Aims & scope

The 10th International Conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) will take place in Coimbra (Portugal) from 6 to 10 September 2021, under the theme "Geomorphology and Global Change". It is organized by IAG and Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom) and co-organized by the Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), the Department of Geography and Tourism (University of Coimbra), and the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Coimbra).

We anticipate a bustling scientific programme representing the latest innovations in theoretical, methodological and applied approaches in geomorphology. The organizers, APGeom, are proud that the conference will take place in Coimbra – a medium-sized city, rich in history and heritage, and strongly connected with its university, one of the oldest in Europe (730 years old) and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013.

Our programme will include opportunities to explore the diverse geomorphology of Portugal – from the mountains of Minho, through the Central Cordillera, passing carbonate and karstified massifs, quartzitic mountains and by the plateaus of "Meseta" and Alentejo, down to a coastline with beach-dune systems, cliffs and estuaries of ecological value.

Field trips such as to the Serra da Estrela, the Alentejan and Algarve coasts, the Cape Vert – Fogo island, the Azores and Madeira islands, etc. will be proposed around the conference dates and the usual opportunity will be offered to young geomorphologists to participate in a one-week intensive training course associated with the conference.

We look forward to providing a warm welcome to the geomorphological community in Coimbra!

Important dates

  • 15 January – 15 March 2021: Abstract submission
  • 30 May 2021: Deadline for early bird registration
  • Further important dates can be found here