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TMS quiz

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Come and join our festive Virtual TMS Holiday Quiz, hosted by the amazing Samuel Langford!! Rounds include general science questions, a picture round and a music round. All general science so no microfossil taxonomy knowledge required!

  • £5.98 per person (any profits will go to TMS student grants)
  • Science fun guaranteed
  • Everyone welcome! You don’t have to be a TMS member

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tms-holiday-quiz-tickets-130772366669

By buying a ticket you agree to adhere to the TMS Code of Conduct

TMS Annual Conference 2021

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We are looking for volunteers to host next year’s Annual Conference! The Annual Conference takes place in November and typically consists of a day of keynote speakers, Society business and the conference dinner (in case of a physical meeting), followed by a day of talks and posters. We hope that by this time next year we will be able to have a physical meeting again, but if the situation requires a (partly) virtual meeting, TMS will be able to assist with setting up a virtual platform. 

As many past meetings have been UK-based, we are now looking for a location outside the UK. If you would like to volunteer to host the meeting in November 2021, please send a short (<5 min) promotion video about your proposed meeting location to events@tmsoc.org. This can be very simple, such as powerpoint slides with recorded audio. Useful information to include are potential venues, possible accommodation options (e.g. affordable options for students) and travel information. Green transport options such as trains are a plus! Deadline for submission is 31 December.

In January all videos will be published through the TMS channels for members to vote on their favourite location. The winning location will be announced by the end of January. If you have any questions please email the Events Secretary Anieke Brombacher (events@tmsoc.org)

TMS Annual Conference 2020

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Micropalaeontology in the 21st Century

Registration is now open

This year’s Annual Conference, will take place online, 11th to 13th November 2020. The three days will consist of a combination of keynote speakers, open talks and posters. For more information, click here.

As part of the conference we are also holding a one day workshop on Tuesday 10th November to discuss Microfossil Geochemistry.

First circular for INA18

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The 18th International Nannoplankton Association Meeting will be held at the Palais des Papes Conference Centre, Avignon, France between 29th August and 2th September 2021. We hope that everyone will be able to travel safely a year from now, and we are looking forward to a large turnout from the entire calcareous nannoplankton community, especially from those within Europe.

As is the tradition, we plan to organize a 1-day fieldtrip on the Sunday 29th August (followed by the Icebreaker Party), and a 2-day fieldtrip after the conference (3-4th September). Both will be in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur Region.

In the autumn, there will be a call for session and workshop proposals, so please start thinking about anything you are interested in proposing. Further information can be found at the conference website: https://ina18.sciencesconf.org/, which we will update as the conference dates approach with registration details etc. We expect to open early-bird registration in early 2021.

We look forward to hosting you in Avignon,
Sincerely,
The INA18 organisers: L. Beaufort, C. Bolton & B. Suchéras-Marx
CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
ina18 (at) cerege.fr

Foram-Nanno 2019, 1st-4th July 2019, Switzerland

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The Conference and Workshops will occur over 3 days scheduled in July 2019 and will be held in Fribourg located at the feet of the Pre-Alps, in the heart of Switzerland. The old town, founded in 1157, with its narrow streets, its old wooden bridges, museums, restaurants and very picturesque views is one of the most attractive mediaeval city in Europe. Not too big, not too small, Fribourg represents a typical example of the Swiss life style (http://www.fr.ch/ville-fribourg/).

The Department of Geosciences (Chemin du Musée, 6) will host the Workshops. The TMS Conference will be in the Perolles 2, Building PER22, Auditoire Joseph Deiss.

The University Campus Pérolles is at walking distance from all Hotels (about 10-15 minutes). From the station, following the Boulevard de Pérolles until a yellow tower-like building, this is Campus Pérolles.

A map will be provided in the second circular.

An Excursion taking place after the meeting will explore both the geology and the suggestive Swiss Pre-Alps landscape, with a unique chocolate experience.

For full conference information including scientific programme and important advice, please download this flyer:


Conference registration steps:

Registration deadline: 30th April 2019

1 – Register for conference using online form

2 – Pay registration fees

Please transfer the corresponding amount corresponding to your requirement (e.g. Registration, plus Conference Dinner, plus Field Trip for TMS Member = 170 CHF) to the bank account here below.

Banque Cantonale de Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg

Beneficiary: Université de Fribourg, Administration, 1700 Fribourg

Account : 01.10.040176-00

Clearing : 768

IBAN : CH56 0076 8011 0040 1760 0

SWIFT : BEFRCH22

Payment reference : TE-758 Micropaléontologie

Please check that your transfer correspond to the exact sum and does include also the bank fees.

Payment is also possible on-site as Late Registration.

3 – Submit abstract (if applicable)

Download and construct your abstract, and email back to
silvia.spezzaferri@unifr.ch to complete your submission

BSRG workshop: palynological applications to sedimentology, 17th-19th February 2019, Scotland

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We are pleased to announce our 2019 BSRG palynology workshop led by Dr. Adam  McArthur and Dr. Alena Ebinghaus from the universities of Leeds and Aberdeen and Dr. Manuel Vieira from Shell. This two day workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and early career geoscientists interested in gaining an introductory overview into palynology and its wide-reaching applications. This trip will also include a core workshop based on sediments from an impact crater lake fill sequence and a team exercise showcasing the power of integrating palynological data into environmental models, particularly applicable to hydrocarbon exploration.

More Info:

Foram-Nanno 2018, 22nd June 2018, Edinburgh & St Andrews

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The deadline for registration and abstract submission has been extended to 23.59pm, 18th May

The next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh to coincide with the FORAMS2018 conference.

The theme for the 1 day meeting will be: Reconstructing past ocean environments with foraminifera and nannofossils

Foraminifera and nannofossils are extremely useful to academic and industrial micropaleontology as proxies for palaeoenvironmental, palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic research. Their abundance, presence in virtually all marine environments, and sensitivity to environmental alterations make them ideal recorders of past oceans and climate change. In this session we invite contributions (posters and talks) from micropalaeontologists working on nannofossils and fossil foraminiferal communities to highlight their use as tracers and to reconstruct environments of the past.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and attendees of the TMsoc meeting will also be able to take part in the FORAMS2018 sessions and discussions held on the 22nd and vice versa.

FORAMS2018 attendees are also able to submit an additional abstract free of charge to the TMS session.

We particularly encourage abstracts from Nannofossil workers and Early Career researchers.

More details about travel and accommodation in Edinburgh can be found via the FORAMS2018 website.

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

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The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth and environmental sciences. Recent, major advances have come from a broad spectrum of fields, including atmospheric modelling, high-precision age dating, volcanology, geochemistry, stratigraphy and palaeontology.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting aims to highlight these achievements and showcases the improved understanding we now have of the great environmental catastrophes of the past. The Meeting aims to encompass the full spectrum of crises seen in the Phanerozoic fossil record.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting provides a platform to assess the current stratigraphic and geochemical records of environmental change during mass extinction events and the role of atmospheric climate modelling in understanding the causes of the crises. The goal is to evaluate the relative importance of environmental changes in major episodes of species extinctions, and to further explore the mechanisms that link these proximal kill mechanisms to the ultimate drivers, such as large igneous province eruptions and meteorite impacts.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear research developments happening in diverse disciplines applied to all mass extinction events.

Abstract deadline: 1st December 2017

More info at The Geological Society webpage