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Please find below a list of known meetings from other bodies. Help us to help you! Send announcements of forthcoming meetings to: meetings@palass.org


12th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera
Muscat, Oman, 8 - 12 February 2015

Planned symposium topics are based on: Biology and Paleontology, Cnidaria and Porifera through time, Cnidaria and Porifera through space, and Phanerozoic bioconstructions.

Please check the conference website for updates www.12sfcp2015.gutech.edu.om/.


15th International Nannoplankton Association Meeting
Bohol Island, Philippines, 7 - 16 March 2015

Pre-conference fieldtrip, 7 - 8 March 2015, Bohol Island. Post-conference fieldtrip, 14 - 16 March 2015, Palawan Island.

Further information is available on the website (http://www.ina15.upd.edu.ph/) or by contacting the organisers (ina15philippines@gmail.com).


"Planktic gastropods: biology, ecology and palaeontology" in association with the Malacological Society of London
The Natural History Museum, London, 1 April 2015

To register your interest in presenting a talk, please contact Deborah Wall-Palmer (deborah.wall-palmer@plymouth.ac.uk).


Joint Symposium of The Society of General Microbiology (SGM) and the British Society for Parasitology - The Building Blocks of Microbial Evolution
ICC, Birmingham, UK, 30 - 31 March 2015

This joint symposium will be an exploration of the diversity and interconnections behind microbial evolution during the first 3 billion years. The symposium will be in association with the SGM’s Annual Conference, which attracts over 1,000 attendees from the UK and further afield and is Europe’s largest annual gathering of microbiologists.

Further information is available on the website (http://www.sgm.ac.uk/en/events/conferences/index.cfm/annual-conference-2015) or by contacting the organisers (conferences@sgm.ac.uk).


"Planktic gastropods: biology, ecology and palaeontology" in association with the Malacological Society of London
The Natural History Museum, London, 1 April 2015

To register your interest in presenting a talk, please contact Deborah Wall-Palmer (deborah.wall-palmer@plymouth.ac.uk).


7th International Brachiopod Congress: The Brachiopod World
Nanjing, China, 22 - 25 May 2015

The theme of the congress will be “The Brachiopod World”. Scientists around the world who are interested in fossil and living brachiopods and related topics are invited to attend. The congress venue will be the Nanjing International Conference Hotel in the vicinity of Nanjing City proper on the foot of the beautiful Purple Mountain, where more than 200 heritage and scenic tourist sites are located together with more than 620 species of vascular plants.

The congress will include keynote speeches, scientific sessions, posters, pre- and post-conference field excursions. Within the 4-day in-door meeting, all of our distinguished colleagues will have opportunity to refresh, update, and exchange their knowledge on Brachiopoda and related areas. As always, the congress will bring the internationally known scientists together to share experiences and ideas on the latest developments of the brachiopod study.

For further information, please see the conference website: www.7ibc.org/.


Progress in Echinoderm Palaeobiology
Zaragoza, Spain, 14 - 21 June 2015

This conference will celebrate the career of Dr Andrew Smith, a world-renowned specialist in echinoderms who retired in late 2012.

The conference will be focused on echinoderm palaeobiology. Contributed presentations will review the current state of knowledge for a range of groups, highlighting recent advances and identifying topics of uncertainty and possible future research paths. Other echinoderm-related topics that include data from the fossil record are also welcome. There will be short workshops on Spanish fossil material and new analytical techniques, and a field trip will take place close to Zaragoza (Iberian Chains) and in the north western part of Spain, between the cities of León and Oviedo (Cantabrian Mountains).

For further information, please see the conference website: http://progressinechinodermpalaeobiology.blogspot.com.es/.


Systematics Association Biennial Meeting
University of Oxford, UK, 26 - 28 August 2015

This three day meeting will take place in The University Museum of Natural History and the Department of Zoology, with accommodation available in historic Christ Church College. Sessions will include: Systematics & Ecology, Systematics & Evolution, Systematics & Taxonomy and Systematics & Fossils.

Please check the Systematics Association website for updates www.systass.org.


Flugsaurier 2015, The International Meeting of Pterosaurology
University of Portsmouth, UK, 26 - 28 August 2015

In 2015, Flugsaurier, the International Meeting of Pterosaurology, will be held in the United Kingdom for the very first time. Flugsaurier 2015 will be held at the University of Portsmouth in conjunction with the Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy to be held afterwards in Southampton.

Please see the meeting website for more information: http://flugsaurier2015.com/home.html. Anyone who would like to be included on the mailing list so that they receive the first circular should contact Dr Dave Martill (david.martill@port.ac.uk).


The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, 31 August - 3 September 2015

The meeting will be preceeded by Flugsaurier 2015 ( to be held in Portsmouth). Pre-conference field trips are planned, in conjunction with Flugsaurier, to visit the famous Jurassic coast in Dorset on 29 - 30 August. A post-conference field trip on 4 September will follow the formal SVPCA sessions.

Please check the website for updates: http://svpca.org/years/2015_southampton/index.php


Advanced Course in Jurassic-Cretaceous-Cenozoic Organic-Walled Dinoflagellate Cysts
Heidelberg, Germany, 13 - 19 September 2015

The course will focus on morphology, stratigraphy and palaeoecology. An excursion will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Lake Messel quarry, an Eocene lake deposit. Following the course there will be a special workshop in which the latest developments on Arctic and Nordic dinocyst biostratigraphy will be presented.

Please see the website for further information: www.lpp-foundation.nl.


5th Polar Marine Diatom Workshop
Salamanca, Spain 2015

Further details to come, please check the website for updates (https://sites.google.com/site/polarmarinediatomworkshop/).


14th International Palynological Congress and the 10th International Organization of Palaeobotanists Congress (IPC XIV/ IOPC X 2016)
Salvador, Brazil, late September - early October 2016

Local organizers are planning the congress to occur after the Olympics in Brazil. Further details to come.


DINO11
EPOC Laboratory, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France 2017

Further details to come.



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