The 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences

June 20-24, 2022

ICMG22 – The 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Charleston South Carolina, U.S.A.

Click here to view our most recent flyer on ICMG 2022.

Date: June 20 – 24, 2022

Theme: Military Geosciences in the 21st Century: Past Lessons and Modern Challenges

Location: The Conference will be held from Monday June 20 through Friday June 24, 2022, on the Campus of the College of Charleston.  The Conference is being organized on behalf of the Desert Research Institute (DRI, Reno, Nevada), the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston, and the International Association for Military Geosciences (IAMG).

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the College of Charleston is a beautiful and historic campus, (founded in 1770).  The campus lies within the Charleston historic district where the city was founded in 1670 as a seaport city.  The city is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.

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Covid-19 Pandemic:  We will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic in the U.S. and globally.  Updates will be provided as and when possible.

Themes:  We seek abstracts that link a wide range of military activities within a broad span of geological, geographical, archeological, suitability, historical, and spatial analysis.  Examples include (additional examples can be viewed at http://militarygeoscience.org/about/):

  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geospatial Sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Climatology
  • Environmental Science
  • Cognate disciplines
  • Warfare and geology
  • Military response to predictive climate change
  • Beyond warfare: Pandemics to providing vital resources
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Historical Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Land Management
  • Military tourism
  • Naval geography
  • Environmental issues of military activities
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • International security: borders to natural resources
  • Archaeology

Abstracts:  Due to the postponment of the planned 2021 conference, we are still reviewing the schedule but anticipate submission deadline of March 15, 2022.  A volume of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Conference will be published summer of 2023.

Post-Conference Excursion:  Coastal Geology and Military History: A post-conference tour is being planned, dates to be confirmed but likely to be June 25 through June 28.  The excursion will begin in Charleston, SC and end in Charlotte, NC.  The theme of the tour will be military history and coastal environments.

 Conference Committee:

  • Prof Eric McDonald (DRI)
  • Dr. Brad Sion (DRI)
  • Prof Steve Henderson (Emeritus, Oxford College, Emory University)
  • Prof Tim Callahan (Chair: Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston)
  • John Eylander (US Army, GRDC)

 

 

Conference Theme: Military Geosciences in the 21st Century: Past Lessons and Modern Challenges

The cost for registration will be between $350 – $400 USD and includes all of the following:

  • Reception on Sunday evening at the Francis Marion Hotel
  • Coffee or tea during morning meetings
  • Lunches Monday through Thursday
  • Dinners on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Transportation to field trips on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

The location will be held from Monday June 20 through Friday June 24, 2022, on the Campus of the College of Charleston.  The conference is being organized on behalf of the Desert Research Institute (DRI, Nevada), the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston, and the International Association for Military Geosciences (IAMG).

Program:

A virtual tour of the program can be viewed on Google Earth.

Arrivals Day: Sunday June 19, 2022 – Icebreaker: 1800 – 2000hrs Reception at the Francis Marion Hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1999, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC.

Day 1: Monday June 20, 2022.  Meeting venue at the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston, hosted by Professor Tim Callahan.  Morning and afternoon coffee and tea will be provided, along with a box lunch.

Dinner on Day 1 will be provided at the Francis Marion Hotel restaurant.

 

Day 2: Tuesday June 21, 2022.  Meeting at the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.  Morning coffee and tea will be provided, along with a box lunch.

Day 2: Afternoon field trip to Sullivan’s Island, a two-and-a-half mile long barrier island near the entrance of Charleston Harbor.  Bus transport will be provided.

Dinner on Day 2 will be provided, at the Home Team BBQ in Downtown Charleston.

 

Day 3: Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  Meeting in the morning at the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.  Morning coffee and tea will be provided.

Lunch on Day 3 provided at Charleston Harbor Fish House.

Day 3: Afternoon Field Trip to Ft. Sumter and a tour of The Yorktown.  Bus transport will be provided.

Dinner on Day 3 will be on your own.

 

Day 4: Thursday, June 23, 2022.  Meeting in the morning at the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.  Morning coffee and tea will be provided, along with a box lunch.

Day 4: Afternoon Field Trip to James Island.  Bus transport will be provided.

Dinner on Day 4 will be provided, at Bowen’s Island Restaurant.

 

Day 5: Friday, June 24, 2022.  Meeting in the morning at the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.  Morning coffee and tea will be provided, along with a box lunch.

Day 5: Meeting will wrap up in the afternoon.

 

 

More information coming soon.  DRI has capability to accept credit card payments.

 

Estimated registration cost is between $350-400 USD and includes all of the following:

  • Reception on Sunday evening at the Francis Marion Hotel
  • Coffee or tea during morning meetings
  • Lunches Monday through Thursday
  • Dinners on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Transportation to field trips on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Lodging for ICMG22 will be at the Francis Marion Hotel.

Date: June 20 – 24, 2022 

Reservations: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Francis Marion Hotel, starting at $189 USD/night.  Reservations are limited so if you would like to stay here, please make your reservations as quickly as possible.

To make reservations online, click here and use the online code ICMG22.

To make reservations by phone, call the Francis Marion Hotel Toll Free at 1-877-756-2121, and indicate it is for ICMG22.

 

For additional information or questions regarding ICMG 2022, please contact Connie Taylor.

Connie Taylor
Desert Research Institute
Connie.Taylor@dri.edu
Office Phone: 775-673-7451

Eric McDonald
Desert Research Institute
Eric.McDonald@dri.edu

Brad Sion
Desert Research Institute
Brad.Sion@dri.edu