The Micropalaeontological Society

Nannofossil

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. 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: Amy Jones

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.


2021 conference abstracts

Our first Special Issue of the Newsletter, with the abstracts from the 2021 annual meeting Read more
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ICP14

Dear Paleoceanography community and friends, We are excited to announce that registration and abstract submission for ICP14 Read more

Cocco catch-up

There will be a pre-christmas Cocco Catch-up on the 14th December on Zoom. More details Read more

New papers

The latest papers published in the Journal of Micropalaeontology are now available online: Revised taxonomy Read more

Latest Newsletter

Our latest copy of the TMS newsletter is now available to download from the Newsletter Read more

Newsletter now available

The new edition of the TMS newsletter is now available to download from the Newsletter Read more

Cocco Catch-Up

TMS Nannofossil Group ‘Cocco Catch-Up’, hosted from University College London Thursday, 22nd July 2021 from 13:30 Read more

INA is now on Instagram!

The International Nannoplankton Association now has an official Instagram account, which you can follow to Read more

NannoTalks Volume 2

The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) is happy to announce NannoTalks Volume 2, starting Monday 19th Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2021

Diatoms are tiny, silica-shelled phytoplankton. Not only are they an important part of marine ecosystems Read more