Organized by: Christine Strullu-Derrien (Researcher in Palaeobotany) and Sylvain Marçais (President of the “Association Ste Barbe des Mines”)
In collaboration with: Christopher Cleal (Natural History Museum, Cardiff, UK), José Bienvenido Diez Ferrer (University of Vigo, Spain), Alan Spencer (Trustee of the Paleontological Association), Fabrice Redois (University of Angers), Céline Ducassou (University of Rennes), Philippe Cayla, and Members of the “Association Ste Barbe des Mines”.
With the support of the museums of Nantes, Angers, Laval and Le Mans and the “Association Agora Paleobotanica”.
And the towns of Chalonnes sur Loire, Chaudefonds sur Layon, Beaulieu sur Layon, St Aubin de Luigné, Rochefort sur Loire, Montjean sur Loire,
To put a spotlight geological and paleobotanical mining heritage, and to make it known to the wider public within the geographic region.
The meeting will take place in France from the 3rd until the 7th June 2018. Located in the Loire valley near Chalonnes-sur-Loire, and the historic Chapelle de Sainte Barbe des Mines, a stone’s throw away from the ancient city of Angers. Transport to the meeting is available in the form of by two international airports Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) and Angers Loire Airport (ANE), regular high-speed TGV trains from major French cities into Angers, or by road (e.g. A11 from Paris).
After an icebreaker on June 3rd allowing the organisers and the participants to meet, four days of talks, discussions, fieldtrip, exhibition and meetings with schools and public will be organized (June 4th to 7th)
More information will become available on the meeting website over the coming weeks and months: https://jrpm2018.eu/