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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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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//

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

Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

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All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016 can be viewed here, and are also available on Flickr.

Please do not use these images without the authors permission. If you are interested in obtaining high resolution versions of any image please contact the Secretary, who will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.

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Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016

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Thank you all for supporting the TMS Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016.

Calenders are no longer on general sale, as we only have a very limited supply remaining. If you would like to enquire about availability please contact Tom Hill. Read more

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.

Microfossil Image Competition 2015

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In 2014 The Micropalaeontological Society launched their first Microfossil Image Competition. Its outstanding success was reflected by the submission of over 120 images and the creation of a 2015 Micropalaeontology Calendar. The calendar had two print runs and sold out both times. A summary of the winning images can be found here, whilst a Flickr archive of all submitted images can be found here.

We would like to build on the success of our first year and The Micropalaeontological Society is therefore pleased to announce the start of the 2015 Image Competition. All TMS members are invited to submit images of microfossils. Non-members are also encouraged to take part. An overall winning image will be selected and eleven joint runner-up images will be chosen for use in a TMS calendar for 2016.

We will be accepting images until 30st September 2015. This will provide the competition panel sufficient time to select the best 12 images for the calendar, get the calendar designed and subsequently printed in time for distribution towards the end of the year. Image submissions should be of micropalaeontology-related material. The subject can be an individual specimen or an assemblage. and it can be a fossil or a living organism from a microfossil producing group. The type of image is also entirely open, and can include microscope photographs (reflected light, compound), SEM images or other innovative visual techniques, or more traditional artwork.

Twelve winning images will be selected for the calendar, with one image being chosen as the overall winner of the 2015 Image Competition. The winner will receive €200. All twelve winners will of course receive free copies of the calendar in addition to a certificate!
The society will print a fixed number of these calendars in the first instance, with additional print runs possible depending on demand. The society will charge a small fee for the purchase of a calendar – the price is to be confirmed but will be kept low, enough to cover printing and postage costs rather than to make a profit, and will likely be around £10.

Images should be submitted as high resolution JPEG or TIFF files (less than 20mb) and should be accompanied by your name, basic technical details and a short caption. If you have any problems please contact us.

Legal stuff; by submitting your image, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

TMSoc can only accept images from the copyright holders for the images being submitted. Please DO NOT submit images which are not your work. By submitting your image(s) to the Calendar Competition, you agree to assign TMSoc a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable license to use any chosen images (I.e. if selected, these images may be used for the Society’s calendar and also on the TMS website or for other publicity purposes – but you retain full copyright for any other use). You also grant the TMS permission to make minor editorial changes to your image(s) including but not limited to cropping, resizing, contrast/brightness adjustments and/or framing.

Submit an entry (by clicking here you agree to the terms outlined above)

I agree to the above terms and conditions, and would like to submit my image:

Please include the following in your email:
1. A short caption (include details of the fossil, and its gelogical age)
2. Your name and address and affiliation (e.g. a University), if relevant.

 

Click here to submit an image

If the above button does not work, simply send your photo to imagecompetition@tmsoc.org with the subject”Microfossil Image Competition 2015 Entry”.

 

TMS AGM 2015, 16-17th November 2015, Liverpool

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AGM 2015 rock to clock

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Proposed schedule

Monday 16th November: Rock to Clock: the importance of microfossils Symposium and Society AGM

The afternoon session will be dedicated to the importance of microfossils in fundamental and applied biostratigraphy, looking into biodiversity, evolution, geological indicators, as presented by the keynote speakers (including Phil Gibbard, Vanessa Bowman, Simonetta Monechi and Mike Simmons). This will be followed by the TMS awards and society business.  A drink reception (sponsored by Petrostrat) and the Annual dinner will conclude the day.

Note: you do not need to register or pay to attend the society business section of this meeting, this is free to attend for any TMS member.

Tuesday 17th November:  Poster session and open talks on micropalaeontology

The day will comprise of talk and poster presentations. Abstracts for posters and short communications (15 min) are invited across all aspects of micropalaeontology. Presentations are particularly encouraged from graduates and early career researchers.

Symposium Venue

 Talk and poster presentations will take place at the Foresight centre, Building #359 on this map: http://www.liv.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf

Registration

Registration is now open!

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Pricing and conference fee payment

  • Student/unwaged TMS member
  • £15
  • Student/unwaged TMS non-member
  • £30
  • Regular TMS member
  • £30
  • Regular TMS non-member
  • £40
  • Conference Dinner
  • £35


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Accommodation

We have a range of hotels (see below) that have discounted prices if booked by us. If you wish to use this service, please email us as soon as possible (tmsagm2015@gmail.com) with subject TMS Accommodation booking.

Hope street Hotel – £91.50 B&B – http://www.hopestreethotel.co.uk/

Feathers hotel -£59.95 B&B – http://www.feathers.uk.com/feathers-hotel/

The Liner Hotel – £59.00 B&B – http://www.theliner.co.uk/

The Hard Day’s night Hotel B&B – http://www.harddaysnighthotel.com/

(Single occupancy- £79.00); (Double occupancy- £89.00)

 

Otherwise, you could try http://www.booking.com or http://www.visitliverpool.com/accommodation

Travel Information

Road
From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University.

Rail
The University is just a ten-minute walk away from the nearest mainline station at Lime Street. Take the main exit and turn left into Lime Street. Then turn left again at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel and continue up Mount Pleasant towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Coach
The National Express coach station is in Norton Street, a fifthteen-minute walk from the Campus. From the exit, turn right and cross London Road into Seymour Street then Russell Street followed by Clarence Street. Then turn left into Mount Pleasant and head towards the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral.

www.nationalexpress.com

Ferry
Mersey Ferries operates services between Pier Head and Birkenhead/Wallasey on the Wirral. You can also sail between Liverpool and Belfast and the Isle of Man. Once in Liverpool, follow signs for the Catholic Cathedral.

Air
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated eight miles from the city and is best reached by taxi or the express bus – the Airlink 500, located directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. Direct trains run from Manchester Airport to Lime Street train station.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport:
http://www.liverpoolairport.com/

Manchester Airport:
www.manchesterairport.co.uk

Local
For comprehensive local travel information visit: www.merseytravel.gov.uk

Campus

The university website has detailed maps of campus and the Department of Geography is building 73 on these maps. http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps/

Conference Dinner

Conference dinner will take place at the Royal Liver Venue, an emblematic and iconic place of Liverpool on the 16th of November, from 19.30 onwards.

 

Please indicate if you have any dietary requirement when you register for the dinner (£35 including drinks).

For further information, please contact TMSAGM2015@gmail.com

Symposium organisers: Fabienne Marret-Davies, Alan Bowden and Kirsty Edgar.

 


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