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5th Meeting Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands) 2009


5th Meeting Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands) 2009

A joint INQUA – IGCP 495 Meeting

International Conference and Field Trip on:

Decadal to Millennium-Scale Land-Ocean Interactions in the Geological Record: Blueprints for the 21st century?

Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands)

21st – 24th June, 2009

INQUA Commission on Coastal and Marine Processes

IGCP Project 495 – Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions: Driving Mechanisms and Coastal Responses

This conference and field trip is both the fifth annual meeting of the UK Working Group for IGCP Project 495 and a follow-up to the international meeting of the INQUA Commission on Coastal and Marine Processes held in Dunkerque in 2005. The conference aims to address the key themes of IGCP Project 495 and will be a platform for the comparison of geological records from various parts of the North Sea shoreline. The conference will include one day of presentations and two days of field excursions along the coast of Noord Holland. Oral presentations and posters on all aspects of Late Quaternary coastal changes are welcome, preferably focusing on decadal to millennium-scale records. The field trips will include visits to an accretionary dune belt and a tidal-inlet system on Texel (the southernmost Wadden Sea barrier island), a receding natural coastline next to an artificial sea-defense system, and a reclaimed former tidal basin. A wealth of core data, geophysical information, laboratory analyses and historical documents allows us to zoom in on timescales that are essential when using geological records as a source of information in coastal-zone management.

Conference Location
The conference will be held at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee. Egmond aan Zee is a small town located about 40 km northwest of Amsterdam and 50 km north of Schiphol Airport. Participants will be picked up from nearby Castricum railway station when traveling by public transportation.

Participants will be housed in Hotel Zuiderduin. Room reservations will be made by the organizers. In order to provide the hotel with an accurate estimate of the expected number of guests, participants are requested to register before May 10, 2009 ([email protected]). Maximum number of participants is 40.

Conference fee, to be paid before May 15, 2009: EUR 400 – (includes accommodation for three nights, a conference program and abstract book, field trip, field trip guidebook, refreshments at coffee and tea breaks, and all meals).

Payment must be made through bank transfer. Unfortunately, payment by credit card will not be possible. All payments must be made in EURO.

Please refer to the ‘Further Details and Booking Form (.pdf)’  for payment details.

The participant shall pay all costs involved in the wire transfer.

Please send all correspondence to:

Els van der Linden
Deltares Subsurface and Groundwater Systems
PO Box 85467
NL-3508 AL
The Netherlands

Fax +31(0)30-2564855
Phone +31 (0)30-2564785
e-mail: [email protected]

Provisional Programme

Sunday 21 June
12:00 – 17:00 Arrival & Registration
18:00 Dinner
19:30 – 20:30 Welcome & Introductory Lecture

Monday 22 June
09:00 to 17:30 Scientific Oral & Poster Sessions
18:30 Dinner

Tuesday 23 June
09:00 – 17:30 Field Trip to Texel Island
18:30 Conference Dinner in Castricum

Wednesday 24 June
09:00 to 13:00 Field Trip to mainland Noord-Holland
14:00 Arrival at Schiphol Airport

If you would like to offer a paper or poster, please send an abstract via e-mail in Word format to [email protected] before May 10th. Abstracts should be no more than two sides of A4 text, including all diagrams and references, and include only gray-scale images.

Further details about the conference and field trips will be provided on the Deltares website.

Organisers and Field Trip Leaders

Sytze van Heteren
Deltares Subsurface and Groundwater Systems
Geological Survey of the Netherlands
Princetonlaan 6
PO Box 85467
NL-3508 AL
The Netherlands

Phone +31 (0)30-2564565
Fax +31 (0)30-2564855
e-mail: [email protected]

Henk Weerts
National Service for Archaeology, Cultural Landscape and Built Heritage
Kerkstraat 1
PO Box 1600
NL-3800 BP
The Netherlands

Phone +31 (0)33-4217612
Fax +31 (0)33-4217799
e-mail: [email protected]