Activities for Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists (ECS) are IAS members who are students or scientists who received his or her highest degree within the past seven years, with additional time allowed for those whose work record has been interrupted by childbirth, family care, serious health issues, etc.

Poster competition

IAS is sponsoring a poster competition for the best posters by students and early career scientists. Five winners in each group will be awarded their choice of an IAS special publication (not to mention something great for your CV!). Participants must indicate during online meeting registration if they wish to take part in the competition. Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony. Submit your poster today!

ECS corner

We invite students, postdocs and early career scientists to sign-up for brief, informal pop-up talks in the Early Career Scientist (ECS) corner. The goal of pop-up talks is to facilitate sharing yours ideas in short, five-minute presentations (TED-style talks) in front of respectful and friendly audience. If you plan to present a poster during the IAS Meeting, there you will have also a great opportunity to introduce it and invite participants for further discussion. The topic is free - tell us about various aspects of your research, student/postdoc life, or experiences in a field work. Share it with us! The presentation style is completely up to you - slides presentation, single picture display, short video or anything that you think will captivate the audience. More information about ECS Corner registration will follow soon.

Evening event

An evening event will be organized. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere with other early career and other scientists in the one of Prague pub. Details will be given on the third circular.


We prepare workshops for early career scientists. They will be specified in third circular and on our website.

Silurian and Devonian deposits in the Daleje and Prokop valleys (SW of Prague)

Indented for early career scientists only

June 22, 2020 (1 day)

Trip leaders: S. Vodrážková1, L. Chadimová2, H. Weinerová2
1Czech Geological Survey; 2The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology

Price: 15 EUR (subsidized by IAS).
Transportation: bus and public transport; Participants: Minimum 15, Maximum 20
Departure: Prague, Hotel Diplomat (8:00); Return: Prague, Hotel Diplomat
Includes: field trip guidebook, transportation, lunch and snack packets.
Degree of physical difficulty: intermediate level of physical fitness is required. The trip will include up to 8 km long walk, frequently on unpaved floors (trekking shoes are needed).

The Daleje and Prokop valleys' nature reserve includes several important outcrops, known world-wide, represented by Upper Ordovician to Middle Devonian strata. We will start our excursion with famous Silurian sections – Požáry and Mušlovka quarries in the Daleje valley. The Silurian sedimentation in the Prague Basin was rather peculiar: synsedimentary faults, submarine volcanic elevations and eustatic sea-level fluctuations gave rise to different palaeoenvironments and fast facies changes over short distances. The main facies are brachiopod and crinoidal grainstones and packstones rich in benthos, cephalopod wackestones and packstones and low-energy hemipelagic calcisiltites. We will further explore Lower and Middle Devonian offshore facies represented by several outcrops in the Daleje and Prokop valleys. The main facies to observe are skeletal wackestones and packstones, crinoidal and peloidal grainstones, calcareous shales and radiolarian wackestones. We will end our trip by examination of the youngest pre-variscan sedimentary infill of the Prague Basin (Middle Devonian, Eifelian-Givetian), represented by black, siliceous shales and flyshoid siliciclastic sequences.

Fig. 1: Požáry quarry in the Daleje valley, GSSP for the base of the Přídolí Series (Silurian).

Fig. 2: Landslinde in the Lower-Middle Devonian offshore deposits in Prague – Hlubočepy


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