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Dicoaster Workshop 2015

The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS) in association with the International Nannoplankton Association (INA) are planning to hold a Discoaster workshop at the TMS Foram/Nanno spring meeting in Plymouth, UK this year.

The aim is to get 5, 6, or more willing speakers with fairly concise (20‐45 min) talks centring on, but not restricted to, Discoaster taxonomy. This will hopefully allow plenty of time for fruitful Discoaster discussions.

The workshop will be all day (9am‐5pm, with lunch provided) and either precede or proceed the main talks of the spring meet which will run on the Monday and Tuesday (15th and 16th).

This event is open to all nannofossil workers; academic, industrial and students.

If you are interested in attending or giving a presentation then please contact TMS Nanno Group reps:

Simon Cole or Cherry Newsam

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Strati 2015

The Strati 2015 congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International  Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) to be held in Graz (Austria), July 19‐23, 2015. The congress will be open to all topics in stratigraphy. The technical program will range from the Archean to the Holocene, across all techniques and applications of stratigraphy  and the discoveries that the stratigraphic record reveals about the Earth system. In addition, it will also serve as the primary venue for ICS business, for ICS subcommissions to meet and awarding the ICS stratigraphy prizes.

The congress will take place on campus of the University of Graz, Austria. It will be organized by the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Graz in co-operation with other Austrian Earth Sciences institutions representing he Austrian Earth Science community (e.g., Geological Survey of Austria).

For online abstract submission, and see congress homepage


Please see the 2nd Circular for more details on:

  • Registration rates
  • Social program
  • Accommodation
  • Contact details
  • Venue and organization
  • Locations
  • Scientific sessions
  • Field trips


Deadlines and registration dates:

Abstract submission: deadline 24 April 2015

Early registration : deadline 29 May 2015

Standard registration : from 30 May 2015

Field‐trip registration and payment: deadline 30 April 2015

The Micropalaeontological Society Palynology Group meeting will take place on the 9th of June 2015

in the Department of Geography at Northumbria University.


We would like to invite members of the TMS Palynology Group to submit abstracts for the

forthcoming one-day meeting at Northumbria University. The theme of this meeting is

“Biogeography, Biostratigraphy and Biodiversity”. Preference will be given to PhD and MSc students

to enable them to present talks in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Further details will be

announced after the abstract deadline.


The 2nd annual von Post Lecture will be given by Dr James Riding (British Geological Survey)


Abstract deadline 10th of May 2015.


Abstracts and Enquiries to:

Matthew Pound, Organiser


Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE 2015

A two day FORCE seminar will be organized within in the FORCE seminar program. This will be hosted by the NPD in Stavanger May 6-7th 2015. The seminar title will be “APPLIED BIOSTRATIGRAPHY – how to use biostratigraphy to enhance exploration and production activities on the NCS”

This is to be an informal meeting at which presentation related to the use and application of biostratigraphic techniques to the Norwegian Continental Shelf will be given together with discussion and the opportunity to network within the extended biostratigraphy community.

KEY NOTE: Harald Brekke, senior geologist and leader of Norwegian Stratigraphic Committee, will give a talk about recent developments on the Lithostratigraphy on the NCS.

The meeting is open to all and we hope to see presentations/posters and representatives from industry, contractors and academia.

Open call for presentations and posters. Talks should last 20 minutes.

  • Contribution offers by March 1st 2015
  • Abstract deadline: April 15th 2015  (uploading of abstracts: use link at the webpage. Recipient: Mydland, Tone Helene)


Please, see webpage for registration and more information:

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5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco.

The focus of this meeting is the Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway system, both today and in the past and a major aim is to start developing proposals for IODP and/or ICDP drilling that recovers a complete record of Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic exchange. The meeting includes a half day fieldtrip to classic exposures of Morocco’s Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway sediments. Contributions from scientists working on all aspects of marine gateways, both modern and ancient are most welcome. Read more


The Spring Meeting will be held at Plymouth University, with lectures and posters on the 15/16 June, a field trip on the 17th June and a seminar or workshop on the 18th June. A call for contributions will be made early in 2015. Read more