17th Meeting of the Central European Tectonic Studies Groups

Hotel Atlantis
24 – 27 April 2019
Rozdrojovice, Czech Republic

First circular

The meeting is organized by

Department of Geological Sciences, Masaryk University

in cooperation with

Czech Geological Survey, ÚFZ MU Brno, UK Praha

Organizing team

Rostislav Melichar, Pavel Hanžl, Kateřina Zachovalová, Kristýna Hrdličková, Ondrej Lexa, Petr Špaček, František Bárta, Marko Skoršepa, Alice Zavřelová & Jiří Nečas



The mission of the Central European Tectonic Groups (CETEG) is to strengthen the professional communication and the coordination of activities of formal groups and individuals from the Central European countries interested in broadly scoped tectonics and geodynamics of the Earth crust. According to the assumed convention, scientific gatherings of CETEG are to be held annually in geologically attractive regions, each year in a different member country.

The Central European Tectonic Group is an open scientific association bringing together the geoscientists with interest in geodynamic processes of the Earth crust in a broad measure.

The already well-established topics of the annual meetings are related to the structural evolution of the orogenic belts, basin evolution, the relationship of magmatism and tectonics and other subjects, studied by the methods of structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology and geophysics. 

Conference language


Preliminary program

  • April, 24th: Pre-conference field trip will be focused on Brunovistulian foreland of the Variscan orogeny, its formation in Neoproterozoic and its reactivation during Paleozoic. The field trip will culminate by a cruise along Brno Lake on a boat with a few geological localities and welcome drink.
  • April, 25th and 26th: Scientific sessions, oral and poster presentations
  • April, 26th: The gala dinner and awards ceremony
  • April, 27th: Post-conference field trip will provide (brief) introduction of allochthonous units in the Eastern margin of Bohemian Massif. Special attention will be paid to the Třebíč pluton (and its position in the frame of the Moldanubicum


Awards of the CETEG community promote the active participation of outstanding students and young scientists at the CETEG annual meetings.

Best student presentation prize

The prizes for the best student poster and best oral presentation of a young scientist will be awarded during the conference dinner.

Radek Melka prize

The prize has been established by friends of Mr Radek Melka to remember this outstanding young Czech scientist in structural geology who passed away at the age of 30 in 1994. From 2015, the Radek Melka Prize is awarded every second year to the best paper by an author from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, or Hungary of age up to 35 years in the year of publication. Therefore, it will be awarded at CETEG 2019. Please send your papers for the competition as pdf to zdenek.venera@geology.cz, and cc: to lexa@natur.cuni.cz before 15th April 2019.

Referees will be nominated by the Board of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science to select the best paper considering its significance of scientific contribution, originality of approach, and author's share in the published work. The winner will be announced at the 13th CETEG Meeting during the conference dinner. Colleagues are asked to distribute this information to young scientists, who can apply for the prize with a published paper, in which the applicant is the first author. The prize is sponsored by the Czech Tectonic Studies Group and Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science.

Publication of abstracts

The abstracts from the meeting will be published by the Czech Geological Survey as an Abstract Volume together with Field trip guide Abstracts up to 1000 words long will be accepted. More information about abstract submission format will be given in the second circular.

Registration Fee

Professionals 180 €
Students/retired 120 €

The registration fee will cover all meals during the conference (including conference gala dinner), rental of conference rooms and equipment, coffee breaks and the abstract volume together with the field guide. It will not cover the accommodation costs (see below).

Excursion fee 

Pre-conference 40 €
Post-conference 30 €

The excursion fee will cover bus rental and those of meal pack/excursion meal for each participant. During the pre-conference excursion, it will also pay the boat cruise.

Conference location and accommodation

All activities related to the conference, including accommodation, scientific sessions and the gala dinner, will take place at the "Hotel Atlantis" in Rozdrojovice village near Brno.

The hotel is situated on a halfway between villages Kníničky and Rozdrojovice, app. 9 km NW from the Brno-centre and easily accessible by public transport from Brno-Bystrc. The hotel is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Brno water reservoir, whose development was supported by geological processes since Neoproterozoic during Cadomian Variscan orogenesis and younger Alpine reactivation.

The accommodation for the conference participants is reserved in “Atlantis” hotel. The price is 1400 CZK (~55 €) per night for double room and 1250 CZK (~45 €) per night for single room. Please also note that the hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


Registration form including abstract submission will be open in early January and will have to be submitted until Sunday, 17th of February 2019.

Payment deadline is 28th of February 2019

Contact details

Whatever you need to know, please do not hesitate to contact:

Kateřina Zachovalová: zachovalova@sci.muni.cz, phone: +420 549 497 489

I’m looking forward to hearing from you. On behalf of the organizers

Rostislav Melichar

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