- ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES
İsmail BAHTİYAR – Turkish Petroleum
Hasan Armağan DERMAN – Turkish Petroleum
- CULTURAL GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE
Nizamettin KAZANCI – Ankara University
Nazire Özgen ERDEM – Cumhuriyet University
Mehmet Korhan ERTURAÇ – Sakarya University
Zeki M. HASSAN – Kirkuk University
Cultural Geology and Geological Heritage can be regarded as the most recent but expanding initiatives in earth sciences. Cultural Geology, aim to explain all natural phenomenon (such as climate, geography, environment, landform, water and sea level changes and raw material sources) which have had effected human activity from prehistorical times until recent. Briefly study the geological processes that drive the cultural development. Geological Heritage, can be defined as archives of the evolution of the earth and a perfect source of geopark and geotourism applications, which are valuable assets for nature protection, education and sustainable development. We invite you to join and contribute to this session, which will cover aspects, research and applications from Turkey, Middle East and Eastern Europe. A special issue at a peer reviewed international journal is planned from this session.
- DRILLING METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY
Celalettin ŞİMŞEK – Dokuz Eylül University
Mehmet Ruhi AKÇIL – Geo Drilling Machinery Manuf. Co.
Traugott SCHEYTT – Berlin Technische University, Germany
- ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
Reşat ULUSAY – Hacettepe University
Hakan ERSOY – Karadeniz Technical University
Mahmut MUTLUTÜRK – Süleyman Demirel University
M. Celal TUNUSLUOĞLU – Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
- ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
İrfan YOLCUBAL – Kocaeli University
Fatma GÜLTEKİN – Karadeniz Technical University
Prosun BHATTACHARYA – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nurdan AYDIN-DÜZGÖREN – New Jersey City University, USA
Environmental Geology that is concerned with the interactions between humans and geologic environment is an important branch of geology contributing to identify, remediate and prevent human-induced environmental problems. This session aims to share the knowledge related to studies in Environmental Geology field in Turkey and around the world and raise awareness about the importance of topic. We encourage researchers to contribute to the session either oral or poster presentation. Some topics of Environmental Geology session include a) new approaches in environmental impact assessment related to mining activities, b) importance of environmental geology in the site selection for hazardous and domestic waste disposal: recent applications, c) source, determination and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination, d) risk assessment studies related to geohazards, e) environmental impact assessment of giant engineering projects, f) determination of processes influencing the fate and transport of contaminants in environment and h) mathematical modelling studies in assessing contamination risk of water resources
- FOSSIL FUELS AND TECHNOLOGY
Ali İhsan KARAYİĞİT – Hacettepe University
Zühtü BATI – Turkish Petroleum
Kimon CHRISTANIS – University of Patras, Greece
- GEOCHRONOLOGY AND ISOTOPE GEOLOGY
Nilgün GÜLEÇ – Middle East Technical University
Quentin CROWLEY – Trinity College, University
İsmail Onur TUNÇ – Ardahan University
GEOSCIENTIST OF THE FUTURE
Sena AKÇER ÖN – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Yavuz KAYA – Middle East Technical University
Şükran AÇIKEL – Hacettepe University
We are happy to announce that we will host our young colleagues for the second time in a special session “Geoscientists of the Future”, at 71st Geological Congress of Turkey between 23 and 27 April 2018.
Today, many undergraduate students participate in national and international projects and do their own research taking advantage of related supports. We are inviting the senior students from the departments of geological engineering to “Geoscientists of the Future” session whoever have an original research project.
The aims of this special session for the young colleagues are;
To support the development of scientific thought
To constitute a productive environment enabling exchange information
To give the opportunity to find out the recent studies on earth sciences
To meet with the scientists who are reputed from articles and books
To socialise with their peer future colleagues
To provide great experience
The abstracts should be prepared with the supervisor in accordance with the scientific criterions and the rules of congress. The senior students could be submitted their original researches as oral or poster presentation in compliance with the rules on the congress web page (http://www.jmo.org.tr/etkinlikler/kurultay/).
We will be honored to see young colleagues and all geoscientists, who will support them with their knowledge and experiences, in “Geoscientists of the Future” session, at the 71st Geological Congress of Turkey, in METU Culture and Convention Center.
- GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Özgür AVŞAR – Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Hüseyin KARAKUŞ – Dumlupınar University
Furkan ŞENER – Ömer Halisdemir University
Mahmut PARLAKTUNA – Middle East Technical University
Dornadula CHANDRASEKHARAM – Indian Institute of Technology, India
- HYDROGEOLOGY, WATER RESOURCES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Hasan YAZICIGİL – Middle East Technical University
Zübeyde HATİPOĞLU BAĞCI – Mersin University
Müfit Şefik DOĞDU – General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works
Antonio CAMPBELL – President of Int. Association of Hydrogeologists, Portugal
Ken HOWARD – Toronto University, Canada
- LOCAL ADMINISTRATION – URBANIZATION AND GEOLOGY
Turgut ÖZTAŞ – Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey
Remzi KARAGÜZEL – İstanbul Technical University
İrfan YEŞİLNACAR – Harran University
Even in different sizes, all human settlements are in a part of nature. For this reason, the historical, cultural and natural environment that provides the continuity of past to the future as well as the surface – underground richness that nature provides, and the macro – micro risk cases that nature has explicit or hidden, must be recognized first and defined with positive – negative characteristics and spreads. All these natural phenomena should be examined considering all possible interactions with existing and possible settlement areas, with the determinations to be made during the planning phase while maximizing the opportunities of the ability to use natural resources on the other hand the probability to meet encountering natural and/or anthropogenic problems that may occur during and after implementation – structuring should be minimized. At this point, local administrations’ level of consciousness and directive decision making mechanisms about the issue are vital importance.
The situation requires “urban geology” studies which applies every kind of information and finding, initially “regional and areal” and later on “local and point”, to planning, structuring, making livable, renewing, and elaborating terrestrial problems of human settlements. In this context, urban geology uses terrestrial data at the making decisions about urban planning – implementing and solving settlement problems, designates site selections, current and possible structuring conditions, renwing situations, new extension areas, and apparent / possible problems of cities and city elements and produces solutions to all natural and anthropogenic origin problems.
The major urban geological studies that should be carried out in the context of creating a city that is planned, developed, lived and renewed, in brief made sustainable by local governments can be summarized under the following main titles as ; terrestrial analysis, terrestrial synthesis, terrestrial planning decisions production, making decisions about site selection for habitation / settlement areas – units, examination of habitation / settlement areas at regional / local planning and practices, examination on suitability for structuring, sustainability studies, structured environmental analysis, reconstruction (recycle – conversion) studies, determination of strategies, areas, and direction of potential urban development.
- MAGMATISM AND MAGMATIC PROCESSES
Ercan ALDANMAZ – Kocaeli University
Sibel TATAR ERKÜL – Akdeniz University
Özgür KARAOĞLU – Eskişehir Osmangazi University
John A. WINCHESTER – Keele University, UK
Francis O. DUDAS – Massachusetts of Technology, USA
Dear colleagues, we would like to encourage you to contribute to a session on “Magmatism and Magmatic Processes” that has been scheduled for the 71st Geological Congress of Turkey, which will take place from 23 to 27 April 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. The aim of this session is to discuss all aspects of magmatic processes and to integrate petrogenetic, geochemical and geodynamic constraints to advance our understanding of magma generation in variable tectonic settings. This session will cover a wide range of magmatic processes that occur within the Earth’s mantle and crust. It will host discussions on subjects such as the conditions and products of primary melting in the mantle, tectonic controls on magma genesis, and the processes and time-scales of melt transport and storage. We encourage all contributions that describe petrologic, geochemical, mineralogical and other approaches to understanding volcanic and plutonic rock systems in terms of source regions, differentiation processes and geodynamic significance.
- MARINE, LAKE AND COASTAL GEOLOGY
Erol SARI – İstanbul University
Kadir Kürşat ERİŞ – İstanbul Technical University
Demet BİLTEKİN – Ordu University
Pierre Henry – CEREGE, France
- MASTERS SESSION (RETIRED EARTHSCIENTISTS)
Ayhan KÖSEBALABAN – Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey
Ali YILMAZ – Cumhuriyet University
Ali Vedat ÖYGÜR – Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey
- MEDICAL GEOLOGY
Muzaffer METİNTAŞ – Eskişehir Osmangazi University
Yüksel ÖRGÜN – İstanbul Technical University
Engin TUTKUN – Bozok University
Jochen BUNDSCHUH – University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Iosif VOLFSON – Russian Geological Society, Russia
- METALLIC MINERAL DEPOSITS
Necati TÜYSÜZ – Karadeniz Technical University
Mustafa KUMRAL – İstanbul Technical University
Mustafa CİHAN – Öksüt Mining Co.
Enver AKARYALI – Gümüşhane University
- METAMORPHISM AND METAMORPHIC PROCESSES
Ali Polat – Windsor University, Canada
Gültekin TOPUZ – İstanbul Technical University
Gürsel SUNAL – İstanbul Technical University
- NATURAL BULDING STONES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS
Cahit HELVACI – Dokuz Eylül University
Atiye TUĞRUL – İstanbul University
Bahadır YAVUZ – Dokuz Eylül University
- NATURAL DISASTERS and DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Orhan TATAR – Cumhuriyet University
Şükrü ERSOY – Yıldız Technical University
Bülent ÖZMEN – Gazi University
Turkey is subject to frequent natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, mass movement, storms, cyclone, drought etc., are often experience. When adequate measures have not been taken, These events turn into disaster and They lead to loss of life and property. Because of disaster, 2-5% of Turkey national income is lost every year. In order to reduce these losses, It is necessary to comprehensive interdisciplinary studies and these studies should be managed effectively. Disaster management can be defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in prticular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. Geoscience has important responsibilities in all phases of disaster management.
The management focused on mitigation of disaster losses should be accomplished only by comprehensive interdisciplinary efforts and the contributions of geologists. For effective and sustainable disaster management, legislation, administrative, technical, and scientific methods should be determined before disaster period. In essence, this approach adopts a risk management approach rather than crisis. In this session, how to ordinary natural phenomena turned into disaster, and mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts, the mission of earthscientists in disasters will be discussed with the valuable presentations of data collected from some regions of Turkey and abroad.
Natural disasters and Disaster management section will be presented all kinds of articles related to natural disasters and disaster mangement.
- NEOTECTONICS AND SEISMICITY
Hasan SÖZBİLİR – Dokuz Eylül University
Süha ÖZDEN – Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Veysel IŞIK – Ankara University
Abdolrezza GHODS – Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Iran
Volkan KARABACAK – Eskişehir Osmangazi University
OPHIOLITE AND MELANGE
Osman Parlak – Çukurova University
İbrahim Uysal – Karadeniz Techincal University
Utku Bağcı – Mersin University
Ophiolites, on-land fragments of oceanic lithosphere, are the key to understanding processes involved in the evolution of oceanic basins. Ophiolites display variable internal structure, pseudostratigraphy, geochemical composition and feature in many different orogenic belts of different age. They are interpreted to have formed in a wide range of tectonic settings, including mid-ocean ridge, back-arc and fore-arc. Numerous models exist for oceanic crust generation, metamorphic sole and melange formation, tectonic emplacement and ore genesis.
The aims of this session are to discuss (i) recent scientific advances on ophiolites of Tethyan belt and surroundings, (ii) mantle melting and melt/rock interaction, (iii) metamorphic processes during formation and emplacements and (iv) melange genesis. We warmly welcome a large number of scientists from Turkey, Asia, Europe and America for fruitful discussions on this topic.
- PALEONTOLOGY AND BIOSTRATIGRAPHY
Atike NAZİK – Çukurova University
Ercan ÖZCAN – Istanbul Ticaret University
Aynur HAKYEMEZ – General Directorate Of Mineral Research And Explorations
Bilal SARI – Dokuz Eylül University
The systematic description of the fossil fauna and flora and correlating and assigning the relative ages of rock strata by using the fossil assemblages are fundamental in understanding the Earth’s biologic and geological evolution. Moreover, fossils provide insights for the past climate, environment and patterns of evolution. The temporal and spatial distribution of fauna and flora are key in understanding the bio-provinces and their interactions. The ‘Paleontology and Biostratigraphy’ session encompasses all aspects of paleontology such as taxonomy, biostratigraphy, evolution, paleoecology-environment, paleoclimatology and paleobiogeography. The original researches in any of these disciplines are highly welcome.
- PRECIOUS – SEMI PRECIOUS STONES
Murat HATİPOĞLU – Dokuz Eylül University
Hamit Haluk SELİM – Istanbul Ticaret University
Meltem GÜRBÜZ – Mersin University
Ayten ÇALIK – Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Therefore, gemstones, if they are of good quality, differ from metallic and other industrial minerals and natural building stones because they do not need bulky excavations and large production amounts, even though they have ore of low tenor and small reserves. Gemstones, because of the reasons that can be shortly expressed as beauty and attractiveness emerged from the original physico-chemical properties as well as rarity, are the general definitions for the resultant specially valued mineral (ore), rock and petrified organic material. Gemology covers all scientific and commercial activities related to precious and semi-precious gemstones (such as the geology, mining, lapidary, identification, synthetic production, artificial treatment, mounting to novel metals, marketing, and also archeogemology). However, the economic impact of gemology and related industries has not yet been realized. Hence, “Precious Semi-precious Gemstones Session” of the symposium welcomes the proceeding abstracts of all original research, review and case presentation relating to gemological materials (gem-minerals, gem-rocks and gem-petrified organic formations).
- QUATERNARY STUDIES
Ahmet Evren ERGİNAL – Ardahan University
Catherine KUZUCUOĞLU – The National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS, France
Yeşim BÜYÜKMERİÇ – Bülent Ecevit University
- REGIONAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
Aral OKAY – Istanbul Ticaret University
Bora ROJAY – Middle East Technical University
Erman ÖZSAYIN – Hacettepe University
Bora UZEL – Dokuz Eylül University
Derek THORKELSON – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ivan ZAGORCHEV – Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
- REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
Kaan Şevki KAVAK – Cumhuriyet University
Can AYDAY – Eskişehir Anadolu University
Bekir Taner SAN – Akdeniz University
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems are becoming more and more widely used every day due to the equipment that will benefit the understanding and observation of earth sciences in Geological Engineers more effectively. Remote sensing technology and methods have become one of the indispensable tools of earth sciences at a time when the importance of spatial data has increased. Nowadays, these methods have made a great contribution to the creation of geological maps in a controlled manner in large areas. The same methods provide interferometry to detect the horizontal and vertical displacements in the earth’s crust and provide information during the monitoring and evaluation of natural disasters such as earthquakes. In addition to these, in addition to Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, a large number of spatial data can be interpreted in a short time and studies can be made to reveal the mineral zones in the alteration zone. Again with these new technologies and methods, geosciences are able to open up new areas of renewable energy exploration (e.g. wind, solar and geothermal). For these reasons, we invite you to work in the field of remote sensing and geographical information systems, we are inviting you to share in the 71st Turkish Geology Congress together with all of Turkey and look forward to your abstracts.
- SEDIMENTOLOGY AND SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES
Mehmet ÖZKUL – Pamukkale University
Faruk OCAKOĞLU – Eskişehir Osmangazi University
Ulvican ÜNLÜGENÇ – Çukurova University
Ezher TAGLIASACCHI – Pamukkale University
SPECIAL SESSION ON AYVACIK – LESVOS (MYTILINI) – BODRUM – KOS EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS
Tuncay Taymaz – İstanbul Technical University
Stathis Stiros – University of Patras, Greece
Ahmet C. Yalçıner – Middle East Technical University
Nuretdin Kaymakçı – Middle East Technical University
This session is aimed to provide a platform for understanding the mechanism, kinematics and geodynamic settings of Ayvacık, Lesvos (Mytilini) and Bodrum–Kos (the Gulf of Gökova) earthquakes in the Aegean Sea. It includes utilization of satellite geodesy data (GNSS, InSAR and dense local GPS arrays) to control static and dynamic ground deformation and in combination with seismological and strong motion data to compute finite-fault models. Such models are then used as input for modeling of strong motions, of tsunamis, and of diverse seismological parameters, and for identification of the fault pattern and its geological, geomorphological and seismological implications. Case studies associated with post-tsunami surveys, eyewitness reports, measurements of run-up traces, methods and results of tsunami numerical modeling, assessments with observations and measurements are encouraged. We invite contributions from all multi-disciplinary fields of the Earth Sciences to share their observations and proficiencies for our mutual interests.