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.


Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2018

The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Micropalaeontology Image Competition! Read more

Lyell Meeting 2018: Mass extinctions, 8th March 2018, London

The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth Read more

Change of Journal Publisher (Copernicus Publications)

We are delighted to announce The Micropalaeontological Society has signed a new deal with Copernicus Read more

Image Comp Poster 2017

Microfossil Image Competition 2017

2017 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

INA 16, 24th-28th September 2017, Greece

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Foram Nanno 2017, 19th-21st June 2017, Birmingham

The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will Read more

Foram-Nanno 2017, 19th-21st June, Birmingham

SAVE THE DATE – TMS Foram & Nanno meeting 19th-21st June 2017 at the University Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017

  View all image entries in our Flickr album. The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017 can be viewed Read more

Lyell Meeting 2017: Sticking Together: microbes and their role in forming sediments, 7th March 2017, London

  At The Geological Society, Burlington House Sedimentology and geomorphology have traditionally been seen as Read more