IBW8 Abstract Book.pdf

IBW8 Field trip guide.pdf


On behalf of the organizing committee I invite you to participate in the 8th International Bioerosion Workshop, to be held at the Department of Geography, Karoly Eszterhazy College, Eger, Hungary in August 24‐30. 2014. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scientists from around the world to exchange information in the spirit of the First International Bioerosion Workshop held in Bornholm, Denmark, in September of 1996, by Richard Bromley and Ulla Asgaard. Participants will share their research, make contacts, and look for ways to expand the knowledge of bioerosion, a significant marine and terrestrial process.

Eger is the Baroque jewel in Hungary's crown.
Situated at the intersection of the spectacular Bükk Mountains and the Great Plains and surrounded by picturesque vineyards, Eger, the seat of Heves County and the centre of the Eger Archdiocese is one of the most famous and frequented towns of Hungary. The intricate network of underground cellars ferment and preserve the world famous wines of Eger. Eger is a favoured tourist attraction as annually hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic visitors enjoy its spectacular Baroque monuments and historic buildings, get acquainted with the Fortress recalling the days of Hungary's heroic resistance to the advance of the Ottoman Empire, delight in the sight of the Minaret built during the Turkish Conquest, benefit from the therapeutic effects of the Eger Open-Air Bath and relish the taste of the Eger wines.
The engaging panorama and atmosphere of the historic city centre can be attributed to the efforts of the outstanding prelates and supporters of the arts traditionally making their home in the city of Eger. Bishop Károly Eszterházy, whose commitment to municipal development lead to Eger's present status as a cultural, intellectual and tourism centre of the North-eastern Hungarian Region deserves special mention. Furthermore, its famous schools providing traditionally high quality instruction made Eger an important educational centre as well. Due to its educational profile the Eszterházy Károly College is both professionally and culturally integrated into the life of the city. While on the one hand it operates as an intellectual base, by hosting various scholarly conferences along with scientific and cultural events and offering post-graduate programs or continuative educational programs for the professionals of the region, the College actively contributes to the improvement of the cultural life of the citizens of the city and the region.

So come and enjoy Hungary and Eger and wide variety of bioerosion – recent and ancient –during the scientific assemblies and in the field!

Árpád DÁVID                      
President of the 8th Bierosion Workshop