General Information

The 12th International conference on Gas in Marine Sediments (GIMS12) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from September 1 to 6, 2014. The Taipei conference follows 11 successful GIMS conferences in Edinburg, UK (1990); Hirtshals, Denmark (1992); Texel, the Netherlands (1994); Varna, Bulgaria (1996); Bologna, Italy (1998); St Petersburg, Russia (2000); Baku, Azerbadijan (2002); Vigo, Spain (2005); Bremen, Germany (2008), Listvyanka, Russia (2010), and Nice, France (2012). The interdisciplinary conference intends to bring together geologists, biologists, microbiologists, geophysicists, oceanographers, geochemists and scientists from other disciplines in order to discuss current knowledge and future programs in methane inventories, fluxes and the role within the carbon cycle and biodiversity.

Date and Venue of the Conference

  The conference with 4-day scientific sessions will be held from September 1st to 4th, 2014, at the International Conference Hall of Law College, NTU, which is inside the campus of National Taiwan University. (Learn more.)

Official Language

   The official language of the conference is English.

Submission of Abstract

All abstracts (in English) should be submitted by April 15, 2014, through the conference website.  The on-line submission will be available in late-February, 2014.  Acceptance and selection of the abstracts for oral or poster presentations will be announced to the corresponding author in May, 2014

Please refer to the Abstract Format of GIMS12.

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Special issue as conference proceedings

We will contact springer for potential publication of a conference volume in Geo-Marine Letters. Detailed requirements for preparation of the manuscripts will be given in future information.

Organized by Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University (NTU)

Co-organized by:

Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica

Taiwan Ocean Research Institute, NARL

Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University (NCU)

Exploration & Development Research Institute, Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC)

Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU)

Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University (NCHU)

Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University (NTU)

Institute of Applied Marine Physics and Undersea Technology, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU)

Institute of Applied Geosciences, National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU)

Central Geological Survey, MOEA

Department of Earth Science, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Geological Society located in Taipei

Chinese Geoscience Union

Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology


International Committee:

Giovanni Aloisi, UPMC-LOCEAN, Paris, France

Antje Boetius, MPI Bremen, Germany

Gerhard Bohrmann, MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

Rossella Capozzi, University of Bologna, Italy

Marc De Batist, Renard Center of Marine Geology, Ghent, Belgium

LyuboMir Dimitrov, Institute of Oceanology, Varna, Bulgaria

Soledad Garcia-Gil, University of Vigo, Spain

Michael Grachev, Limnological Institute, Irkutsk, Russia

Martin Hovland, Tech Team Solutions, Stavanger, Norway

Bo Barker Jørgensen, Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Alan Judd, Newcastle, Great Britain

Ira Leifer, University of California, USA

Ian MacDonald, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

Tatyana Matveeva, VNIIOceanology, St. Petersburg, Russia

Hirotsugu Minami, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan

Anatoly Obzhirov, Pacific Oceanological Institute, Vladivostok, Russia

Daniel Orange, Black Gold Energy, Jakarta, Indonesia

Catherine Pierre, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France

Nikolay Pimenov, Winogradsky Institute, Irkutsk, Russia

Erwin Suess, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

John Woodside, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Local Organizing Committee:

Li-Jen Chen (Department of Chemical Engineering, NTU)

Wu-Cheng Chi (Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica)

Gwo-Ching Gong (Taiwan Ocean Research Institute, NARL)

Shu-Kun Hsu (Department of Earth Sciences, NCU)

Hsing-Tai Hu (Exploration & Development Research Institute, CPC)

Chin-Chang Hung (Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry, NSYSU)

Mei-Chin Lai (Department of Life Sciences, NCHU)

Saulwood Lin (Institute of Oceanography, NTU)

Chau-Chang Wang (Institute of Applied Marine Physics and Undersea Technology, NSYSU)

Tan-Kin Wang (Institute of Applied Geosciences, NTOU)

Yunshuen Wang (Central Geological Survey, MOEA)

Tsanyao Frank Yang (Department of Geosciences, NTU)

Chen-Feng You (Department of Earth Science, NCKU)


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Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
April 15, 2014

Deadline for reduced conference fee:
July 1, 2014 

Deadline for pre-registration and hotel reservation
July 20, 2014 

Deadline for submission of manuscript
November 30, 2014

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