Conference Schedule


10h00-16h00- Registration and discovery of the area. Settling and enjoying the “company”

17h00 – Conference Room- Welcome and Introduction Session


Topical sessions:

(Detailed program April 25, 2022).

  • Session 1- June 29, 2022- Rochechouart impact: Session dedicated to basic Research, and to “Restitution” initiatives (public awareness, outreach, education, training, citizen science, etc… topics of session 3 excluded) related to the Rochechouart impact structure including distal effects.
  • Session 2- June 30, 2022– Other Terrestrial impacts: Session dedicated to basic Research, and to “Restitution” initiatives (public awareness, outreach, education, training, citizen science, etc… topics of session 3 excluded) related to terrestrial impact structures at large and distal impact deposits.
  • Session 3- July 1, 2022– Impacts / Geoheritage/ Geopark/ UNESCO labels / Geotourism and means for making any “World Heritage” attractive and profitable to the public.
  • Session 4- July 2, 2022– Other Research and Restitution related to asteroids and impacts (Meteoritics, Extraterrestrial ressources, Planetary defense, Origin of Life, Habitability of planets).

Session chairs:

Brack A.Pr., CNRS-OrléansFrance4
De Wever P.Pr., National Natural History Museum, ParisFrance3
Ferriere L.Dr., National Natural History Museum, ViennaAustria4
Koeberl C.Pr., University of ViennaAustria1
Lambert P.Dr., CIRIR-RochechouartFrance1
Ormo J.Pr., Centro de Astrobiologia INTA-CSIC, Torrejon de ArdozSpain2
Quesnel Y.Pr., University of Aix-MarseilleFrance1
Reimold U.Pr., University of BrasiliaBrazil2
Schwenzer S.P.Pr., Open University, Milton KeynesUK4
Spray J.Pr., New-Brunswick University, FrederictonCanada2
Barringer D.*Barringer Crater C°USA3
Zanda B.*Pr., National Natural History Museum, ParisFrance3
Conference Program
Session n°1 – Rochechouart Impact
June 29th 2022Time
Special lectureDart-Hera, Defense of the Planet-Remote conference by Patrick Michel11:00
Session 1Rochechouart Impact
LambertShort Intro to the session and to the Rochechouart impact structure13:00
Örmo et al.Ocean impact, target environment –
Quesnel et al.Geophysics 1, Magnetics –
Quesnel et al.Geophysics 2, Electrical resistivity –
Lofi et al.Geophysics 3, downhole logging-drillings –
Niang et al.Geophysics 4, gamma spectrometry (surface and depth) –
Simpson et al.Isotopes, Champagnac impactites –
Dehais et al.Melting, mixing-
Faucher et al.Non-conventional isotopes –
Guerrero et al.zircon dating –
Shteynmann et al.zircon/reidite microstructures –
Kaskes et al. Suevites and impactoclastites –
Wittmann and LambertImpact spherules –
LambertRochechouart Size, Shape, Age, Environment –
End of the session16:45
Festival – Departure for ICF opening in Rochechouart17:15
ICF public gran opening: see details at “ICF-Festival”18:00
Session n°2 – Other terrestrial Impacts
June 30th 2022Other terrestrial Impacts
Session 2
Gulick et al.Overview about Chicxulub Peak ring drilling –
Le Ber et alChicxulub peak ring: porosity and permeability –
Kaskes et alChicxulub Suevite –
Feignon et al.Chicxulub Meteoritic component –
Metsana-Oussaid et al.The K/T transition in Algeria : New Biostratigraphic and Biochronological datas –
SprayManicouagan review –
Hopkins and SprayShock melt veins from Manicouagan –
Huber et al.Vredefort Granophyre –
Soro et al.Ivory Coast tektites – setting –
Rochette et alIvory Coast tektites –
Losiak et alProximal ejectas at very small impact crater –
Steinhausser et al.Vigie-Cratère –
End of the session16:25
Festival -Departure for the Asteroid day event in Confolens17:00
ICF “Asteroid day'” public event: see details at “ICF-Festival”18:00
Session n°3 – Heritage-Geoheritage, Conservation and Valorisation
July 1st 2022Heritage-Geoheritage, Conservation and Valorization
Session 3
De WeverGeoheritage (will cover the world and focuss on the French process) –
Steinhausser et al.Vigie-Terre (an “accessory” related to the previous talk that is applicable worldwide) –
Zanda et al.Vigie-Ciel – citizen sciences related to meteorite recovery –
Bonté et al.Numerical and geoheritage –
Reimold + HauserThe terrestrial impact geoheritage and its Geoconservation – 14:10
PoupartRochechouart impact Geoconservation : National Natural Reserve –
Mangold et al.Astronaut training at Ries impact –
Lambert et al.Astronaut Training at Rochechouart impact –
GalassiBorn from the Earth (Arts) –
Siekierska et al.Planetarian Art –
End of the session15:40
Festival -Departure for the Heritage event16:20
ICF invited at the Contemporary Art exhibit opening in Rochechouart17:00
Festival -Departure for the Geoheritage evening show in Saint Junien20:00
ICF “Geoheritage'” public event: see details at “ICF-Festival”20:30
Session n°4 – Meteroites and other Impact related process in the Solar System
July 2nd 2022
Session 4Meteorites and other Impact related Process in the Solar System
BrackImpacts and the Origin of Life –
Timoumi et al.Astrobiology-Biomarkers –
Sharp et al.Ar-Ar in shocked meteorites –
Hewins et al.Shock melt in martian basalt –
Kerraouch et al.Aguas Zarcas meteorite –
Ferrière et al.Meteorite Hall at NHM Vienna –
Colas et al.FRIPON-Fireball track network –
Baratoux et al.Planetary Science in Africa –
End of the session15:05
The whole congress ICF-Review and prospects… General discussion15:25
End of the session16:25
Festival -Departure for the Gallo-Roman feast of CERES in Cassinomagus17:15
ICF “CERES'” public event: see details at “ICF-Festival”18:00

Scientific Committee
Baratoux D.Pr., University of Toulouse et IRD AbidjanFrance /Ivory Coast
De Wever P.Pr., National Natural History Museum, ParisFrance
Koeberl C.Pr., University of ViennaAustria
Lambert P.Dr., CIRIR-RochechouartFrance
Laskar J.Pr., Observatory of ParisFrance
Lebreton J.P.Pr., Observatory of Paris/University of OrléansFrance
Rochette P.Pr., University of Aix-MarseilleFrance
Reimold U.Pr., University of BrasiliaBrazil
Schwenzer S.P.Pr., Open University, Milton KeynesUK
Spray J.Pr., New-Brunswick University, FrederictonCanada
Evening public events and dinner

Social gathering, panel discussions on the topics of the Symposium with CIRIR guest speakers.

Dinner and entertainment with the public

Rochechouart (June 29th),

Confolens (June 30th – Asteroid day),

Saint Junien (July 1st),

Chassenon (July 2nd)

Extra Events – Post-Conference Field trip and/or Core Sample Screening Party

For those interested, a 2 days “field trip” and / or a “core sample screening party” (duration open) will start on July 4th. Program and duration will be adjusted according to the interest of participants. Possibility of accommodation during these events against payment at local hotels, or for free at CIRIR, subject to availability and considering student need. If you are interested in the field trip and/or the sample screening party, please contact us as soon as possible.