W&T8: Sciences of the Earth and Space

The scopes of W&T8 encompass fundamental research in the field of Earth and Space Sciences.

Space Science includes the whole field of astronomy, and more specific research on cosmology, origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and star systems, planetary sciences, meteorites, as well as solar, heliospheric and interplanetary physics.

Earth Sciences cover the disciplines of meteorology, climatology and paleoclimatology, petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics and paleomagnetism, geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, soil sciences, archeometry and geoarcheology, oceanography and marine geology, physical geography, cartography and geoinformation sciences. Research at the interface between Earth and Biological Sciences should through its goal, content and methodology focus on physical and/or chemical processes that affect the Earth or the Earth's environment, or address the evolution of various processes through geological time. Modern ecology falls out of the scope of W&T8.

  • Stars and stellar systems
  • Planetary sciences, solar systems and meteorites
  • Solar, heliospheric and interplanetary physics
  • Galaxies (formation and evolution)
  • Cosmology
  • Petrology and mineralogy
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology (incl. applied, economic, structural, hydro, environmental)
  • Sedimentology
  • Paleontology and stratigraphy
  • Soil sciences
  • Paleoenvironment, paleoclimate
  • Archeometry and geoarcheology
  • Oceanography and marine geology
  • Meteorology and atmospheric sciences
  • Climatology and climate modelling
  • Physical geography (incl. geomorphology, hydrography)
  • Geophysics, Geomagnetism, paleomagnetism
  • Cartography / geoinformation science

Naam

Instelling

Voorzitter

 

Mutterlose Jörg

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Leden

 

Adatte Thierry

University of Lausanne

Aulanier Guillaume

Observatoire Paris

Famaey Benoit

University of Strasbourg

Gallego-Sala Angela

University of Exeter

Kasemann Simone

University of Bremen

Lagarde Nadège

National Center for Scientific Research

Marchaudon Aurelie

Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology

Quirrenbach Johannes

Heidelberg

Verstraeten Gert

KU Leuven

 

Kiel University

Naam

Instelling

Voorzitter

 

Mutterlose Jörg

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Leden

 

Adatte Thierry

University of Lausanne

Aulanier Guillaume

Observatoire Paris

Famaey Benoit

University of Strasbourg

Gallego-Sala Angela

University of Exeter

Kasemann Simone

University of Bremen

Lagarde Nadège

National Center for Scientific Research

Marchaudon Aurelie

Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology

Quirrenbach Johannes

Heidelberg

Schaye Joop

Leiden University

Verstraeten Gert

KU Leuven

 

Kiel University

Naam

Instelling

Voorzitter

 

Agueros Marcel

Columbia University

Leden

 

Barentsen Geert

NASA Ames

Cnudde Veerle

UGent

Collins Michelle

University of Surrey

Danilovic Sanja

Stockholm University

Evrard Olivier

Université Paris-Saclay

Huybrechts Philippe

VUB

Keesstra Saskia

University Wageningen

Maenhaut Willy

Universiteit Gent

Martinez-Ruiz Francisca

Spanish National Research Council

Ramstedt Sofia

Uppsala University

Schmieder Brigitte

Observatoire de Paris