For the first time, the GeoRaman conference (11th) will be held in the continental United States, in St. Louis, Missouri, from June 15 to 19 of 2014.
The first GeoRaman conference was held in Paris (France) in 1986, and then continued for several more meetings in France. The GeoRaman conference moved out of France for the first time in 1999, to Valladolid (Spain), and then took a wide international journey: to Prague (Czech Republic) in 2002, to Hawaii (USA) in 2004, to Almunecar (Spain) in 2006, to Gent (Belgium) in 2008, to Sydney (Australia) in 2010, and then back to Nancy (France) in 2012. The last GeoRaman (10th) in Nancy had participants from 25 countries in five continents.
The 11th International GeoRaman conference in St. Louis will focus on two major aspects of laser Raman spectroscopy: (1) The most advanced technologies and instrumentation, from laboratories to a wide variety of field applications, e.g., industrial and security monitoring, geo-fields, deep ocean, and on other planets; (2) The newest applications in studying inorganic, organic, and bio-genetic materials in Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Archaeology and Archaeometry, Gemology, and Astrobiology.
We welcome scientists from all over the world to join us, to present your newest studies, to participate in active discussions, and to build future collaborative relationships. During the coming 15 months, this website will provide all the information necessary to facilitate your participation in the 11th GeoRaman conference.