The Micropalaeontological Society

Nannofossil

SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore collected from the plankton on AMT Cruise 18 (November 2008, S. Atlantic, 130m depth). Imaged by Jeremy Young, University College London, UK, imaged at EMMA unit, The Natural History Museum, London. SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore collected from the plankton on AMT Cruise 18 (November 2008, S. Atlantic, 130m depth). Imaged by Jeremy Young, University College London, UK, imaged at EMMA unit, The Natural History Museum, London.

Chair: Simon Cole (Petrostrat Ltd.)
Secretary: Cherry Newsam (University College London)

Nannofossil Links

Calcareous nannofossils are often widespread, abundant and well preserved in marine sediments in the geological record and are therefore a very useful biostratigraphic tool. Made of calcium carbonate, they can often be found in vast numbers, sometimes forming the major constituent of a particular rock e.g. the White Cliffs of Dover. Living and fossil nannoplankton are also important in the study of climate change and in palaeoceanographic and palaeoecological research.

The working group is open to academic and industrial scientists worldwide who are interested in the study of Calcareous Nannofossils. The group aims to bring workers together to disseminate knowledge and facilitate research. An annual joint meeting with the foram group takes place in the spring and other group activities include taxonomic workshops and field meetings.


TMS AGM 2015, 16-17th November 2015, Liverpool

AGM 2015 banner   Proposed Schedule: Monday 16th November: Rock to Clock: the importance of microfossils Symposium and Read more
Dicoaster Workshop 2015

Discoaster Workshop, 14-18th June 2015, Plymouth

The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS) in association with the International Nannoplankton Association (INA) are planning to hold Read more

Strati 2015

Strati 2015, 19th – 23rd July, Austria

The Strati 2015 congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of Read more

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE 2015

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE seminar, 6-7th May 2015, Stavanger, Norway

A two day FORCE seminar will be organized within in the FORCE seminar program. This Read more

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RCMNS Interim Colloquium 2015 – Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateways (Neogene to present), 5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco.

5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco. The focus of this meeting is the Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway system, Read more

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Foram-Nanno 2015, 14th-18th June, Plymouth

The Spring Meeting will be held at Plymouth University, with lectures and posters on the 15/16th June, Read more

Lyell Meeting 2015 – Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Fossil Record

The 2015 Lyell meeting, titled “Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Read more

Photo comp 2015 featured photo

TMS Photo Competition – 2015 Photo Calendar album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the photo competition for the 2015 calendar can be Read more

52 things trilogy

“52 things you should know about Palaeontology” book available

Agile-Libre have produced a series of books with short essays by well known exponents giving an Read more

Dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens and resting on it the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, recent specimens from a plankton sample from the Croatian Coast. Imaged by Luka Šupraha of Uppsala University, Sweden. ®©

TMS Photo Competition Winner – 2015 Photo Calendar now for sale

We had an excellent set of entries to the inaugural TMS photo competition. Thank you Read more