Postponed until further notice
Geologists’ Association Student Symposium 2020 – Geoscience in a wider society: what difference will your research make?
Keynote speaker: Professor Ian Stewart (Director of Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University)
Meeting co-sponsored by TMS
- Abstract submission: 31 March
- Registration: 15 May
UPDATE: This year’s ISF course has been postponed until the threat of infection by the Corona Virus subsides or is eliminated
International school of foraminifera
UK IODP Annual Meeting 2020
Present your IODP-related research and find out more about up-coming expeditions as well as the development of the new 2050 Science Framework
Professor Tina van De Flierdt (Imperial College)
Dr Ake Fagereng (Cardiff University)
Dr Roz Coggon (University of Southampton)
The digital meeting will be spread over three sessions:
- 1pm to 3pm, Thursday 27th August 2020
- 10 am to 12pm Friday 28th August 2020
- 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm Friday 28th August 2020
Talks and posters about ICDP and joint IODP-ICDP science are very welcome. PhD Students and Early Career Researchers are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. Prizes will be available for students hosted at UK research institutions
Geological Society of America annual meeting
The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) is happy to announce NannoTalks Volume 2, starting Monday 19th April at 15:00 UTC. Tune in to our transmission on YouTube at
Our first talk will be the Role of silicon in the development of complex crystal shapes in coccolithophores by Gerald Langer. The development of calcification by the coccolithophores had a profound impact on ocean carbon cycling, but the evolutionary steps leading to the formation of these complex biomineralized structures are not clear. Advanced microscopic studies help to understand how these tiny microorganisms calcify and how some coccolithophore species recruit silicon for crystal morphogenesis.
TMS Meetings and Sponsored / Related Meetings
TMS is involved in organising a variety of meetings. The AGM of the society is held each Autumn and the society participates in organising a range of events and meetings with other palaeontological organisations. The constituent specialist groups of TMS also organise their own meetings, generally involving (but not limited to) an annual event in the Spring/Summer. Links to the pages for each of these groups of events can be found below.
TMS collaborates, via the Joint Council for Palaeontology, with the Geological Society of London, the Palaeontological Association and the Palaeontographical Society to organise the annual Lyell Meetings. The themes of these are different each year, but the overall concept is to highlight the role of palaeontology in the earth sciences.
Group meetings are held regularly throughout the year. For details of these you should refer to the individual Specialist Group (Foraminifera – Microvertebrate – Ostracod – Palynology – Nannofossil – Silicofossil)
Previous TMS AGMs and other whole society meetings
Information on the coming years AGM will be placed on these page at the relevant time. Information on previous TMS AGMs and other meetings is available here
Events code of conduct
All participants at our events are asked to sign up to a code of conduct as a requirement for attending.