Congresses and conferences

VII Spanish Geoparks Open Meeting

The Spanish Geoparks Open Meeting have been held since 2014 and the seventh edition will take place this year.

Every year a UNESCO Global Geopark is responsible for hosting and organizing the conference in its territory with the aim of showcasing the work carried out in Spanish geoparks and the impact of this UNESCO figure on their territories.

The seventh edition of the Conference will be celebrated in November 3, 2022 in the Orígens UNESCO Global Geopark, Lleida province (Catalonia). Other Geoparks forum activities will also take place the days before and after.

The Orígens Geopark is interested in attracting congresses, conferences and field trips to promote and disseminate research to the society.

Find below some of the conferences and congresses that took place in this territory.

GeoMod 2018

is organized by the Geomodels Research Institute of the University of Barcelona and the Earth Sciences Institue  Jaume Almera, and it consists of workshop that takes place from October 1st to 4th in Barcelona and a post conference field trip from October 6th to 7th in Orígens Geopark, in the municipality of Coll de Nargó.

2017 International Conodont Symposium (ICOS IV) and International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy (ISSS) and on Devonian Stratigraphy (SDS)

This event is celebrated as a triple International congress, in which 80 scientists from 25 countries which belong to the Palaeontological Society specialized in Conodonts (Pander Society) as well as to two international scientific subcommittees: International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy and International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy, which belong to the Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).

The congress celebrates the scientific conferences in Valencia from June 26th – 30th, 2017. There are also different field trips: a pre-conference in the Pyrenees (June 20th -25th), with visits to the Conca de Tremp – Montsec aspiring Geopark, another post-congress in Bohemia and the Carnic Alpes (July 1st – 9th) and a mid-field trip to Tabuenca (Zaragoza), on June 28th.

The event is organized by the University of Valencia in collaboration with the University of Cagliari, University of Graz and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Geological Boot Camp

2017: The second edition of the Geological Boot Camp organised by the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC), the Universitat de Barcelona and the University of Leeds, in cooperation with the Learning Geoscience will take place in Tremp between the 27th of August and the 12st of September 2017.

2016: The first edition of  the Geological Boot Camp organized by the EAGE (European Association of Engineers and Geoscientist) Geological and Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) and the University of Barcelona, will take place in Tremp (Pallars Jussà) days 4 to 9 September 2016.

Participants will have the opportunity to see, first hand, recognition and interpretation procedures currently used in the identification of structures and reservoirs, focused mainly in the Cretaceous materials, thanks to the exceptional geological heritage to be found in the Catalan Pyrenees central part (Tremp), aspiring area to become UNESCO Geopark

This working camp allows young professionals to stay in touch with students from around the world, university professors and industry experts. An event to promote relations and career opportunities.

You can download the informative brochure: Geological Boot Camp

Reconstructing the terrestrial end-cretaceus paleoenviroments in Europe

From September 16th to 20th, 2014, the territory of Conca de Tremp – Montsec Geopark project is hosting this palaeontology congress that joins experts from all over the world. During the 4 days of the congress, beside the specialized technical presentations, some activities to the general public are taking place. You can check the congress website at:

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