Swiss Sed 2018

We would like to invite you to attend the 26th edition of the SwissSed Meeting, which will take place 24th February 2018 at the University of Fribourg. The SwissSed meeting provides a forum for the presentation of results of on-going research and new knowledge in the field of sedimentology. But especially, the meeting venue offers an informal platform for dynamic discussions, the stimulation of new contacts and cooperation between sedimentologists.

On behalf of the SwissSed Committee, we look forward meeting you in Fribourg for stimulating sedimentological discussions.

When? 24 February 2018, 09:00– 18:00

Venue? University of Fribourg, Auditorium Chemistry Department, Chemin
du Musée 9, CH-1700 Fribourg

Registration? Please register through sending an e-mail to Dr. Silvia Spezzaferri (silvia.spezzaferri[at] The registration fee of 50 CHF (including lunch and coffee breaks) should be paid directly on-site.

Note that students can register at a reduced fee of 30 CHF and ESPP students can get financial support from CUSO through direct registration on the CUSO website: All other students are advised to ask their supervisor for financial support.

Abstract submission? Abstracts for poster or oral presentations should be submitted before the 12th of February 2018. Please download the abstract template here: Abstract-template-SwissSed2018.doc. Abstracts (1 or 2 pages in A4- format) must be submitted as one word-document (*.doc-format) directly to silvia.spezzaferri[at] Please indicate in your mail whether you prefer a poster and/or oral presentation.

Talks are limited to 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes for discussion). The poster must be no larger than portrait A0 (Width x  Height: 841 mm x 1189 mm / 33.11 in x 46.81 in).

Scientific programme You can download the scientific programme here soon.


SwissSed Commitee

Flavio Anselmetti

Institute of Geological Sciences
and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 1+3
CH - 3012 Bern
Tel: +41 (0)31 631 87 06

Anneleen Foubert

Department of Geosciences – Geology
University of Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 6
CH - 1700 Fribourg
Tel.: +41 26 300 89 78

Vincenzo Picotti

Department of Earth Sciences
ETH Zürich
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH - 8092 Zürich
Tel.: +41 44 632 81 60


Elias Samankassou

Département des sciences de la Terre,
Rue des Maraîchers 13
CH - 1211 Genève 4
Tel:         +41 (0)22 / 379 66 20

Silvia Spezzaferri

Département des Géosciences
Chemin du Musée 6 
CH - 1700 Fribourg 
Tel:         +41 (0)26 / 300 89 77

Interesting links

SwissSed Abstract Volumes

Unit of Earth Sciences - Chemin du Musée 6 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 89 70
nicole.bruegger[at] - Swiss University