To assist the teaching of nannofossil taxonomy and to promote standardisation of taxonomic concepts, The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) aims to establish a network of replicate slide collections. To facilitate this a committee has been established to organise selection of samples, these will then be sent to the University of Parma for preparation of duplicate slide sets. We now seek applications from repositories that can safely maintain and provide access to these archives of key calcareous nannofossil samples. Our objective is establish collections in 10 different laboratories worldwide.
ThANKS Center requirements:
If you would like to host a ThANKS collection set then please do let us know. You can either fill in the application form below, or send us the answers in an email or as an attachment. Please also feel free to send photos of your facilities if you think it is relevant - these can be sent as an email attachment. Please send emails to Denise Kulhanek