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 2017

0-calendar-cover-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

microfossil image competition 2016

Microfossil Image Competition 2016

2016 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course, 23rd-27th January 2017, London

The NERC-funded Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course (ATSC) will be running for its third Read more

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TMS Annual General Meeting 2016, 17-18th November, Lille

  Download full programme here: Further information about the symposium venue, travel arrangements, accommodation options Read more

17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference, 5th-8th September 2016, Plymouth

The 17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference will be held in Liverpool, UK Read more

Jurassic Nannofossil Workshop 2016

Jurassic Calcareous Nannofossil Workshop 2016, 12th-14th May, Lyon

The Jurassic Calcareous Nannofossil Workshop under the aegis of the International Nannoplankton Association is designed Read more

Girls into Geoscience, 14th July 2016, Plymouth

This exciting one day workshop, with additional optional field trip to Dartmoor, will introduce female Read more

Lyell-2016

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

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