GENERAL INFORMATION

The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) serves as a knowledge hub of UNESCO to facilitate international scientific cooperation in the geosciences . The IGCP mission includes promoting sustainable use of natural resources, advancing new initiatives related to geo-diversity, geo-heritage and geohazards risk mitigation. https://youtu.be/0Esw4SQrs9k
Since 1972, the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) has worked in partnership with the IUGS to bring together thousands of Earth scientists from around the world and allowed them to benefit from the cooperative spirit generated under the umbrel la of UNESCO.
The new project of the International Geoscience Programme IGCP 735 ‘Rocks and the Rise of Ordovician Life’ (‘Rocks n’ROL’) is the successor of IGCP 653 ‘The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event ’ (2016-2020) . IGCP 735 is bringing together researchers from all over the world, focussing on the most significant marine radiation in the history of the Earth (the so-called‘GOBE’ ) . We are happy to announce the main topics of the Marrakesh 2022 Annual Meeting : Filling knowledge gaps in the Early Palaeozoic Biodiversification and «Promoting Geological Heritage»

First Circular first_circular_IGCP735.pdf
Second Circular second_circular_IGCP735.pdf

REGISTRATION FEES/CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

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Please register your interests by filling the form below : https://forms.gle/sypEsuWNwkPkq4wU6
The 2nd Annual Meeting of IGCP 735 (Filling knowledge gaps in the Early Paleozoic Biodiversification and Promoting Geological Heritage) in Marrakesh and as sociated workshop and field excursion in Zagora are planned to be meetings in the spirit of the UNESCO, with low registration costs , in particular for attendants from developing countries and students , including all receptions and lunches during the indoor sessions.


ITEMS PARTICIPANT CATEGORY FEES
Conference registration Full participants
Student
350 €
150 €
Workshop & field excursion All participants 490 €

Oral ternatively , on site, at the meeting. Please send by email the receipt of your bank transfer to: igcp735@uca.ac.ma Credit card payment is not available.
The total amount of registration fees will be given the registration is completed. The payment should be made by bank transfer (please do not forget to specify your name, when transferring money) to:


  • NAME OF BENEFICIARY : ASS FONDATION ATLAS DARK SKY

  • ACCOUNT NUMBER : 145450211163061036001413

  • PHONE NUMBER : +212 524308675

  • BANK NAME : Banque Populaire, MOULAY ABDELLAH Agency

  • SWIFT ADRESS CODE : BCPOMAMC

  • BANK ADRESS : RESIDENCE TAIBA IMM. B1, BD. MLY ABDELLAH MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

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- A volume of extended abstracts (conference proceedings) is planned to be published in the Journal of the Academy of Sciences and Technics Hassan II (both are regular journals with ISSN number). A guide book of the excursion will be distributed to the participants of the workshop and field excursion in Zagora. One or two special volume(s) in Journal of the Academy of Sciences and Technics Hassan II and/or in the Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (BSGF) are scheduled (both journals are indexed). Template_vol.doc

- Participants to the 2022 Annual Meeting of IGCP 735 in Marrakech will have the possibility to submit MS into at least two, probably three, thematic volumes in regular, indexed, peer-reviewed journals.
 The first thematic set will be published in Frontiers in Science and Engineering (FSE: https://revues.imist.ma/index.php/fsejournal/). It will gather papers on 'Geological Heritage and Geoparks: New Perspectives'. The deadline for MS submission to this special issue is June, 30 (2022): the plan is to have this volume in print and distributed to all participants next October in Marrakesh. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please find guidelines to authors in attached file to this email and, when it is ready, send your MS (in pdf format) to: igcp735@uca.ac.ma
 The second thematic volume will be published in the Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (BSGF: https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/bsgf). It will gather original contributions on 'The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event: A Gondwanan Perspective'. More details will be provided about it during the Marrakesh meeting, but the plan is to have MS submitted between November 2022 and February 2023, so as to have the volume completed and issued in late 2023/early 2024.
 Participants will also have the possibility to submit MS to a third thematic volume more focused on taphonomy and Cambrian-Ordovician Lagerstätten in Frontiers in Earth Science (https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/earth-science#).

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Please register your interests by filling the form below : https://forms.gle/sypEsuWNwkPkq4wU6


  • 22 December 2021: Distribution of First Circular

  • 7 February 2022: Opening of conference website for information and registration

  • 20 March 2022: Distribution of Second Circular

  • 1 May 2022: Deadline for extended abstracts submission by e-mail to: igcp735@uca.ac.ma

  • 20 May 2022: Deadline for MS submission

  • 15 September 2022: Distribution of Third (last) Circular

COMMITTEE


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  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


    - AZIZI, ABDELFATTAH
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - BENNANI, OUMAIMA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - BELAQZIZ, MOHAMMED
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - BOUGADIR, BELAID
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - CANDELA, YVES
    (EDIMBOURG, ROYAUME-UNI)
    - CHAYEB, FATIHA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - ELALBANI, ABDERRAZAK
    (POITIERS,FRANCE)
    - ELHARIRI, KHADIJA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - GHIENNE, JEAN- FRANÇOIS
    (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)
    - GUTIERREZ-MARCO, JUAN CARLOS
    (MADRID,ESPAGNE)
    - HACHAD, NADIA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - WITAM, OMAR
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - LEFEBVRE, BERTRAND
    (LYON, FRANCE)
    - SOULAIMANI, ABDERRAHMANE
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - TAOURIRTE, MOHA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
  • SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

    - CANDELA, YVES
    (EDIMBOURG, ROYAUME-UNI)
    - DALEY ALLISON
    (LAUSANNE,SUISSE)
    - HARPER, DAVID
    (DURHAM, ROYAUME-UNI)
    - EL ALBANI, ABDERRAZAK
    (POITIERS,FRANCE)
    - ELHARIRI, KHADIJA
    (MARRAKECH, MAROC)
    - GHIENNE, JEAN- FRANÇOIS
    (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)
    - GHOBADI POUR, MANSOUREH
    (GORGAN,IRAN)
    - GUTIERREZ-MARCO, JUAN CARLOS
    (MADRID,ESPAGNE)
    - LEFEBVRE, BERTRAND
    (LYON, FRANCE)
    - ORTEGA HERNANDEZ, JAVIER
    (CAMBRIDGE, ETATS-UNIS)
    - RAEVSKAYA, ELENA
    (SAINT- PETERSBOURG, RUSSIE)
    - SERVAIS, THOMAS
    (LILLE,FRANCE)
    - TINN, OIVE
    (TARTU, ESTONIE)
    - WAISFELD, BEATRIZ
    (CORDOBA, ARGENTINE)
    - WANG, WENHUI
    (CHANGSHA,CHINE)

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME


  • 19-10-2022

    Registration

    Opening ceremony

    Oral

    poster sessions

  • 20-10-2022

    Oral

    poster sessions

    workshop

  • 21-10-2022

    travel (Marrakesh>Zagora)

  • 22-10-2022

    Workshop Zagora

  • 23-10-2022

    post-conference field excursion

    Zagora Province

  • 24-10-2022

    travel (Zagora>Marrakesh)

WORKSHOP & POST-CONFERENCE FIELD EXCURSION


A four-days workshop and post-conference excursion will be organized across the Marrakesh High At las and Central Anti-Atlas regions. It will be an opportunity to visit localities yielding exceptionally preserved as semblages of the Lower Ordovician Fezouata Biota and Hirnantian tunnel palaeo-vallleys . Regular and volunteers tops for panoramic views and cultural sites will be planned along the geot raver se of the Central High Atlas and Anti-Atlas.

Fri. 21 Oct. 2022: Marrakesh - Zagora via Tizi n'Tichka and Agdz. Geotraverse of the Central High Atlas and Anti-Atlas
  • Stop 1: panorama of the Marrakesh High Atlas from the Haouz plain (31.5631° N, 7.7101° W)
  • Stop 2: middle Cambrian-Lower Ordovician transition at Tichka Pass (High Atlas)
  • (31.2869° N, 7.3812° W)
  • Stop 3: Late Neoproterozoic stromatolitesat Aït Saoune (Central Anti-Atlas) (30.7925° N, 6.7219° W)
  • Stop 4: panorama (Jbel Kissane and Anti-Atlas), north of Agdz (30.7071° N, 6.5922° W)
  • Stop 5: Cambrian Brèche à Micmacca at Ourika Wawrmas (30.7259° N, 6.5315° W)
  • Stop 6: Sunset on Draa Valley (30.3979° N, 5.8624° W)
Night in Zagora

Sat. 22 Oct. 2022: workshop in Zagora
The aim of this workshop is to bring together, through discussions and oral presentations, scientists, the Geoparks, and the local civil society, decision-makers and representants from the city.
Night in Zagora

Sun. 23 Oct. 2022: workshop in Zagora
  • Stop 1 (morning): Hirnantian glacial deposits at Tizi n’Beni Sâlmane (GPS : 29.8995°N, 5.6178°W)
  • Stop 2 (afternoon): Fezouata Shale Lagerstätte, Ternata Plain

Mon. 24 Oct. 2022: Zagora-Marrakesh via Aït Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Stop J3.1: Taourirt Kasbah
  • Stop J3.2: Ouarzazate Studio-Museum
  • Stop J3.3: Lunch at Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou: UNESCO World heritage

Marrakesh: end of the field excursion

ACCOMODATION


Each participant is responsible for his or her own hotel accommodation. Marrakech has a very wide range of hotels and other types of accommodation such as youth hostels and guest houses. We advise you to make your booking through recognised websites such as www.booking.com. It is strongly recommended to choose an accommodation close to the event location.
We suggest the following hotels:

Imperial Plaza located at about 250 m from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Marrakech. Hotel's website
Le Sémiramis located at about 850 m from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Marrakech. Hotel's website
Mogador Opera Marrakech located at about 1,8 km from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Marrakech. Hotel's website

SPONSORS


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contact

  • Pr. Khadija EL HARIRI / k.elhariri@uca.ac.ma
  • Pr. Bertrand LEFEBVRE/bertrand.lefebvre@univ-lyon1.fr
  • igcp735@uca.ac.ma