KEYNOTES

Track 1. Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography

  • The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

    The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

    Keynote speaker – Track 1
    Guest of the Editorial Board of AJGS
    Director, Science and Public Policy Institute (UK)
    Expert reviewer, Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC (2013)
    Author, peer-reviewed papers on climate science and economics
    Adviser to governments on climate change
    Holder of the Intelligence Medal of the Army of Colombia

    Lord Monckton is Ambassador of the Climate Intelligence Group to the UK. More than 5 million viewed his speech in the US giving details of the world government proposed in 2009 in the draft Copenhagen climate treaty. In 2008, more than 100,000 attended his address to a miners’ rally in West Virginia. Climate-change rallies at which he spoke in Washington DC and in North Houston attracted 40,000 and 15,000 respectively. His article on climate science in the Sunday Telegraph on 5 November 2006 attracted 127,000 hits in two hours. His speeches at the St. Andrews and Oxford Unions led to student votes defeating the notion of climate crisis for the first time in the UK. Wordpress ranked his article on the draft Durban climate agreement in December 2011 as more popular than any other among its 500,000 blog postings worldwide that day. In his keynote at the 3rd CAJG, Lord Monckton will describe a grave error of physics that has led climatologists to predict at least twice as much anthropogenic global warming as is plausible, and will demonstrate that the cost of mitigating future global warming exceeds any benefit by 2-3 orders of magnitude and falls disproportionately on developing countries.

Track 2. Biogeochemistry, Geobiology, Geoecology, Geoagronomy

Track 3. Earthquake Seismology and Geodesy

Track 4. Environmental Earth Sciences

Track 5. Exploration & Theoretical Geophysics, Seismic & Well Logging Methods, Mathematical Geosciences

  • Herbert E. Huppert FRS

    Herbert E. Huppert FRS

    Chief Editor – Track 1
    Guest of Editorial Board of AJGS
    Editor of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A
    Co-Editor-in-Chief of G4: Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources (Springer)
    Institute of Theoretical Geophysics
    King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

    Professor Herbert Huppert FRS is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics in the University of Cambridge, UK. His theoretical and laboratory based work has improved our understanding of the behaviour of fluids in and on the Earth’s surface, and his work on convective systems has been crucial for an improved comprehension of our planet’s response to a changing climate. Often in demand as a scientific authority, Herbert served as Chair of a Royal Society working group on bioterrorism, which prepared a report for the British Government, a European Academies working group on Carbon Capture and Storage, which prepared a report for the European Parliament and has acted as an adviser to numerous other government bodies. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Bakerian Lectureship of the Royal Society, a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and The Australian Academy’s Selby Public Lectureship 2019. In his keynote at the 3rd CAJG Professor Huppert will explain how analyzing viscous flows over variable topography and as deflected by walls can be analyzed and the results applied to understanding the motion of lava flows with the aim of constructing walls and buildings to minimize the damage they cause.

Track 6. Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing

Track 7. Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology

  • Astrid Holzheid

    Astrid Holzheid

    Guest of Editorial Board of AJGS
    University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Professor Astrid Holzheid studied Geology and Mineralogy at University of Mainz in Germany, Edinburgh University in Scotland and Max-Planck-Institute of Chemistry in Mainz. She did her PhD at the University of Cologne, Germany, and postdocs at MIT, USA and the University of Münster, Germany. Since November 2006 she has been a full professor at Kiel University in Germany and since 2020 honorary professor at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. She applies experimental and theoretical petrology and geochemistry to mineralogical questions in planetary processes in the early solar system and during formation and evolution of terrestrial planets. In her keynote at the 3rd CAJG Professor Holzheid will talk about Platinum Group Elements and their various applications to shed light on early Earth processes, mantle evolution as well as crustal differentiation.

Track 8. Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Track 9. Geomorphology, Geography, Soil Science, Glaciology, Geoarchaeology, Geoheritage

Track 10. Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry

Track 11. Marine Geosciences, Historical Geology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology

Track 12. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Mining Sciences and Geomechanics

Track 13. Petroleum and Energy Engineering, Petroleum Geochemistry

Track 14. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geochronology

  • Contact

    Luc Bulot

    Associate Editor of AJGS
    North Africa Research Group
    The University of Manchester, UK

Track 15. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Petroleum Geology

  • Yildirim Dilek

    Yildirim Dilek

    University Distinguished Professor
    Associate Editor of AJGS
    Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA

    Dr Yildirim Dilek is a University Distinguished Professor at Miami University (USA), where he teaches Structural Geology, Global Tectonics, and Oceanography. He received his PhD at the University of California (USA) and did his postdoctoral studies at the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, CA) as a China Fellow working in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. He has been a Visiting Professor at University of Tsukuba, Kanazawa University, and Tohoku University-Sendai (all in Japan), University of Bergen (Norway), Ecole Normal Superieur-Paris (France), China University of Geosciences-Beijing (China), Zhejiang University in Hangzhou (China), and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry in Guangzhou (China). He investigates the structure, petrology and geochemistry of modern and ancient oceanic lithosphere through deep drilling and submersible diving projects at sea, and through interdisciplinary studies of ophiolites and accretionary prisms on-land. He has worked extensively in different orogenic belts in the Western USA Cordillera, the Western Alps in Italy, the Albanides-Hellenides-Taurides-Anatolides in Albania, Greece and Turkey, the Western Caledonides in Norway, and the Tibetan Plateau and Inner Mongolia in China. Professor Dilek has published over 300 papers and has edited 25 books. In his keynote at the 3rd CAJG Professor Dilek will talk about Mesozoic Evolution of Tethyan Oceanic Lithosphere and Suture Zones in Peri–Gondwana Seaways.

Track 16. Special Session on Petroleum Systems in North Africa by NARG