About MedGU

Vision

Mediterranean Geosciences Union (MedGU)


Steps towards the creation of a Mediterranean Geosciences Union (MedGU)

Mediterranean Geosciences Union (MedGU) aims to create a unique federation that brings together and represents the Mediterranean geoscience community specializing in the areas of Earth, planetary and space sciences.

MedGU will be structured along the lines of AGU (American Geophysical Union) and EGU (European Geosciences Union).

The MedGU is described in further depth in this publication published in Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews (Springer).

The plan is to establish a large organization for the Mediterranean region that is more influential than any one local geoscience society with the objective of fostering fundamental geoscience research, as well as applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges.

MedGU’s overarching vision is to contribute to the realization of a sustainable future for humanity and for the planet.

The creation of this union will give the Earth sciences more influence in policy-making and in the implementation of solutions to preserve the natural environment and to create more sustainable societies for the people living in the Mediterranean region. It is hoped that the union will also provide opportunities to Mediterranean geoscientists to undertake interdisciplinary collaborative research. MedGU plans to recognize the work of the most active geoscientists with a number of awards and medals.

Although MedGU has not yet been officially inaugurated and is still in its initial five-year phase, its first annual meeting was organized in November 2021 in Istanbul (MedGU-21), the second meeting took place in Marrakech (MedU-22), and the third meeting was held in Istanbul (MedGU-23). This has provided a forum to achieve a consensus for the formation of this non-profit international union of geoscientists. Membership will be open to individuals who have a professional engagement with the Earth, planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.

Nabil Khélifi (MedGU Founder, Germany), Attila Çiner (MedGU Interim President, Türkiye), and Marc Oliva (MedGU-24 Chair, Spain) have taken an ambitious approach to the launch of the MedGU 4th Annual Meeting (MedGU-24) and hope to develop it the near future into the largest international geoscience event in the Mediterranean and the broader MENA region. Its mission is to support geoscientists based in this region by establishing a Global Geoscience Congress.

It is expected that hundreds of participants from all over the world will attend this fourth MedGU Annual Meeting 2024, making it one of the largest and most prominent geosciences event in the region. The meeting’s sessions will cover a wide range of topics with more details available on the Conference Tracks.

This fourth MedGU Annual Meeting 2024 will have a "hybrid" format, with both in-person and virtual participation. The proceedings will be published in a book series (indexed in Scopus) by Springer/IEREK as well as a number of special issues in diverse scientific journals (for more details, see Publications).


MedGU


Advisors

  • Hans Thybo

    Hans Thybo

    Past President of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
    President of International Lithosphere Program (ILP)
    Editor-in-Chief of Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Elsevier)
    Professor at:
    • Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye
    • Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Celâl Sengör

    A.M. Celâl Sengör

    Associate Editor, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University Istanbul, Türkiye
  • Contact

    François Roure

    Topical Chief Editor, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Dorrik Stow

    Dorrik Stow

    Emeritus Professor, Consultant and Author
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Ambassadors

If your institution, organisation or association would like to partner with MedGU and endorse this global union of geoscientists with the goal of advancing Earth sciences to promote sustainable development, improve community well-being, and bridge scientific, social and economic gaps, please send an email to contact@medgu.org.

We thank the MedGU Ambassadors representing many countries in the Mediterranean and around the world for their support and cooperation in building the Mediterranean Geosciences Union:

Peter Gatt: President of Malta Chamber of Geologists, Malta

Jonathan Redfern: Founding Director of the North Africa Research Group, University of Manchester, UK

Hans Thybo: President of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP), Norway/Türkiye

Gad M. El-Qady: President of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Egypt

Abdullah M. Alamri: President of Saudi Society for Geosciences (SSG), Saudi Arabia


Societies

If your scientific society or association would like to partner with MedGU and endorse this global union of geoscientists with the goal of advancing Earth sciences to promote sustainable development, improve community well-being, and bridge scientific, social and economic gaps, please send an email to contact@medgu.org.

We thank these societies for their support and cooperation in building the Mediterranean Geosciences Union:


Awards & Medals

The MedGU awards & medals programme recognises eminent geoscientists for their outstanding research contributions in the Earth and planetary sciences.

Mustapha Meghraoui, professor of earthquake geology at Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg (ITES) of the University of Strasbourg (France) and member of Académie Algérienne des Sciences et Technologies (Algeria), has received the 2023 MedGU Prize in Earth Sciences, awarded by the Mediterranean Geosciences Union for achievement and work of lasting significance in the fields of active tectonics, palaeoseismic and archaeoseismic studies.

awards & medals Medgu 2023 Mustapha Meghraoui

Best Paper Awards

Best Paper Awards are presented annually at the MedGU meetings. Recipients of awards are selected by a dedicated committee of experienced scientific committee members based on the pre-conference evaluation by technical committee members and session chairs during the conference. Awards recognize outstanding works from each Conference Track from the pool of accepted papers presented by authors in the in-person and online sessions. The award evaluation committee selects the best papers based on a number of criteria, including the importance and novelty of any results obtained, technical excellence, and significance to the research community. Other criteria such as innovation and clarity of presentation are also taken into account.


Best Paper Awards MedGU-2021

Abdullah Sukkar: Department of Geomatics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Abhijit Dandekar: University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Bikem Ekberzade: Istanbul Technical University, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Turkey
Brett Isham: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Emmanuel Daanoba Sunkari: Faculty of Engineering, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Evgeny Yakovlev: Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
George Zaimes: International Hellenic University, Greece
José Sánchez del Río Sáez: Department of Engineering and Applied Physics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Kais Ben Abdallah: ESPRIT - ENIT, Tunisia
Korhan Ayranci: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Jalal Tazi: Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Morocco
Mustapha Meghraoui: EOST, Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, France
Onur Altinay: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Piotr Szymczak: University of Warsaw, Poland
Rocío Losada Iglesias: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Selin Deniz Coskun: University of Manchester, UK
Serpil Aktaş: Faculty of Engineering, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Vahdettin Demir: KTO Karatay University, Turkey
Yeong Bae Seong: Pusan National University, South Korea



Best Paper Awards MedGU-2022

Abhijit Dandekar: University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Anas Charbaoui: Geology and Sustainable Mining (GSM), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
Anton Latyshev: Institute of the Physics of the Earth RAS, Russia
Candan Gökçeoğlu: Hacettepe University, Turkey
Chiara Zanotti: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Daniel Marshall: Simon Fraser University, Canada
Eloi González-Esvertit: Facultat de Ciències de la Terra, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Ertug Ercin: R2Water Research and Consultancy, Netherlands
Fabio Goncalves: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fatimaezzahra Jadid: FSAC, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Gabriel Cofrade: Institut de Recerca Geomodels, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain
Giuseppe Calabrese: International Research School of Planterary Sciences, Università d’Annunzio, Pescara, Italy
Gonzalo Maragaño: Department of Civil Engineering, University of La Frontera, Chile
Ilias Obda: University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, FST, Morocco
Issa El-Hussain: Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Mohamed A.k. El-Ghali: Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Mutasim Osman: College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Nhung Le: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Nicolina Bourli: Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece
Nikos Papadopoulos: GeoSat ReSeArch, IMS-FORTH, Greece
Oana-Elena Chelariu: Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, Alexandru Ioan University of Iasi, Romania
Oula Amrouni: National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies, Tunisia
Reginald Kogbara: Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Sebastian Beil: Institute of Geosciences, Kiel University, Germany
Şenol Çelik: Faculty of Agriculture, Bingöl University, Turkey
Vagia Ioanna Makri: Institute of GeoEnergy, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece
Valentino Straser: UPKL, Italy
Vassilios Pisinaras: Soil & Water Resources Institute, Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Greece
Víctor Tendero-Salmerón: Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC-UGR), Spain
Wassim Raphael: Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon



Best Paper Awards MedGU-2023

Afroz Shah: Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
Alessandra Capolupo: Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Construction and Chemistry (DICATECh), Italy
Alexander Strom: JSC “Hydroproject Institute”, Russia
Anna Trave: Facultat de Ciències de la Terra, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain
Daniele Cheloni: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
David Corell: University of Valencia, Spain
David Cruset: Geosciences Barcelona, Spain
Dian Kusumawati: Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Djamil Al-Halbouni: University of Leipzig, Germany
Elamine Nouicer: Ceramics Laboratory, Constantine 1 University, Algeria
Fatima Abou Abbas: Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Francisco Muñoz-Burbano: University of Geneva, Switzerland
Giacomo Di Foggia: University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Imen Daly: FST, UTM / CERTE, Tunisia
Jasper Knight: School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Marco Bohnhoff: GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Mayang Puspita: Geophysical Engineering Sub-Department, Brawijaya University, Indonesia
Meng Chuan Ong: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Mohamed Hedi Negra: University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
Muge Albayrak: Faculty of Engineering, Harran University, Turkey
Mustapha Amzil: Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sick, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Nivaldo Destro: Petrobras, Brazil
Pedro Ramirez-Perez: Facultat de Ciències de la Terra, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Roberto Moretti: Univ. Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Italy
Samira Chebba: Department of Process Engineering, Amar Telidji University of Laghouat, Algeria
Sara Essoussi: Polydisciplinary Faculty of Taroudant, Ibnou Zohr University, Morocco
Theodoros Giannaros: National Observatory, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, Greece
Vahdettin Demir: KTO Karatay University, Turkey
Vladimir Baranchukov: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry & Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia



Past Events

MedGU-23

MedGU-2023 Video


MedGU-22

MedGU-2022 Video


MedGU-21

MedGU-2021 Video



Related Events

CAJG


The 3rd Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG 2020) was attended online by 450 scientists from 77 countries. The 3rd CAJG proceedings will be published in 4 volumes by Springer in 2022. It gives a general and brief overview of current research on emerging Geosciences topics. It contains over five hundred carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings will be published in Springer ASTI Series which is indexed in Scopus.


The 2nd Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG 2019) was attended by 400 scientists from more than 60 countries. The 2nd CAJG proceedings consists of 4 volumes which are under final press by Springer. It gives a general and brief overview of current research on emerging Geosciences topics. It contains over four hundred carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings will be published in Springer ASTI Series which is indexed in Scopus.

CAJG-2019 Videos



The 1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG 2018) was attended by 450 scientists from more than 70 countries. The 1st CAJG proceedings was published in 10 volumes by Springer in 2018. It gives a general and brief overview of current research on emerging Geosciences topics. It contains over seven hundred carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings was published in Springer ASTI Series which is indexed in Scopus.

CAJG-2018 Videos


EMCEI

scopus

The 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2023) enjoyed the participation of 350 scientists (in-person and online) from more than 70 countries. The 5th EMCEI proceedings is now under preparation for publication by Springer and for indexation in Scopus. Following this year's EMCEI, numerous special issues will be published in various journals, indexed and with Impact Factor. More information can be found on the Publications page.

EMCEI 2023 Video


scopus

The 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2022) enjoyed the participation of 300 scientists from more than 50 countries. The 4th EMCEI proceedings is now under preparation for publication by Springer and for indexation in Scopus.

EMCEI 2022 Video

EMCEI 2022 Interviews


scopus

The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2021) enjoyed the virtual (online) participation of 400 scientists from more than 50 countries. The 3rd EMCEI proceedings gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains over three hundred and fifty carefully refereed short contributions to the conference.


scopus

The 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2019) enjoyed the participation of 400 scientists from more than 50 countries. The 2nd EMCEI proceedings gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains three hundred and seventy-seven carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings is now under preparation for indexation in Scopus.

EMCEI 2019 Video


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The 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2017) enjoyed the participation of 500 scientists from more than 50 countries. The 1st EMCEI proceedings was published by Springer in 2017. It gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains over five hundred and eighty carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings is now indexed in Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S).

EMCEI 2017 Video

EMCEI 2017 Interviews

MedGU-24 Spotlight MedGU-24 Spotlight

MedGU-24 WILL GO AHEAD IN-PERSON & ONLINE THIS NOVEMBER IN Barcelona.
WE WELCOME PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!

  • Deadline to submit a short abstract (max. 350 words / 1 page): 30 June 2024.
  • If you have been selected (i.e. short abstract accepted), we will contact you on 15 July 2024 to check whether you want to attend the conference in person and present your work to the audience directly or if you would prefer to make your presentation online.
  • You will have until 31 July 2024 to decide on the type of presentation (in-person or online).
  • Deadline to submit (optional, not mandatory) an extended abstract (max. 5 pages including figures and references) for publication in the proceedings by Springer (indexed in Scopus / SCImago): 15 September 2024.
  • Deadline for online registration to attend, present, or publish only at the MedGU-24: 15 September 2024.
  • Deadline for payment as confirmation of participation to attend, present, or publish only (see Registration): 30 September 2024.
  • Before doing any trip planning, be sure to check the travel restrictions to Spain (see Travel to Spain).
  • Thank you for your great interest in joining MedGU-24 in November!

MEDGU-21 PROCEEDINGS


MEDGU-22 PROCEEDINGS

  • The MedGU-22 proceedings are currently being prepared for publication by Springer.
  • MedGU-22 proceedings is composed of four volumes. Click for further information on Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4.

MEDGU-23 PROCEEDINGS

  • The proceedings of MedGU-23 will be published by Springer in mid 2024.

ASTI Book Series (Springer/IEREK) is the official series of MedGU. See Publications for more details.

Proceedings of MedGU

  • The proceedings of MedGU-24 will be published in the Springer ASTI series (managed by IEREK) which is indexed in Scopus / SCImago.
  • Publishing in the ASTI series also qualifies the MedGU-24 proceedings to be selected for indexation in the Web of Science.

Proceedings of related conferences



Submission

Author Guidelines

Useful information

  • Your abstract should not exceed 350 words in total (max. 1 page) and should summarize concisely a new research study or a review of previously published research to draw new conclusions on a topic.
  • After acceptance of your abstract and invitation to extend it (optional not obligatory, i.e. you only need to extend your abstract if you wish to publish your work in the conference proceedings), your conference paper (extended abstract) should not exceed 5 Word pages in total (including figures and references). This 5-page paper will be peer reviewed after it has been checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software. If a plagiarism content is observed by the conference proceedings editors / track chairs (see Publications and Scientific Committee), you will be asked to rewrite and resubmit it. If the resubmitted version is still more than 20% plagiarized, it will be rejected. We suggest taking this Course on Plagiarism to acquire useful skills in preventing plagiarism. This course, consisting of four modules, is free and offers a thorough introduction to the topic.
  • After peer review and if the short conference paper is accepted by the editors, you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission of the revised version, the editors will re-check the paper for quality and plagiarism and, if accepted, the corresponding author will be requested to sign Springer’s Consent-to-Publish form, prerequisite for publication in the conference proceedings. Please note that there may be more than one round of peer review.
  • After evaluating all presentations during the conference and taking into account the comments of the reviewers and editors during the pre-conference evaluation process, the authors of the best papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version (8 to 15 pages) of their short papers for publication in a special issue of one of our partnered journals (see Publications). Publishing your short paper in the conference proceedings does not prevent you from submitting the full version of the same work to one of our partnered journals after the conference.
  • Your proceedings (short) paper must be improved based on the conference review process and on the discussion at the conference. At least 60% of the material in the journal paper (full version) should be new and the exposition improved. In general, conference papers are based on preliminary results which are open for discussion. However, journal articles should contain finished research results with an in-depth discussion and clear conclusions.
  • Authors of short papers accepted for publication in the proceedings and who do not plan to attend the conference or present online will not be invited to submit to the special issues.
  • It will be possible to present accepted studies online without attending the conference in person. Authors can now submit their abstract and decide later whether they want to attend and present to the audience directly or simply present online. More details on the “online presentation” feature will be provided after notification of acceptances (see Important Dates).

How to prepare your abstract (max. 350 words)

  • Abstracts (max. 350 words) should be covered by one or more of the Conference Tracks.
  • Please note the strict deadline for submissions (see Important Dates).
  • The abstract should be written in English and prepared using the MedGU Abstract Template.
  • Figures and tables are not acceptable in the abstract.
  • All abstracts will be evaluated by the track chairs and members of the Scientific Committee.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will present their studies orally in-person or virtually (during a PPT presentation of 12 min, followed by a 3-min Q&A).
  • Templates for the PPT presentations will be sent to the authors after notification of acceptance (see Important Dates).
  • At least one author of each accepted abstract must register before the registration deadline to warrant inclusion in the final conference program (for more details, see Registration).
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will also be invited to prepare a short paper (extended abstract) for publication in the conference proceedings by Springer (in ASTI series, indexed in Scopus). However, this publication step is optional.
  • Your accepted short paper may be published in the conference proceedings by Springer without having to attend and/or present at the conference in-person or online (see Registration).
  • It is not necessary to extend your accepted abstract (for publication in the conference proceedings by Springer) to be able to attend and present your work at the conference.
  • You do not need to publish in the conference proceedings but you do need to attend and present your work at the conference to be considered for publication in one of our planned special issues.
  • For the conference schedule, please see Important Dates.

How to prepare your short conference paper (i.e. extended abstract)

  • Short papers (min. 3 pages / max. 5 pages) should be covered by one or more of Conference Tracks.
  • Please note the strict deadline for submissions of short conference papers (see Important Dates).
  • The paper should be written in English and prepared using the MedGU Short Paper Template.
  • Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately.
  • All papers will undergo a peer-review process by track chairs and members of the Scientific Committee.
  • For notification of acceptance, please see Important Dates.

How to submit your abstract and your short conference paper

  • Firstly, a short abstract (max. 350 words) should be submitted online (using Performer submission system) to assess the quality of your work using the MedGU Abstract Template.
  • If accepted, you will be invited to extend your abstract, but this is optional and it is not a prerequisite for presenting your work (summarized in the abstract) at MedGU-24.
  • To submit your abstract, please click here on “Submit” or on the “Submit” button on Home.
  • After registration on the Performer system, you will receive an email with a link to validate your registration and create your account.
  • You can then submit your abstract as follows:
    • Insert the title of your study in the "Title" section.
    • Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section (max. 350 words).
    • Select the major topic of your study (see Conference Tracks).
    • Upload your Abstract (Word file).
    • Press the "Submit" button at the end of the form.
  • After acceptance of your abstract, you will be invited to submit (optional) an extended version of your abstract using the MedGU Abstract Template.
  • If you accept our invitation, follow the same procedure to submit your short proceedings paper (extended abstract) by uploading the Word file.
  • If you decide not to accept our invitation, click on “decline to publish an extended abstract in the proceedings” to exclude yourself from receiving further details relating to the submission and publication of an extended abstract.
  • After acceptance of your short paper, the corresponding author should sign the Springer's Consent-to-Publish form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings (see Important Dates).

Publications

Conference Proceedings

All authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit (optional) an extended version (short conference paper of a max. of 5 pages including figures and references) for evaluation. All accepted short papers after the pre-conference peer-review process will be published as chapters in the conference proceedings by Springer. The registered author(s) of each accepted paper will receive a "Springer Certificate of Acceptance" certifying that the paper has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.

The proceedings of the MedGU-24 will be published online in early 2025 (see Important Dates). All authors will receive a soft copy of the proceedings shortly after online publication.

The proceedings of the MedGU-24 will be made available in the SpringerLink Digital Library which is directly linked to Research Gate and will be published in Springer ASTI series which is indexed in Scopus (CiteScore = 0,8 as of December 2023):

ASTI Series

Note that authors of accepted papers in the conference proceedings (after the pre-conference peer review process) and who do not plan to attend the MedGU-24 should register before the deadline (see Important Dates and Registration). If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid before this deadline to cover the editorial handling and evaluation of your paper before publication in the conference proceedings. The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee. If you pay the fee and decide to attend the conference afterward, the paid amount will be deduced from your total registration fee.

The proceedings of MedGU-24 will consist of 4 volumes, each edited by the Track Chairs (see Conference Tracks) and other Editors who will be selected from the list of the most supportive reviewers.


Related Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the 1st CAJG was published in 10 volumes in November 2018. It gives a general and brief overview on appealing research focusing on emerging geosciences topics. It contains over 700 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 2nd CAJG appeared online as part of the ASTI series on SpringerLink. It summarizes new research studies focusing on emerging geosciences topics and it contains over 400 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 3rd CAJG is now in final preparation before online publication. Some of these volumes are now available online through SpringerLink as part of the ASTI series.

The proceedings of the 1st MedGU and 2nd MedGU are now in final preparation before online publication in Summer 2023. Some of these volumes are now available online through SpringerLink as part of the ASTI series.

The proceedings of the 3nd MedGU are now in final preparation before online publication in Spring 2024.


Oral Communications

There are three types of oral communications:

  • In-person PowerPoint (PPT) presentation of 12 minutes (followed by 3-minutes Q/A).
  • Online (recorded) PPT presentation of 12 minutes (followed by 3-minutes Q/A).
  • In-person Poster or e-Poster presentation during a session of two hours.

Awards

During the conference the best paper selected from each conference track, as judged by the reviewers and session conveners, will receive awards (see Conference Tracks).

Decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and newness of contribution
  • Appropriate application of methodology
  • Effective communication of the central ideas of the work
  • Usefulness of the research in resolving environmental and/or societal problem(s) for more sustainability

Special Issues

The MedGU-24 scientific committee has agreed with the Editors-in-Chief of Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews (Springer), Earth Systems and Environment (Springer), Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer), Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology (Springer), Innovative Infrastructure Solutions (Springer), Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer), Frontiers in Earth Science (Frontiers), Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Frontiers), Frontiers in Environmental Science (Frontiers), Open Geosciences (De Gruyter), and Journal of King Saud University – Science (Elsevier) to publish high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes from the earth and environmental sciences.

Authors of the selected papers will be notified on 31 December 2024 to start preparing an extended version of their proceedings papers or accepted (short) abstracts (not extended) for submission in one of the special issues.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by Editors of each journal before final acceptance for publication.


Publication Plan: Summary


Publication Plan: Summary

Registration

Registration fees

Click on each registration plan to learn more about registration fees.

Plan 1: Register to present/attend in-person and publish (optional) in the (indexed) proceedings/special issues

Formula A
(in-person participation)
Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Student / Retired Senior Researcher 400 EUR 15 September 2024 30 September 2024
Senior Researcher 500 EUR
Professional / Exhibitor 600 EUR
Formula B
(in-person participation from low & lower middle income countries)
Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Student / Retired Senior Researcher 300 EUR 15 September 2024 30 September 2024
Senior Researcher 400 EUR
Professional / Exhibitor 500 EUR

* A copy of a student enrollment card for 2024 is essential.
* Registration fee for non-scientist companions (spouses or family members) to attend the conference and icebreaker is 150 EUR per person.
* All prices include taxes and fees.

Low & Lower Middle Income Countries (World Bank Data):
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo Dem. Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Registration fee covers during the conference days (see Scientific Program and Social Program for more details about the optional extra tickets):

  • Welcome dinner / Ice breaker.
  • Coffee breaks.
  • MedGU bag (with notebook, pen, pin, souvenir, etc.).
  • Certificate of participation.

In addition to:

  • Publish (free of charge) in the proceedings and special issues (see Publications).
  • English revision (free of charge) of your proceedings (short) paper.
  • Certificate of publication (after acceptance in Springer ASTI series, indexed in Scopus).

Please be informed that:

  • The registration fee does not cover the cost of meals, gala dinner, and lodging.
  • Numerous affordable dining options exist around the University of Barcelona's main building.
  • Barcelona has a broad variety of hotel options and it is easy to find where to stay on a budget in this city.
  • It is advised that you reserve your lodging several months in advance to prevent price increases.
  • The registration fee cannot be paid on-site at the registration desk. Payment can only be made online.

Plan 2: Register to present/attend virtually and publish (optional) in the (indexed) proceedings/special issues

Formula C
(virtual participation)
Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Student / Retired Senior Researcher 250 EUR 15 September 2024 30 September 2024
Senior Researcher 300 EUR
Professional 350 EUR
Formula D
(virtual participation from low and lower middle income countries)
Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Student / Retired Senior Researcher 200 EUR 15 September 2024 30 September 2024
Senior Researcher 250 EUR
Professional 300 EUR

* A copy of a student enrollment card for 2024 is essential.
* All prices include taxes and fees.

If you cannot attend the conference in-person but still wish to have your abstract presented and your work considered for publication in the proceedings and special issues, we offer a virtual presentation option for your convenience. Virtual presenters are expected to record a voice-over PowerPoint (more details will be sent after online registration) and submit the file online (link will be sent after payment of the registration fee by the deadline). Virtual presenters are still required to submit an abstract and, if they wish, an extended abstract before the deadlines (see Important Dates), and at least one author must pay the registration fee. Your conference documents will be sent to your email after the conference.


Plan 3: Register to publish in the (indexed) proceedings without presenting/attending

  • If your extended abstract (short paper) is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings by Springer (ASTI series, indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference.
  • In this case, a fee of 200 EUR (150 EUR for participants from low and lower middle income countries) must be paid before the deadline (see Important Dates). The fee covers the costs of the editorial handling, peer-review evaluation, publication, and indexation of your paper (see Author Guidelines and Publications for more details).
  • Your extended abstract that will be published in the proceedings will not be included in the final conference program. Accordingly, it will not be considered for publication in the special issue(s) (see “Additional information” below for more details).

Additional information

  • To be included in the final conference program, at least one author of each accepted abstract must register online to attend the conference and pay the registration fees by the deadlines (see Important Dates and the "Payment terms" below for more details).
  • To be considered for the special issue(s), one author of each accepted abstract must present the work in-person or virtually to allow our session chairs to evaluate it.
  • Publishing the extended abstract in the (indexed) proceedings does not require an in-person or a virtual presentation of the accepted abstract. However, to be considered for publication in the proceedings, at least one author of each accepted extended abstract must register online and pay the registration fees by the deadlines (see Important Dates and the "Payment terms" below for more details).
  • If multiple abstracts by the same presenting author are accepted for presentation in the final program, an amount of 150 EUR should be paid for each additional abstract.
  • If multiple extended abstracts by the same corresponding author are accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, an amount of 150 EUR should be paid for each additional extended abstract.
  • It is possible to attend the conference (in-person or online) without submitting an abstract after registering online and paying the registration fee online.


Payment terms

  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer.
    • Online payment gateway (e.g. using a credit card on a 2Checkout page).
  • It is crucial to specify the following as the purpose for the transaction when making your online payment:
    • MedGU 2024 (your full name and your registration number).
  • On completion of your online registration, you will receive an order confirmation or proforma invoice in order to transfer the registration fee.
  • For more details on how to pay the registration fee, please consult the proforma invoice or contact us: contact@medgu.org.
  • For more information about the deadlines for online registration for the conference and field trip (see Important Dates).
  • Confirmation of conference registration (and for field trip) will only be guaranteed upon receipt of payment by the deadlines.
  • Acceptance of your abstract and/or extended abstract in the conference program and/or proceedings, respectively, will only occur following online registration and payment.
  • If you encounter any issues when paying online or if you cannot pay by the deadlines, please contact the conference manager by email to: contact@medgu.org.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.

Registration form

  • Online registration will open after notifying all authors of the accepted abstracts (see Important Dates).
  • Regardless of the type of the participation every participant/attendee has to register and pay online by the deadlines.
  • Types of participation/registration:
    • Attend the conference in-person without presenting.
    • Attend the conference virtually (online) without presenting.
    • Present at the conference in-person and publish in the conference proceedings.
    • Present at the conference in-person without publishing in the conference proceedings.
    • Present online at the conference and publish in the conference proceedings.
    • Present online at the conference without publishing in the conference proceedings.
    • Publish in the proceedings without attending the conference in-person or online.
    • Take part in the field trip(s) and attend the conference.
    • Take part in the field trip(s) without attending the conference.
  • Online registration will be activated after notification of acceptance (see Important Dates).

Registration Form

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact: contact@medgu.org

For enquiries related to your submission, please contact: submission@medgu.org

To organize your conferences and publish your proceedings, contact: events@performer-conferences.com

For more information about our scientific events, visit Performer Conferences

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