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IGCP 653 Annual meeting in Yichang, China, October 2017

The second annual meeting of the International Geoscience Programme Project 653 “Filling the gap between Cambrian Explosion and the GOBE” will be held in Yichang, China from October 8 through 18, 2017.   Provisional Programme: Oct. 8 (Sunday), 2017: Arrival, registration

Dayangcha Workshop on the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary, September 20-25, 2017, Changchun, NE China

FIRST CIRCULAR In the past 16 years, there have been tremendous advances in understanding of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary on the basis of the study of the GSSP fixed at Green Point, Newfoundland in 2001. New discoveries and knowledge of fossils

IGCP 653 Opening Meeting: Sept. 2016, Durham, UK

The new IGCP project 653, funded for the years 2016-2020, in an international effort to investigate the initiating causes and processes that produced the rapid diversification of marine organisms during the Ordovician Period, known as the ‘Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event’ (GOBE).  The

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IGCP 591 Closing Meeting

The final meeting of the International Geoscience Programme Project 591 “The Early to Middle Paleozoic Revolution” will be held in Ghent, Belgium, 6-9 July 2016, jointly with: The International Subcommission on Cambrian Stratigraphy (ISCS), The International Subcommission on Ordovician Stratigraphy

Ordovician News No 33 (for 2015)

Ordovician News No 33 (for 2015) has been compiled and is available for download:

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12th ISOS: Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 8-11, 2015

Registration and full details at: Deadline for registration, abstracts, and Payment: MARCH 1, 2015. The 12th International Symposium on the Ordovician System will be hosted in on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 8-11, 2015.

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Ordovician News No 31

TO ALL FRIENDS OF THE ORDOVICIAN SYSTEM The latest issue of Ordovician News, covering research and activities conducted during 2013, together with some important announcements of forthcoming conferences, is available for download. Many thanks to all who contributed. Regards, Ian

IGCP 591 Field Workshop 2014, Kunming, China: Second Circular available

Download the Second Circular The 2014 Field Workshop of IGCP 591, to be held jointly with ISSS, ISOS and ISCS, will be hosted at the Yunnan University in Kunming (SW China), August 12-21, 2014. Its formal theme is ―Geologic and

Obituary – Professor ZHANG Wentang (1925-2013)

We are sad to announce the death of Prof. Zhang Wentang, a well-known palaeontologist and geologist, and a research professor at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (NIGP). Prof. Zhang died in Nanjing on October 20, 2013 having enjoyed

Palaeocast Episode 19: The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

Palaeocast published an interview with Prof. David Harper of Durham University, UK, about the Ordovician System and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. Check it out at