The Micropalaeontological Society

TMS joint Foraminifera and Nannofossil Spring Meeting 2014

Foraminifera and nannofossils through time: qualification and quantification

Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th of June 2014, Texel, The Netherlands

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Sponsored by:

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Introduction
The TMS is delighted to announce that the next foram and nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the VU University of Amsterdam (VUA), on Texel, The Netherlands. The program will encompass open talks on diverse micropalaeontological subjects on two consecutive days, posters sessions, a conference dinner and a field excursion.

The theme for this year’s event is “Foraminifera and Nannofossils through time: qualification and quantification”. We invite contributions ranging from studies focusing on modern-day processes as well as paleontological application of foraminifera and nannofossils. These may include studies on ecology, morphometrics, evolution, genetics- and morphology- based taxonomy, biomineralization, carbonate geochemistry, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography and paleoclimatological applications of carbonate microfossils. Thematic sessions on the first two days of the meeting will include oral and poster contributions, invited talks and the opportunity to host workshops.

Venue
The conference venue is situated on Texel, a island in the north of Holland, at the border of the Unesco world heritage site the “Wadden Sea”. Keynote lectures and oral presentation will take place in the Royal NIOZ lecture theater; posters will be presented in the “North Sea” hall. Light refreshments (coffee/tea) will be served in the Lobby. An icebreaker reception will be hosted on the evening of the 22nd. The third day is reserved for field trips around the island.

Upon arrival at the island of Texel by ferry (20 minutes from Den Helder), the Royal NIOZ is located at walking distance (5 minutes) from the ferry terminal (link to map). The terminal in Den Helder can be reached by train from Amsterdam Schiphol airport (1.5 hours) and a short bus ride (5 minutes). During the meeting, bus transport will be available to take participants from and to conference-related locations outside the NIOZ (e.g. conference dinner, field trip). It is possible to take your car on to the ferry (€ 35 for a two-way ride). The island is also well suited for exploration by bicycle, which can be rented at the ferry terminal upon arrival. Public transport (bus) leaving for the island’s main town (Den Burg) takes 15 minutes and leaves the terminal directly after every ferry arrival.

Schedule
The conference schedule will be available for download here, when availible.

Note that lunches and coffee/tea breaks for the first two days are included in the fee.

Sunday 22nd of June
Workshop on “MORPHOMETRICS 10: Identifying the top 10 questions in morphometrics and Micropalaeontology today“. Please contact Kirsty Edgar or Bill Austin for more details. Flyer for Morphometrics 10.

17.00-20.00. Registration and icebreaker partyMonday 23rd of June
08.45-09.00. Welcome
09.00-10.30. Oral presentations
10.30-11.30. Coffee break & poster sessions
11.30-12.30. Oral presentations
12.30-13.30. Lunch & poster sessions
13.30-15.00. Oral presentations
15.00-16.00. Tea break &poster sessions
16.00-17.00. Oral presentations + Keynote lecture
19.00 Conference dinner at ‘De Worsteltent

Tuesday 24th of June
09.00-10.30. Oral presentations
10.30-11.30. Coffee break & poster sessions
11.30-12.30. Oral presentations
12.30-13.30. Lunch & poster sessions
13.30-15.00. Oral presentations
15.00-16.00. Tea break & poster sessions
16.00-17.00. Oral presentations
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17.00-17.30. Presentation of poster- and presentation awards – The poster- and presentation awards will be presented to a (master or PhD) student and a more experienced scientist.
17.30    Closing remarks & decision of venue for next meeting

Wednesday 25th June
09.00-18.00. Geological fieldtrip

Thursday 26th-Friday 27th June
Following the TMS foram and nannofossil spring meeting, the NIOZ will host the 2014 FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring) workshop. The aim of this 4th annual workshop will be to advance on the development of a standardized bio-monitoring method based on benthic foraminifera.  For further information contact Frans Jorissen.

Thursday 26th June
Workshop on Foraminiferal Geochemistry. For further information, please contact Lennart de Nooijer.

Registration  
Attending the conference is possible after registration. Please complete this form, and email to the organizing committee here. Registration has to be completed before April 1st, 2014. Fees for participation are as follows:

Student (TMS Member) Student (non-TMS Member) Regular
(TMS Member)
Regular (non-TMS Member)
Conference (presentations + ice breaker) €30.00 €40.00 €55.00 €65.00
Conference dinner (23rd of June) €30.00 €30.00 €30.00 €30.00
***Fieldtrip (25th of June) €30.00 €30.00 €30.00 €30.00
***MORPHOMETRICS 10 lunch and coffee (22nd of June) €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €25.00
FOBIMO workshop (26-27th of June) €40.00 €40.00 €40.00 €40.00
Foraminiferal Geochemistry workshop (26th June) €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €25.00

*** Items are sold out, please email to be put on the waiting list.***

To pay by Paypal please select a registration option from the list below and select “add to cart”. If you would also like to attend the conference dinner, field trip and/or the optional workshops, please return to this page to add these items to your cart one at a time. You may then “check out with Paypal” on the PayPal website, or use the button below to “view cart” where you may then also use to “check out with Paypal” option.

 

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1 – Select one option for registration:

2 – (OPTIONAL) Conference dinner attendance:

SOLD OUT 3 – (OPTIONAL) Field trip attendance:

         SOLD OUT 4 – (OPTIONAL) MORPHOMETRICS 10 attendance:

   5 – (OPTIONAL) FOBIMO attendance:

    6 – (OPTIONAL) Foraminiferal Geochemistry workshop attendance:

                                         

 

Payment can also be made through an international bank transfer (IBAN: NL96 INGB 0688 2366 69 to E. Ufkes. Payments should be made before the 1st of April. Late registration fee will include a surcharge € 10 for each category.  Conference dinner and fieldtrip is subject to a maximum attendance. Please, register early.

Abstract submission  
To submit and abstract, please also complete this form and include it with your registration email. Abstract deadline is April 1st, 2014 too.
Fieldtrip  
The fieldtrip will cover one of Texel’s main nature reserves on the island. During the early afternoon we will board the TX20 for a trip to the Wadden Sea tidal flats. A simple lunch is included.
More information will be available a.s.a.p.

Workshops  
Sunday 22nd of June
Workshop on “MORPHOMETRICS 10: Identifying the top 10 questions in morphometrics and Micropalaeontology today“. Please contact Kirsty Edgar or Bill Austin for more details. Flyer for Morphometrics 10.

Thursday 26th-Friday 27th June
The 2014 FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring) workshop. The aim of this 4th annual workshop will be to advance on the development of a standardized bio-monitoring method based on benthic foraminifera.  For further information contact Frans Jorissen.

Thursday 26th June
Workshop on Foraminiferal Geochemistry(co-sponsored by the SCOR WG 138 on modern planktonic foraminifera).
Analytical improvements make it possible to analyze minor and trace element concentrations in foraminiferal calcite with greater precision, accuracy and spatial resolution. This has lead to refinements of existing, and discovery of new carbonate-based proxies. At the same time, a mechanistic understanding of element incorporation and isotope fractionation is lagging these analytical advances. This workshop aims at integrating recent element and isotope signatures of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, as well as discussing the development of a phsyiological basis for foraminiferal calcification. For further information, please contact Lennart de Nooijer.

Accommodation
A selection of local hotels and hostels is provided below to assist you with your accommodation requirements. These three hotels apply special rates for TMS delegates, provided the reservation code (in brackets) is used. The list is not exhaustive and there is a wide variety of accommodation for all prize ranges available on the island. Delegates are encouraged to look into alternative hotel options, for example through the website of the tourist information agency of Texel (http://www.texel.net/en/).

***On Saturday 28th June Texel will host a catamaran race: ‘Rondje Texel’. Please, book your accommodation well in advance***

Hotel de Pelikaan (code: TMS RATE)
Pelikaanweg 18
1796 NR, De Koog
T: +31 (0)222 317202
http://www.depelikaan.nl/en/

Hotel Greenside Texel (vouchercode: NIOZVU)
Stappeland 6
1796 BS  De Koog
T: +31 (0)222 327222
http://www.hotelgreenside.nl/en/home/

Hotel de Lindeboom (vouchercode: NIOZVU)
Groeneplaats 14
1791 CC, Den Burg
T: +31 (0)222 312041
http://www.lindeboomtexel.nl/en/home/

Stay Okay Hostel Texel
Haffelderweg 29
1791 AS, Den Burg
T: +31 (0)222 315441
http://www.stayokay.com/en/hostel/texel

If you have any conference-related questions please contact the organizing committee (Els Ufkes, Frank Peeters, Gert-Jan Reichart, Geert-Jan Brummer and Lennart de Nooijer) through the meeting’s general email address: tms2014texel@gmail.com.