I am really grateful to the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) for their support to attend the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 27 August – 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. The city of two oceans where the beautiful nature and enjoying the fresh winds first before going further into the black continent. With one of the new seven wonders of nature the Table Mountain where you have a look at the ocean and the land at the same time.
The International Geological Congress is one of the biggest conferences in geology and held every four years. With approximately 5000 participants the 35th IGC in Cape Town was a great event for meeting pioneers in all geological disciplines. My scientific interests are related to carbonate rocks especially the geochemistry, sedimentology and petrophysics. I had the opportunity to present my paper on the geochemistry of limestones and get the feedback and comments from the audience. During sessions and in breaks the discussions with scientists from all over the world enhanced my knowledge and added some ideas which I can apply in my work.
Again I would like to thank the Early Career Science Ambassador Program for such a great experience.
About the author
Ahmed Ali is a PhD student at the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna, Austria and the supervisor is Prof. Dr. Michael Wagreich.. The subject of his thesis is about geochemistry and petrophysics of limestones with a case study of Middle Miocene limestone in Austria. The Author is a member in the EAG and aslo is EAG Ambassador.