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7th International Conference on Arctic Margins - ICAM 2015

Trondheim, Norway, 2nd to 5th June 2015.

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ICAM: The International Conference on Arctic Margins (ICAM) is a forum for earth scientists who study the Arctic. ICAM is organized, hosted, and conducted by scientists for scientists, which makes it a unique forum.

100 reasons to join us in Trondheim, Norway, 2-5 June

7th International Conference on Arctic Margins (ICAM VII) will be held 2nd-5th June 2015, in Trondheim, Norway. 
As of today, 100 abstracts have been submitted to ICAM VII, covering the scientific themes:

  • New data on seafloor geology and deep structure of the Arctic Basin and adjacent areas (their implementation in international projects, with sub-session on planned field activities) 
  • Circum-Arctic onshore-offshore structural relations 
  • Stratigraphy, paleo-environments and geological history of the Arctic basin and adjacent areas 
  • Arctic Large Igneous Provinces and their geodynamic significance 
  • Plate reconstructions and lithosphere evolution of the Arctic region 
  • Glacial events and their geological consequences (with sub-session on origin of bottom sediments) 
  • Arctic Gas Hydrates 

ICAM VII 2015 in Trondheim, Norway

ICAM VII is hosted by the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), and will be held at Britannia Hotel in the city center of Trondheim.

The ICAM VII International Organizing Committee is chaired by Morten Smelror (NGU) and Oleg Petrov (VSEGEI, vice-President of the CGMW Subcommission for Northern Eurasia), and comprises the members Karin Andreassen (UiT), Harald Brekke (NPD), James Clough (Alaska DGGS), Bernard Coakley (UAF), Dieter Franke (BGR), Thomas Funck (GEUS), Carmen Gaina (UiO), Wilfried Jokat (AWI), Valery Kaminsky (VNIIOkeangeologia), Hans-Joachim Kümpel (BGR), Astrid Lyså (NGU), Alexander Minakov (UiO), Andrey Morozov (Rosnedra), Odleiv Olesen (NGU), Victoria Pease (Stockholm University), Sergey Sokolov (RAS), Ruediger Stein (AWI), Dennis Thurston (BOEM) and Christian Marcussen, (GEUS).

Call for Abstracts

The call for Abstracts closed 15 April. However, we still have an opening for poster presentations (Final deadline 4 May).

Guidelines/Format of Abstracts

Send Abstracts to: 

ICAM VII Proceedings

Proceedings for the 7th International Conference on Arctic Margins will be published in a special book edited by an international board under Norwegian-Russian chair.

Deadline for submitting manuscripts is 1st October 2015.  

Online registration

Online registration is at

Registration are open until 17th May 2015. Registration costs are NOK 3900,- per delegate and NOK 3200,- for students.

Britannia Hotel, Dronningens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim. Phone: +47 73 800 800; e-mail:

Questions or suggestions regarding ICAM VII can be addressed to secretary Tove Aune, e-mail: or chairs Morten Smelror, e-mail: and Oleg V. Petrov, e-mail:

Pre-Conference Excursion (1st June)

Deep sea sediments, pillow lavas and iron-ores. One day excursion in the Trondheim Region to examine overthrusted and folded remains of deep sea sediments, lavas and MFS of the Iapetus Ocean, preserved in the roots of the Caledonides.

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Post-Conference Excursion (5th-7th June)

The Leka Ophiolite and the Norwegian Strandflat. A three days excursion to examine the ophiolite sequence at the island of Leka and have a walk on the exposed Moho. We will visit a number of sites on the strandflat, the characteristic low-lying foreshore and beach features along the coast of Norway, and (if weather allows) walk the top of rugged hills to enjoy the majestic view of the coast. 

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Registation: Fully booked. Seats are no longer available. 

Partners and Sponsors

ICAM VII partners and sponsors are Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alfred Wegener Institute,  Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics at University of Oslo, Geological Survey of Denmarks and Greenland, Geological Survey of Norway, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Rosnedra, Russian Academy of Science, Stockholm University, VNIIOkengeologia, VSEGEI, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Lundin Norway.