Barcelona February 2001 Workshop Programme

Tuesday 13th

First lot of participants will arrive to their accommodation in Barcelona1


Wednesday 14th

Second lot of participants will arrive



Getting together in a nice bar2, followed by a dinner in a nearby restaurant


Thursday 15th


07:30 - 08:15



08:15 - 09:00

Guided Tour (walking) from hotel to I.C.M.

Kees van Lenning3

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome — Introduction

Kees van Lenning

09:15 - 10:00

Overview & use of heterococcolith ultrastructure/ biomineralisation

Jeremy Young

10:00 - 10:45

Analytical requirements for the measurement of Uk37 indices for paleotemperature determination by gas chromatography (GC) and GC coupled to mass spectrometry

Joan O. Grimalt

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break


11:15 - 12:00

Changes in coccolith species and Uk37 paleotemperature measurements in the North Atlantic over the last three climatic cycles

Joan O. Grimalt

12:00 - 12:45

Identifying marine microorganisms through molecular analysis

Ramón Massana

12:45 - 13:30

Taxonomy of holococcoliths, and re-interpretation of the affinities of Canistrolithus and Alisphaera based on new structural observations.

Annelies Kleijne

13:30 - 15:00



15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 18:00

Training sessions:

The complex genus Syracosphaera

Ax-xDemonstration of laboratory work involved in genetic studies on phytoplankton

Bx-xThe use of SEM for identification of coccolithophores

For "A" and "B" we have to split up in two groups, which change positions after some time

Lluïsa Cros

Ramón Massana

Lluïsa Cros, and Jeremy Young

Friday 16th


09:00 - 09:45

Introduction to the Alboran Sea dynamics

Jordi Font

09:45 - 10:30

Storminess control over African dust input to the Moroccan Atlantic margin (NW Africa) at the time of maxima boreal summer insolation: A record of the last 220 Kyr

Graziella Bozzano

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 11:45

Coccolithophores and the global production of dimethyl sulphide (DMS)

Rafel Simo

11:45 - 12:30

Eukaryotic picoplankton

Carlos Pedros

12:30 - 13:30

Marine conservation biogeography - How many reserves are needed to allow the persistence of meta populations in fluctuating marine environments

Jordi Bascompte

13:30 - 15:00



15:00 - 18:00

Training sessions:

Ax-xThe use of HPLC for pigment measurement.

Bx-xTaxonomy on coccolithophores (using extended set of previously collected SEM images)

For this purpose we have to split up in two groups, which change positions after some time

Kees van Lenning

Annelies Kleijne, Lluïsa Cros, and Jeremy Young

Saturday 17th


09:00 - 13:30

Flexible day; those participants who would like to present some of their (latest) results are welcome to do so in a private atmosphere, without the need for previous notification

Meeting for joint publications or other issues of interest


13:30 - 15:00



15:00 - 18:00

Meeting for joint publications or other issues of interest


20:00 -

Goodbye Dinner


Sunday 18th


For those participants not leaving today it is possible to organise a tour through Barcelona or towards an interesting location outside.


1xResidencia d’Investigador, Calle Hospital 64 (See image below. It’s located near Placa Catalunya, the last stop of the Aerobus, which leaves from the airport). Consult and for details about accommodation and city, respectively.

2xL’Ovella Negra (The black sheep, selected to make folks from Texel feel right at home), Carrer de les Sitges 5 (located near your accommodation; see, and image below)

3xIn case you run into trouble or need something call Kees on his mobile phone: 677.557.007

Find your accommodation and "the" bar

1Distribution of rooms and reservation data in Residència d’Investigadors (reservations made by Conchita Borruel, Institut Ciències del Mar, tel., and confirmed by Marta Baldé, at 23/01/2001)

Type of room



Reservation data


Hanno Kinkel

Karl Heinz-Baumann


33, Nº 00013008


Patrick Quinn

Alberto Garcia-Saez


34, Nº 00013009


Markus Geisen

Babette Boeckel


09, Nº 00013006


Mario Cachao


32, Nº 00013003


Jeremy Young

Ian Probert


07, Nº 00013004


Samantha Gibbs


28, Nº 00013007


Annelies Kleijne

Patrizia Ziveri


08, Nº 00013005