TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023


Second TERENO-OZCAR International Conference 2023 in Bonn, Germany

In October 2021, we organized the first joint meeting of OZCAR, the French research infrastructure on “Observatoires de la Zone Critique” and TERENO, “Terrestrial Environmental Observatories” in Straßbourg, France. It was the first meeting of this kind in Europe aiming at bringing together scientists active in terrestrial system’s research. This meeting was extremely well received as the place to be where critical zone research in Europe meets.

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Following up on this success, it was decided to organize a second international joint meeting in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. The conference program covered 10 main subject areas – from fundamental questions on exchange processes between soil, vegetation and atmosphere, to the use of data and different approaches to long-term observation, to new measurement methods and modeling approaches. Some 170 researchers from about 20 countries attended the conference in Bonn and roughly, 50 additional participants attended the conference online. More than 80 oral presentations and 70 poster presentations brought participants up to date on the latest developments in Critical Zone research.

An excursion to the TERENO test site Wüstebach and a conference dinner on the Rhine cruise ship Moby Dick complemented the conference. In addition, Franco-German research and science cooperation and related funding and financing programs were presented and discussed at a special event hosted by Samuel Pujade-Renaud of the French Embassy in Germany.


You can find the program of the conference here.


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