Scientific Program

The Scientific Program of the XII SSAGI will include invited Plenary and Keynote Lectures and contributed Oral and Poster presentations.

The Scientific Program also includes the following Special Sessions:

  • The Rio de la Plata Craton and its importance for the amalgamation of West Gondwana. Convener: Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei, Instituto de Geociências da USP, Centro de Pesquisas Geocronológicas, Brasil.
  • Geochemistry of unconventional oil and gas plays: from deposition to exploration to remediation. Conveners: Juan Carlos Silva Tamayo, Antono Narino University and Alcides N. Sial Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil.
  • New applications and findings in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of igneous and metamorphic rock. Conveners: Paola Martínez and Juan Pablo Contreras, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, SERNAGEOMIN, Chile.

We welcome contributions dealing with the use of radiogenic and stable isotopes in the diverse fields of Geology.  The following research areas will be emphasized:

  • Isotope evolution of the crust and mantle.
  • Isotopes applied to ore genesis, minerals, oil, and gas.
  • Geochronology of metamorphic and igneous processes.
  • Low temperature geochronology of geological processes.
  • Isotope geochemistry of sedimentary successions.
  • Quaternary geochronology.
  • Isotope applications in paleoclimatology.
  • Isotopes in environmental geology and water resources.
  • New isotope developments and applications.