Bouma Virtual Conference
19 - 22 April, 2022
Joris Eggenhuisen - Senior Organizer
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.