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12th International Conference on Military Geosciences

Held under the auspices of the International Association of Military Geoscientists

“The scope, reach, and impact of Military Geosciences.”

What is Military Geosciences?

Military geosciences, as they are understood here, comprise all disciplines that are interested in military activities within a geological, geographical or, more generally, spatial context, of which those listed below are but a few examples:

  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geospatial Sciences
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Archaeology
  • Historical Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysics
  • Climatology
  • Cognate disciplines

Themes from previous ICMG Conferences

Please be advised that this is not an exhaustive list, but merely an indication of themes addressed at previous conferences.

  • Aerial and Airfields
  • Beyond warfare: Pandemics to providing vital resources
  • Climate and conflict: military response to predictive climate change
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal and marine environments: warfare to environmental impacts
  • Contemporary GIS
  • Contemporary Military Geosciences
  • Conversion of military facilities
  • Critical geography of military activities
  • Environmental issues of military activities (e.g. UXO detection, battlefield preservation)
  • Fortifications and bases
  • Geography and Geology of battle field terrain (historical to modern)
  • Geo-hazards
  • Geopolitics and Battles
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Historical military geography
  • Historical GIS
  • History and Memory
  • Impact of global climate change on geopolitical instability
  • Information warfare
  • Insurgency
  • International security: borders to natural resources
  • Military cartography
  • Military environmental management
  • Military Geophysics
  • Military land management
  • Military Mapping and Surveying
  • Military tourism
  • Naval geography
  • Population movements
  • Post‑war landscape reconstruction
  • Regional military economics
  • Soil contamination
  • Spatial aspects of peacekeeping
  • Spatial dynamics of conflicts
  • Situational awareness in the battlespace
  • Sustainable management: from military training areas to deployed settings
  • Terrain analysis (field-based, remote sensing, digital mapping)
  • Theory of Military Geosciences
  • Urban warfare
  • Warfare and geology

 More information about the conference, preliminary scientific programme, timeline and key deadlines for registration and submission of abstracts, etc. can be found at the conference website. Alternatively, to request more specific information e-mail Hennie Smit or Jacques Bezuidenhout at ICMG@ma2.sun.ac.za.


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