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Online registration is now closed, but you may register on site.

Early registration deadline: 15 July; Field trip registration deadline: 30 June
Please check individual trip page to see if it is still open for registration.

General Information

Participation in the Fragile Earth meeting is not necessary to participate in the field trip program. However, in the case of field trip participation only we ask for a small fee to cover our administrative costs. Please use the same registration form as for the meeting and tick the category “field trip participation only”. For guests of regular participants, we kindly ask them to register separately under the respective category on the registration form and send the name of the regular participant to .

Registration for the meeting

All persons attending the Fragile Earth meeting must register, including Invited Speakers and Convenors. Please read through this site carefully before you complete your form.

Registration for the Fragile Earth meeting is by payment of the appropriate registration fee. There is no waiving of registration fees. Participants from countries classified by the World Bank as “Low-Income or Lower-Middle-Income Economies” may apply for reduced registration fees (see tables below).

Please, renew your societal memberships to benefit from reduced member rates! Membership will be checked.

Proof of student status required for reduced fees (send to ).

The registration fee includes participation in the meeting, information & program book, icebreaker, coffee-breaks, conference dinner (no beverages), limited complimentary W-LAN Internet access. Dinner not included with dayticket.

Invitation letters for visa-applications may be requested as part of the abstract submission procedure in the case of lead authors. If you are a contributing author you may also request an invitation letter as part of your registration for the meeting.

Regular Registration & Late Registration

The early-bird registration deadline is 15 July 2011. After this date and until 31 August 2011 you can still register in advance, but at the higher late registration rates. Advance registration means that you only need to pick up your name badge and documentation once you arrive at the conference.

On-Site Registration

Participants are welcome to register on-site against an additional service-fee of 50 € at the counters located on the ground floor of the meeting premises. Payment in cash preferred, but credit card also possible.

The on-site registration office hours are: Sunday, 4.9.: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Monday, 5.9.: 7.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 6.9.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7.9.: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Rates Until 15 July 2011 16 July – 31 August 2011

Regular Member (1)

195 €

260 €

Regular Non-member

260 €

320 €

Member reduced fee (1)(2)

95 €

130 €

Non-member reduced fee (2)

130 €

160 €

Guest (of a regular participant)

130 €

130 €

On-Site registration surcharge


50 €


130 €

130 €

Field trip participation only (3)

20 €

20 €

(1) Participants having paid their annual membership fee for 2011 to the German Geological Society (GV), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (DGG), the Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft (ÖGG), the Austrian Geophysical Society (AGS), or Geological Society of America (GSA).
(2) Please send proof of student-, teacher-, unemployment- or seniors-status (age of 60 or older and retired from full-time employment) to .
(3) If you are registering for the meeting AND participating in field trips tick one of the meeting registration categories above.

List of Eligible Countries for Low Income Status

The following countries have been classified by the World Bank as “Low Income Economies” or “Lower Middle Income Economies”. In order to qualify for these discounts, registrants must currently reside in one of these countries and have to be employed at a research institution in the respective country. Registrants must also present at the time of registration some form of identification (passport and/or institution ID) confirming their status as a resident and scientist in that country (send copy to ).

Low Income Economies - No registration fee
Afghanistan Eritrea Lao PDR Rwanda
Bangladesh Ethiopia Liberia Sierra Leone
Benin Gambia, The Madagascar Solomon Islands
Burkina Faso Ghana Malawi Somalia 
Burundi Guinea Mali Tajikistan
Cambodia Guinea-Bisau Mauritania Tanzania
Central African Republic Haiti Mozambique   Togo
Chad Kenya Myanmar Uganda
Comoros Korea, Dem Rep. Nepal Zambia
Congo Dem. Rep Kyrgyz Republic Niger Zimbabwe
Lower Middle Income Economies - Same as Student Rate
Angola Guatemala Moldova Swaziland
Armenia Guyana Mongolia Syrian Arab Republic
Belize Georgia Morocco Thailand
Bhutan Honduras Nicaragua Timor-Leste
Bolivia Indonesia Nigeria   Tonga
Cameroon India Pakistan   Tunisia
Cape Verde Iraq Papua New Guinea Turkmenistan
China Jordan Paraguay Tuvalu
Congo, Rep. Kiribati Philippines Ukraine
Côte d'Ivoire Kosovo Samoa   Uzbekistan
Djibouti Lesotho São Tomé and Principe Vanuatu
Ecuador Maldives Senegal Vietnam
Egypt, Arab Rep. Marshall Islands Sri Lanka West Bank and Gaza
El Salvador Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Sudan Yemen, Rep.

Payment Options

Payment is accepted by credit card (Visa and MasterCard) or by bank transfer only. These options will be displayed a few pages into the online registration process. At the end of the registration process you will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. The invoice will be available at the meeting.

If you pay by bank transfer please ensure that any bank charges are paid by the participant (no costs to the organizers) and make sure to indicate “participant’s name - BKZ 4200.0190.1769” as reference. Payment by bank transfer must be received no later than 10 days after the respective deadlines for early-bird and late registration. After this time, the higher fee is due.

Our banking details:
LMU Munich, Bayerische Landesbank
bank code: 700 500 00, acct: 24 868
BIC: BYLA DE MM, IBAN: DE 53 700 500 00 0000 024 868
reference: participant’s name – BKZ 4200.0190.1769

Liability and Insurance

The organizers of this conference will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or their property during this event. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.

Cancellation and Refund policy

Please find cancellation deadlines and charges stated below.

  Deadline Before Deadline After Deadline


15 July 2011

50 € fee

No refund

Field trips

30 June 2011 (1)

No refund (2)

No refund (2)


15 July 2011

No refund (2)

No refund (2)

Non-Scientific Program

15 August 2011

15 € fee or no refund (3)

No refund

(1) Deadline may be extended for individual trips based on availability of places; please check back on the field trip main page for updates.
(2) Except for cancellation by organizers, in which case participants will get a full refund.
(3) Please understand that if acceptance of your cancellation would jeopardize a program point already confirmed to all its participants we will not be able to make a refund.

No-shows are not eligible for a refund. All refunds will be made after the congress.

Any cancellation must be made timely and in writing by email, fax or post to:

Conference Office

Fax +49-89-2180-6514

LMU München – Fragile Earth meeting
Dept. for Earth & Environmental Sciences
Luisenstr. 37
80333 München

If the cancellation is made by post, the letter must reach us by the cancellation deadline, independently of when the letter was postmarked.

If any part of the congress is cancelled by the organizers, the respective fee will be fully refunded.


There will be some travel grant money available for students and young professionals attending the Fragile Earth Conference. In order to be considered, 500 words asking what your interest in attending this meeting, and how would it help further your career were requested. The application period is now closed (deadline was 15 July).