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TMS Calendars 2023

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The 2023 TMS calendar features twelve fantastic microfossil images which were sent in by members and were voted on. The best twelve photographs/montages are featured in the calendar, which Publicity Officer Leeza Pickering expertly put together.

The calendars will be available for delivery from around 21st November. The price per calendar is £10.00 plus postage and packing.

To order:

  • For UK purchasers, please remit £12.50 (this is £10 plus £2.50 postage and packing)
  • For purchasers in continental Europe and Ireland, please remit £13.50 (£10 plus £3.50 postage and packing)
  • For purchasers from the rest of the world, please remit £14.00 (£10 plus £4.00 postage and packing)
You can pay using PayPal:
(please select your postage option – you can pay by card by selecting the “pay without a PayPal account” button)
Post to UK £12.50 GBP Post to Europe £13.50 GBP Rest of World £14.00 GBP

OR you can make a direct payment to our (Barclays) bank account:
Sort code: 20 80 14
Account number: 60214825
IBAN: GB23 BARC 2080 1460 2148 25

Please support the society, and the twelve photographers, and buy one: you will be reminded every day just why you love micropalaeontology

When you have paid, please email Jim Riding (jbri@bgs.ac.uk), with your mailing address and how many calendars you have ordered, and you will be sent your calendar(s) post-haste!

This is strictly a limited edition (100 only) so place your order very soon!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT (AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

TMS Annual Conference 2022

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Logo for TMS 2022

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 Nanno Journal Club

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SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore

We are excited to announce the initiation of the TMS Nanno Journal Club! This is designed to promote research findings and initiatives on nannoplankton within our group, with the aim to bring our community closer. We intend to distribute a termly email promoting and publicising papers/blogs/etc., that have recently been published by TMS Nanno members in the form of an online Newsletter with the intention of distributing amongst the TMS Nanno mailing list. If you have recently published a paper in an academic peer-reviewed journal, or written a blog on your science and want to advertise it within our group, please consider filling in the following form (it will only take ~5 minutes to complete). With your (and/or the authors permission), we would also be proud to promote your submissions on our TMS Nanno twitter page.

TMS Newsletter 2022

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We are pleased to announce that the TMS Newsletter for March 2022 is now available to download here.

JM Special Issue: submissions call

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We are pleased to announce the following Special Issue of the Journal of Micropalaeontology is now open for submissions.

Advances in Antarctic chronology, paleoenvironment, and paleoclimate using microfossils: Results from recent and legacy coring campaigns

Guest editors: David Harwood, Masao Iwai, Denise K. Kulhanek, R. Mark Leckie, and Francesca Sangiorgi

There have been several International Ocean Discovery Program expeditions to the Antarctic in recent years, including 374 (Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History), 379 (Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History), 382 (Iceberg Alley), and 383 (Dynamics of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current [DYNAPACC]), as well as numerous national campaigns on oceanographic vessels. These cruises have resulted in an abundance of new studies using microfossils as biostratigraphic and paleoceanographic indicators, identification of new taxa, and advances in geochemical techniques utilizing microfossils or the biomarker they produce. In addition, work on legacy core collections continues to produce new and important Cenozoic records. This special volume provides an opportunity to publish important new studies that will greatly improve our knowledge of Antarctic micropalaeontology and climate evolution in a single special volume.

As of 1 March 2022, authors can submit their contributions by using the online registration form on the JM website: https://editor.copernicus.org/jm/manuscript_registration. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2022. During the registration process it is important that the correct special issue is selected. 

ICP14

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ICP14 logo

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.

New Papers

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The latest papers published in the Journal of Micropalaeontology are now available online:

Revised taxonomy and early evolution of fasciculiths at the Danian–Selandian transition

Francesco Miniati, Carlotta Cappelli, and Simonetta Monechi

Upper Eocene planktonic foraminifera from northern Saudi Arabia: implications for stratigraphic ranges

Bridget S. Wade, Mohammed H. Aljahdali, Yahya A. Mufrreh, Abdullah M. Memesh, Salih A. AlSoubhi, and Iyad S. Zalmout