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.


Lyell Meeting 2016 “Paleoinformatics: Synthesising data from the past to illuminate the future”, 9th March 2016, London

Lyell-2016 The annual Lyell Meeting is jointly organized by the TMS, the Geological Society, the Palaeontological Read more
EGUGA 2016

EGU 2016 Session “The effects of petroleum and mining industry discharge on the marine environment”, 17th–22nd April, Vienna

Marine discharge of waste associated to the petroleum and mining industry might result in increased Read more

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Foram-Nanno 2016, 19th-24th June, Angers

  Download Foram Nanno 2016 Flyer here: Proposed schedule Sunday 19th of June Registration and Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016 can be Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016

View all image entries in our Flickr album. This is the second year the TMSoc Read more

TMS Nanno Group email – Sept 2015


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Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives session of Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21st-26th February 2016, New Orleans

There is a special session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (21-26 Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition 2015

In 2014 The Micropalaeontological Society launched their first Microfossil Image Competition. Its outstanding success was Read more

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

Download the second third here: For further information, please contact TMSAGM2015@gmail.com Symposium organisers: Fabienne Marret-Davies, Alan 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