Staff Note: The ISGC Program Committee is working to reorganize the program with the aim to keep as much as possible with updates and possibly adding some new topics.  

2020 ISGC Session Program Topics

(Original Scheduled Program is ISGC 2020 Technical Session Program.pdf
Preprint of The International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress (ISGC) 2021 - An Opportunity to Shape the Future of Sedimentary Geosciences 
Andrea Fildani and Jean Hsieh  
Read: Why_ISGC2021.pdf

Previously Accepted Presenters

If you were already accepted as part of the 2020 program you will be contacted with a specific email about your previously accepted presentation.

New Presenters

If you want to propose an abstract as a new presenter* for the meeting please go to

*Deadline for submission is November 30, 2020*

Tuesday – Saturday = Field Trips
Sunday- Wednesday

**New Topical session added:

Bringing New Innovations to Teaching Sedimentary Geoscience Online -  
Out of necessity and the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators have rapidly developed and capitalized on virtual and online content and approaches to teach a large range of sedimentary geoscience concepts, including field activities.  Teaching sedimentary geoscience in an online environment is multifaceted and challenging, but this is an opportunity to share our success stories and resources that can support future teaching efforts, and provide rich learning experiences.
Co-Chairs:  Marjorie A. Chan and Brian W. Romans

Topical Sessions

    1. A quiet revolution: are analogue and numerical experiments changing how we understand stratigraphy?

    1. Aeolian systems: bedform dynamics, geomorphology, and preserved stratigraphy

    1. Anthropogenic impacts and accumulation of pollutants on sediments and sedimentary processes

    1. Big Data Unsession

    1. Climate change in the sedimentary record 

    1. Cretaceous source rocks from Texas to Alaska: depositional systems and continental margin dynamics of the Western Interior Seaway

    1. Currents, storms and shelfal systems and low-frequency events in coastal settings

    1. Delineating and quantifying the tectonic and climatic processes controlling the character and volume of siliciclastic sediments

    1. Future resilience from ancient marine transgressions, sedimentary archives of Quaternary coastal change

    1. Geochemical and petrographic fingerprints of microbially-mediated carbonate precipitation and microbial carbonates and Metazoan reefs during recoveries from mass extinctions

    1. High latitude sedimentary systems

    1. Linkages between geomorphology and the stratigraphic record 

    1. Mass-transported complexes, deposits or subaqueous landslides?—a terminological continuum of processes and architectures with a wide societal impact

    1. New approaches towards understanding submarine canyon formation: from ancient outcrops to modern processes

    1. New workflows and methods

    1. Petrography, siliciclastic diagenesis and pore pressure prediction

    1. Reconstructing Late Paleozoic land and sea scapes across North America

    1. Revisiting the carbonate factory: evolution of ideas through time

    1. Sedimentation and evolution of convergent margin basins

    1. Siliciclastic and carbonate shelf-slope margin evolutions: insights from modeling, modern and ancient systems I

    1. Siliciclastic and carbonate shelf-slope margin evolutions: insights from modeling, modern and ancient systems II

    1. Supercritical-flow processes and fluvial paleohydraulics

    1. The stratigraphic record of foreland basin systems

    1. “Other” -  New Topics

Thursday - Friday – Short Courses/Field Trips