Information on International Symposium of CRC 1076 AquaDiva

International Symposium of CRC 1076 AquaDiva

June 6-7, 2024 - Volkshaus Jena, Germany - Register until June 3rd!
Information on International Symposium of CRC 1076 AquaDiva
Picture: M. Fabisch, FSU

How deep does the influence of the surface extend into the earth beneath our feet? For the past 11 years, the Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva has built up unprecedented infrastructure to answer questions about how the surface and subsurface are coupled and the role of subsurface ecosystems in providing ecosystem services such as clean drinking water. Research in the CRC AquaDiva shows that understanding subsurface waters requires going beyond the traditional concept of aquifers as ‘rocks permitting water flow’ and groundwater quality as a consequence of geochemical reactions and surface inputs, to understanding the key role of subsurface life. The extent of connection to the surface depends on the local geology and how that combines with surface vegetation and soils to control the downward movement of water, particles, organisms, and solutes. These inputs combine with subsurface conditions to produce dramatically different microbial communities and element cycling in different domains.

The purpose of this International Symposium is to bring together a broader spectrum of researchers and disciplines to learn about the remarkable infrastructure at the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory and the Saale-Elster-Sandsteinplatte Observatory for observing and sampling different subsurface domains, what has been investigated and learned so far, and to plan for future research to answer new questions that have arisen and to take advantage of expanding observations at a time when surface conditions (weather, vegetation) may be expected to continue to change rapidly with consequences for water resources in Thuringia and Germany.

We cordially invite contributions from researchers interested in the links between surface and shallow groundwater from a variety of disciplines, including Earth system science, environmental microbiology, ecology, hydrogeology, soil system sciences, and related fields, to visit the CRC field sites, present their own research, and discuss future research strategy to improve understanding of how a changing environment will affect these connected systems and their associated ecosystem services.

Kai Totsche, Kirsten Küsel, and Susan Trumbore on behalf of the AquaDiva Consortium

 

Front view of the Volkshaus Jena
Front view of the Volkshaus Jena
Image: Jenaparadies, A. Gräf

VENUE

Volkshaus Jena
Entrance 1 / Eingang 1
(on the left side of the building)
Carl-Zeiss-Platz 15
07743 Jena 
Germany
Google Maps LinkExternal link
Directions to the Volkshaus Jenapdf, 92 kb

Information

Author and Presenter Guidelines (Updated) Downloadpdf, 374 kb
Field Excursion Flyer (Updated)  Downloadpdf, 147 kb
Young Researcher Event Flyer Downloadpdf, 844 kb
Call for Abstracts   Downloadpdf, 364 kb
Symposium Flyer   Downloadpdf, 111 kb

Travel / Accommodation 
Accommodation list at the official tourist information site of JenaExternal link 
Directions to the Volkshaus Jenapdf, 92 kb

PROGRAM

Program Day 1 - June 6th

08:00-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:10  Welcome Note
09:10-09:40  KEYNOTE
by Kirsten Küsel: 15 Years of AquaDiva

09:40-11:00  Session 1: Processes at the surface-subsurface interface

11:00-11:30  Coffee Break

11:30-13:15  Session 2: Diving into subsurface life (formerly S3)
KEYNOTE by Cara Magnabosco: Biogeography, ecology and evolution of subsurface life

13:15-14:15  Lunch Break

14:15-16:00  Session 3: Linkage in the subsurface (formerly S2)
KEYNOTE by Simon Schroeter: Soil-to-groundwater connection under an increasingly extreme hydroclimate

16:00-16:30  Coffee Break

16:30-19:00  Poster Session

19:00-21:00  "Stay-Together" Finger Food Buffet at Volkshaus Jena

Program Day 2 - June 7th

08:00-08:30  Registration

08:30-10:20  Session 4: Emerging techniques and strategies for observing the Critical Zone
KEYNOTE
by Robert Lehmann: “Looking deep” into the underground: Advancements in long-term monitoring of the soil-aeration zone-phreatic zone continuum of the Hainich CZE

10:20-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-12:50  Session 5: Big data and E-Science – Explanatory and data-driven models for understanding ecosystem functioning and evolution
KEYNOTE
by Andreas Hartmann: Advancements in pushing karst modeling to larger scales

12:50-14:00  Lunch Break

14:00-15:50  Session 6: Lessons learned and future directions – Implications for science, education, management, and governance
KEYNOTE
by Barbara Praetorius: From knowledge to action – closing the “missing link” between research and risk governance
KEYNOTE by Kai Uwe Totsche: Beyond AquaDiva – Future research challenges and implications for education, best practices, and policies

15:50-16:00  Wrap-up Remarks

16:00-17:00  Coffee and Snacks available

Keynotes at the AquaDiva International Symposium 

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Opening) 
15 Years of AquaDiva

Prof. Dr. Cara Magnabosco, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (Session 2) 
Biogeography, ecology and evolution of subsurface life

Dr. Simon Schroeter, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany (Session 3) 
Soil-to-groundwater connection under an increasingly extreme hydroclimate

Dr. Robert Lehmann, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Session 4) 
“Looking deep” into the underground: Advancements in long-term monitoring of the soil-aeration zone-phreatic zone continuum of the Hainich CZE

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (Session 5) 
Advancements in pushing karst modeling to larger scales

Prof. Dr. Barbara Praetorius, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany (Session 6) 
From knowledge to action – closing the “missing link” between research and risk governance

Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Totsche, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Ending) 
Beyond AquaDiva – Future research challenges and implications for education, best practices, and policies

REGISTRATION

The registration is closed. If you have questions, please contact aquadiva@uni-jena.de.

FIELD EXCURSION - June 8th

In the frame of the International Symposium, we will lead a field trip to the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory  on Saturday, June 8, 2024, starting at 8 am and ending at 6 pm at the Jena bus stationExternal link (across from the train station "Jena Paradies"). Participants can get a vegetarian/vegan lunch package. - Flyerpdf, 147 kb

There are no additional costs, but registration is required. The registration is closed. If you have questions, please contact aquadiva@uni-jena.de.

Program Day 3 - June 8th

08:00 sharp  Departure from Jena Bus Station (across train station "Jena Paradies")
09:30-10:00  View over Mühlhausen-Langensalza syncline and beyond
10:15-11:00  Into past: Outcrop Reckenbühl // Into depth: Monitoring infrastructure at Reckenbühl (2 groups)
11:15-12:00  Into depth: Monitoring infrastructure at Reckenbühl // Into past: Outcrop Reckenbühl (2 groups)
12:15-13:00  From depths below: Sinkhole springs Kainspring, Melchiorbrunnen
13:30-15:30  Water-Forest-Change: TBA
16:00-18:00  Return to Jena

YOUNG RESEARCHER EVENT - June 5th

We are excited to offer to all young researchers (registered for the International Symposium AquaDiva) the opportunity of an informal Meet & Greet at Neugasse 23 in Jena (Google Maps LinkExternal link) on Wednesday evening, June 5, 2024, 6-9 pm. Our AquaDiva young researchers will be present and spend the evening with you, getting to know each other and doing some networking. -  Flyerpdf, 844 kb

There are no additional costs, but registration is required. The registration is closed. If you have questions, please contact aquadiva@uni-jena.de.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Abstract Submission ended on May 6, 2024. The scientific committee will decide on the abstracts for talks and posters and you will receive a notification until mid of May 2024.

Please find information about the regulations for presenting talks and posters in the author / presenter guidelinespdf, 374 kb (updated version). 

CONTACT

Questions about the scientific program, the venue, and organizational matters:
Email: aquadiva@uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 (0)3641 949451

Questions about abstract submission, registration and payment of the participation fee: 
Email: aquadiva2024@fu-confirm.de

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Totsche (Hydrogeology, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel (Aquatic Geomicrobiology, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry)
Dr. Maria Fabisch (CRC AquaDiva, FSU Jena)
Dr. Anke Hädrich (CRC AquaDiva, FSU Jena)
Dr. Robert Lehmann (Hydrogeology, FSU Jena) 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Totsche (Hydrogeology, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel (Aquatic Geomicrobiology, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry)
Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries (Distributed Information Systems, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Anke Hildebrandt (Terrestrial Ecohydrology, FSU Jena)
Prof. Dr. Gerd Gleixner (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry)
Dr. Martina Herrmann (Aquatic Geomicrobiology, FSU Jena)
Dr. Robert Lehmann (Hydrogeology, FSU Jena)
Dr. Maria Fabisch (CRC AquaDiva, FSU Jena)
Dr. Anke Hädrich (CRC AquaDiva, FSU Jena)

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CODE OF CONDUCT

At the International Symposium of CRC AquaDiva, we are committed to create a respectful, safe and welcoming environment that values diversity and inclusion and is free from harassment. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive symposium experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, physical appearance, age, religion, or economic class. We ask and expect all participants to show respect and courtesy to everyone. The Symposium does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the organizing team. Participants who are asked to stop harassing behaviour will be expected to do so immediately and may be asked to leave the event in serious cases. Thank you for your help in making this a welcoming, respectful, and interesting event for all!