Lateinamerika-Kolloquium LAK2007 in Kiel, Germany

20. Lateinamerika-Kolloquium
20 Coloquio sobre las Geociencias de Latinoamérica
20th Colloquium on Latin American Earth Sciences

10. - 13. April 2007

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Local organization:
CAU Kiel
IFM-Geomar Kiel
SFB 574

Welcome to Kiel, Bienvenidos a Kiel, Willkommen in Kiel!

We cordially invite you to attend the 20th Colloquium on Latin American Geosciences in Germany. This conference has been held every two years over the last 40 years, with the main goal being to foster cooperation between scientists working in Latin America. The outcome of our past conferences clearly demonstrates the successful promotion of collaboration and fruitful exchange of ideas between the geoscience disciplines. Multidisciplinary research on the key processes affecting the character of continental and oceanic lithosphere and continental margins will be the focus of the upcoming conference.

Water is the source of Kiel's identity. The city was founded on a protected fjord of the Baltic Sea in the Middle Ages. The navy and shipyards turned it into a major seaport and it has become one of the major European gateways to Scandinavia. The city has achieved international recognition through the Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), the largest annual event in northern Europe. The recent award of the Excellent Cluster "Future Ocean" to institutes in and near Kiel (Univ. of Kiel, IFM-GEOMAR, Weltwirtschaft Inst. and Muthesius Hochschule) has confirmed Kiel as a center of excellence in marine research.

Hans-Jürgen Götze, Kaj Hoernle and Wolfgang Rabbel

We gratefully acknowledge financial support by




The official conference language is English.

Abstracts have to be submitted in English.

Posters are admitted  in Spanish.

Scientific programme

Final Oral Program (PDF file, April 5, 12 h)

Updated List of Posters (PDF file, April 5, 12 h)

Abstract book (PDF file, 25Mb)

Please note:
All posters will be presented during the entire conference in the entrance hall. They should be mounted on Wednesday morning before 9:00 h. The scheduled time for the poster session (Wednesday and Thursday 15:00 h) is also the "authors in attendance time" for all authors.

Time scheme
Tuesday April 10 Wednesday April 11 Thursday April 12 Friday April 13
9:00-12:50 h
9:00-12:50 h
9:00-12:50 h
12:50-14:00 h
12:50-14:00 h
Poster award
Closing ceremony
13-14 h
starting 13:00 h
14:00-17:50 h
14:00-17:50 h
Icebreaker and
registration 18-21 h
Public lecture
19:30 h
Conference dinner
20 h

Invited participants:

Guillermo F. Aceñolaza Guillermo Alfaro Guillermo Alvarado
Manuel Araneda Carlos Arevalo Jochen Bundschuh
Alexandre Raphael Cabral    Reynaldo Charrier    Guillermo Chong
Jorge Clavero Alvaro Climent Martin    Diana Comte
Daniel del Cogliano Percy Denyer Juan Diaz
Wolfgang Eder Andrés Folguera Arturo Gonzalez
Pablo Grosse Walter Hernandez Kaj Hoernle
Suzanne Kay Marcelo Leppe Miriam Mamani
Pedro Navarro Onno Oncken Raúl Perdomo
Matt Pritchard Marino Protti Victor Ramos
Michael Schmitz Ralph Schneider Gerardo Soto
Wilfried Strauch Andrés Tassara

Social programme

Date and time Event Address
Tuesday, April 10, 18 - 21 h Ice-breaker and registration Museum,
Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 12
Wednesday, April 11, 19:30 h Public lectures Audimax,
Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2
Thursday, April 12, 20 h Conference dinner party "Lithothek" at IFM-Geomar,
Wischhofstr. 1-3

Registration information:

Registration fee LAK2007 - 20th Colloquium on Latin American Geosciences

Early bird fee regular participants € 80,00
  Students € 40,00
Late fee regular participants € 100,00
  Students € 50,00

Please note: Students have to prove their status.

The LAK- fee includes conference abstracts, conference documentation, ice-breaker on April 10, coffee breaks and conference dinner party on April 12.

Accompanying person € 30,00

The fee includes ice-breaker on April 10 and conference dinner party on April 12.

Technical details

Registration must be accompanied by payment to ensure further processing.
Registration fee will only be refunded if cancellation notice has been sent before February 28, 2007.

We will do our best to be able to grant an allowance to a limited number of young scientists. Please contact us for further information.

Important dates

December 1, 2006: End of early-bird fee, registration fee increases to 100 € and 50 € respectively.
January 19, 2007: Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 1, 2007: Housing registration via Kiel Marketing e.V. (see below "Housing")


Technical information

Abstract format and submission

During the online registration you will be asked, whether you want to receive the abstract book in addition to a PDF file in a printed form. Those participants, who asked for a printed version, will receive it on their registration. However, a PDF file of the complete abstract book will be online, and will be sent by email to all participants. In order to meet the schedule please observe that the deadline for contributions is January 19, 2007.

Abstracts are to be submitted in English and can not exceed 2 pages. The only way of submission is the online submission.


The poster size may not exceed the portrait format of A0 (84.1 cm width x 118.9 cm height). For last minute-posters, please contact Sabine Schmidt ( We have scheduled two special poster sessions. There will be attractive poster awards for the three best posters of all poster sessions.


The time for a regular talk is 15 min plus 5 min discussion. The time for a plenary talk is 25 min plus 5 min discussion. Each lecture room is equipped with a beamer, laptop (Windows XP, PowerPoint version 2003) and one overhead projector.
Before starting the sessions and during the coffee breaks you can copy your file to the presentation laptops in the lecture rooms.


The Kiel Marketing e.V. offers a great variety of housing facilities in different price ranges, which are reserved especially for participants of the LAK 2007. Please make your reservation using the below linked reservation form.
Reservation form in german (pdf)
Reservation form in english (pdf)

There is a youth hostel (Jugendherberge) in the center of Kiel, where you may try to get a "low-budget" bed. Please contact the youth hostel via their web site:

In addition, you will find a variety of information on Kiel and its surroundings on the following web sites:


Some Useful Arrival Information (PDF, 10 Mb)

By rail and public transport
from Hbf Kiel (main station) with bus lines

Bus stop to leave is "Universität" (marked with yellow/green H in the map below).
Traveltime will be approx. 15 min

By private car

By air plane
Airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel, then take Airport Bus Kielius ( until Hbf Kiel (main station), traveltime is approx. 90 minutes. The Kielius-Bus stop in Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the lower level (see Airport map)
From Hbf Kiel (main station) continue with public transport.

Statistical weather conditions
Over the past 11 years we had during the week of the conference:

There is no guarantee, be prepared!

Actual weather in Kiel




Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Götze, CAU Kiel
Prof. Dr. Kaj Hoernle, IFM-Geomar

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Götze, CAU Kiel
Prof. Dr. Kaj Hoernle, IFM-Geomar
Dr. Warner Brückmann, IFM-Geomar
Dr. Armin Freundt, IFM-Geomar
Prof. Dr. Ron Hackney, CAU Kiel
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rabbel, CAU Kiel

Technical Committee

Silke Schenck, IFM-Geomar
Dr. Sabine Schmidt, CAU Kiel
Brigitte Schröder, CAU Kiel
Dr. Rezene Mahatsente, CAU Kiel

Organization Secretary and contact

Inst. für Geowissenschaften, Geophysik
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
Kathleen Helbig
Otto-Hahn-Platz 1
24118 Kiel, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 431-880 3800
Fax: +49 (0) 431-880 1387
E-mail: or


Presentation at LAK poster exhibition:
Central America: Geology, Resources and Hazards edited by J. Bundschuh and Guillermo E. Alvarado is an integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America. This authoritative 1300 pages, two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries.

Download PDF Flyer (1.6 Mb)

Flyer of the publisher (3.1 Mb)

© Sabine Schmidt, Geophysik, CAU Kiel, March 25, 2007