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Bouma Virtual Conference

Organizing Committee

Joris Eggenhuisen - Senior Organizer
George Postma
Vitor Abreu

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 newly proposed date is still a very long way from now, and even longer away from the originally intended date of April 2021. This illustrates one of the negative aspects of the current situation: A 2-year gap in specialised technical conferences provides a severe limitation for Early Career Researchers (MScs, PhDs, and starting postdocs). The organizing committee concluded that the 2022 Bouma Conference should therefore not be cancelled entirely. Organizing an additional virtual conference in April 2022 instead is an attractive way to reach out to all, but early-career deep-water specialists in particular. In so doing we create a stage for the early-career scientist who feel need to present and discuss their emerging results with the deep-water research community. This will keep the original intentions of Arnold Bouma to have regular plenary meetings alive. 

For the upcoming 20 - 22 of April 2022 virtual meeting we invite abstracts focussing on front-line advances in deep-water  sedimentology including research of modern environments, process stratigraphy, flow processes, fluxes in submarine canyons, and applied uses of deep water sedimentology. Early-career-scientists are encouraged to submit an abstract of their state-of-art research. The abstracts will be leading for the organising committee towards further focussing the meeting into two or three comprehensive sessions (themes) including keynotes that will allow for timely discussion. 

We see the 2022 Virtual Bouma Conference as a teaser for the First Bouma Conference in 2023 just to keep all students of deep-water sediments ‘online’. 

The virtual meeting is tentatively scheduled for the afternoons (Central European Time zone) on April 20 – 22 2022, allowing convenient time-slots for both Asian and American countries. 

Please, show your interest by filling in the pre-registration form.

Important Dates

May 2021 - Announcement & Preliminary Registration 

October 1 2021 - Call for Abstracts

December 15 2021 - Abstracts deadline

February 1 2022 - Tentative Themes & Presentations

March  1 2022 - Registration Open

April 15 2022 - Registration Closed

April 20 - 22 2022 - Virtual meeting

2023 - 1st Bouma In-Person Meeting

Questions? Please contact our leadership team for more details. 

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