Latin-American Colloquium of Geosciences • September 18 – 21, 2019
Collaborative research in the Geosciences between German and Latin-American scientists has a long tradition in Germany. Based on this tradition and efforts to disseminate research results and to foster collaboration, the Latin-American Colloquium (LAC) was established in 1972. Over the years, the LAC has advanced as an important international venue to showcase projects supported by the German Science Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, and other funding bodies. Many of the featured collaborative projects are highly interdisciplinary and span from marine geology and geophysics, structural geology, paleontology, mineralogy, sedimentology to paleoclimate studies, geomorphology and the impact of humankind on erosion and climate change. Given the challenges that geoscientists are confronted with today, this Earth System Science format of the conference is timely and helps foment interdisciplinary thinking and the establishment of new alliances. As such the LAC follows the Earth System Science approach of Alexander von Humboldt and his efforts to communicate scientific results to the public.