The Programme Committee of NAC 2021 is tasked with compiling a broadly appealing programme. Contributions will be scheduled as oral presentations that take place in parallel sessions spread over the two days of the congress. In addition there will be dedicated poster sessions each day, with ample time during the programme for visiting the posters.

Procedure

Based on the keywords selected during submission of abstracts (see list below), the total number of abstracts and the topics submitted, the Programme Committee will arrange the abstracts into broader overarching parallel sessions. The themes of these parallel sessions will e.g. focus on specific or timely issues in the field of Earth Sciences, or they can aggregate contributions with a methodological or topical similarity. The committee will then decide if an abstract is accepted as an oral or poster presentation within one of those sessions. As the conference will be an interdisciplinary meeting ground for geoscientists, this procedure aims at encouraging researchers from all fields in Earth Sciences to connect, interact and present their progress of research. 

How to submit an abstract

You will have to register first. Please select the option ‘yes’ under ‘submit abstract’. You will receive a unique link by email after you have completed the registration process. This link can be used to login and submit your abstract. Abstracts (max. 250 words) can be submitted not later than Wednesday 27 January 2021, 23:59 h CET. Please note that the official language of the conference and for submitting abstracts and giving oral and poster presentations will be English. 

Timeline

The Programme Committee will define the themes of the parallel sessions and compile the conference programme based on the abstracts received before Wednesday 27 January 2021, 23:59 h CET. From all received abstracts, a selection of authors will be invited to give an oral presentation. By default, authors of the other abstracts will be offered the option of a poster presentation. In February 2021 the final program will be announced on the website and applicants will receive an invitation with instructions for preparing their online oral or poster presentations.

Instructions for oral presentations

Oral presentations are scheduled in parallel sessions spread over the two days of the congress. Authors are allotted 15 minutes for their presentation, including time for questions and discussion. More details about the digital format for the presentations will follow upon selection.

Instructions for scientific poster design

At the NAC you will have an excellent opportunity to practise your academic skills, such as giving poster presentations and poster pitches.

Your poster will be visible in an online format. More details about the digital format for the presentations will follow upon selection. This year we will ask you to submit your poster prior to the conference. We want to receive a colour image formatted as .jpg or .png with a maximum of 10Mb, the orientation must be portrait. A poster prize will be awarded to the three best posters made by early-career scientists.

Abstract keywords

We welcome contributions from all branches of the Earth Sciences. Abstracts can be submitted using one or two the following keywords: