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Episodes 2021; 44(2): 175-183

Published online June 1, 2021


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Orogen architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision (IGCP#662): Scientific Activities 2018-2019

Tao Wang1*, Reimar Seltmann2, He Huang1, Ying Tong1, Dmitry Gladkochub3, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly4, Cees van Staal5, Zengqian Hou1,6, Inna Safonova 7,8, Wenjiao Xiao9

1 Beijing SHRIMP Centre, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, No. 26, Baiwanzhuang Road, Beijing 100037, China
2 The Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences Department, Centre for Russian and Central EurAsian Mineral Studies, London, UK
3 Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch, RAS, Irkutsk, Russia
4 Macquarie University, ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and GEMOC ARC National Key Centre, Sydney, Australia
5 Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
6 National Natural Foundation of China, Beijing, China
7 Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
8 Novosibirsk State University, 1 Pirogova St., Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
9 Xinjiang Research Center for Mineral Resources, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China

Correspondence to:*E-mail: taowang@pku.edu.cn

Received: September 11, 2019; Revised: April 18, 2020; Accepted: April 18, 2020

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The scientific board of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), jointly sponsored by IUGS and UNESCO, approved for funding in March 2018 the IGCP-662 project (2018-2023) entitled “Orogenic architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision”. Four meetings and field excursion, as well as training courses, have been successfully held respectively in 2018 and 2019. The first workshop was held during 21th - 22nd September 2018 in Beijing, China, with a 5-day (15th - 19th September) preworkshop field trip and one-day (23 September 2018) post-conference training course on “Using isotopes in zircon and sulfides to understanding crust-mantle evolution”. The second workshop and field trip of the IGCP-662 project were held in Mongolia from July 4th - 10th, 2019. Besides, the IGCP-662 project joined as co-sponsor the organization of an international symposium “The Geology of Eurasia” held at the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) during 26th June - 1st July 2019.