INA 15 Bohol, Philippines from March 7-16, 2015.

Hi everyone,

We would like to announce that the 15th International Nannoplankton Conference (INA15) will be held in Bohol, Philippines from March 7-16, 2015.
The general schedule is as follows:
Pre-Conference Field Trips: March 7-8, 2015, Bohol Island
Conference Proper: March 9-13, 2015, Bohol Island
Post Conference Field Trip: March 14-16, 2015, Palawan Island

March was chosen as the best month to hold the conference mainly because of the weather here in the Philippines (after consulting with the state weather agency). This is a deviation from the usual fall/autumn schedule for our meetings.

To give you a better idea, Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines with an area of 4,117.26 square kilometers (1,589.68 sq mi)-- so it's not that small. The Philippines is made up of 7,000+ islands by the way, some large, some tiny. Most of us live in the largest island, Luzon, where the capital, Manila/Metro Manila is located. Bohol is known for its Chocolate Hills (karst) and its beaches and reefs. We thought it would be more worth your while to travel this far if there was a beach present in the conference venue:)

We hope to have the website up and running soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be at INA15!

Alyssa Peleo-Alampay
INA15 Organizing Committee

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