CBCG, Bratislava 2003

Carpatho Balkan Conference on Geomorphology

held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of foundation of the Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission

September 8 – 12, 2003, Bratislava, Slovakia
Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava

Organized by 
  • Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography, Bratislava
  • Association of Slovak Geomorphologists, Bratislava


  • Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission

in collaboration with

  • Austrian Institute of the East and Southeast European Studies, Vienna – Bratislava


The development and current functioning of the individual geomorphosystems in the Carpatho-Balkan region can be better understood in the context of the origin and functioning of the Carpatho-Balkan’s system as a whole. Countries in this region have got a lot in common in terms of historical linkages, which is also reflected in definition of research aims in geomorphology, similar methodological approaches and similar problems connected with realization of research. There exists therefore, a great potential for regional collaboration leaning on information exchange, mutual assistance or creation of joint supranational projects. Intensification of regional geomorphological collaboration can be profitable for all participants in Europe now under integrating process. The generation of founders of the modern geomorphological research which realized the significance of regional collaboration founded the Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission (CBGC) forty years ago.

The intention of the Carpatho-Balkan Conference on Geomorphology is meant not only as a reminder of this important anniversary. It should serve as a platform for revival of the CBGC’s activity. The conference brings a representative selection of themes studied by the individual national geomorphological schools, whether they concern morphogenesis and morphochronology, morphodynamics or applied geomorphology.

The Plenary Session of the CBGC, part of planned program of the event, will provide space for discussion of organizational structure of the CBGC and possible forms of particular collaboration (for instance, generation of regional theory of the development of georelief of the Carpatho-Balkan region on the basis of new geodynamic models, single geomorphological regionalisation, unified networking of stationary and semi-stationary research in terms of conception and information, creation and testing of methodology of geomorphological mapping, assessment of geomorpological hazards or construction of shared geomorphologically oriented GIS’s, co-operation in education, etc.). We trust that the meeting of the representative participation of geomorphologists from all parts of the Carpatho-Balkan region will reach the above-outlined aims.


84 participants from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Austria, Bulgaria, and Slovakia

Oral presentations: 34
Poster presentations: 45
Attendance in the CBGC Plenary Session: 43
Attendance in the excursion: 64

Documents to download

Circular 1  .PDF

Circular 2  .PDF

Circular 3 (with Programme)  .PDF

Photos  .ZIP