From October 28 to November 2

Sheraton Buganvilias Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico


Jun 10

Special session and course proposals

Aug 12

Abstract submission

Sep 28

Participant pre-registration


CN01 Special session proposals
Date: From April 18 to June 10
CN02 Course proposals
Date: From April 18 to June 10
CN03 "Mariano Bárcena" Medal
Date: From June 4 to August 19
CN04 Teacher of the year in Earth Sciences
Date: From July 11 to August 27
CN05 Scientific dissemination in RAUGM 2018
Date: From July 23 to October 5
CN06 Support for undergraduate students
Date: From August 20 to September 16
CN07 Prize to the best work in RAUGM 2018
Date: No deadlines apply
CN08 Knowledge contest
Date: From August 20 to September 23

Geophysics 100 years Forum

Monday, October 29, 2018 · 08:45 h.

Geophysical research increasingly requires global multidisciplinary approaches. The view of our planet as an interconnected system emphasizes the need for understanding how deeply interrelated are Earth components and processes and the impact and pressure of population growth, increased use of mineral and energy resources, climate change, contamination, deforestation and biodiversity loss.

Developing countries present additional challenges resulting from limited economic resources and social and political problems. Developing countries require improved educational and research programs. Needed are in-depth analyses of infrastructure and human resources, and identification of problems, challenges and opportunities. What are the major limitations and needs in research and postgraduate education in developing countries? What and how should international collaboration do? What are the roles of individuals, academic institutions, funding agencies, scientific societies? Analyses must address current situation, size and characteristics of research communities, education and capacity-building programs, facilities, social-economic development, implementation of bilateral and multinational collaborations, and the challenges and perspectives in an international context.

In this context international research collaboration has an immense potential, required for further development of the Earth sciences. We need further coordinated efforts to develop research and education in geosciences, scientific infrastructure and new initiatives for promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation.


Lucia Capra Directora, Centro de Geociencias, UNAM
Hugo Delgado Granados Director, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM
Alik Ismail-Zadeh Secretary-General, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
William Lee Alardin Coordinador de la Investigación Científica, UNAM
Christine McEntee Executive Director/CEO American Geophysical Union
Joaquín Ruiz Vice-President for Innovation, Dean College of Science, T.R. Brown Chair and Director Biosphere 2, Geosciences, University of Arizona, US
Efraín Villanueva Arcos Director General de Energías Limpias, Secretaría de Energía, Gobierno de México
Kathryn Wahler Vice-President, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, UK


Alik Ismail-Zadeh Secretary-General, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi Secretario de Asuntos Internacionales, Unión Geofísica Mexicana
Ligia Pérez-Cruz Presidente, Unión Geofísica Mexicana

Plenary talks

The RAUGM 2018 will be attended by seven plenary speakers.

Joaquín Ruiz

University of Arizona

Biosphere 2: The grand experiment

Kathryn Whaler

University of Edimburgh

Late stage continental rifting in Ethiopia – Magnetotellurics in multi-disciplinary studies

Alan Robock

Department of Environmental Sciences Rutgers University

Climatic and humanitarian impacts of nuclear war

Christine McEntee

American Geophysical Union, AGU

Current and emerging global economic, societal and science trends - Future opportunities and challenges for science and scientific societies

Robin Bell

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

A geophysical look at changing ice and changing coastlines

Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla

Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Espacio, emisiones de masa coronal y meteorología espacial

Arnoldo Valle-Levinson

Civil and Coastal Engineering Department, University of Florida

Implicaciones de un aumento reciente del nivel del mar en costas mexicanas

Regular sessions

AR Archeometry
José Luis Punzo Díaz
Juan Rodrigo Esparza López
Galia González Hernández
Ana María Soler Arechalde
CS Soil science
Felipe García Oliva
CCA Climatology, climate change and atmospheric sciences
EG Geophysical exploration
Mario González
Iza Canales
FE Space physics
Juan Américo González Esparza
Julio César Mejía Ambriz
Víctor de la Luz
GEOD Geodesy
GEOH Geohydrology
Antonio Hernández-Espriú
GP Petroleum geology
Javier Arellano Gil
GET Structural geology and tectonics
Luca Ferrari
José Rosas-Elguera
GGA Environmental geology and geophysics
GEOPAL Geomagnetism and paleomagnetism
Manuel Calvo Rathert
Rubén Cejudo Ruiz
Miguel Ángel Cervantes
Ana Caccavari
GEOQP Geochemistry and petrology
Geovanni Sosa Cevallos
Ligia Pérez-Cruz
MSG Modeling of geophysical systems
OCC Coastal oceanography
Cecilia Enríquez Ortiz
Xavier Chiappa Carrara
Héctor García
Manuel Verduzco
OCE Oceanography
Erik Coria Monter
Elizabeth Durán
PALEO Paleontology
Blanca Buitrón Sánchez
Ligia Pérez-Cruz
RN Natural hazards
SED Sedimentology and stratigraphy
Jesús Arturo Martín Barajas
SIS Seismology
Víctor Hugo Márquez Ramírez
Quetzalcoatl Rodríguez
VUL Vulcanology

Special sessions

SE01 Geothermal energy unrelated to Quaternary magmatism
Luca Ferrari
Gilles Levresse
Antonio Hernández Espriu
SE02 Modeling of atmospheric processes: theory and applications
Yuri Skiba
David Parra-Guevara
SE03 Progress and results using data from the RUOA network
Michel Grutter de la Mora
Adolfo Magaldi Hermosillo
Eugenia González del Castillo
SE04 Geosciences in society: education, outreach and dissemination
Marina Manea
Diego Gracia Marroquín
Rodrigo Alejandro León Loya
Adolfo Pacheco Castro
SE05 Regional climate modelling and CORDEX
Tereza Cavazos
Rosa Luna
Gabriela Colorado
Abraham Torres Alavez
SE06 Geothermal: results and achievements from Mexican projects
José Manuel Romo Jones
Gerardo Carrasco Núñez
Luis Carlos Gutiérrez Negrín
Claudia Arango Galván
SE07 Stratigraphy, sedimentology and tectonic evolution of North America: celebrating the geological career of Tim F. Lawton in Mexico
Elisa Fitz Díaz
Edgar Juárez Arriaga
Michelangelo Martini
Yam Zul Ocampo Díaz
SE08 Paleoseismology, seismic and tsunami hazard
María Teresa Ramírez Herrera
Néstor Corona
Marcelo Lagos
SE09 Astrobiology and prebiotic chemistry
María Guadalupe Cordero-Tercero
Ana Leonor Rivera López
SE10 Observations and circulation models on the biogeochemistry and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico
Juan Carlos Herguera
Paula Pérez Brunius
Sharon Herzka
Julio Sheinbaum Pardo
SE11 Planet Earth and Earth Sciences - Geophysics 100 years
Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi
Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Ligia Pérez-Cruz
Kathryn Whaler
SE12 Paleoclimates and global change
Ligia Pérez-Cruz
Abdel Sifeddine
SE13 Emerging schemes for Earth observation
Alejandro Hinojosa
Sergio Arregui
SE14 Palaeoenvironmental studies in Mesoamerica: in honour of the legacy of Roger Byrne
SE15 Biogeochemical processes in the critical zone: responses to land use and climate change
Christina Siebe Grabach
Blanca Lucía Prado Pano
Lucy Natividad Mora Palomino
Silke Cram Heydrich
SE16 Earth Sciences: a perspective from outside of Mexico
Bernardo Bastién Olvera
Sarahí Arriaga Ramírez
Héctor Inda Diaz
Argel Ramírez Reyes
SE17 Integration of exploration methods in near surface geophysics
Martín Cardenas Soto
Gerardo Cifuentes Nava
David Escobedo Zenil
Esteban Hernández Quintero
SE18 General
Ligia Pérez-Cruz

Abstract submission

The abstract registration of the UGM 2018 Annual Meeting will be open from June 18 to August 12.

To submit an abstract you need a UGM user account. If you don’t have it yet, create a UGM user account and start submitting your abstracts. If you already have a UGM user account but forgot your password, recover your UGM account password providing your registered email address.

Abstract registration cost is $300 MXN per abstract. We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

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Participant registration

Make the payment of your registration to the UGM 2018 Annual Meeting before September 28 and get a special price.



  • Cost for undergraduate students
  • Price in MXN
  • Student id is required
  • Tax of 16% for students without membership
  • After September 28: $1,400



  • Cost for graduate students
  • Price in MXN
  • Student id is required
  • Tax of 16% for students without membership
  • After September 28: $1,700



  • Cost for participants with membership
  • Price in MXN
  • Tax 0%
  • After September 28: $2,700



  • Cost for participants without membership
  • Price in MXN
  • Tax 16%
  • After September 28: $3,200

We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Participants with valid UGM membership do not pay tax. Participants with no UGM membership pay 16% tax. To obtain/renew your UGM membership, please visit the membership webpage of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana.


Courses registration

Register in one of the courses that will be taught during the RAUGM 2018.



Price in MXN



Price in MXN



Price in MXN

CU01 3rd space weather supercomputing workshop
Víctor De la Luz
Elizandro Huipe
Carlos de Meneses
Enrique Cruz
CU02 Principles, sampling, measurement and application of environmental isotopes, 18O and 2H, of the water molecule in hydrological systems: tracer approach
Juan Pérez Quezadas
Alejandra Cortes Silva
Pedro Morales Puente
CU03 Salt tectonics: an overview
Guillermo Alejandro Pérez Cruz
CU04 Sensors, drones and geosciences
José Tuxpan Vargas
Oscar Almanza
Fermín Villalpando
José Alfredo Ramos Leal
CU05 1D and 2D modeling and inversion in DC resistivity with open access software
Marco Antonio Perez-Flores
Angel Daniel Peralta-Castro
CU06 Geophysical data backup and synchronization strategies
Miguel Angel García Palacios
Ivan Rodríguez Rasilla
CU07 Archaeometry of materials: obsidians and metals
Ana M. Soler-Arechalde
Galia González-Hernández
Angel Ramírez-Luna
CU08 Science communication
CU09 Fractal geometry, nolineal dynamic systems applied to geosciences
Tomás Morales Acoltzi
José Dolores Monroy Martínez
Alma Bustamante
Marcos Bernal Romero

We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Participants with valid UGM membership do not pay tax. Participants with no UGM membership pay 16% tax. To obtain/renew your UGM membership, please visit the membership webpage of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana.


General program

In the following table you will know the day, time and auditorium of all the sessions and activities of the RAUGM 2018:

Monday, October 29, 2018
8:45Forum "Geophysics 100 years"CU06CU09
10:30Poster session
13:15Plenary talk "Biosphere 2: The grand experiment"
17:45Poster session
18:15Plenary talk "Late stage continental rifting in Ethiopia – Magnetotellurics in multi-disciplinary studies"
19:15Knowledge contest in Earth SciencesCU06CU09

Select the following button to take a look at the general program and know in detail the schedule of all presentations of the RAUGM 2018:

General program

Indications for speakers

Oral: The oral presentations are 12 minutes long to leave 3 minutes for questions. Only presentations in Power Point or PDF format are accepted. There are no Macintosh computers, so it is recommended to verify all the presentations on a PC computer before delivering it. Presentations must be uploaded to the system the day before their assigned schedule. For this you must send them to mailing address. The subject of the mail should be "Presentation #NNNN", where #NNNN corresponds to the presentation number; for example, SIS-12 or SE01-03. Also name the file with the presentation number, followed by the last name of the first author; for example, SIS-12-Suarez, SE01-03-Contreras. If the presentations are too large to send by mail you can use DropBox or any other service to share it. It is advisable to check in the presentations delivery area that were received correctly. Or, they can deliver them in a USB, directly in the presentations delivery area. It is recommended to use the same nomenclature for the file.

Poster: Screens of 2 meters high and 1 meter wide will be provided to the poster presentations. It is recommended not to exceed a poster height of 150 centimeters and leave an edge across the width of the screen of at least 3 centimeters. The posters will be displayed throughout the day they are scheduled, and the speaker may be present in any of the two blocks marked in the day's program. The posters must be placed at 8:30 and be removed at 19:00 on the assigned day. Neither the Organizing Committee nor the hotel is responsible for any poster not removed. There are no facilities to print posters in the hotel, it will be necessary to arrive with the posters ready to present.

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The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana will be held at the Sheraton Buganvilias hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

home Website:
place Address: Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio No. 999, Zona Hotelera Las Glorias C.P. 48333, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
gps_fixed GPS coordinates: 20.626882, -105.230771
local_airport Local airport: PVR

1st Option (Breakfast included)

Room Rate

Single $1,999 MXN
Double $1,199 MXN
Triple $999 MXN

Price per person, per night. Price with taxes included. Includes buffet breakfast. Tips included for bellman, housekeeper, and breakfast. Up to two children under 17 years old without charge sharing room with two adults, does not include breakfast.

2nd Option (Without breakfast)

Room Rate

Single $1,599 MXN
Double $850 MXN
Triple $699 MXN

Price per person, per night. Add tax of 19%. It does not include tips for bellman and housekeeper, these will be charged to the room. Up to two children under 17 years old without charge sharing room with two adults.

3rd Option (Students, without breakfast)

Room Rate

Single $1,299 MXN
Double $650 MXN
Triple $570 MXN

Price per person, per night. Add tax of 19%. It does not include tips for bellman and housekeeper, these will be handled at client discretion. A valid student id will be required to apply for this room rate. Breakfasts at 2x1 on the current price. 30% discount on meals, dinners and non-alcoholic beverages. The 2x1 on breakfast and the 30% discount on meals, dinners and non-alcoholic beverages also apply to students not registered in the hotel by presenting the student's id and the 2018 Annual Meeting badge.

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in: 15:00 hrs.
  • Check-out: 12:00 hrs.

Mandatory tips

In case that the plan or package does not include tips for bellman and housekeeper, they will be charged directly to the room.

  • Tip for bellman: $50.00 MXN per person, includes arrival and departure.
  • Tip for housekeeper: $22.50 MXN per person, per night.
  • Tip to butlers: $50.00 MXN per room, per night.


By phone:

  • phone +52 322 226 0404
  • phone 01 800 326 4600
  • phone 877 743 7282

By email:

There are a limited number of rooms, we suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible. To receive the special rate and obtain the prices published on this page, in your reservation you must inform that you attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Unión Geofísica Mexicana.

Additional benefits

15% discount on food and drinks in consumer centers for all participants registered in the 2018 Annual Meeting. 15% discount on stores (not applicable in tobacco stores nor grocery stores). 15% discount on SPA. Usage of the gym in courtesy. These benefits apply to all participants enrolled in the 2018 Annual Meeting.


Special price for participants of RAUGM 2018 in AeroMexico and Interjet.

AeroMexico: Purchase from August 15 and travel between October 22 and November 8. 12% discount on domestic flights. 10% discount on international flights. Purchase through the Call Center and the Network of Direct Sales Offices of AeroMexico. Promotional code ITRGC6318N1.

Interjet: Purchase from September 28 and travel between October 25 and November 5. 10% discount on Óptima and Priority rates. Buy through the Eventos Interjet website and pay with your credit card. Promotion code RAUGM2018.

Past meetings

Visit the websites of the previous Meetings.