Executive Committee

Honorary Chair

  • Celâl Sengör

    Celâl Sengör

    Associate Editor, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University Istanbul, Turkey

Organizing Chair

  • Attila Çiner

    Attila Çiner

    MedGU (Interim) President
    Founding Editor-in-Chief, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Chief Editor – Tracks 11 and 14, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Conference Manager

  • Mohamed Sahbi Moalla

    Mohamed Sahbi Moalla

    Performer – The Leading Conference Organiser, Tunisia
    Journal Coordinator, Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer)
    ISET, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Conference Support

  • Mourad Amer

    Mourad Amer

    Founder & CEO of IEREK
    Editor of ASTI Series (Springer/IEREK)
    IEREK, Alexandria, Egypt

Founder & Supervisor

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    Nabil Khélifi

    Senior Publishing Editor, MENA program
    MedGU Founder / MedGU-21 Supervisor
    Springer, a part of Springer Nature, Germany

Local Organizing Team

Attila Çiner: Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Cengiz Yildirim: Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
M. Akif Sarikaya: Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tolga Gorum: Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ömer Yetemen: Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Mustafa Üstüner: Artvin Çoruh University, Artvin, Turkey



Online Organizing Team

M. Sahbi Moalla: Performer – The Leading Conference Organiser, Tunisia
Melek Rebai: Performer – The Leading Conference Organiser, Tunisia
M. Bassem Abdelhedi: Performer – The Leading Conference Organiser, Tunisia
Oumayma Abidi: Performer – The Leading Conference Organiser, Tunisia
Toka M. Amer: IEREK – International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange, Egypt

Advisory Committee

  • Hans Thybo

    Hans Thybo

    President of International Lithosphere Program (ILP)
    Editor-in-Chief of Earth and Planetary Science Letters (EPSL)
    Professor at:
    • Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University Turkey
    • Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Celâl Sengör

    Celâl Sengör

    Associate Editor, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University Istanbul, Turkey
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    François Roure

    Chief Editor – Track 15
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Contact

    Giovanni Bertotti

    Associate Editor, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Geoscience & Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
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    Abdullah Al-Amri

    Founder & Editor-in-Chief
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Akiça Bahri

    Akiça Bahri

    Director for Africa at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ghana (2005–2010)
    Coordinator of the African Water Facility (AWF) at the African Development Bank (2010–2015)
    Director of Research at the National Research Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Water, and Forestry (INRGREF), Tunisia (since 2016)
    Professor at the National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia (INAT), Tunisia (since 2017)
    Awardee of the International Water Association (IWA) Women in Water Prize (2018)
    Associate Editor, Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer) (since 2019)
    Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia (2019–2020)

Program Committee

  • Mustapha Meghraoui

    Mustapha Meghraoui

    Editorial Board Member, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Editor of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    IPG Strasbourg, France
  • Sami Khomsi

    Sami Khomsi

    University Tunis El-Manar, Tunis, Tunisia & King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Scientific Committee

  • François Roure

    François Roure

    Chief Editor – Track 15
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Anastasia Kiratzi

    Anastasia Kiratzi

    Professor of Seismology
    Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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    Broder Merkel

    Chief Editor – Track 10
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Associate Editor of Environmental Earth Science (Springer)
    Publisher of Freiberg Online Geoscience (FOG)
    Institute of Geology, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Elena Xoplaki

    Elena Xoplaki

    Chief Editor, Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer)
    Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Publications Committee

Chair

  • Attila Çiner

    Attila Çiner

    MedGU (Interim) President
    Founding Editor-in-Chief, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Chief Editor – Tracks 11 and 14, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Members

  • Zeynal Abiddin Erguler

    Zeynal Abiddin Erguler

    Chief Editor – Track 8
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
  • Alina Polonia

    Alina Polonia

    The National Research Council (CNR)
    Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR)
    Bologna, Italy
  • Amjad Kallel

    Amjad Kallel

    Chief Editor – Track 4
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Managing & Development Editor, Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (Springer)
    ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Mourad Bezzeghoud

    Mourad Bezzeghoud

    School of Sciences and Technology (ECT)
    Insititut of Earth Sciences (IIFA)
    University of Évora, Portugal
  • Hesham El-Askary

    Hesham El-Askary

    Professor of Remote Sensing and Earth Systems Science
    Editor of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Director Computational & Data Sciences Graduate Programs
    Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations
    Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, USA
  • Zakaria Hamimi

    Zakaria Hamimi

    President of ArabGU
    IAGETH VP for Africa & IAGETH National Chapter for Egypt
    Editor of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Professor, Benha University, Benha, Egypt

Outreach Committee

  • Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane

    Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane

    Member of the nomenclature committee of the Meteoritical Society
    Laureate, “Prix Paul Doistau–Émile Blutet” from the French Academy of Sciences
    Editor of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)
    Professor, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
  • Catherine Kuzucuoglu

    Catherine Kuzucuoglu

    Associate Editor, Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews (Springer)
    Research Director Emeritus
    CNRS, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique
    UMR 8591, Meudon, France

Technical Committee

All abstracts and extended abstracts submitted to MedGU-21 will undergo an evaluation and selection process by the Conference Track Chairs in collaboration with members of the Conference Technical Committee:

Track 1. Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography

Chair(s): Zhihua Zhang (China), Nabil Khelifi (Germany)

Track 2. Biogeochemistry, Geobiology, Geoecology, Geoagronomy

Chair(s): Haroun Chenchouni (Algeria)

Track 3. Earthquake Seismology and Geodesy

Chair(s): Mourad Bezzeghoud (Portugal), Klaus Günter Hinzen (Germany), Luca Gasperini (Italy), Alina Polonia (Italy), Mustapha Meghraoui (France), Mehdi Eshagh (Sweden)

Track 4. Environmental Earth Sciences

Chair(s): Amjad Kallel (Tunisia), Md Firoz Khan (Malaysia), Rahim Barzegar (Canada), Komali Kantamaneni (UK)

Track 5. Applied & Theoretical Geophysics

Chair(s): Cesare Comina (Italy), Arkoprovo Biswas (India), Mourad Bezzeghoud (Portugal), Luca Gasperini (Italy)

Track 6. Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing

Chair(s): Mustafa Üstüner (Turkey), Hesham El-Askary (USA), Muhammad Al-Amin Hoque (Bangladesh)

Track 7. Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology

Chair(s): Domenico Doronzo (Spain), Federico Lucci (Italy)

Track 8. Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Chair(s): Zeynal Abiddin Ergüler (Turkey)

Track 9. Geomorphology, Geography, Soil Science, Glaciology, Geoarchaeology, Geoheritage

Chair(s): Jesús Rodrigo-Comino (Spain), Attila Çiner (Turkey)

Track 10. Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry

Chair(s): Helder Chaminé (Portugal), Imran Ali (India), Mingjie Chen (Oman), Tajudeen M. Iwalewa (USA)

Track 11. Marine Geosciences, Historical Geology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology

Chair(s): Attila Çiner (Turkey)

Track 12. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Mining Sciences and Geomechanics

Chair(s): Murat Karakus (Australia), Ali Karrech (Australia)

Track 13. Petroleum and Energy Engineering, Petroleum Geochemistry

Chair(s): Santanu Banerjee (India)

Track 14. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geochronology

Chair(s): Attila Çiner (Turkey)

Track 15. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Petroleum Geology

Chair(s): Ahmed Radwan (Poland), Afroz Ahmad Shah (Singapore), Wilfried Bauer (Oman), Zakaria Hamimi (Egypt)

Track 16. Caves & Karst, a special session on the occasion of International Year of Caves & Karst

Chair(s): Mario Parise (Italy)

Fereidoun Biglari: Head of Paleolithic Department, National Museum of Iran, Teheran, Iran
Antonio Pulido Bosch: Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Francisco Gutiérrez: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Petar T. Milanović: National Committee of IAH for Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Zargham Mohammadi: Faculty of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Kamal Taheri: Kermanshah Regional Water Authority (KRWA), Ministry of Energy, Iran
George Veni: National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI), New Mexico, USA