The conference will follow the two linked themes of Earth System Processes
and Earth System Evolution through its four days. The conference venue
is designed to have large integrated spaces, which enable the display of a large
number of poster presentations adjacent to large auditoria. There will be only
four parallel oral sessions, and oral presentations will be restricted to a few
of the submitted abstracts of widest interest, together with some invited keynote
presentations. There will be dedicated slots for poster presentations at times
without concurrent oral presentations. Correspondingly, the daily schedule will
be designed to ensure plenty of exposure and discussion time for the poster presentations,
which will form the bulk of the science of the meeting.
The conference will include both specific theme sessions and general sessions.
The theme sessions were proposed by the convenors and
accepted by the Scientific Programme Committee as particularly appropriate for
the meeting, whilst the general sessions are intended
to provide a milieu for a wider variety of presentations addressing the two basic
themes. Both types of sessions will consist of oral and poster presentations.
We hope to find a place for all technically sound earth system science in the