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Marine Studies Group: Shackleton Conference - Marine Geoscience Past, Present and Future

18 September 2017
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Conference, Specialist Group
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Marine Studies Group
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Marine Geoscience is the study of the geology and geophysics of the ocean.  It includes the fields of marine sedimentology, palaeoceanography, studies involving the oceanic crust, and the geophysics of the ocean floor, mid-ocean ridges and shelf seas.

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This meeting, named in honour of the great pioneer of palaeoceanography Sir Nicholas Shackleton (1937 - 2006), welcomes the UK's marine geoscience community with a series of invited keynote talks, submitted talks and posters from younger scientists. 

The goal of the one-day meeting, as well as sharing some of the exciting science that is being created in this wide ranging field, is to start a discussion of how the MSG can best support the marine geoscience community.

The final schedule will be posted to this website on Friday 8 September. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

A BGS forward look at Marine Geoscience in the UK: Priorities in a time of change
Robert Gatliff, Marine Geoscience - BGS

Ice Sheet Stability: A Palaeoclimate Perspective
Carrie Lear,  Paleoceanography - Cardiff 

The South Atlantic drilling project, multi-disciplinary collaborations in marine science.
Roz Coggon, Marine Oceanic Crust and UKIODP - NOC

Marine robotics and their past, present and future applications for marine geoscience

Russell Wynn, National Oceanography Centre

The evolving role of phytoplankton in the carbon cycle
Rosalind Rickaby, Paleoceanography, University of Oxford

The formation and evolution of new crust at ocean ridges:Tackling a fundamental Earth science challenge from multiple directions
Damon Teagle, University of Southampton

Abstract deadline 4 September 2017

The abstracts should be single spaced and not longer than 1 page A4, should list all authors and affiliations. Please specify if you would prefer a talk or a poster. Please note we will do our best to meet your request. The Deadline for Abstracts is Monday 4 September 2017. 

If you would like to submit an abstract, please contact: [email protected] 

Registration deadline - 14 September 2017

The registration for this event is open until 14 September 2017.

To register please download the registration form and return it to the conference office, or register online.