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

UPDATE (14 May 22):

Abstracts are still being accepted!

Abstracts: Information on formatting requirements can be found at www.dri.edu/icmg22. Please indicate if you plan on giving an oral presentation or poster, and if you intend to submit as a paper for publication in a military geoscience volume.

Registration is Still Open!

General registration is $450 USD. Registration information can be found atwww.dri.edu/icmg22

Registration will include the following:

  • Reception on Sunday evening at the Francis Marion Hotel​
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice, water, fruit, and baked goods during oral/poster sessions​
  • Lunches Monday through Friday​
  • Dinners on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday​
  • Transportation to field trips on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday​
  • All fees for field trip destinations​
  • Abstract volume​
  • Conference T-shirt​

Conference Lodging: A block of rooms are reserved at the Francis Marion Hotel, starting at 

$189 USD/night (rate is the lowest in the area). Reservations are limited, so make your reservations by MAY 20, 2022.  Booking information can be found on our website.

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).

Registration and event details – LINK; latest flyer – LINK.

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.

Conference 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).

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 29.  The excursion will begin in Charleston, SC and end in the Washington D.C. area.  The theme of the tour will be military history and coastal environments.

Learn more here via Google Earth – LINK.

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.

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

 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)

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.