Letter of invitation from President of 12th ICSLR

Dear Colleagues,

It’s our pleasure to invite you to attend the 12th International Conference on Salt Lake Research which will be held in July 14–18, 2014, at The Convention Center of the Grand Epoch City, located at suburban of Beijing City,Ping’an Street, Town Xianghe, Langfang City, Hebei province, about 60 kilometers of Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA).

This conference brings together international specialists in limnology, sedimentology, geology, geochemistry, biology, ecology, management and conservation issues to present the latest results and ideas on research and use of saline lakes. The five-day conference will be organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions on salt lake research and sustainable development. Session 1: Global change recorded by salt lake sediments;Session 2: Salt lake ecology and biology;Session 3: Salt lake bio-resources, services and sustainable development;Session 4: Biogeochemistry;Session 5: Dynamics and protection of salt lakes and adjacent territories (wetland, saline-alkali land and desert);Session6: Geology and resource prospection for modern and ancient salt deposits;Session 7: Salt chemistry, chemical engineering, comprehensive utilization, and green industry;Session8: Development and Prospects of salt lake research worldwide.Session9: Hydrophysics, biogeochemistry and ecology of meromictic lakes.There are two post-conference field trips planned, 7 days Qinghai salt lakes trip and 3 days Yuncheng salt lake trip.

The conference venue, Grand Epoch City, situated at the south eastern suburb of Beijing. It enjoys a predominant geographic position and a convenient access to the transportation. Grand Epoch City’s city walls are real copy of the old Beijing City at its Ming and Qing dynasties. The wonderful Yuan Ming yuan and Prince’s residence and courtyard houses display the essence of ancient Chinese culture and unique Chinese architecture. The environment is nice with fresh air. All the activities will be held in the same building of Fu An Hotel.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the 12th International Conference on Salt Lake Research.

Best Regards,

President, 12th International Conference on Salt Lake Research

Local Organizers

R&D Center for Saline Lake and Epithermal Deposit, Institute of Mineral Resources, CAGS


Mianping Zheng, R&D Center for Saline Lake and Epithermal Deposit, Institute of Mineral Resources, CAGS, China
Aharon Oren, Hebrew University, Israel

Sept. 30, 2013

Abstract submission and registration opens, (For registration form and abstract template, please see attached files)

April 1,2014

Deadline for visa application

April 30, 2014

Deadline for registration at the reduced rate

May 10, 2014

Deadline for abstract submission

July 14–18, 2014

12th International Conference on Salt Lake Research in the Grand Epoch City, Hebei Province

Sept. 30, 2014

Submission of the papers selected to publish in the book (journals)