Past GeoHab Conferences

Helsinki, Finland

GeoHab 2011 was held 3 – 6 May 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference was hosted by the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK, on the premises of GTK at Betonimiehenkuja 4, Espoo, and located in the city of Espoo in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Orcas Island, Washington, USA

The 2012 GeoHab conference was held 1 – 4 May on Orcas Island. This island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, lying in the Salish Sea (comprising the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound) between the coast of the state of Washington, USA, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Rome, Italy

The 2013 GeoHab conference was held 6-10 May in Rome, Italy at ISPRA Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale.

Lorne, Australia

GeoHab 2014 was held held in Lorne, Australia

Salvador Bahia, Brazil

GeoHab 2015 was held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Winchester, England

The GeoHab 2016 annual conference was held for the first time in England in the historic city of Winchester, from the 2nd to the 6th of May 2016.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The GeoHab 2017 conference was held for the first time in Nova Scotia, Canada at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Waterfront Campus from Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, 2017.

GeoHab 2017 Website

Santa Barbara, California

The GeoHab 2018 annual conference was held in Santa Barbara, California at the Fess Parker Resort from Monday May 7 to Friday May 11 2018.

Moss Landing, California, USA

GeoHab 2002 was held 1-3 May 2002 at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, USA. The conference was organized by a team lead by Gary Greene, Joe Bizzarro and Isabelle Herbert of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

Hobart, Tasmania

GeoHab 2003 was held 30 April – 2 May 2003 at the CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Hobart, Tasmania. The conference was organized by a team led by Peter Harris (Geoscience Australia) and Alan Butler (CSIRO Marine Laboratories).

Galway, Ireland

GeoHab 2004 was held 5-7 May 2004 at the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Co. Galway, Ireland. The conference was organized by a team lead by Anthony Grehan and Colin Brown of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

GeoHab 2005 was held 4-7 May 2005 at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. The conference was organized by team lead by Vaughn Barrie and Kim Conway of the Geological Survey of Canada.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

GeoHab 2006 Edinburgh, Scotland , United Kingdom
GeoHab 2006 was held 3-6 May 2006 at the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the shadow of Edinburgh castle. The conference was organized by team lead by Alan Stevenson and Heather Stewart of the British Geological Survey.

Nouméa, New Caledonia

GeoHab 2007 was held 2-5 May 2007 at the L’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The conference was organized by Yves Lafoy (Direction de l’industrie, des mines et de l’énergie de Nouvelle-Calédonie) and his team.

Sitka, Alaska, USA

GeoHab 2008 was held 29 April to 2 May at Harrington Centennial Hall in Sitka, Alaska. The conference was organized by Cleo Brylinski (Alaska Department of Fish and Game), Tory O’Connell, Jennifer Reynolds (University of Alaska) and their team.

Trondheim, Norway

GeoHab 2009 was held 5–8th May 2009 in Trondheim, Norway, at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). The conference was organized by Terje Thorsnes, Kim Picard, Margaret Dolan (Geological Survey of Norway), Pål Buhl-Mortensen (Institute of Marine Research, Norway), Kari Nygaard (Institute for Water Research, Norway), and Ingrid Bysveen (Directorate for Nature Management, Norway).

Wellington, New Zealand

GeoHab 2010 was held 4–7 May 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand, at the beautiful and historic Wellington Town Hall. The conference was organized by Geoffroy Lamarche (Convener and Chair of Committees), with the able assistance of a local organizing committee of fourteen and a scientific committee of ten. The overall theme of the conference was Characterization, Quantification and Diversity of Extreme Habitats.