Abstract submission extended to January 31, 2024


Abstract submission extended to January 10, 2024


Abstract submission extended to December 25, 2023

Important Date

Abstract submission deadline

31 January 2024

Registration deadline

31 January 2024

Payment deadline

20th February 2024

Plenary scientific meeting

4th and 5th June 2024

Post-conference field trip

6th and 7th June 2024


The first France-Taiwan Symposium in Earth Sciences (hereinafter referred to as FTSES), entitled as "the Sino-France Colloquium on geo-dynamics of the Eurasian-Philippine plate boundary", was held in Taipei in 1984, and the follow-up 2nd FTSES was held in Paris in 1988. Afterward, it experienced the 1990 "France-Taiwan Marine Science and Technology Symposium" and the 1991 TAICRUST Workshop. The 3rd FTSES was held back at the Taipei International Convention Center in 1995. At this time, it has become an important tradition for the academic circles of the two sides to host the FTSES regularly.

The 4th FTSES, entitled as "Active subduction and collision in Southeast Asia: Data & Models international conference", was held in Montpellier, France 1999. In 2005, the 5th FTSES, also named as "Geodynamics and Environment in East Asia (GEEA)", was held in Taitung, Taiwan. In 2010, the 6th FTSES was held in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the 7th and 8th FTSES were held in Hualien, Taiwan, and Pau, France, in 2014 and 2019, respectively. The FTSES has become an important academic event held every five years.

The coming FTSES will be held in early June 2024 in Penghu, Taiwan, and the post-conference field trip will be on the islands southern off Penghu.

Main Topics

The goal of this symposium is to bring together French and Taiwanese geoscience researchers to promote the exchange of achievement. Five scientific topics of this symposium are listed below. The agenda will be arranged depending on the submission status.

1. Geophysical imaging of subduction and collision: New perspectives
2. Challenges in geodynamics: Kinematic reconstruction and 3D numerical modelling of the inversion of rifted margins
3. Earthquakes: Improved connections with long-term rheology and erosion forcing
4. Extreme events: Earthquakes and climate changes in the sedimentary record
5. Prospective energy and risks associated to exploration


Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research,
National Central University

Institute of Earth Sciences,
Academia Sinica


National Penghu University of Science and Technology

Taiwan Earthquake Research Center

Chinese Geoscience Union

Geological Society Located in Taipei

Chinese Taipei Geophysical Society

Penghu County Government

Penghu National Scenic Area Administration

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Advisory Board

National Science and Technology Council

Bureau Français de Taipei

Campus France

Scientific Committee

Nathalie Babonneau
Sebastien Chevrot
Laetitia Le Pourhiet
Geoffroy Mohn
Magali Rizza
Jian-Cheng Lee
J. Bruce H. Shyu
Kate Hui-Hsuan Chen
Shu-Kun Hsu
Yi-Ying Wen