Universidad de ConcepciónSociedad Chilena de Ciencias del Mar



The structure of the XV CHGC will be based in two main axes that group 11 Thematic Areas (TAs). Axis 1 Geosciences, Society and Sustainable Development groups 4 TAs that relate geosciences with the national community, both as a social entity and as subject of the socio-economic development of the country. Axis 2 Basic Research in Geosciences groups 7 TAs which describe the latest advances in basic scientific research.

Each TA will consist of sessions proposed directly by the members of the geo-scientific community. The Editorial Committee will review these proposals and will define the definite sessions. These sessions will receive the individual abstracts submitted by Congress participants.

The 11 TAs that will structure the XV Chilean Geological Congress grouped by their corresponding axes are described below:


E1.1-GEOS Geosciences and Society

This Thematic Area aims to reflect the main subject of the Congress “Geosciences toward the Community” by reflecting the growing interest of the geosciences community in outreaching and the direct applications of the discipline in societal issues. We encourage session proposals concerning: geosciences in (pre-) school education; geoheritage characterization and conservation; the involvement of geologists in the design of public policies; history of geosciences; adaptability to climatic change from geology; geosciences, art and culture; geosciences and gender (in)equalities; work ethics, among other subjects.


E1.2-PRIN Natural Hazards and Risks

This Thematic Area aims grouping sessions oriented to the multidisciplinary study of geological (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, mass wasting processes) and hydrometeorological (torrential rains, floods, droughts and fires) phenomena from a hazard and risk standpoint. Sessions should not address the physical aspects behind these phenomena but those dealing with the characterization, assessment and communication of the related hazard and risk. They may include the presentation of new methods in hazard and risk assessment like numerical modeling, probabilistic simulations, and applications to territorial planning.


E1.3-RENE Mineral and Energy Resources for Society

This Thematic Area involves the comprehensive study of the Andean system as a source of mineral and energy resources for society. We expect session proposals describing new advances in the understanding of mineral deposits and ore-forming processes, and topics integrating different methodologies applied to the identification of new mining or energy prospects. Proposals that include new challenges for the extraction of ores and hydrocarbons are also welcomed, including contributions from geostatistics, geometallurgy and geomechanics areas. The study of non-conventional renewable energy sources, in particular in geothermal energy, will have special relevance in this session.


E1.4-GIAM Engineering and Environmental Geology

This Thematic Area will receive proposals of sessions in which different disciplines of geosciences converge with other professional areas toward solving applied problems. Proposed sessions should attract abstracts about geotechnics and geology applied to civil works and mining; hydrogeology, characterization of underground water reservoirs, studies about aquifer pollution and remediation; soil geology and its role in agriculture and viticulture; geological studies in the evaluation of environmental impact, among others.


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