participate in the event.

Abstracts for poster presentations on any theme covered by IUGG associations can be submitted via the conference website https://events.spacepole.be/event/145/ by the deadline of 10 October 2022


Registration is free but mandatory: please go the the registration page. Registration will be closed on October 24.

Where and when

Friday 4 November, Palace of the Academies. Auditorium Albert II for the conference, Atrium for catering and poster sessions.


09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening - A. Rudloff, IUGG Secretary General
09:15-10:00 Invited lecture: Richard Allan (University of Reading, UK)
10:00-10:30 IAG talk: Veronique Dehant (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
10:30-11:15 Coffee break in Atrium
11:15-11:45 IAGA talk: Romain Maggiolo (Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy)
11:45-12:15 IASPEI talk: Thomas Lecocq (Royal Observatory of Belgium)
12:15-12:45 IACS talk: Frank Pattyn (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
12:45-13:15 Poster presentations in Atrium with all authors in attendance
13:00-14:00 Lunch (sandwiches) in Atrium
14:00-14:30 IAVCEI talk: Pierre Delmelle (UCLouvain)
14:30-15:00 IAMAS talk: Simon Chabrillat (Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy)
15:00-15:30 IAPSO talk: Sébastien Legrand (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)
15:30-16:00 IAHS talk: Patrick Willems (KU Leuven)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break in the Atrium
16:30-18:00 Poster presentations in the Atrium with all authors in attendance

Practical information

The registration to the study day is free, but compulsory.
The poster boards are 2 m tall by 1 m wide, suitable for A0 Portrait format.