INASSET 2018 - Cenozoic Nannofossils

Programme & group photo :: First Announcement Poster

Future Plans

The 2018 course was very successful so we hope to make this a regular event, and there are tentative plans for a Mesozoic course next year.

Lyon 2018 - Cenozoic

Lyon July 1st – July 7th

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, France

A 5 day programme of lectures and practical classes with a strong taxonomic focus including extensive microscope lab sessions. A grounding in Cenozoic nannofossil research will be provided through lectures on their crystallography, microscopy, image capture, and use of informatics resources such as the Nannotax website. We will then review the current nannofossil biozonal schemes, discuss their usefulness for biostratigraphical applications, and present case studies examining the geological evolution of these microfossils. A geological excursion on the 6th day will be held in the Ardèche Region.

This summer school is primarily intended for research students (Masters or PhD level), and early career-stage industrial biostratigraphers interested in nannofossil micropalaeontology, and its applications in biostratigraphy, and palaeoceanography. The INASSET 2018 course is now fully subscribed so we cannot take anyone else. We will, however, be running another course in 2019.

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Max number of participants: 16 - if the course is oversubscribed we may need to select participants.
Registration fees: Early registration (registration and payment before April 7 2018): 500 Euro
Late registration (after April 7): 600 Euro
The fee includes: lectures (5-day course), icebreaker party, coffee breaks, lunches, social dinner, excursion.

Update - 24th April 2018 Registration closed: the course is now fully-subscribed so we have closed registration.
If you have been accepted on the course but are unable to attend please let us know, so we can give the place to someone on the reserve list.

For further communication please contact emanuela.mattioli@univ-lyon1.fr, or giuliana.villa@unipr.it

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