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FORAMS 2023

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FORAMS 2022, the next International Symposium on Foraminifera, has been postponed to 2023 due to still ongoing pandemic conditions: therefore, it is now labelled as FORAMS 2023.

The symposium will be held from June 26th to June 30th 2023.

It is our wish to pursue an “in attendance” conference and meeting and we do not wish to switch into a fully online one. Perugia (Italy) will be still our venue as previously planned.

The website URL (www.forams2022.it) will remain the same to minimize the changes and all deadlines have been simply postponed by one year.

The Organising Committee is proud to announce to you FORAMS 2022, the next International Symposium on Foraminifera to be held in Perugia (Italy), in 2023. All contributions regarding or involving Foraminifera are welcome.

We will host communications about new achievements coming from any research field involving foraminiferal biology and palaeontology, including genomics, experimental biology, growth analyses, environmental sensitivity, biomineralisation, biomonitoring, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, palaeogeography, taxonomy, oil industry, geological applications, etc…

A call for sessions will open soon, to give all researchers the opportunity to highlight particular topics. Pre-symposiums and post-symposium field trips are planned to visit localities where both modern and fossil foraminifera can be observed/sampled.

We’ll be able to host workshops and scientific meetings upon request. Please keep checking the website as in the next few weeks it will be populated with info, news and calls for sessions!

Deadlines:

  • Call for field trips: 31 December 2021
  • Call for sessions: 30 August 2022
  • Early bird registration: 31 December 2022
  • Abstract submission: 1 April 2023

Organising Committee:

  • Antonino Briguglio (Genova, Italy)
  • Giulia Margaritelli (Perugia, Italy)
  • Cesare A. Papazzoni (Modena, Italy)
  • Maria Rose Petrizzo (Milano, Italy)
  • Roberto Rettori (Perugia, Italy)

6th Joint Palynology & Silicofossil meeting

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The Palynology group held our 6th Joint Meeting with the Silicofossil group on 1st July 2022, organised by Chloe Walker-Trivett, Phil Jardine, Savannah Worne, Martin Tetard and Matt Pound (local meeting host). This meeting was hybrid, with a small contingent of attendees gathering in person at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the rest of our attendees joining the event over Zoom. This meant we were lucky to have participants from multiple different time zones and countries joining us, something that would not have been possible in the pre-COVID times of traditional in-person only conferences. We hope this made the event accessible to those without the budget, time, or means to travel. The variety and quality of talks was excellent, and we would like to thank everyone who participated and made the day a success. Particularly, we would like to thank our keynote speakers; Jen O’Keefe, Sam Slater, Kristen Beck, Volkan Özen, Fabienne Marret and Emma Hocking, all of whom delivered interesting and insightful talks. It was great to see a few faces in person, and the rest virtually, and we hope everyone enjoyed an excellent day of science!

The abstract book, with details of all the talks, can be found on the palynology group webpage.

TMS Annual Conference 2022

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The annual conference of the Micropalaeontological Society will be held at MARUM, the University of Bremen, Germany between 9th and 11th November 2022.

The theme of the conference “The microfossil record of ecosystem response to global change” and the scientific diversity of the targeted audience is illustrated by the keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Clara Bolton, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara, Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Sofia Ribeiro, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Nicolaas Glock, Institute for Geology, Hamburg University, Germany
  • Dr. David Lazarus, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

Next to two full conference days (10-11th November), there will be an opportunity to organize half-day workshops on Wednesday 9th November, followed by the Icebreaker Party.

Registration is now open

The ab­stract sub­mis­sion dead­line is 30 Septem­ber 2022. Re­gis­tra­tion for par­ti­cipants who do not wish to present any­thing at the con­fer­ence will re­main open un­til 9 Oc­to­ber 2022. To register, please visit the conference website:

https://www.marum.de/en/Research/TMS-2022.html


TMS-Cushman Foram Seminars

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We are pleased to announce that we are launching a seminar series on foraminiferal research as a joint initiative between The Micropalaeontological Society and the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. The first two dates are:

30 / 5 14:00 CET Julie Meilland on Reproduction strategies and habitat of planktonic foraminifera in the upper ocean

13/06 15:00 CET Simon F. Mitchell on The basis for a large benthic foraminifera zonation of the Eocene of the Americas

More details, including how to register, can be found here:

6th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2022

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The Micropalaeontological Society Silicofossil and Palynology Joint meeting will take place on the 30th of June to the 1st of July 2022 at Northumbria University, UK. Virtual attendance through Microsoft Teams will also be an option.

Abstracts on any aspect of palynology or silicofossil research are welcome. Presentations will be either full talks (12 minutes presenting, 3 minutes for questions), or lightening talks (4 minutes presenting, 1 minute for questions). Preference will be given to PhD and MSc students to enable them to present talks in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference for in-person attendees. A social event on the evening of the 30th June is planned for in-person attendees, with further details to follow (cost likely to be between £20-35 pp).

Abstract submission and registration are open from the 8th of April to the 27th of May and can be accessed on the following link: https://forms.gle/K8oUkJixpbzKNaVz7

Once you have filled in the registration form, please pay the registration fee using the options below

Registration fee is £40 for non-TMS members, £25 for TMS full members and £15 for students, retired TMS members and participants from lower income countries.

Please select your category

Any question can be asked to: tmspaly@gmail.com or tmsocsilico@gmail.com

ISO 19, 18th-22nd July 2022, Lyon, France

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The French Ostracodologists’ Group and the International Research Group on Ostracoda are pleased to invite you to attend the 19th International Symposium on Ostracoda that will be held in Lyon at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 from July 18th-22nd 2022.

Hopefully the pandemic situation in France will be better in July than it is at the moment (France accounted for about 10% of the World covid cases this week…). The ISO meetings are rare occasions for ostracodologists of different countries, disciplines, generations to meet and discuss so we’ll do anything we can to maintain the meeting in person.

We would like to strongly encourage the younger generation (MScs, PhDs, Postdocs) to come and present their work in front of our welcoming community. The IRGO will provide at least two travel grants (up to 1000€) to students that have no other source of funds for attending the conference. The two best student abstracts will be selected by the advisory board of SF*IRGO (https://www.support-irgo.net/advisory-board/) for the attribution of these grants and the laureates will be notified on April 30th the latest.

We also know that not every one of you will be able to attend the meeting. Those participants that know, or expect, that they will be unable to attend in person because of travel, health or mobility restrictions will still be able to present their work and follow the conference online. If their abstracts are accepted, they will be invited to submit pre-recorded talks ahead of the meeting and to attend a live virtual Q&A session after their talks. Oral sessions during the meeting will therefore be a mix of predominantly live, in-person presentations and some pre-recorded presentations, presented to both the in-person and virtual audience. The symposium will thus be fully streamed for virtual attendees but social events taking place in Lyon will be for in-person attendees only.

To find out more, visit http://iso2022.univ-lyon1.fr/en

ICP14

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Dear Paleoceanography community and friends,

We are excited to announce that registration and abstract submission for ICP14 are now open! Please visit the ICP14 homepage for registration and lots more information about the conference.

We remain hopeful that we can arrange ICP14 as the vibrant conference it always is and only need to use the virtual component to broaden participation and opportunities for interaction. However, we keep monitoring the pandemic situation closely and will send further updates in case changes need to be made.

Important deadlines:

  • Early Bird registration: Feb 28, 2022
  • Travel /virtual participation grant application, including abstract submission for those applying: Feb 28, 2022
    • (Note: those applying for travel/virtual participation grants can register until April 20, 2022 at the early bird rate)
  • Abstract submission: April 3, 2022
  • All Presenters must register by April 20, 2022
  • Changes to participation mode (virtual/on-site) until April 20, 2022

The Scientific Committee is in the final stages of completing an exciting plenary program and we have ample space in the program for extended poster sessions. A range of field trips are planned to allow you to experience the fantastic glacially formed landscape surrounding Bergen.

You can also find an updated weather prediction on the website!

If you would like to organize a pre- or post-conference meeting or workshop in Bergen and need help with logistics, let us know at sec.icp14@uib.no. (please write “ICP14 workshops” in the subject line).

For the musicians among you, please sign up in the registration form to join the stage at the Paleomusicology concert. And finally, following tradition we are looking for hosts for ICP15, so please get in touch with us at sec.icp14@uib.no if you are interested in giving a pitch for hosting ICP in 2025.

Best regards,

The ICP14 local organizing committee

Cocco Catch-up

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There will be a pre-christmas Cocco Catch-up on the 14th December on Zoom. More details can be found on the event page.