The GeoBonn 2018 conference is history now. With more than 700 delegates from 25 countries visiting Bonn, we were impressed by the large number of contributions that allowed us to put together an amazing program. In 8 parallel tracks and across four days, we hosted about 370 talks and 250 posters in 3 poster sessions. We also consider ourselves lucky that we could win Prof. Dr. Maria McNamara (UCC, Cork, Ireland), Prof. Balz Kamber (iCRAG, Dublin, Ireland), Prof. William B. F. Ryan (LDEO, Columbia, USA), and Prof. Gordon Lister (ANU, Canberra, Australia) as plenary speakers. In addition, we used the opportunity to invite Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif (GEOMAR, Kiel) for a public evening lecture, and we would like to thank our students for a great science slam.

We hope that the GeoBonn 2018 stays with you for a long time. We certainly keep a fond memory of this meeting.


Nikolaus Froitzheim, Ambre Luguet & Robin Strack

on behalf of the organisers

“Living Earth” means…

…the processes that made Earth an habitable planet early in Earth‘s history

…the evolution of life on Earth

…the changing face of Earth as described by plate tectonics, the unifying theory first published 50 years ago (1968)

…environmental change through Earth’s history, at present, and projected into the future

…risks and resources for our society


Please note the following additional information concerning data protection:

At our events you will be asked to wear a name badge. Furthermore, at events organised by us photos might be taken or films shot, members of the press might attend, lectures might be transferred via Skype, there might also be video conferences or live streamings with or without recording. Upon request we will gladly provide you with more details, or ask us on-site during the event.