​​​​​Orogenic Architecture and Crustal Growth 

from Accretion to Collision

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IGCP-662 project joins international symposium "The Geology of Eurasia" in German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ Potsdam)
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IGCP-662 project joins international symposium "The Geology of Eurasia" in German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ Potsdam)

The IGCP-662 project "Orogenic architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision", coordinated by the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, joined as co-sponsor the organization of an international symposium "The Geology of Eurasia" held at the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) during the 26th of June to 1st of July, 2019.

The Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), a member of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, mainly carries out research associated with global processes, the plate boundary system, the surface of the earth and climate, natural disasters, Earth's resources, atmospheric sounding, marine geology and geothermal resources, and storage potential of energy systems. The GFZ is one of the most influential national laboratories in the field of geoscience. Profs. M. Celal Sengör, Lothar Ratschbacher and other renowned geologists were invited to participate in this meeting and gave keynote talks.

The IGCP-662 project was invited to participate in the 'Geology of Eurasia' international symposium as a co-organizer, in order to build bridges between the German scientific community and the IGCP-662 research network. German experts conduct in-depth and comprehensive research on the world's major orogenic belts, including some important orogenic belts in Europe but have had little interaction with the IGCP-662 research. The IGCP-662 leaders Profs. Tao Wang, Reimar Seltmann, Inna Safonova and Wenjiao Xiao attended the symposium and gave talks on their research in progress. As a newly elected member of the Leibniz Society of Sciences, Prof. Wenjiao Xiao presented his inaugural lecture as plenary talk.

An important goal of the IGCP-662 project is to compare deep-crust compositional characteristics of major Phanerozoic orogens around the world. The project’s first workshop was held in Beijing, China in September 2018, and the participants highlighted the ambitious goals and outstanding launch workshop.  In view of the achievements of the first workshop, Prof. Reimar Seltmann suggested to participate in the organization of "The Geology of Eurasia" event during 2019, hosted under joint umbrella of Leibniz Society and GFZ Potsdam.

After the international symposium "The Geology of Eurasia", Prof. Tao Wang, Wenjiao Xiao, Inna Safonova and others participated in the field trip examining the Hercynian orogenic belt in German Erzgebirge, to investigate the composition and magma evolution of the Hercynian orogenic belt. During the field trip, they also visited famous outcrops where granulite was first studied and named.

During the international symposium, IGCP-662 members presented the research achievements of IGCP-662 and expanded its influence, which likely helps in strengthening China-Germany and international academic cooperation and promoting exchanges in geosciences.

Delegates photo at the GFZ in Albert Einstein Science Park, Potsdam

Photos of field investigation in Erzgebirge part of the Hercynian orogenic belt and from underground mine visit