The 14th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece,successfully completed its works and is now a historical event. In this great event of Geosciences, the highest expression of our Scientific Society, more than 500 participants, including more than 200 students and 80 young scientists, attended the congress’ works or specific sessions. 60% of young scientists, the future of geology. There were 259 new scientific papers presented, 170 oral presentations and 89scientific posters. Invited speakers, many Greeks and foreign colleagues, but especially young researchers, young scientists and PhD students, presented in the best possible way conclusions and results at the forefront of scientific research in the world today. Parallel events, such as the geological films screenings and “Round Tables” for Geosciences in Education, of the Greek Association of Geologists, for Active Faults, completed the strictly scientific presentations, where almost all objects of the wider circle of Geosciences converged, basic and applied. Once again the high level of research of Geoscientists was demonstrated. The Organizing Committee tried and organized in the best possible way the step of the Congress. But the Congress belongs to those that surround it, and participate in science development. The Congress belongs to all of you, and the organizers and the School of Geology of
the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki thank you very much. Our next big meeting is in Athens in 2019.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Spyros B. Pavlides
Professor of Geology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
PS1. As already has been announced, the final proceedings, including page numbers, author indexes etc., will be ready within the next three months.
PS2. You may see photos of the Congress at the following addresses: