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 (ISOS),
  • The International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy (ISSS) and
  • The International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (ISDS).

For details check the conference website at http://www.igcp591.ugent.be.

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: http://www.jmu.edu/2015ISOS
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.

The scientific sessions in Harrisonburg will be preceded and followed by geological excursions to study the Ordovician successions of Appalachian Mountain of the Eastern US., a field excursion is also planned for the Ordovician carbonate and siliciclastic deposits of Oklahoma (site of the Katian GSSP), and a field excursion is planned for the spectacular succession of dark shale in Idaho. The 5 field trips are described in more detail on conference website.

Massanutten -Late Ordovician Martinsburg Shale to Early Silurian Massanutten SS

Themes for the 12th ISOS include Ordovician climate, isotope stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, regional stratigraphy, paleoecology and paleobiogeography, and we welcome contributions on all aspects of Ordovician geology.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for registration, abstracts, and Payment MARCH 1, 2015
  • Deadline for booking accomodations at JMU APRIL 1, 2015
  • Pre-meeting Field Trips JUNE 3-7, 2014
  • Technical Sessions and Conference Field Trip JUNE 8,9,11, 2015
  • Post-Meeting Field Trips JUNE 12-17/18
  • Deadline for short papers for the special issue of Stratigraphy AUGUST 1, 2015

We look forward to seeing you in Virginia in 2015!

Steve Leslie and Dan Goldman
On behalf of the organizing committee

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Ordovician News No 31

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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.

Ian Percival
Secretary, International Subcommission on Ordovician Stratigraphy

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 biotic events and their relationships during the Early to Middle Paleozoic, however, the workshop will not be limited to these topics.

The Workshop will include two days of scientific sessions, an one-day trip to the Chengjiang Biota site (mid-conference field excursion), and a 6-day post-conference field excursion to investigate the Lower Paleozoic successions and fossils in northeastern Yunnan Province (western South China paleoplate) and western Yunnan Province (Indo-China and Sibumasu paleoplates).

The meeting is being organized jointly by the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and the Yunnan Key Laboratory for Palaeobiology (Yunnan University), with financial support from the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (LPS), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and IGCP 591.

Welcome to Kunming, China in 2014!

ZHAN Renbin, HOU Xianguang and ZHANG Yuandong on behalf of the Organization Committee