Dear Colleagues,


I am pleased to welcome you to the web page of the 28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG) that will take place in Florence, Italy from 17-22 September 2017.  It will mark the 30 years since the IMOG took place in Italy (Venice 1987) and brings our meeting back to this beautiful country only for the 3rd time since 1962 when the inaugural IMOG took place in Milan.


While the petroleum industry is still experiencing one of the biggest economic downturns seen for decades, we have prepared an exciting scientific and social programme for you and expect to have a successful conference widely attended by Academia and Industry.  The Scientific Committee selected for you an exciting Technical programme which you can browse at your leisure, including access to all abstracts.  The Organizing Committee is finalizing preparations for the Social programme which will include a memorable dinner at the Tuscan countryside.  And finally, we have a carefully prepared programme for accompanying persons of our delegates.


I am also pleased and thankful that our sponsors responded despite continuing challenging times in the oil industry. We will also feature quite a few exhibitors to discuss not only commercial but their technical offerings.


This is the first event that will be entirely organized by EAOG and the House of Geoscience, which sets a new milestone in the approach to the organization of IMOGs. Our expectation is that we will be able to organize events in new places and cities in Europe, and bring to all attendees the ability to further experience the hospitality and charm of new locations (in Italy


On behalf of EAOG and House of Geoscience I invite you to put the 28th IMOG on your agenda and I am looking forward to welcome you in Florence!


Artur Stankiewicz

EAOG Chair