GIFT Workshop 2017

Geoscience Information for Teachers (GIFT) der European Geoscience Union (EGU) in Wien (Austria Center).


Anmeldung nur für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer bei:

Dr. Herbert Summesberger, Member of the Committee on Education der EGU E-mail:

Teilnahme kostenlos, Reisekosten und Hotelkosten werden ersetzt.

Präsentationen von Spitzenforschern, genaues Programm wird bekanntgegeben, Empfehlung der Schuldirektion erforderlich.

Andmeldeformular als PDF

The 2017 Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop will take place on April 24-26 2017 at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, on the ‘The Mediterranean ‘,. It will be organized by the Committee on Education of EGU, with a large partecipation of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) Roma, Italy.

The Mediterranean Sea (from the latin medius, "middle" and terra, "land", meaning "in the middle of land") is a sea almost completely surrounded by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The area shows a distinctive geological fingerprint which attracted generations of Earth scientists. Mountain chains, arcuate belts, extensional basins, active volcanoes, violent earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and floods testify the vigorous active tectonics characterizing the area. The same area, thanks to the favorable climate, the availability of resources (i.e., water and raw materials) and the presence of the sea allowing for trade and cultural exchanges, has been also the cradle of a millenary culture.
Currently, the area is densely populated with a progressively increasing anthropic pressure, which, combined with the peculiar geological setting results in a strong vulnerability to climate changes - enhanced by the CO2 increase -
The Mediterranean in thus a key region to understand the complex and delicate relationships between civilization, natural processes – also catastrophic – safety and protection of the environment.

The workshop will explore most of these aspects. A hands-on session will also be part of the workshop.

Teachers from Europe and around the world can apply to participate in the 2016 edition of GIFT, and to receive a travel and accommodation stipend to attend the workshop, by November 30.

Application Information is available for download in PDF format.


Contacts :

Herbert Summesberger (

Carlo Laj (

Francesca Funiciello ;<>;

Annegret Schwarz <>;

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