20th International Senckenberg-Conference & 2nd Geinitz-Conference
Final meeting of IGCP 497 and IGCP 499, September 30 – October 10, 2008
The conference “From Gondwana and Laurussia to Pangaea: Dynamics of Oceans and Supercontinents” was a joint meeting of the IGCP 497 “The Rheic Ocean: “Its Origin, Evolution and Correlatives” and IGCP 499 Devonian Land-sea interactions: evolution of ecosystems and climate” DEVEC). The conference was hosted by Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main and Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Dresden”, Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (SNG), Frankfurt am Main.
The IGCP is a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972. After three decades of successful work, the "International Geological Correlation Programme" continued, as "International Geoscience Programme". To date, results have been made by a huge number of scientists around the world with about 500 projects.