Intelligent Earth system sensing, scientific enquiry and discovery


G-ET Symposium 2016

Venue: Aula Magna, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Date: June 5 (Sunday) to June 9 (Thursday) 2016.

Important dates:

  • 15th November 2015: beginning of abstracts submission and opening of pre-registrations
  • 4th March 2016: deadline for abstracts submissions, opening of registrations
  • 25th March 2016: letter of abstracts acceptance
  • 29th April 2016: deadline of the early bird registration fee
  • 19th June 2016: communicate intention to submit paper to proceedings (
  • 15th October 2016: submission of manuscript for proceedings


Recently, the multidisciplinary approach in geodynamics research has been increasing as well as the range of temporal and spatial scales on which geodynamic phenomena can be observed by modern instrumentation and monitoring systems. In order to take this development into account, the name of the “International Symposium on Earth Tides” has been changed to “International Symposium on Geodynamics and Earth Tides” and is organized in this form for the first time.
The symposium will be open for a wide range of scientific problems in geodynamics research. Interactions of geophysical fluids with Earth tides phenomena and observations will be a specific focus and includes:

  • Tidal and non-tidal loading in space geodetic and subsurface observations
  • Permanent and dynamic effects of Earth tides on the geodetic reference system
  • Using tides and ocean tidal loading with modern geodesy to probe Earth structure
  • Variations in Earth rotation, gravity field and geocenter due to mass redistributions
  • Tidal forcing of plate movement
  • Subsurface fluid movement through geodetic and gravity observation
  • Fluid pressure changes due to Earth tides
  • Stress and deformation changes due to injected fluids
  • Earth tides, mass movements and deformation at volcanoes
  • Tidal effects on geodetic satellites as GOCE, GRACE, …
  • Innovations in instrumentation for gravity and deformation observation
  • Innovations in software, data analyses and prediction methods of loading and tides
  • Induced seismicity
  • Tides in planets


We have received the generous offer from Prof. Houze Hsu, Editor-in-Chief of Geodesy and Geodynamics, to sponsor the proceedings of the symposium.
The proceedings are going to be published as a hardcopy book with ISBN number by Elsevier, wehereas the single articles would be published in parallel as OpenAccess on the portal ScienceP. The submission of the papers has been proposed to be 15 september.
In addition we propose to have 10-20 selected papers to be published in the journal Geodesy and Geodynamics (OpenAccess on ScienceDirecte held by Elsevier) (URL: All papers undergo a review process.
The authors are kindly asked  to communicate their intention to submit a contribution to the proceedings and whether they are able to meet the submission date of 15 october 2016 to the organizing secretariat.

Geodesy and Geodynamics, Elsevier
Prof. Houze Hsu, Editor-in-Chief
Editorial Office of Geodesy and Geodynamics
No.40, Hongshan celu Road, 
Wuchang District,
Wuhan 430071,


Carla Braitenberg (General Chair), Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, Via Weiss 1, 34100 Trieste, Italy, email: berg[at] Tel: (0039) 040 558 -2258;

Giuliana Rossi (Co-Chair), , OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), CRS - Centro Ricerche Sismologiche, Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c, 34010 Sgonico Trieste, Italy, email: grossi[at] Tel. (0039) 040 2140347

Scientific panel:
Janusz Bogusz, Military University, Warsaw, Poland, jbogusz[at]
Carla Braitenberg, University of Trieste, Italy, berg[at]
Luca Crescentini, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy, luca.crescentini[at]
David Crossley, Dept. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Saint Louis University , crossley[at]
Silvio de Freitas, Federal University of Parana, sfreitas[at]
Kosuke Heki, Hokkaido University, Japan, heki[at]
Jacques Hinderer, University of Strasbourg, EOST/IPG, Strasbourg, France, jhinderer[at]
Thomas Jahr, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany,thomas.jahr[at]
Bruno Meurers, Universität Wien, Austria, bruno.meurers[at]
Spiros Pagiatakis, York University, Canada, spiros[at]
Harald Schuh, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Germany, harald.schuh[at]
He-Ping Sun, Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China, heping[at]
Tonie M. van Dam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, tonie.vandam[at]

Scientific Sponsors
IAG_SC 3.1: Earth Tides and Geodynamics. Chair: S. Pagiatakis (Canada) spiros[at]
IAG_SC 3.2: Crustal Deformation . Chair: M. Poutanen (Finland) Markku.Poutanen[at]
IAG_ SC 3.2a: Global Crustal Deformation Chair: J. Freymueller (USA) jeff.freymueller[at]
IAG_SC 3.2b: Regional Crustal Deformation Chair: M. Hashimoto (Japan) (to be confirmed)
IAG_SC 3.3: Earth Rotation and geophysical Fluids. Chair: M. Thomas (Germany) maik.thomas[at]
ICET: Chair: Jean-Pierre BARRIOT, barriot[at]
GGP (and follow-on Service): Chair: David Crossley (Chairman), crossley[at], Jacques Hinderer (Secretary), Jacques.Hinderer[at]
IUGG_SEDI: Satoru Tanaka (JAPAN)
EGU_Geodesy Division President: Michael Schmidt, g[at]

Local Advisory Panel:
Maurizio Fermeglia, Rector of the University of Trieste, Italy
Michele Pipan, Research Delegate of the Rector, Head Applied Geophysics Research Group, University of Trieste,

Organizing Secretariat: the office,

Local Cooperation: Grotta Gigante Touristic cave