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Advances in Geosciences An open-access journal for refereed proceedings and special publications

Scheduled proceedings

The following proceedings are scheduled for publication in ADGEO:

Innovative monitoring techniques and modelling approaches for analysing hydrological processes in small basins
14 Sep 2018–31 Oct 2018 | Guest editors: B. Schmalz, S. Dietrich, and J. L. M. P. de Lima | Information

Hydrological processes can be well studied in small research basins, where high-quality data are available. They serve as interdisciplinary observatories or outdoor laboratories covering the complexity of combined physical, chemical, and biological processes. Furthermore, long-term measurements in small research basins help to analyse environmental changes. New measurement and sensing techniques support further hydrological understanding. For the depiction and understanding of hydrological processes, numerical modelling approaches can additionally be used. On the one hand, hydrological models need sufficient data with high spatial and temporal resolution for model set-up, calibration, and validation. On the other hand, they offer the possibility of predicting processes that are not easily measurable, and allow for the calculation of the impact of supposed scenarios that will possibly affect the water cycle and mass transport in the future. Small research basins provide the high-quality data required for model development and testing, also for new and innovative model approaches. Knowledge gained from monitoring and modelling studies in small hydrological basins can be used for decision-making with respect to managing water resource systems.

Improving seismic network performances: from site selection to data integration (EGU2017 session SM5.3)
07 Sep 2017–31 Dec 2017 | Guest editors: D. Pesaresi, H. Pedersen, and C. P. Evangelidis | Information

This special issue of ADGEO publishes the proceedings of the EGU2017 SM5.3 "Seismic Networks" session. The number and quality of seismic stations and networks in Europe are continually increasing and improving; nevertheless, there is always scope to optimize their performance. In this session we welcome contributions from all aspects of seismic network installation, operation, and management. This includes site selection; equipment testing and installation; planning and implementing communication paths; policies for redundancy in data acquisition, processing, and archiving; and integration of different datasets, including GPS and OBS.

Project management in geosciences: systems and practices for high-impact research
01 Dec 2017–01 Jun 2018 | Guest editors: L. Cristini and S. Walter | Information

Modern research programs at national, European, and international levels are challenged by an increasing requirement for interdisciplinarity, societal relevance, and educational outreach as well as market-oriented applications.

Project management strategies need to adapt to these new demands and incorporate innovative, yet sound and coherent, project management practices to ensure the effective use of the project results for higher societal impact and public awareness.

With this special issue, we offer project managers from Europe and beyond an opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices for effective management of research and technology projects in the various fields of geosciences.