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It’s our pleasure to announce the 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting to be held at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark – January 10-12, 2018 and organized by Geological Society of Denmark.

The meeting aims to cover a wide range of geological topics and offers a venue for presenting research and networking with colleagues from the Nordic countries.

Information on registration is available here on the site.

Abstract submission is closed – are you doing an oral presentation or a poster please see the tab with guidelines for more info, which will be updated regularly.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Denmark!

Questions ?
Abstracts: DTU Coordinator Line Leth Christiansen

Registration: DIS Congress Service

Accommodation: DIS Congress Service

Sponsorship: DGF President Karen Hanghøj


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Scientific committee

Scientific Program Committee Chair: Karen Hanghøj

1. Igneous Rocks and Processes: Paul Martin Holm
2. Metamorphic rocks and processes: Thorsten Nagel
3. Sedimentary rocks and processes: Ida Fabricius
4. Tectonics and Structural Geology: Pierpaolo Guarnieri
5. Mineralogy: Tonci Balic Zunic
6. Paleontology: Nicolas Thibault
7. Climate: Camilla Snowman
8. Quaternary Geology: Nicolaj Krogh Larsen
9. Economic Geology: Thomas Ulrich
10. Engineering and Enviromental Geology: Joakim Korshøj
11. Hydrogeology: Peter Engesgaard
12. Geophysics: Giampiero Iaffaldano
13. High and Low temperature Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry and Geochronology: Karina Sand
14. Hydrocarbon Geology: Jørgen Bojesen-Koefoed
15. Marine Geology: Paul Knutz
16. Geomorphology: Verner Ernstsen
17. Education, preservation and outreach: Anette Petersen
18. Others: Anette Petersen

Organizing Committee
Louise Belmonte (Chair), Aline Lier Møller, and the board of the Geological Society of Denmark

Registration for the conference

In order to participate in the conference it is necessary to register online.

Please note that submission of an abstract requires the participation of at least one (presenting) author.

Registration fees 20 November 2017 From 21November 2017
Regular fee DKK 2,800 (€ 375) DKK 3,550 (€ 475 )
Student fee DKK 1,700 (€ 225) DKK 2,450 (€ 325)

Please note that VAT is not added on conference meeting payments in Denmark, and therefore is not deductible.

The following items are included in the participant fee

Attendance at all sessions, final programme, conference abstracts (pdf), lunches, coffee/tea in breaks during meeting days, pre-conference geological city walk, Icebreaker the first day.

The following items are included in the student fee

Attendance at all sessions, final programme, conference abstracts (pdf), lunches, coffee/tea in breaks during meeting days, pre-conference geological city walk, Icebreaker the first day.

On-site Registration

Registration made later than 03 January 2018 will be considered as on-site registration and consequently minor delays at the registration desk, in connection with issuing of documentation and settlement of accounts, must be anticipated.

Final Registration

Participants must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the Meeting venue (Technical University of Denmark). Please remember to bring your confirmation of registration (all registrants) and valid student ID (only student registrants)

Meeting Secretariat
NGWM 2018
c/o DIS Congress Service
Herlev Ringvej 2C
DK-2730 Herlev
Telephone:      +45 4492 4492
Telefax:          +45 4492 5050
E-mail:            participants [at] discongress [dot] com


Payment must be made in Danish Kroner (DKK) to the order of NGWM, c/o DIS Congress Service and remitted as follows:

  • by bank transfer to account No.4180- 4180 339 809 (NGWM) – IBAN No. DK9830004180339809,

Swift code: DABADKKK in Danske Bank, Holmens Kanal 2, DK-1090 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

  • by electronic invoice (only for Danish delegates). På grund af den lange ekspeditionstid for EAN-fakturaer, er denne betalingsmåde ikke mulig senere end 30 dage før mødets start. EAN-gebyret er på DKK 39.
  • by charging your Credit Card

IMPORTANT: Please remember to state NGWM´s and the participant’s name on all money transfers made to the Meeting Secretariat.

If you have made a late payment, please bring copy of payment to the meeting.

Terms and conditions

An official confirmation of registration will be e-mailed to the participant upon receipt of registration fees. Please remember to bring your proof of payment for presentation upon request.

It is your personal responsibility that all details such as address, booked events, number of tickets, hotel reservation, date of arrival and departure, etc. are in accordance to your wishes. We therefore strongly recommend that you read and check the confirmation of registration carefully to avoid errors. In the event of any errors in the confirmed, please contact DIS Congress Service in writing.

 Cancellation of participation (a written request is mandatory)

Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend the meeting will have their paid fees reimbursed less a processing fee of DKK 400 provided written notice of non-attendance is received by the Meeting Secretariat before 10 December 2017. All refunds will be processed after the meeting. If cancellation is made after this date no refund of the fee can be expected.

Topic 1. Igneous Rocks and Processes

Scientific Coordinator: Paul Martin Holm, University of Copenhagen

Topic 2. Metamorphic rocks and processes  

Scientific Coordinator: Thorsten Nagel, Aarhus University

Topic 3. Sedimentary rocks and processes

Scientific Coordinator: Ida Fabricius, Technical University of Denmark

Topic 4. Tectonics and Structural Geology

Scientific Coordinator: Pierpaolo Guarnieri, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS

Topic 5. Mineralogy

Scientific Coordinator: Tonci Balic Zunic, University of Copenhagen

Topic 6. Paleontology

Scientific Coordinator: Nicolas Thibault, University of Copenhagen

Topic 7. Climate

Scientific Coordinator: Camilla Snowman Andresen, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS

Topic 8. Quaternary geology

Scientific Coordinator: Nicolaj Krogh Larsen, Aarhus University

Topic 9. Economic Geology

Scientific Coordinator: Thomas Ulrich, Aarhus University

Topic 10. Engineering and environmental geology

Scientific Coordinator: Joakim Korshøj, Geo

Topic 11. Hydrogeology

Scientific Coordinator: Peter Engesgaard, University of Copenhagen

Topic 12. Geophysics

Scientific Coordinator: Giampiero Iaffaldano, University of Copenhagen

Topic 13. High and Low temperature Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry and geochronology

Scientific Coordinator: Karina K. Sand, Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen

Topic 14. Hydrocarbon geology & Energy

Scientific Coordinator: Jørgen Bojesen-Koefoed, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS

Topic 15. Marine Geology

Scientific Coordinator: Paul Knutz, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS

Topic 16. Geomorphology

Scientific Coordinator: Verner B. Ernstsen, University of Copenhagen

Topic 17. Education, preservation and outreach

Scientific Coordinator: Anette Petersen, GEON

Topic 18. All other Topics

If your contribution does not fit in any of the 17 topics above

Scientific Coordinator: Anette Petersen, GEON

The deadline for abstracts was 29th of October. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and relevant session conveners and acceptance notifications will be sent out on 15th of November 2017 (Please note that the presenting author should register for the conference prior to 20th of November in order to confirm that the abstract will be presented).  Confirmed abstracts will be compiled and made available to participants at the conference. Unconfirmed abstracts will be left out.


  • Abstracts should be submitted no later than 29th of October 2017.
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • The abstract text must be maximum 250 words (excluding title, authors and references).
  • Authors are encouraged to use the reference style of the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark – See them here.
  • One topic/session that best describes the abstract should be indicated upon submission (See a list of all topics and proposed sessions on above tab)
  • It is the corresponding (submitting) author’s responsibility to ensure that all co-authors have read the abstract and agreed to be co-authors.
  • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • The corresponding author will receive a receipt of the submission.
  • Notification on acceptance of the abstracts will be e-mailed to the corresponding author on 20 November 2017. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • Please note that the presenting author should register for the conference not later than 20 November in order to confirm that the abstract will be presented. Confirmed abstracts will be compiled and made available for participants at the conference. Unconfirmed abstracts will be left out.

The following will be updated.


  • You will be informed about the date and time of your presentation latest TBD
  • The time allocated for each oral presentation is 15 minutes – 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions.
  • Invited speakers have twice this time, 30 minutes in total – 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
  • Authors will be required to bring their presentation on a memory stick to the conference to upload and run from an external computer (applicable formats: ppt, pptx, pdf, 16:9)
  • Standard Audio Visual Package: LCD projector, screen, laser pointer and wireless lapel microphone

Each communications session will be moderated by a facilitator who will ensure the smooth running of the session. All presenters should meet with their session chairman in the room where their presentation will take place 30 minutes before the whole session is due to begin.

You can upload and test your presentation prior to the first session of the day or in one of the breaks prior to your own session. A student assistent will be present at the computer from which the presentations will run. We recommend that you use one of the breaks to upload your presentation, since this will not be possibly when the presentations of your session has started.


  • You will be informed about the date and time of your presentation latest TBD
  • Poster size should be A0, and poster orientation should be portrait (=vertical).
  • Pushpins for the attachment to poster board will be provided.
  • Posters are to be displayed all day on the day that your poster session is scheduled.
  • Poster presenters will need to stand by their poster and be prepared to answer questions from the poster session attendees in a one-on-one format. They will not need to give a formal presentation.

Some useful tips on making a good poster can be found at


Anker Engelunds Vej 1

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Telephone: 45251660


We encourage you to book the hotel when you make your registration online so you will not risk that your preferred hotel is fully booked.

If for some reason it is more convenient for you to book the hotel room after having registered for the meeting it is still possible to book and achieve the favourable meeting rate.

In order to book a room after having registered online please send us an e-mail to the DIS Congress Service.

Hotels available are:

Scandic Copenhagen Hotel ****

Vester Søgade 6, 1601 Copenhagen V

Scandic Copenhagen is located in central Copenhagen, with views of one of the three lakes and the city, and close to the Tivoli Gardens and the pedestrian street, Strøget. The 18-floor hotel was renovated in 2012 and has 486 rooms. When staying at the hotel, you can relax with a drink in the atmospheric lobby bar with its contemporary design or enjoy a meal in the stylish restaurant. Scandic offers wireless internet access throughout the hotel at no extra charge. The hotel has a fitness center and parking facilities available for a fee. All rooms are non-smoking.

Central station: 500 metres

Price per room per night (Incl. VAT and Breakfast):

Standard single use              DKK 995

Standard double use             DKK 1,195

Ibsens Hotel ***

Vendersgade 23, 1363 Copenhagen K

Ibsens Hotel is located in the heart of Copenhagen, in the delightful Nansensgade area next door to cafés, quirky shops and restaurants, and the City Lakes. Nørreport Station, with Metro and S-trains, is only 5 minutes away. The 118 rooms are cosy and each floor is kept in a unique style. One floor is entirely in the classic Danish design, others in a more bohemian taste, with interesting and unique antique pieces scattered around them. Medium rooms have one queen size bed (140 cm wide). Ibsens Lounge gives room for multiple purposes: When you need a drink, a tranquil place to check your e-mail, have breakfast or a sandwich. All rooms are non-smoking. Guests are offered free high-speed internet in the entire hotel.

Central station: 1,5 km

Price per room per night (Incl. VAT and breakfast)

Medium single use                DKK 1,135

Medium double use              DKK 1,290

CABINN City Hotel **

Mitchellsgade 14, 1568 Copenhagen V

The hotel is located just behind Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. All 352 rooms have private bath with shower, television, small work desk, free wifi and an electric kettle with free tea and coffee. All standard rooms have bunk beds. Rooms are available especially for wheelchair users. The reception is open 24 hours. The hotel has a breakfast restaurant and its own parking facilities available for a fee. Smoking is not allowed inside the hotel.

Central station: 500 metres

Price per room per night (Incl. VAT, excl. breakfast)
Single standard                    DKK 560
Double bunk beds                DKK 690

Deposit, cancellation and changes – NGWM 2018

Reservations of hotel rooms must be backed by a 1 night deposit payment. The deposit serves as a guarantee to the hotel for the first night and will be deducted from the participants’ hotel invoice upon check-in/check-out. ALL REMAINING NIGHTS ARE TO BE PAID AT THE HOTEL UPON ARRIVAL.

In case of cancellation or changes

Before 27 November 2017 the deposit will be reimbursed, between 27 November 2017 and 20 December 2017 the deposit will only be reimbursed if DIS Congress Service is able to allocate all the cancelled room-nights to another guest.

For cancellations made after 20 December 2017 no refund of the hotel deposit will be made.

Please note that in case of cancellation all hotels are legally authorized to charge the entire stay as booked by the customer also in case of no-show or early departure. In case of a refund this will be made after the congress.

All changes must be made to DIS Congress Service in writing and not to the hotel.

All bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis after receipt of the hotel deposit, as long as DIS has rooms available.

Pre-conference geological city walk (limited space):

Tuesday 9th January

 2.5 hour guided walking tour around the geological/historical sites of Copenhagen. During the tour you will be introduced to a variety of rocks being part of park decorations and fences, building facades and doors, fountains and walking paths. At the same time you will get a tour-de force in the history of Copenhagen.

The tour will end in Nyhavn, where there are excellent options for food and drinks.
Dress: Practical, warm clothes, rain coat/umbrella and walking shoes
Included in the fee, but please indicate when you register online if you wish to attend.



Wednesday 10th January (evening)

GeoCenter Denmark, Øster Voldgade, 1350 Copenhagen
Dress: Informal
Included in the fee, but please indicate when you register online if you wish to attend.


Dinner at Langelinie Pavillonen

Thursday 11th Januay (evening)

 The current Langelinie Pavillonen is designed by architect douple Eva and Niels Koppel, two of the most prominent postward Danish architects. It is wonderful located on the waterfront with the unrivalled views of The Little Mermaid, the fortress Kastellet and the historical Copenhagen harbour. With its superb cuisine, the evening is bound to be a great experience!      

 Dress: Informal – a light coat may be useful

 Price: DKK 670 (€ 90).

Nordic Geoscientist Award

At the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting that was held in Helsinki, Finland, 13.-15. January 2016, the Nordic Geoscientist Award was presented to Professor Rolf Birger Pedersen.

The Nordic Geoscientist Award will be presented every second year in connection with the Nordic Winter Meeting. The Award will be granted to a Nordic geoscientist who has, in the course of his/her career, been strongly involved in the society around us, as well as in specific fields in the geosciences.

All members of the Nordic geological societies can propose candidates. A proposal should comprise ca. 500 words. A jury, consisting of the leaders of each Nordic geological society and the directors of each Nordic geological survey, will consider the proposals and prepare a written statement on its decision on the Award.

The prize will consist of a framed diploma and an engraved plate of stone. The winner will be invited to hold a plenary lecture at the Winter Meeting in connection with presentation of the Award.

All proposals should be sent to the president of the Geological Society in your country by 1 November 2017.

The Nomination committee:
Presidents of the Geological Societies

We have three categories for sponsorships:

Diamond: 50.000 DKK. (Main sponsor, booth, 5 participants registered for the conference, logo on all official slides, programmes and website)

Ruby: 20.000 DKK. (Booth, 2 participants registered for the conference, logo on programmes and website)

Quartz: Below 20.000 DKK. (Logo on programme and website)

Please contact karen [at] hanghoj [dot] rocks if you are interested in being a sponsor.


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