4th International Symposium on Submarine
November, 2009 ~ Austin, Texas
The 4th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences will be hosted by the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences in Austin, Texas on November 8-11, 2009. This symposium is part of an initiative of the International Geoscience Programme (project 511), a joint endeavor of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences. The main objective of this event is to bring a world perspective of submarine mass movements and their consequences by assembling excellent contributions from active international researchers, academic institutions and the oil and gas industry thus providing full coverage of the many scientific and engineering aspects of this type of marine and coastal geo-hazard. One of the objectives of bringing the 4th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences to the U.S and particularly to Texas is to encourage the participation of the U.S based scientific community, as well as the involvement of U.S. professionals of the oil and gas industry in IGCP project 511. The event will be held in the Big Tex Auditorium in the Pickle Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences is eager to host this symposium and our organization would like to extend an invitation to individuals interested in submarine mass movements and their consequences to participate in this important event. Further details about the conference will be posted in the upcoming months in the conference webpage.