(5 Reasons to Attend the) Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Seminar (GRS) on Catchment Science

Registration is now open for the 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and the 2017 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Catchment Science: Interactions of Hydrology, Biology & Geochemistry. The theme of this GRC is “Crossing Boundaries and Seeking Synthesis in the Catchment Sciences.” The GRS will take place from June 25-30, 2017 at Bates College, Lewiston, ME and will be chaired by Jakob Schelker and Kevin McGuire.

For more up-to-date information on times and places for these events, please visit https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12331 or contact Inge Wiekenkamp (i.wiekenkamp@fz-juelich.de) or Robert Sabo (Sabo.Robert@epa.gov ).

Gordon Research Seminar for early career hydrologists

The Gordon Research Seminar is the perfect event for any younghs and is specifically developed for and by early career hydrologists. The Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the above GRC. The Catchment Science: Interactions of Hydrology, Biology & Geochemistry GRS is scheduled to take place from June 24-25, 2017 at Bates College, Lewiston, ME and will be chaired by Robert Sabo & Inge Wiekenkamp.

What does the Gordon Research Seminar offer early career hydrologists?

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is a unique 2-day meeting that enables early career scientists to come together in a highly-stimulating and non-intimidating environment to discuss their current research and build informal networks with their peers. This meeting starts off with a keynote lecture by Emily Bernhardt (Duke University). This lecture is followed by multiple student-presentations and poster sessions and finishes with a Q&A with well-known hydrologists that are at different stages in their career (Josie Geris, Michael Gooseff, Emily Bernhardt and Julian Klaus).

What does the Gordon Research Conference offer early ´career hydrologists?

This conference is known for favoring discussion and exchange of ideas over the typical one-way exchange of information offered by most conferences where there are a series of back-to-back presentations, concurrent sessions, and little time for engaging interaction. The GRC format has been successful at creating a rich, engaging, and highly interactive conference on catchment science for over 25 years.

Five Reasons to visit the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference?

  • This relatively small size of the conference (100-150 participants) offers a good chance to be directly in contact with any professor/post-doc or PhD student
  • The GRS and GRC have a unique format that combines cutting-edge research lectures with leisure activities. There is an afternoon break (ca. 2 hours) in which all participants can be sporty and/ or creative (e.g. soccer, volleyball, kayaking, horse riding and hiking). This way, you can have fun with colleagues and friends and get in touch with the “big names”.
  • GRC lectures are always very innovative presenting work that is mostly “fresh from the kitchen”. They are followed up by active and inspiring discussions, where everyone has a voice.
  • Four early career scientists have the chance to present short “rising star” oral presentations during the GRC. Each elected early career scientist will give his/her talk immediately prior to the evening science lectures during the GRC (a great honor!).
  • The Q&A offers early career scientists the chance to ask experts questions related to career development and their link to their personal life

Want to attend the GRS and GRC?

Do not wait any longer and register for the GRS and GRC and submit an abstract! If you submit your abstract before the 24th of March, you will have the chance to give a presentation at the GRS. If you wish to only present a poster, you can register and submit an abstract until the 27th of May.

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