Earth Dynamics- Perceptions and Deadlocks (EDPD-2011)

Venue: Convention Center

Location: Kanyakuamri, Tamil Nadu, India

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 25, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jul 30, 2011
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Controversies over scientific opinions are not uncommon in the evolution of the different branches of science. Creation versus evolution is one such prominent case that raged for a long. Big bang versus steady state is another example. Each piece of scientific data presented in favour or against the two opposing views is being subjected to intense scrutiny not just by opposing camps of scientists but also by interested citizenry. The hypothesis of Plate Tectonics caught the imagination of vast majority of earth scientists although the fact remains that only 0.0001% of ocean floor had been mapped to any degree of certainty and vast tracks of continents remained unmapped by early 1960s when plate tectonics was formulated and propounded. However, right from its inception plate tectonics continued to be contested by scientists based in different part of the world, though miniscule in overall numbers. Now with the modern technological innovations, leading towards sea floor mapping and deep continental drillings, the earlier sceptism catches grip with solid scientific reasoning.

In this backdrop, the Transect and the Indian chapter of NCGT will host this international conference to discuss data on current understanding and developments about Earth dynamics and scrutinize where we are onto.
Topics and their sense to the broad arena of discussion kept for the conference is available at


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Additional Information

Participants Fees Overseas Participant € 300 Accompanying Person € 200 Overseas Research Student € 100 South Asian Participant INR 2500 Accompanying Person INR 1250 Research Scholars (South Asian Countries) INR 1000 Post Graduate Students (South Asian Countries) INR 250