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Frontiers in Geomorphometry and Earth Surface Dynamics: Possibilities, Limitations and Perspectives
Convener: Giulia Sofia  | Co-Conveners: John K. Hillier , Wolfgang Schwanghart , Susan Conway , Tobias Heckmann , Alexander Beer , Jim Chandler 
 / Wed, 15 Apr, 10:30–12:00

This session is inter-disciplinary with a focus on new techniques in digital terrain production and analysis independent of the subject, and/or field. Any insights are welcome but a clear, if perhaps embryonic or potential, link to a process sculpting the Earth’s surface is preferred.
The session’s aim is to foster collaboration and sharing of ideas across subject-boundaries, between technique developers and users, enabling us as a community to fully exploit the wealth of knowledge inherent in our digital landscape. We wholeheartedly welcome contributions from any discipline which touches on geomorphometry, including but not exclusive to geomorphology (e.g., tectonic/volcanic/climatic/glacial), planetary science, archaeology, geo-biology, natural hazards, computer science. We actively encourage contributors to present work “in development”, as well as established techniques being used in a novel way.
Young researchers are an essential part of driving innovation in our community and are strongly encouraged to present their work.

Perhaps unusually, we seek presentations highlighting current limitations within your field and perspectives on where progress is needed. Just remember, lurking in another speciality, the solution may be out there!

We have speakers keen to share their vision, identifying key potential routes, and finding like minds across disciplines in perspectives talks about surfaces processes 3d imaging at multiple scales, process connectivity, wavelets, and space science.

With sufficient abstracts we envisage fully exploiting PICO to create a "whole-day" focus at the PICO spot including invited expert views on frontiers in their field, associated short-courses, and lunch meeting with all PICOs available for discussion.

Please also see the associated workshop
Conveners: Schwanghart W., Tarolli P., Heckmann T.