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: Sarah Alvarez (University of Gibraltar)
Secretary: Amy Jones (University of Birmingham)

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.


New paper

The latest paper published in the Journal of Micropalaeontology is 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

First circular for INA18

The 18th International Nannoplankton Association Meeting will be held at the Palais des Papes Conference Read more

Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2020

2020 Calendar Following another successful year, our 2020 calendars are now sold out. Prices are Read more

The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference 2019, 13-14 November 2019, Nottingham

The TMSoc are delighted to announce this year’s annual conference will be hosted by the British Geological Survey at Keyworth, close to Nottingham. Read more