Date: 3 – 5 August, 2013
Venue: Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Coordinators: Dr. Noritoshi Suzuki (Tohoku Univ.) and Prof. Tokiyuki Sato (Akita Univ.).
Lecturers: Prof. Hiroshi Nishi (Tohoku Univ.) and Dr. Hiroki Hayashi (Shimane Univ.).
Language: English (and Japanese)
Prior experience: For students who have no experience on paleontology.
Since 2004, J-DESC has sponsored an annual microfossil summer school for Japanese earth scientists. Approximately 100 participants studied one of the microfossil groups, such as planktonic and benthic foraminifers, nannofossils, diatoms, or radiolarians, that are particularly important for IODP expeditions. The school thereby regularly contributes toward providing precise, high resolution age models for many IODP expeditions.
Beginning this year, the microfossil summer school is being recast as the 1st International Microfossil Summer School for Young Earth Scientists. We are planning this year to have lectures about Cretaceous – Recent planktonic foraminifera. Both lectures have many IODP experiences as a planktonic foraminiferal researcher. Lectures will be in English and Japanese and use hand-outs with English explanations.
(Morning): An IODP special talk: “Making an on-board microfossil list template for beginning micropaleontologists” (N. Suzuki).
(Afternoon): Practice on extracting foraminifera from rocks and observation of Neogene planktonic foraminifera.
(Morning): Observation of Neogene planktonic foraminifera
(Afternoon): Observation of Paleogene planktonic foraminifera
(Morning): Observation of Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera
If you are interested in this International Microfossil Summer School, please feel free to contact with Dr. N. Suzuki (norinori_at_m.tohoku.ac.jp), a coordinator of this summer school.
Send an email to J-DESC support <info_at_j-desc.org> with your 1. full name, 2. institution, 3. position (grade), 4. email address, and 5. field of expertise.
Application deadline: 20 July, 2013
Please do not hesitate to contact with J-DESC support <info_at_j-desc.org> if you have any questions.