Young Geomorphologists‘ Meeting 2024

The German Young Geomorphologists invite all interested young researchers in geomorphology and related fields to join the 18th International Young Geomorphologists‘ Meeting

in the Black Forest (near Freiburg i. Br), Germany
24th-26th May 2024
We also offer a DEUQUA sponsored field trip May 24th for those who are interested!

Since 2007, the German Young Geomorphologists organize annual workshops in order to support networking amongst early career geomorphology enthusiasts. The meetings provide a platform for open discussions on a wide range of problems that might have emerged within a particular research project.

The meeting will provide an ideal opportunity to present your current work, discuss problems and receive constructive feedback! We want to highlight our interest in solving problems that occur during the empirical or writing period of your research. The meeting will be held in English and will provide an ideal opportunity to present your current work, discuss problems and receive constructive feedback.

What you can expect:

  • Oral or poster presentations of your research projects with fruitful discussions
  • Keynote lectures by Prof. Dr. Gilles Rixhon (Université de Strasbourg)
  • Panel discussion with Dr. Claire Rambeau and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Blöthe (University Freiburg)
  • Scientific failure session, where you can learn from each other’s experiences
  • Field trip in the surrounding Black Forest with a focus on glaciation of the region by Dr. Felix Martin Hofmann (University of Freiburg) (sponsored by DEUQUA)
  • Hands-on Fieldwork Safety Workshop given by Floreana Miesen where we’ll dive into the core aspects of staying safe in the field: from preparation and risk awareness to practical emergency response exercises. We will gain valuable insights into selecting the right safety gear and discover the key elements that make for a standout and inclusive fieldwork team.

The meeting fee will be 30 € for full board including excursion and workshop participation. Payment until March 31st.
For details see: YG_Registration_Black_Forest

  • To participate, register by sending the filled out application form and pay by the 31st of March to! Due to the limited number of available spots, we can only confirm your registration upon receiving payment!
  • If you would like to apply for financial support as a Bachelor’s/Master’s student, scholarships are available and will be granted retrospectively (after payment of the meeting fee). If you would like to apply or you are unable to pay in advance, please get in touch.
  • Accommodation and the meeting itself will be held at Please check beforehand whether you are comfortable with the sleeping situation. Please note that there will be no WiFi, but good phone/mobile data reception (depending on your provider). Due to our remote venue, we offer convenient pick-up and drop-off services from Bad Krozingen train station (10 min from Freiburg central station).
  • Please also feel free to register to our mailing list (e-mail to: to receive information on additional activities of the Young Geomorphologists!

Looking forward to seeing many of you!

Best regards, the Young Geomorphologists Board