The Micropalaeontological Society

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This year, our social media team wants to keep our TMS commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and to kick things off, we welcome the first edition of #WomenInMicropalaeontology! This campaign is a continuation of our previous #IAmAMicropaleontologist.

This TMS initiative aims to empower and inspire women (cis, trans and non-binary alike) from the current and next generations by highlighting #WomenInMicropalaeontology during International Women and Girls in Science Day (February 11th). Representation, role models and mentoring are extremely important to diversify the Geosciences and break the #GlassCeiling women face in the society and science. We expect this initiative to help build (new) networks between and within #WomenInMicropalaeontology.

We invite #WomenInMicropalaeontology to participate in this campaign in two ways:

Fill out this form with a short text about you and include some pictures, if you like, before February 1st, 2023. We will post them on our official Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. If it is easier, you can send us a video!


Make a Post on your personal Twitter or Instagram accounts or in our Facebook group, telling us about you, your roots, work, etc., and including some photos, if desired. If you feel like recording a video, it is also welcome! Tag us and add the hashtags #WomenInMicropalaeontology & #TMSoc; we will proudly share it from our Social Media Channels!

On February 11, we will post your photos and short bios and/or share your posts if you tag us. Other members can help broadcast this campaign by re-sharing the posts, reacting, and leaving some nice comments.

We are excited to see your contributions, and stay tuned for our next DEI campaigns!

TMS Social Media Team (Sofía Barragán-Montilla & Jaime Y. Suárez-Ibarra)

Pre-Christmas Cocco Catch-up

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We are pleased to announce that a new ‘Pre-Christmas Cocco Catch-up’ will take place on Thursday,  UK time/19:00-21:00 CET time. The event offers an informal opportunity to meet with colleagues and wish a Happy Christmas to each other, and we also plan a little nanno-themed quiz.

The event will be run virtually and Zoom call details will be provided at a later date to those who express their interest. If you are keen to attend, please express your interest here.

And if you’re wondering what Christmas gifts to get this year, check the ‘Shine Bright like a Coccolithophore‘ card made by Helen Smith in memory of Chris Daniels and in support of the PLANETS Charity. Multipack of six cards for £10.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there to celebrate together a festive coccolith season!