The Micropalaeontological Society


SEM image of Scyphosphaera porosa, a rare deep-photic coccolithophore collected from the plankton on AMT Cruise 18 (November 2008, S. Atlantic, 130m depth). Imaged by Jeremy Young, University College London, UK, imaged at EMMA unit, The Natural History Museum, London.

Chair: Odysseus Archontikis (University of Oxford)
Secretary: Claire Routledge (University of Kiel)

Nannofossil Links

Calcareous nannofossils are often widespread, abundant and well-preserved in marine sediments in the geological record and are therefore a very useful biostratigraphic tool. Made of calcium carbonate, they can often be found in vast numbers, sometimes forming the major constituent of a particular rock e.g. the White Cliffs of Dover. Living and fossil nannoplankton are also important in the study of climate change and in palaeoceanographic and palaeoecological research.

The working group is open to academic and industrial scientists worldwide who are interested in the study of Calcareous Nannofossils. The group aims to bring workers together to disseminate knowledge and facilitate research. An annual joint meeting with the foram group takes place in the spring and other group activities include taxonomic workshops and field meetings.

Recent Nannofossil Posts

SURVEY: Marine Micropalaeontogical Data Requirements

Anne Strack, Lukas Jonkers and Michal Kucera at MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Read more

INA 19 Conwy, Wales, UK: 7th – 15th September 2024

Save the Date! INA look forward to welcoming you to the 19th international nannoplankton association meeting. Read more

TMS Newsletter 2023

We are pleased to announce that the TMS Newsletter for July 2023 is now available Read more

APPLICATIONS OPEN: TMS Image Competiton 2023

Since 2014, The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS) has annually held a micropalaeontology-themed image competition, where the Read more

TMS Calendar Image Competition 2023

Do you have an amazing SEM image, CT scan, or other kinds of art?We will Read more