22–25 September 2019 | Münster | Germany

Past, Present, Future



Here please find our detailed conference program (PDF).




Monday 23 September, 15:00, Lecture hall building H 1

“Building Earth’s highest topography: lessons learned from the Indo-Asia mega-orogeny”

by Marin K. Clark

(Associate Professor, Chair for Earth and Environmental Sciences | University of Michigan, USA)


Tuesday 24 September, 14:00, Lecture hall building H 1

“Fluids in the lower crust: deep is different”

by Craig Manning

(Professor of Geology and Geochemistry | University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA)


Wednesday 25 September, 11:00, Lecture hall building H 1

“50 Years Since Apollo: The Earth in the Context of Solar System Exploration”

by Jim Head

(Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences | Brown University, USA)




Mitgliederversammlungen / Members' Meetings

DMG-Mitgliederversammlung am Montag, 18:00 Uhr

DGGV-Mitgliederversammlung am Dienstag, 18:30 Uhr



Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Time: 19:30–21:00 h


Science Slam

Date: Monday, 23 September 2019
Time: 19:30 h



New Publisher Policies for FAIR Geosciences Data

convener: Kerstin Lehnert, Kirsten Elger

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Time: 8:30 h
Geosciences data should, to the greatest extent possible, be shared, open, and stored in community-approved domain repositories that align with the FAIR principles of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable data. Since last November, more than 100 repositories, communities, societies, institutions, infrastructures, individuals and publishers have signed up to the Enabling FAIR Data Project’s Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences for depositing and sharing data. Leading journals have started to implement and enforce the recommended policies for data of publications. This Town Hall will offer an opportunity to learn about the new policies, what they mean for you as a researcher and author, and how you can properly share your data "the new way".


Öffentlicher Abendvortrag durch Colin Devey:

„‚Und dann verschwand ein Ozean‘ - wie die geologische Geschichte der Erde unsere Zivilisation ermöglicht“

(Professor of Dynamics of the Ocean Floor | GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Time: 20:00 h


How to get there?

Public transport

From Central Station: Buses leave every 5-10 minutes in the direction of the castle, bus stop “Landgericht”.

For example:

  • line 11 (from platform C1, direction “Dieckmannstraße”)
  • line 22 (from platform C1, direction “Rüschhausweg”)
  • line 12 (from bus platform B1, direction “Heekweg”)
  • line 13 (from bus platform B1, direction “Eissporthalle”)

From the bus stop the way to the castle is signposted. The registration desk can be found in the Foyer of the castle.


The conference will be held in the castle of the University of Münster and adjoining buildings:







Please note the following additional information concerning data protection: At our events you will be asked to wear a name badge. Furthermore, at events organised by us photos might be taken or films shot, members of the press might attend, lectures might be transferred via Skype, there might also be video conferences or live streamings with or without recording. Upon request we will gladly provide you with more details, or ask us on-site during the event.