Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to welcome you to the web page of the 28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG) that will take place in Florence, Italy from 17-22 September 2017.  It will mark the 30 years since the IMOG took place in Italy (Venice 1987) and brings our meeting back to this beautiful country only for the 3rd time since 1962 when the inaugural IMOG took place in Milan. 

While the petroleum industry is still experiencing one of the biggest economic downturns seen for decades, we strongly believe that 2017 will bring some relief and expect to have a successful conference widely attended by Academia and Industry.  The EAOG Board had its annual meeting held in Florence where, apart from regular Board agenda items, we reviewed, together with the House of Geoscience (HOG), the conference venue and possible social events venues.  I can report that we are preparing a programme that will hopefully appeal to everyone’s expectations, allowing not only scientific focus but also providing networking opportunities and experiencing the beauty of Florence and Tuscan countryside. 

We are currently finalizing the composition of the Scientific Committee in order to post it on our web site soon.  The submission of abstracts will open around October 2016, with the deadline set at mid January 2017. I encourage you to visit our web site regularly as we will be updating it from now until the time of the meeting, with early Registration already open in the 4th Quarter of 2016. 

This is the first event that will be entirely organized by EAOG and the House of Geoscience, which sets a new milestone in the approach to the organization of IMOGs.  Our expectation is that we will be able to organize events in new places and cities in Europe, and bring to all attendees the ability to further experience the hospitality and charm of new locations.

On behalf of EAOG and House of Geoscience I invite you to put the 28th IMOG on your agenda and I am looking forward to welcome you in Florence!

 

Artur Stankiewicz
Chair of the IMOG committee

 

 

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