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Joint Meeting (TSOP, AASP, ICCP) 2016, 18th-23rd September, Houston

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An upcoming joint meeting of three geological societies, will be held in Houston early this Fall. The joint meeting will be the annual meetings of The Society for Organic Petrography (TSOP), AASP-The Palynological Society (AASP) and The International Commission for Coal and Organic Petrography (ICCP). I would like to point out that a significant percentage of the AASP-TPS membership resides in the UK and nearby regions of Europe.

 

For more info, visit: http://palynology.org/home-page-2016-joint-meeting-tsop-aasp-iccp/

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

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Registration

  • Deadline for registration to the TMS meeting : October 25th
  • Deadline for participation to the TMS annual dinner (and beer tasting) : October 15th

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Abstract submission

Abstract Deadline: 7th October 2016

 

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Pricing and conference fee payment

  • Deadline for registration to the TMS meeting : October 25th
  • Deadline for participation to the TMS annual dinner (and beer tasting) : October 15th

  • Students/unwaged TMS members,
  • £20
  • Regular TMS members or students/unwaged TMS non-members
  • £35
  • Regular TMS non-members.
  • £45
  • Conference Dinner
  • £40

 

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Schedule

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The conference will take place at “Espace Culture” of the Scientific Campus (Cité Scientifique).
Registration will be opened from Thursday 17th, 12.30 at Espace Culture. We recommend that you set up your poster during the registration period.

Travel bursaries

Multiple TMS travel grants of up to £100 are available to support postgraduate students and early career researchers (those who have completed their PhD within the last 5 yrs) to attend the TMS Annual Conference. This grant can only be used to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs. Successful grant candidates must be presenting at the conference (oral or poster presentation). Please complete the application form below and return to the Events Secretary (events@tmsoc.org) before the 30th September 2016. Candidates will be notified of the status of their application in in early October.

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Venue and travel

The Annual General Meeting 2016 of the TMS will take place at the University of Lille.

The meeting venue is located on the Campus of the University Lille1 Sciences and Technologies, at Villeneuve d’Ascq, in the building «Espace Culture».

The campus can easily be reached by metro (about 15 minutes from the city centre of Lille): yellow metro line 1 towards «Quatre Cantons»

The « Espace Culture », located in the heart of the campus next to the new Learning Center Innovation, is in short walking distance (less than 5 minutes) from the metro station «Cité Scientifique».

A map of the campus is available here: http://www.univ-lille1.fr/digitalAssets/48/48448_UL1_PlanCampus_A4_06.2016.pdf

Lille can easily reached by Eurostar (London), Thalys (Brussels) or TGV (Paris). Trains arrive either at Lille Europe (new railway station) or at Lille Flandres (historical railway station). Both stations are in the city centre of Lille and have direct access to the metro.

From the United Kingdom, you can reach Lille-Europe in 1 hr 20 mins from St Pancras Int’l or in 56 mins from Ashford Int’l.

Eurostar proposes city break deals that can be interesting in combining the Eurostar train with hotels at Lille:

http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/city-breaks/france/lille

Accommodation

Accommodation is difficult on or near the campus.

Among a large range of hotels, we advice you to choose a place near a metro station in the city centre.

You can find hotels at low prices below 50 Euros (Mister Bed, Première Classe, Kyriad, etc.) up to outstanding places like the 5 star Hermitage Gantois, that you may book through a Eurostar deal.

https://www.short-breaks.com/city-breaks/France/Lille

Further information about the symposium venue, travel arrangements, accommodation options etc. will be made available at www. tmsoc.org over the coming months.
For further information, please contact TMS2016AGM@gmail.com

Symposium organisers: Taniel Danelian, Thomas Servais and Kirsty Edgar

 

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Palynology Group Meeting 2016, 6th July 2016, Nottingham

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The Micropalaeontological Society Palynology Group meeting will take place on the 6th July 2016 at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham.

We would like to invite members of the TMS Palynology Group and the wider community to submit abstracts for the forthcoming one-day meeting at the British Geological Survey. The theme of this meeting is Applying Palynology in all its myriad forms. We welcome abstracts on any topic involving palynology; preference will be given to PhD and MSc students to enable them to present talks in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Further details will be announced after the abstract deadline.

Abstract deadline 13th June 2016.

The 3rd annual von Post Lecture will be given by Dr Patricia Wiltshire (University of Aberdeen) Abstracts and Enquiries to: James Riding (jbri@bgs.ac.uk) or Matthew Pound (matthew.pound@northumbria.ac.uk)

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

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The 17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference will be held in Liverpool, UK from the 5th-8th September 2016. The meeting has a large range of micropalaeontologically relevant sessions including Palaeoceanography: marine environments of the past and the establishment of long baselines, Ocean Circulation and Processes, Beyond the bi-plot: State of the art approaches to using stable isotopes and biomarkers in marine trophic and spatial ecologyOvercoming the temporal and spatial complexities of open ocean nutrient cycling and The impacts of marine climate change and variability in the shelf seas . The closing date for abstract submissions is 12th May.

Further details can be found at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/challenger-conference-2016//

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

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Jurassic Nannofossil Workshop 2016

The Jurassic Calcareous Nannofossil Workshop under the aegis of the International Nannoplankton Association is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Ecology and Biodiversity of Jurassic coccoliths and nannoliths. This intensive workshop is intended for academic or industry researchers, as well as for private consultants interested in Biostratigraphy, Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoecology, and Environmental applications.

The aim is to provide a primer on the study of Jurassic calcareous nanofossils and examples of how nannofossils can be used in biostratigraphy and biochronology but also as paleoenvironmental and paleooceanographical proxies. We will review the current classification schemes of the calcareous nannofossils, discuss their ecology, review their usefulness for biostratigraphical applications, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with microscope sessions. The entire workshop consists of approximately 8 hours of lectures, 4 hours of round table, and 4 hours of microscope work.

A one-day fieldtrip in the Callovian-Oxfordian near La Voulte (Ardèche, where a Lagestätt also occurs) will be held.

Abstract deadline: 25th March

Please email emanuela.mattioli@univ-lyon1.fr to register for this workshop, or for more information.

For full information, abstracts and programme visit: http://jurassicnannofossils.univ-lyon1.fr/

 

Girls into Geoscience, 14th July 2016, Plymouth

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This exciting one day workshop, with additional optional field trip to Dartmoor, will introduce female A level students to the Earth Sciences and demonstrate the world of careers open to Earth science graduates today. With seminars from women working in Geology, and hands on workshops looking at GIS, microfossils and planetary geology, this year’s Girls into Geoscience event isn’t one to miss. Geology isn’t just for the boys!

Taking place on Monday July 4th. This fantastic event is aimed at Year 12 girls interested in finding out more about geoscience and the directions it could take them. The day will give them the opportunity to listen to women working as geoscientists talk about their jobs and how they got there; take part in hands on geology workshops; and have the opportunity to get a flavour of studying Earth Sciences at university with tours of the campus and facilities, and networking with current female students studying Earth Sciences.

There will be four workshops to choose from, including one dedicated to microfossils and climate, run by Dr Jodie Fisher and Dr Debbie Wall-Palmer. Come and explore how microscopic shells are used to reconstruct past environments and changes in climate. Get hands-on experience of examining deep-sea sediments using microscopes and use these amazing microfossils to reconstruct 100,000 years of climate change in just 30 minutes!

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/girls-into-geoscience

Contact girlsintogeoscience@plymouth.ac.uk or phone (01752) 585975 to book a place on this free event for Year 12 girls.

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

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The annual Lyell Meeting is jointly organized by the TMS, the Geological Society, the Palaeontological Association and the Palaeontographical Society. It showcases advances in palaeontology and its role in the Earth Sciences.  This years meeting addresses the key issue of how we can use information technology to retrieve, synthesise, compile, communicate and analyse palaeontological data – Palaeoinformatics. This is an ever-more immediate challenge, of importance for palaeobiodiversity study, global change research, and petroleum exploration,  but one to which the answers are by no means clear yet. The timeliness of the meeting is reflected in the participation, with the contributors being leaders in the field from the USA, UK, Germany and China. We hope the meeting will help develop international collaborations as well as providing a unique opportunity for non-specialists to gain a comprehensive understanding of state of the art in the field. Read more

EGU 2016 Session “The effects of petroleum and mining industry discharge on the marine environment”, 17th–22nd April, Vienna

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Marine discharge of waste associated to the petroleum and mining industry might result in increased pressure on the marine ecosystem and environmental deterioration. This requires detailed knowledge on changes and impact on the physical environment, pollution concentrations, and the possible impact of pollutants and physical disturbances on organisms living in the marine environment.
The purpose of this session is to bring together a wide cross-section of the marine sciences community working to determine the effects of petroleum and mining industry discharge on the marine environment. Special focus is placed on the effect of drill cutting and mine tailing discharge on the marine environment. We are interested in, but not restricted to, studies, which concentrate on examples of changes in the sedimentation rate, sediment grain-size, heavy metal content and bioindicator species.

More info: here

Foram-Nanno 2016, 19th-24th June, Angers

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Registrations and abstract submissions will be opened on March 1st, 2016 and have to be completed before April 15th, 2016. Late registration fee will include a surcharge.

 

 


Introduction

The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted by the Laboratory CNRS UMR 6112 LPG-BIAF Recent and Fossil Bio-Indicators, at Angers University, France. The program will encompass oral presentations on selected micropaleontological topics, posters sessions, a conference dinner, a field excursion, and a thematic workshop day.

The theme for this year’s event is “From life strategies to the geological record”. We invite contributions ranging from studies focusing on life strategies, modern-day processes as well as paleontological application of foraminifera and nannofossils. These may include studies on biology, 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, and invited talks. The third day will be dedicated to a field trip and the fourth day will host several workshops.


Venue

The conference venue is situated at the Science Faculty of Angers University (2 Boulevard Lavoisier Angers). Angers is a beautiful city in western France, about 300 km southwest of Paris. It is the historical capital of Anjou and was for centuries an important stronghold in northwestern France. Keynote lectures, oral presentations, poster sessions, and workshops will take place at the Faculty of Science, building L (see map below). Light refreshments (coffee/tea) will be served in the Lobby. An icebreaker reception will be hosted on the evening of 19th June in building A (see map below). The third day is reserved for a field trip to the island of Noirmoutier, situated at 170 km from Angers off the Atlantic coast in the Vendée department.

Angers can be reached by a direct train connection from Paris Charles De Gaulle airport (2.5 hours). Upon arrival at the train station (Angers Saint-Laud), the Faculty of Science can be reached by buses numbers 1 and 14, from the stop “Angers – Gares Papin” to the stop “Angers – Restaurant Universitaire”. This journey takes 20 to 25 min. The faculty of science is directly accessible following the plan below.

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Meeting Schedule

Download the full meeting program here:

Sunday 19th of June (Building A)

17.00-19.00. Registration and icebreaker party

 

Monday 20th of June (Building L)

08.45-09.00. Welcome (Hall Building L)

Morning: Session 1: Biology and Ecology

09.00-10.30. Keynote lecture (1) + Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

10.30-11.30. Coffee break & Poster sessions 1, 2 (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

11.30-12.30. Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

12.30-13.30. Lunch (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

Afternoon I: Session 2: Geochemical proxies based on calcareous microfossils

13.30-15.00. Keynote lecture (1) + Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

15.00-16.00. Coffee break & Poster sessions 1, 2 (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

16.00-17.00. Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

Afternoon II: Session 3: Odds and Ends

17.00-18.00. Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

 

19.30. Conference dinner (Restaurant La Salamandre 1 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch, 49100 Angers) (see important locations page 2)

 

Tuesday 21th of June (Building L; Amphi L006)

Morning: Session 4: Microfossils from Shallow water environments

09.00-10.30. Keynote lecture (1) + Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

10.30-11.30. Coffee break & Poster sessions 4, 5, 6 (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

11.30-12.30. Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

12.30-13.30. Lunch (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

Afternoon I: Session 5: Paleoceanography Part I (Mesozoic-Tertiary)

13.30-15.00. Keynote lecture (1) + Oral presentations (3) (Building L; Amphi L006)

15.00-16.00. Coffee break & Poster sessions 4, 5, 6 (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

Afternoon II: Session 6: Paleoceanography Part II (Quaternary)

16.00-18.00. Oral presentations (6) (Building L; Amphi L006)

18.00-18.45. Closure ceremony, election venue for 2017 (Building L; Amphi L006)

 

Wednesday 22nd June

08.00-20.00. Geological fieldtrip on the Island of Noirmoutier (Departure from the main entrance of the Science Faculty in front of Building A). Lunch packages will be provided.

 

Thursday 23th June (Buildings L and A)

09.00-17.30. Thematic workshops

Morning session 8.30-12.30

Workshop 1A: Beyond Biostratigraphy – information retrieval from coccoliths (Building L; Room L101)

Workshop 2: FORCIS: Planktonic foraminiferal response to recent climate stress (Building L; Room L102)

Workshop 3: FOBIMO (FOraminiferal Bio-Monitoring) (Building L; Room L103)

Workshop 4: Foraminiferal ultrastructure (Building A; Room A018)

12.30-13.30. Lunch (Building L; Room Rez-de-Jardin)

Afternoon session 13.30-17.30

Workshop 1B: Beyond Biostratigraphy – information retrieval from coccoliths (Building L; Room L101)

Workshop 5: Bridging Linnaean taxonomy and barcoding of benthic foraminifera (Building L, Room L102)

Workshop 6: Biomineralization and trace element incorporation in foraminiferal calcite (Building L; Room L103)

 

All the events will take place at the University of Angers: Faculty of Sciences. Registration and icebreaker party of the 19th of June will be held in building A. The rest of the meeting 20-24th of June will be held in building L (See the map).


Registration and Abstract Submission

Attending the conference is possible after registration. Registrations and abstract submissions will be opened on March 1st, 2016.

Please complete the form below, and email it to the organizing committee here.

Fees for participation are as follows:

Foram Nanno 2016 price list

Payments should be made before the 15th of April. Late registration fee will include a surcharge for each category. Conference dinner and fieldtrip is subject to a maximum attendance. Please, register early.

Paying registration fees

To pay online please follow the link (if you register before the 15th of April 2016) and the link (if you register after the 15th of April 2016) and select at the registration options

If necessary, payment can also be made through an international bank transfer (IBAN: FR76 – 1007 – 1490 – 0000 – 0010 – 0018 – 473; BIC: TRPUFRP1) precising the name of the participant and the budget line (911umr27-COL16TMS).


Accommodation

A selection of local hotels and hostels is provided below to assist you with your accommodation requirements. The prices are for one night and are given only as indications. They may vary. The list is not exhaustive and there is a wide variety of accommodation for all price ranges available in the city.

  • Best Western Hôtel d’Anjou 1 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch 108€
  • Hôtel des Plantes 12 Rue Savary 73 €
  • Le Grand Hôtel de la Gare 5 Place de la Gare 50 €
  • Le Continental 14 Rue Louis de Romain 59 €
  • Hôtel Citotel l’Univers 2 Place de la Gare 69 €
  • Hôtel ibis Angers Centre rue de la poissonnerie 52 €
  • Le Royalty 21 Boulevard Ayrault 62 €
  • Hôtel de l’Europe 3 Rue Chateaugontier 50 €
  • Hôtel de champagne 34 Rue Denis Papin44 €
  • Hôtel Molière 2 Rue de la Roë 76 €
  • Hôtel du Mail 8 Rue des Ursules 85 €
  • Hôtel Mercure Angers Centre Gare 18 Boulevard Foch 71 €
  • Hotel Mercure Angers Lac de Maine 2 Allée du Grand Launay 85€
  • Hôtel Saint Julien 9 Place du Ralliement 64 €
  • Hôtel Le Progrès 26 Rue Denis Papin 108 €
  • Best Western Hôtel d’Anjou 1 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch 81 €
  • Hôtel Mercure Angers Centre 1 Place Pierre Mendès France 78 €
  • Hôtel de France 8 place de la gare 70 €
  • Le Royal Hôtel 8 Place de la Visitation 51 €
  • Hotel Des Lices 25 Rue des Lices 51€
  • Ethic Etapes lac de Maine 49 Avenue du Lac de Maine 52€


 

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Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives session of Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21st-26th February 2016, New Orleans

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There is a special session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (21-26 February 2016) entitled “Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives”. This session will be a great opportunity to showcase how paleoecological and paleobiological research can help to constrain ecological processes and benchmark variability at scales not accessible to biological observations. We invite contributions making use of fossil and sub-fossil data irrespective of organismal groups, methods, or time scales, including investigations ranging from studies of the natural magnitude of ecosystem variability, trends, changes of biogeographic range, to processes related to the extinction and emergence of species.

More information on the official meeting website.