Kaunertal, Austria (Photo:Clemenspicture, Wikipedia) The 9th I.A.G./A.I.G. SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments) Workshop Sediment Dynamics in Cold Climate Environments, will be held in Kaunertal, Tyrol/Austria, September 7-10, 2015

Changes in climate have a major impact on sediment dynamics in cold environments from high arctic/antarctic and subarctic/subantarctic to alpine and upland sites. Climate changes influence the nature and extent of glaciers, permafrost areas, ice sheets and the extent and intensity of glacial, peri-, pro- and paraglacial processes.

In this context major foci of the workshop are related to

1. observations of geomorphological processes in cold climate environments and

2. measurements and modelling of sediment fluxes and budgets in cold climate geosystems in past, present and future.

The 9th SEDIBUD Workshop will be held at the Alpine hut Gepatschaus (web: http://www.gepatschhaus.at) located close to the Little Ice Age maximum extend of the glacier Gepatschferner.

The Gepatschhaus is located in the upper part of the Kaunertal valley catchment In the Ötzal Alps in Tyrol/Austria. Geological setting, landform composition and geomorphic activity provide excellent opportunities to measure rates and processes of cold climate sediment dynamics.

Preliminary schedule

The workshop

Monday (2015-09-07) – 6 p.m. Arrival of participants at Gepatschhaus (1928 m above m.s.l.), 7 pm Dinner & Icebreaker.

Tuesday (2015-09-08) – Full-day scientific meeting at Gepatschhaus with talks and poster presentations.

Wednesday (2015-09-09) – Full-day excursion to the Gepatschferner and its proglacial area, in the evening SEDIBUD business meeting.

Thursday (2015-09-10) – Half-day scientific meeting with talks. Departure.

Scientific Meeting Registration

The Scientific Meeting Registration fee covers only accommodation (communal bunks/dormitory). Fees around 100 € are estimated at the moment. The fee may be reduced for members of Alpine Clubs (DAV, ÖAV etc.).

Abstract submission

Abstracts (1-2 pages of text, without illustration) must be submitted electronically (word attachment) to


Please provide the title of your presentation and indicate if you prefer presenting your work as a talk or a poster during the workshop. We will send the second circular after June 30th, 2015. Abstract, registration and fees deadline will be July 31th, 2015. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Scientific Organizers

David Morche,

Sabine Kraushaar,

Achim A. Beylich,