International Earth Science Colloquium on the Aegean Region

Dokuz Eylül University

October 1, 2012 – October 5, 2012


Dear Colleagues,

IESCA 2012 has now successfully merged into the geologic past through your invaluable contributions. Overall, we hope that the main aims of the meeting were achieved for senior and young scientists alike via the scientific presentations, exchange of knowledge, new contacts and initial steps toward future collaborations.

The scientific abstracts, field and social-trip books will be on our webpage soon for the use of all. Contributions to the “Non-Metallic and Metallic Deposits of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Regions”, “Tertiary Geodynamic Development of the Aegean Region: Magmatic Perspective” and "Post-Collisional Cenozoic Extensional Tectonics in the Aegean Region" technical sessions will be published in International Geology Review, Lithos, and Tectonophysics respectively, as special issues. Of course, the normal journal protocols for submission and peer review will be followed. Participants in these sessions who are interested in publishing full manuscripts of their oral or poster sessions in these special issues should contact Dejan Prelevic and Ioan Seghedi (Lithos), Steve Mittwede (International Geology Review) and İbrahim Çemen, Cahit Helvacı and Yalçın Ersoy (Tectonophysics).

We look forward to receiving your comments and critiques concerning the IESCA 2012 meeting in order to help us better organize other high-standard scientific meetings in the near future. We trust that everyone made it safely home with a multitude of good memories, new friendships and plans for future collaborations.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the prominent earth scientists from many different countries who gave of their valuable time to participate in the IESCA 2012 meeting. On behalf of the organizing committee, I once again would like to express my sincere appreciation to all who contributed to the success of IESCA 2012.

With my kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Cahit HELVACI
President of IESCA 2012
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir - Turkey







It is a great honour for us to welcome you to the “International Earth Sciences Colloquium on the Aegean Region, IESCA-2012” which will be held at Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, Turkey, 1–5 October 2012. The Aegean region plays an important role in our understanding of geological problems of the eastern Mediterranean region and preserves important records of geological processes which have operated in a zone of convergence. Many examples of metamorphic, magmatic and sedimentary processes and related economic mineral deposits and energy resources of the region have already been extensively studied by earth scientists from around the world. This geological wealth is a consequence of a regional tectonic setting in which several continental blocks were amalgamated via Tethyan subduction events, giving rise to the present configuration of the region. The colloquium will be organized broadly along the lines of several regional geological topics, including tectonics, metamorphism, magmatism, sedimentation, GIS and remote sensing, geophysical research, mining and mineral deposits, energy resources and engineering geology. We believe that new advances in our knowledge of the geology of the Aegean region will be discussed extensively and that the colloquium will encourage the collaboration of scientists from different countries in the international scientific endeavour.


Prof. Dr. Cahit HELVACI

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of IESCA-2012

Dokuz Eylül University, TURKEY

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Young researchers supported by TUBITAK


Young Researchers that are qualified for TUBITAK Support are listed below.


Ayşe Atakul

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara

Can Başaran

Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Denizli

Erkan Yılmazer

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara

R. Melih Akmaz

Karaelmas Üniversitesi, Zonguldak

Önder Yönlü

Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Eskişehir

Özge Karslıoğlu

İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul

Öykü Bilgin

Atatürk Üniversitesi, Erzurum

Ezgi Çakıroğlu

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Ankara

Fatih Şen

İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul

Selman Er

İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul

M. Furkan Şener

Niğde Üniversitesi, Niğde

Gönenç Göçmengil

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul

Cem Yücel

Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon

Pelin Yeşilova

Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Van

Mehmet Ali Gücer

Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon

Mustafa Softa

Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon

Mustafa Avcıoğlu

Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, Çanakkale

Tahir İnan Turan

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara

Samet Saka

Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon

Oğuzhan Gümrük

Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon

Meryem Menekşe

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul

Hatice Ünal Ercan

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul

Özlem Karagöz

Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, Çanakkale

Ferdi Demirtaş

Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya


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Poster Presentation Format


Please see the instructions for poster presentations.

You can download IESCA-2012 logo for your poster presentations from here.

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IESCA-2012 Programme


Important note:

Previous programme replaced with the new one due to keynote and session conveners' arrivals.

Welcome to IESCA-2012

IESCA 2012 Oral, poster & workshop programme
IESCA 2012 Field trip and social programme

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Official Travel Agent SETUR offers to participants highly recomended hotels at special rates.

Online booking form available at:

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Preliminary Schedule


29-30 September 2012

Pre-Colloquium Field Trips

1 October 2012

Arrival, Registration and Opening Speeches (forenoon). Technical Sessions (afternoon) and Cocktail Party (evening).

2 October 2012

Technical Sessions

3 October 2012

Mid-Colloquium Social Activities

4 October 2012

Technical Sessions/Workshop

5 October 2012

Technical Sessions/Workshop and Farewell Party (evening)

6-8 October 2012

Post-Colloquium Field and Social Trips

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Colloquium Social and Field Trips- Important Notice


Dear participants,

Those who would like to attend social, pre- and post-colloquium field trips, please do kindly contact to IESCA-2012 secreteriat (A. Bahadır YAVUZ, or Yeşim Yücel ÖZTÜRK, and make an early notice in order to give time to the field trip guides to finalize and organize buses and hotels.

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Last Call for Papers


Last Call for Papers

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Limited Support is Available for Young Researchers


Young reseachers who need support to attend the IESCA-2012, should contact via e-mail, indicating their application. The applicants should attach a copy of their valid student ID to their e-mail.


Limited numbers of young researchers will be supported by "The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey" (TÜBİTAK) BIDEB Programme 2223.
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Pre-Colloquium Field Trips


Deadline for IESCA-2012 Pre-Colloquium Field Trip #4 is September 15th, 2012.

Please contact Yalçın Ersoy (, +90 530 693 37 17) for attendance.

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