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Goldschmidt -- the world's major geochemistry conference

Yokohama, Japan, from June 26-July 1, 2016

Goldschmidt Conference

Goldschmidt2016, the world's major geochemistry congress, is due to take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 26 June to 1 July, 2016. More than 3400 abstracts will be presented, with up to 3500 attendees. Journalists are welcome to attend.

Previous Goldschmidt conferences have brought several headline-making stories, which were extensively reported by the international press (e.g. BBC, La Stampa, CBS, AFP, etc.).

This year we anticipate more headline-making stories about the science behind geochemistry, and how this affects the real world.

The 2016 conference will feature sessions on a variety of newsworthy topics, including:

  • Fukushima -- 5 years on
  • From Stars to Planets
  • Volcanoes and Hazards
  • Modelling Climate Change
  • The Geochemistry of the Deep Earth

Drop us an email, and we will make sure that you receive advance press releases and practical info about the Goldschmidt conference (and about geochemistry in general):

If you want to register for press attendance, send us an email with:

  • Your name and who you work for
  • Your email and cellphone details
  • proof of your press credentials (e.g. a press card)

We look forward to seeing you there.


Tom Parkhill
Press Officer
Tel +39 349 238 8191



Each year, The Goldschmidt Conference brings together thousands of scientists from throughout the world to talk about subjects including the origin of the Earth and planets, the chemical processes that have shaped Earth's evolution over time, the interconnections between life and the physical world, the search for new resources, and the environmental challenges facing today's world. It is hosted by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. The conference normally alternates between North America and Europe, but the 2016 meeting gives a leading organizing role to the Geochemical Society of Japan, for the conference in Yokohama.

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