International Symposium on Archives of Quaternary River Basin Erosion

06 – 10 April 2024 – Galera, Andalusia, Spain
Registration deadline 30.11.2023

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the international symposium that will be held in Galera, a small town in the northeast of the newly established UNESCO Granada Geopark. All participants are welcome to present their recent studies in oral or poster presentation. Furthermore we are looking forward to having interesting discussions and exchange of new ideas during the symposium and during fieldtrips. This symposium is being held as part of a larger research project funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). The conference will last 5 days starting with two days of oral and poster presentations and three final days of field trips. During these field trips, we will discover numerous stunning sites within the Guadix-Baza Basin. This basin is famous for the first finds of Hominids in Europe and provides an unprecedented density of Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate fauna. An extensive repertory of natural archives offers insights into Quaternary river erosion forming spectacular fragmented sceneries.

We asked for financial support at the INQUA Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (SACCOM) to make assistance for ECS (early career scientists) possible. Interested ECS please announce their intention to participate asap, as the deadline for financial support will expire end of September.

Travel to Galera and Accommodation:
Please organize your travel to Galera and accommodation by your own. After successful registration, we will announce appropriate accommodation options and assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

For any questions please contact:
Registration fees: 250 Euro/Person (Full-paying), 200 Euro (ECS, PhD-students)

This includes:

  • Participation in the symposium (2 days) with 4 coffee breaks and snacks as well as conference proceedings.
  • Participation in three days of excursion with daily lunch and excursion guide.
  • Participation in the Icebraeker get-to-know-you party (Friday eve; 5. April 2024)

Optionally, we offer a conference dinner with a flamenco performance for 35 Euro per person.
We are sorry that we have to limit the number of participants, as the excursions can only be carried out with special vehicles. The scientific program will start in the morning of Saturday, 6th of April 2024 in the Conference Hall of the Galera Hotel.

Please hand in an abstract by email and send it to
The abstract could include a meaningful figure, however should not exceed one page. Please note that time for oral presentations (20 Minutes) is limited and that the organizing committee will decide about the program flow. We welcome contributions (oral or posters) of ECS (early career scientists) and young researchers in particular. Please send us the title and the abstract of your presentation by end of November.

Registration Deadline: 30.11.2023
The latest circular is availble for download below.

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