2nd GeoPlaNet Thematic School - Fluid-Rock Interactions in the Solar System 12th-16th November 2018 – Nantes (France)


GeoPlaNet TS 12 16 Nov. 2018 Nantes

Poster (pdf)

   Fluids are present and play an essential role in the internal and external evolution of the Solar System's solid bodies. They interact with rocks (including ices) in terms of composition (magmatism, metamorphism, metasomatism, weathering) and shape (deformation, erosion, sedimentation). The second GeoPlaNet international thematic school, organised by the Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique in Nantes (France) will provide an overview of these interactions in rocky and icy bodies of all sizes.

   This high-level training program in Planetary Geosciences will cover various aspects of these interactions through physics, chemistry, mineralogy, petrology, tectonics, geomorphology and sedimentology. In addition to reporting on and comparing the most recent results derived from space missions in the Solar System and observations on the Earth, the school will train participants in various techniques for observing, analysing, experimenting and modelling the compositional and morphological aspects of fluid-rock interactions on all solid bodies of the Solar System. The school will include lectures and practicals, as well as poster presentations by attendees. It will be organised along two themes:

Theme 1- Fluid-rock interactions on planetary surfaces
Theme 2 - Fluid-rock interactions in planetary interiors

   All participants will be invited to attend all lectures (approx. 12 h in total) related to the two themes and to display one poster of their own. Upon registration, they will have to choose one series of practicals (approx. 12 h) out of three sets:

  • Planetary surfaces:
         -fluid-related rock deformation, rock weathering, sedimentation, hydrothermalism;
         -spectroscopy of rocks and minerals, field excursion, experimental modelling, lab. analyses;
  • Planetary interiors - Experimentation:
         -volatile cycle, metasomatism, deep magmatic source;
         -petrology, geochemistry, laboratory analyses, experimentation;
  • Planetary interiors – Numerical modelling:                                                                                                                   - icy ocean worlds, mantle dynamics;                                                                                          - geophysics, numerical modelling;  


Program: download the program.

Open to: 80 French and international Master students, PhD students and young researchers with a background in geosciences and/or in planetary science. 25 places are reserved for participants from the GeoPlaNet Consortium.

Posters: in English to print in portrait format AO 841x1189mm with two eyelets on the upper part. Poster prizes will be awarded in the planetary surfaces and planetary interiors themes. Distinct prizes will be awarded for master students, PhD students and young researchers.

Location: Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique - Building 4 - UFR Sciences et Techniques - Université de Nantes - 2 Chemin de la Houssinière - 44300 Nantes - France.

Transportation, accommodation and food: download the logistical information.

No registration fee is required… thanks to our sponsors : Région Pays de la Loire, Programme National de Planétologie (CNRS-INSU), Université de Nantes and Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers Nantes-Atlantique !

Travel and accommodation costs have to be supported by the participants or their respective institutes. A certain number of travel grants are available for members of the GeoPlaNet consortium. Well-argued grant requests must be addressed to solenne.lheritier@univ-nantes.fr.


  Registration is closed


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