Conference MARID VII, 3-5 April 2023, Rennes, France

MARID VII will be held in Rennes, France, on April 3-5, 2023  and is organised by the Institute of Physics of Rennes and Geosciences Rennes Laboratory (University of Rennes 1) and the French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Office (SHOM). 
Scientific sessions will take place in the Beaulieu Scientific Campus on 3 and 4 April 2023 including talks from keynote speakers and oral and poster presentations by delegates. On 5 April a field trip is planned to the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay to allow a convivial exchange between participants. 
The aim of this meeting is to encourage effective communication between physicists, geologists, biologists and modellers to improve our understanding of bedform dynamics with particular attention to societal relevance.
Three speakers are already scheduled to give keynote lectures: Nathalie Vriend (Cambridge, UK), Bruno Andreotti (Paris, France), Jim Best (University of Illinois, US).
The conference is open to all professionals and stakeholders dealing with bedform dynamics. 
Important Dates
June 15, 2022:  Call for short abstract (see instruction below)
September 15, 2022: Deadline for short abstract submission
0ctober 30, 2022: Abstract acceptance
January 6, 2023: Deadline for the extended abstract (4-8 pages)
January 31, 2023: Dealine for the registration (Regular Fees: 300 € including lunch, gala diner and field trip ; Reduced Fees: 150 €)

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MARID VI Special Issue is published!

I am very happy to let you know that the Special Issue published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms following the MARID VI conference in Bremen in 2019 is now published!

You can read the introduction to the special issue

Lefebvre, A, Winter, C, 2021. Special issue: Marine and river bedforms dynamics, MARID VI. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 1.

and find all the papers here

vEGU21 bedform session announcement

I cannot believe it is already nearly one year since my last announcement! Like everyone else, I had very little time this year, what with one thing and another, and I have not yet managed to take care of the MARID website. I will soon add all the new publications (we are nearly finished with our MARID Special Issue in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms).
Still, I am happy to announce that there will be a bedform session at the next EGU, this time again virtual.

For all river, marine, glacial, volcanic and extra-terrestrial geomorphologists and sedimentologists, we would like to draw your attention to the EGU session that we organise on “Bedform morphodynamics on Earth and in extra-terrestrial environments: current understanding of a complex interplay”. We invite contributions regarding all aspects of bedform dynamics and sedimentary structures on Earth and in extra-terrestrial environments. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is the 13th of January 2021, 13:00 CET.

For the full description of the session, please see

From 19 – 30 April 2021, EGU will be hosting vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21), a fully virtual conference that aims at providing a similar experience to the annual General Assembly, normally held in Vienna. All sessions will be in the new EGU virtual PICO (vPICO) format, which offers the opportunity to address a truly worldwide and diverse audience.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you to our vPICO bedform session!

Kind regards,

Suleyman Naqshband, Anne Baar, Alice Lefebvre, Francesco Salese and Thaiënne van Dijk.

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