TERPRO business meeting at the INQUA2015 congress in Nagoya

The INQUA 2015 congress in Nagoya will not only be the place to catch up with latest science news, but also to elect new commissions and project leaders and to plan and co-ordinate the ongoing activities for the inter-congress period. Therefore, think about joining the relevant business meeting! INQUA is organized in several commissions, of which TERPRO (Terrestrial Processes) is the one which covers paleoseismology, active tectonics and tectonic geomorphology. The IFG Palacte (Int’l Focus Group Paleosesimology/active tectonics) is a sub-organization of TERPRO itself. The TERPRO Business Meeting will be held on the evening (19:00-20:30) of Tue, 28 July in room 431, and will focus on the new Commission structure and programs for the intercongress period 2015 – 2019. We will present and discuss proposals for new IFGs and projects, that will cover the most relevant issues in Quaternary Terrestrial Processes, Deposits, and History, that the INQUA Scientific Community has identified as crucial scientific questions to be addressed in the next four years. Our goal is to develop new criteria and methodological approaches in scientific fields where Quaternary geology is not well recognized and can play a major role, such as in rates of soil formation, earthquake hazards evaluation, flood hazard evaluation, mineral dust / loess as modifier of climate and ecology, mountain landscapes evolution, and groundwater processes. Commission projects therefore are requested to have a broad interdisciplinary perspective, and to involve a high proportion of early career scientists in leadership roles.

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