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Bouma Virtual Sampler Conference
20-22 April 2022

1st Virtual Bouma meeting

Enduring logistical uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic prevent planning for an international conference at Utrecht University in the Netherlands for the foreseeable future. There is an unconditional desire to have the 1st Bouma Conference as a physical meeting where the international deep-water community can re-unite, and celebrate deep-water research with flume-laboratory workshops and demonstrations, fieldtrips, and face-to-face encounters with scientists who share a fascination for deep-water depositional systems. We therefore decided to postpone the planned 1st Bouma Conference, again, from April 2022 to April 2023

The 2022 Virtual Bouma Conference was hosted a teaser for the First Bouma Conference in 2023.

Session Recordings

Sessions recordings from the 2022 Virtual Bouma Conference are organized by playlist below. Pease review the Abstract Booklet and event schedule to learn more.

Day 1 Sessions

Day 2 Sessions

Day 3 Sessions

Abstract Booklet

Digital Bouma Abstract Book.pdf


Day 1  (20 April)
Day 2 (21 April)
Day 3 (22 April)
Introduction & Remembering Arnold Bouma
Introduction & Remembering Arnold Bouma & Chris EdwardsIntroduction & Remembering Arnold Bouma
Peter Talling -  Flood and tides trigger longest measured sediment flow that accelerates for thousand kilometers into deep-sea (keynote)Gwladys Gaillot - Gradient control on submarine fan growth, combining results from best sampled modern systems, experiments and numberical models (keynote)Elda Miramontes - Along-slope and across-slope channels formed or affected by bottom currents  (keynote)
Meg Baker - Passive seismic sensors record the longest runout sediment flows ever measured on EarthMichael Sweet - How fast do submarine fans grow? Insights from the Quaternary Golo Fans, offshore CorsicaMichael Clare - Surprisingly frequent and powerful turbidity currents in a land-detached submarine canyon
Sean Rufell - First time-lapse surveys reveal patterns and processes of erosion by exceptionally large turbidity currents that flush submarine canyonsAnthony Shorrock - Stratigraphic evolution of a northern Hikurangi Margin trench-fill sequence during the late QuaternaryJ. Clark Gilbert - Submarine channel evolution along a steep basin margin: Miocene Modelo Formation, Lake Piru, California, USA
Daniel Bell - Linking knickpoint morphodynamic processes to the stratigraphic products of modern and ancient submarine channelsDonald Christie - Forward modelling for stratigraphic and structural analysis, offshore Sureste Basin, MexicoDaan Beelen - Predicting bottom current deposition and erosion
L Brun - Reworking and deeper sea transfert of cohesive turbiditic deposits in the Cassidaigne submarine canyon by internal and regional currentsElena Scacchia -  Short-distance facies changes related to a lateral bounding slope (Marnoso-arenacea Formation, Italy)Natalia Varela - Turbidity currents associated with dense bottom-water formation in Antarctica: Evidence from Pliocene-Pleistocene deposits in the Ross Sea (IODP Site U1524)
Fabiano Gamberi - Plunge pools and beyond: the influence of slope breaks in deep-sea sedimentary processes (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)Arijit Chattopadhyay - Morphodynamics of deepwater Moki Fan systems from mid Miocene section of offshore Taranaki Basin, New ZealandDavid Ricardo Pedreros Bastidas - Seismic reflection data reveal Mesozoic-to-Recent bottom current activity in the Browse Basin, offshore NW Australia
Rebecca Englert - Critical role of density in the initiation of cyclic steps in sandy submarine channelsVanni Pizzatti - The influence of confining morphology on lateral and vertical turbidite facies distribution (Firenzuola turbidite system, Marnoso-arenacea Formation, Italy)Fabien Laugier - The scales and impacts of heterogeneity in deepwater fans
Patricia Buffon - Turbidity currents triggered by water jets as a sediment management technique in water reservoirsAshley Ayckbourne -  Controls of foreland tectonics on epicontinental slope formationCeleste Cunningham - Controls on organic carbon deposition and preservation in ancient deep-marine levees
Marianne Coholich -  Mechanisms of sand deposition within the Lucia Chica submarine channel system, offshore California, USA: Geohazard assessment for potential offshore windfarms and modern petroleum reservoir analogJungang Pang - Depositional model of channel and lobe turbidite deposits in lacustrine deep-water fans, Ordos Basin, ChinaC. Robertson Handford - Deep-water carbonate-sediment waves, dunes, and supercritical bedforms, Mississippian Fort Payne Formation, Tennessee
Tian Yang - Quasi-armored mud clasts as indicators of transport processes of subaqueous sediment gravity-flowLeonela Aguada - Quantification of the lateral lithofacies and chemofacies heterogeneity of distal submarine-lobe deposits, Wolfcamp Formation, Delaware Basin, TexasPilar Clemente - Shallow lacustrine debris flows and thin-bedded turbidites. The Lower Cretaceous Rupelo Formation, Cameros Basin, Spain
Frederick Nwasike - Influence of submarine channel sinuosity on grain-size sorting of channel and levee depositsFilip Anđelković - Lacustrine deep-water turbidites of the southern part of Lake PannonPintu Layek - Evidences of deep-water turbidites from the Arjuni Formation, Sonakhan Greenstone Belt, Chhattishgarh, Central India
DISCUSSIONKun Chen - High-inclination coring of Chang-63 of the Yanchang Formation in Huaqing Oilfield, Ordos Basin: Implications for paleocurrent direction and fracture orientationJavier Hernández-Molina - Turbidites, reworked turbidites and contourites in Cyprus: diagnostic criteria and implications

Honoring Arnold Bouma

Learn more about our conference namesake: Honoring Arnold Bouma.pdf

Questions? Please contact our leadership team for more details. 

Organizing Committee

Dr Joris T. Eggenhuisen
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr George Postma
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr Vitor Abreu
Houston, Texas, USA

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