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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2016

12 – 16 December, 2016, San Francisco, USA

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is the most important Earth and space science conference in the world. With 24.000 participants it is also considered to be the largest Geology related conference worldwide. The duration of the conference of five entire days allows to choose between 1700 sessions and more than 23.000 poster and oral presentations.
I presented a poster with the title “The preglacial Sediment record of Lake Ladoga, NW Russia – first results from a multi-proxy study on a 23 m long sediment record” in the session “Limnogeology and Paleolimnology”. This presentation provided me with the opportunity to discuss the data with far more experienced experts on in the field of paleolimnology and sedimentology. The comments and suggestions I received from other scientists are very valuable for further interpretation of the data.
In addition to the scientific input I received from my own presentation, I had the chance to participate in numerous presentations dealing not just with the same topics as my research, but also with related topics, which are helpful to learn about different approaches, methods and theories.
Moreover, participation in several non-scientific events, such as the so called “German Social”, hosted by the DFG in the Goethe Institute in San Francisco, or the ICDP town-hall meeting provided a great opportunity to get in touch with important people from different scientific fields and countries.

I thank the GSGS for funding my attendance at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016, and the chance to represent the GSGS on an international stage.

 

Raphael Gromig
PhD Student

Institute of Geology and Mineralogy

The preglacial Sediment record of Lake Ladoga, NW Russia – first results from a multi-proxy study on a 23 m long sediment record” (Poster)
(https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/119054)