MEETINGS

Fifth International Meeting (Second Circular released on 1 May, 2017)

IGCP608 Session in 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous

Fourth International Meeting (Brief report; pdf download for Abstract, Field Guide)

Joint Sympoium with IGCP609 and ICDP Songliao Basin in 35th IGC (Brief report)

Third International Meeting (Brief report)

Second International Meeting (Brief report; pdf download for Abstract, Field Guide)

First International Meeting (Brief report; pdf download for Abstract, Field Guide)

Information on other Cretaceous-related Meetings (Updated on 2 March, 2017)

Tentative Work Schedule in Proposal

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING

The Fifth International Symposium of IGCP 608

1) Venue


ICC (International Convention Center) Jeju, South Korea (Republic of Korea)

 

2) Preliminary Schedule:

22 Oct., 2017         Arrival of participants (Seoul)

23-25 Oct., 2017   Pre-symposium field excursion "Cretaceous non-marine

                             sedimentary deposits in the western coast and

                             Gyeongsang Basin in the southern coast of Korean

                             Peninsula".  Moving to Jeju Island from Busan (air flight)

26 Oct., 2017         Opening Ceremony, Scientific sessions, Welcome dinner

27 Oct., 2017         Scientific sessions, Business Meeting

28 Oct., 2017         Departure of participants (Jeju)

  

3) Important Schedule:

December 20         Distribution of First Circular

March 1                 Reply to First Circular

                               (Returning deadline for Confirmation Reply Form)

May 1                    Distribution of Second Circular

July 1                    Reply date of Confirmation Form (Returning deadline)

July 15                   Deadline for submission of abstracts

September 1          Distribution of Final Circular to all potential participants

 

4) Organizers

Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Symposium of IGCP608 chaired by Prof. Daekyo Cheong (Kangwon National Univ., previous president of GSK) and Geological Society of Korea (as the 70th Anniversary Memorial Symposium of GSK; President: Prof. Min Huh, Chonnam National Univ.)

 

5) Contact

Symposium host:

Prof. Daekyo Cheong: dkcheong@kangwon.ac.kr

Symposium Secretary:

Daewoo Kim: geo9202@kangwon.ac.kr

 

Department of Geology, Kangwon National University

Gangwondaehaggil 1 Chuncheon, Kangwon-do

Korea (Rep. of), 24341

82-33-250-8559 (office), 82-10-5371-7559 (mobile)

 

FIRST CIRCULAR

CONFIRMATION FORM

SECONDCIRCULAR

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IGCP608 Session in 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous (10th ISC 2017)

Call for Abstracts: IGCP608 Session in 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous (10th ISC 2017)

1) Title: T4. C06 Asia-Pacific Cretaceous Ecosystems (IGCP608)

Under Theme of T4. The Cretaceous Greenhous World – Climate and Sea-level Changes

2) Convener: Hissao Ando, Li Guobiao and Xi Dangpeng

3) Submission deadline of abstracts: 15 February 2017

4) Schedule: 21 to 26 August 2017

5) Venu: UZA II (Universitätszentrum Althanstrasse), Vienna, Austria

*Further detailed information including abstract submission will be provided on the website of 10th ISC 2017

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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING

The Fourth International Symposium of IGCP 608
1) The Fourth International Symposium of International Geoscience Programme IGCP Project 608

Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

2) Fixed Schedule

   

August 14            Arrival of participants

August 15            Registration, opening ceremony, scientific sessions,

                            excursion to the Central Siberian Geological Museum, welcome party

August 16            Scientific sessions, excursion to the Novosibirsk Zoo, conference dinner.

August 17            Scientific sessions, business meeting, excursion to the Archaeology and

         Ethnography Museum.

August 18–20      Post-symposium field excursion "Cretaceous dinosaur-bearing deposits in

         Kemerovo Oblast".

August 21           Departure of participants

3) Important Schedule

     April 15    Deadline to submit Invitation Letter request
     May 15    Deadline for submission of abstracts
     May 20    Reply to Second Circular
     July 15      Distribution of Final Circular

4) Organizers

Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Symposium of IGCP608 chaired by
     Prof. Boris N. Shurygin and Galina L. Kirillova

Co-Organizing Agency
     Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and geophysics of Siberian Branch (SB) of
         Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (Novosibirsk)
     Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk)
     State Cultural Institution "Kemerovo Regional Museum of Local Lore"
     Coal Institute of the Federal Coal and Coal Chemistry Research Center SB RAS
     Cretaceous Commission of the Interdepartmental Stratigraphic Committee of Russia
     Russian National Committee for International Geoscience Programme

5) Contact: Igor N. Kosenko (Symposium Secretary)

Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS
Academician Koptyug av., 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Tel: +73833332306 Fax: +73833332301
E-mail: igcp608.2016@gmail.com

THIRD (FINAL) CIRCULAR AND PROGRAM

SECOND CIRCULAR

REGISTRATION FORM

CONFIRMATION FORM

VISA APPLICATION FORM TO RUSSIA

FIRST CIRCULAR

 

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JOINT SYMPOSIUM in 35th IGC

Joint Symposium with IGCP609 and ICDP Songliao Basin in 35th IGC, Cape Town, South Africa

1) Convener

Michael Wagreich, Hisao Ando and Chengshan Wang

2) Title

Cretaceous sea-level changes and Asia-Pacific Cretaceous Ecosystems (IGCP 609, IGCP 608, ICDP Songliao basin)
Under Theme of "Phanerozoic Earth History, Stratigraphy and the Geologic Time Scale" in Fundamental geoscience of Core Topics, SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMES

3) Submission deadline of abstracts: 29 February 2016 (Extended !)

Symposium details and Submit an abstract

4) Schedule

35th International Geological Congress, 27 August to 4 September, 2016

5) Venue

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Convention Square,1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
35TH INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS

* Further detailed information is provided in the website and Third Circular.

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THIRD INTERNATIONAL MEETING

The Third International Meeting of the International Geoscience Programme Project 608 will be held jointly with the 12th International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems (MTE-12) at Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China.

Brief Meeting Report

The 12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems (MTE-12)
and the Third International Symposium of IGCP 608

Date: August 16-20, 2015
Venue: Liaoning Mansion Hotel, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

August  15           Registration in Liaoning Mansion Hotel, Shenyang

August  16-18     MTE-12 Symposium

August  16           Opening Ceremony: President of Palaentological Society of China,
                                 President of Shenyang Normal University
                             Plenary Lectures (Zhou X.H., Dilcher, D.L., Wang C.S., Spicer, R.A.)
                             Scientific Sessions (M-1, M-4, 8 (A), M-5 (A))
                             Evening: cultural performances

August  17           Scientific Sessions: M-2, 3 (A), M-4, 8 (B), M-6, M-9
                             Poster Exhibition (29 posters)

August  18           Scientific Sessions: M-7 (IGCP608 Workshop), M-5 (B)
                             Visit of Paleontological Museum of Liaoning (PMOL)

August  19-20     Post-symposium field excursion
                                 (Beipiao, Chaoyang and Jianchang of western Liaoning)

Important Schedule:

May        25          Second Circular issued via e-mail and symposium website

June       30          Deadline for the Abstract submission

August     1          Third Circular distribution

Contact:    MTE-12 Secretariat: Ms. Wu Sizhu

PMOL/Shenyang Normal University, 253 North Huanghe Street,
Shenyang 110034, China
E-Mail:       MTE-12@pmol.org.cn or sisifiona1985@163.com
Web:          http://www.pmol.org.cn/MTE-12

THIRD CIRCULAR (2015-08-01) pdf

SECOND CIRCULAR (2015-05-25) pdf

FIRST CIRCULAR pdf

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEETING

The Second International Meeting of the International Geoscience Programme Project 608 in Tokyo, Japan

Brief Meeting Report

Second International Symposium

Date: 4-6 September, 2014
Venue: Okuma Auditorium, Waseda University in central Tokyo

Post-conference Excursion

Date:7-10 September, 2014
Forearc basin siliciclastics along the Pacific coast 100 to 200 km east to northeast of Tokyo

Choshi Group (storm-dominated shallow-marine sandstone and mudstone facies: Barremian-Aptian), Nakaminato Group (Campanian turbidite and offshore mudstone facies: Campanian-Maastrichtion) and Futaba Group (fluvial to shallow-marine sandstone and mudstone facies: Coniacian-Santonian).
We can see the alternating marine (deep to shallow) and terrestrial (fluvial) deposits and their transitions in sedimentary facies and biofacies laterally and stratigraphically. We also visit some geosites of Choshi and North Ibaraki Geoparks.

Contact:

Organizing Committee of the Second International Symposium of IGCP608

Dr. Tohru Ohta (Secretary General)

E-Mail: igcp608.waseda@gmail.com

THIRD (FINAL) CIRCULAR with Program  pdf

3rd Circular site map (pdf, new window)

Cover page

Invitation and aims

General information

Conference address

Getting there

Other useful sites & Access

Registration & Accommodation

Meals & Schedule

Scientific sessions

Guidelines for oral/poster presentation

Symposium program (oral presentation)

Day 1: September 4 (Thursday)

Day 2: September 5 (Friday)

Day 3: September 6 (Saturday)

Poster sessions

Post-symposium field excursion

Executives and organizing committee

Correspondence

SECOND CIRCULAR pdf

FIRST CIRCULAR pdf

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEETING

The First International Meeting of International Symposium of the International Geoscience Programme Project 608

Brief Meeting Report

Cretaceous ecosystems and their responses to palaeoenvironmental changes

in Asia and the Western Pacific

at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India

December 20-27, 2013.

 

20-22 December, 2013: Scientific sessions of the symposium; business meeting

23-27 December, 2013: Post-symposium field excursion

(Cretaceous non-marine to shallow-marine sequences in the central and western peninsular India)

ABSTRACT VOLUME Download

FIELD GUIDE Download

FINAL SCHEDULE Download

Important Schedule:

31 July, 2013: Submission of the Registration Form!

30 September, 2013: Request for Accommodation

31 October, 2013: Submission of the Abstract

31 October, 2013: Submission of request for financial support

30 November, 2013: Announcement of detailed Symposia Programme

SECOND CIRCULAR  Download

Registration Form   Download

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP)

Contact: Professor Sunil Bajpai

directorbsip@gmail.com; sunilbajpai2001@yahoo.com

You can see the details of our meeting objective, venue, schedules, field excursion and some other useful information on the Second Circular. It also introduces the host institution, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP).  Professor Sunil Bajpai (Director) will kindly invite us to the first meeting among the East Asian Cretaceous IGCPs since the Ajmedabad Meeting of IGCP350 in 1997.

A post Symposium five-day field excursion to the Cretaceous non-marine to shallow-marine sequences distributed in the central and western peninsular India is proposed. These sequences consist of the Bagh Beds with a prolific marine fauna and the overlying dinosaur-bearing Lameta Formation, which in turn is overlain by the Deccan Trap volcanics and the intercalated sedimentary deposits (inter-trappeans) straddling the K/T boundary.

Geological and Tectonic Maps of India can be downloaded below:

Geological Map of India (5.13MB, new window)

Tectonic Map of India (3.33MB, new window)

Memoirs of Geological Survey of India (new window)
 An Issue dealt with the Cretaceous strata visited in our excursion Bose, P. N., Geology of the Lower Narbada Valley between Nimawar and Kawant. Memoirs of Geological Survey of India, Vol.21, Part 1, 1-72, 1884

FIRST CIRCULAR  Download

Date: December 20-27, 2013

          Dec. 20-22: First International Symposium

                 Venue: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India

          Dec. 23-27: Field Excursion to central and western peninsular India

 Deadline of Abstract Submission: Oct. 15, 2013

 Contact: Professor Sunil Bajpai

 E-mail: directorbsip@gmail.com; sunilbajpai2001@yahoo.com

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Information on other Cretaceous-related Meetings

2017

1) 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous (10th ISC 2017)

The 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous (10th ISC) will be scheduled for August 21–26, 2017, Vienna, AUSTRIA.

Please find the First Circular here.

The 10th ISC Website has just been launched here.

and will be complemented step-by-step with further relevant information.

According to Dr. Michael Wagreich (leader of IGCP609) and Dr. Benjamin Sames (secretary of IGCP609), the chief organizers of 10th ISC, the call for proposals of themes and session topics is now open until August 31, 2016

E-mail: michael.wagreich@univie.ac.at

2) IGCP609: Cretaceous Sea-Level Session in 10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous

Title: T4.C05 Climate-environmental deteriorations during greenhouse phases: Causes and consequences of short-term Cretaceous sea-level changes (IGCP 609)

Convenor: Wagreich, M., Hu, Xiumian., Rahman, J.J., Voigt, S., Yilmaz, I.O., Zorina, S. & Sames, B.

 

3) 5th Symposium of IGCP 632: Continental Crises of the Jurassic: Major Extinction Events and Environmental Changes within Lacustrine Ecosystems (Jurassic Tropical to Polar Biotic and Climatic Transect)

Meeting Date: 30 Sept. – 1 Oct. 2017

Venue: Museum of Northern Arizona and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Pre-Meeting Field Trip planned: 28-29 Sept., 2017 for continental Triassic-Jurassic boundary

First Circular: http://www.igcp632.org/

4) SIBERIAN SUMMER SCHOOL in PALEONTOLOGY

(One of ten courses held at Novosibirsk State University)

Novosibirsk State University is organizing a Siberian Summer School which will take place in the city of Akademgorodok (Siberia, Russia) from the 1st to the 22th of July 2017.

A course of palaeontology focused on invertebrate palaeontology and micropalaeontology is proposed among ten courses !

Date: 1-22 July 2017

Venue: Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Lecturer: Clémentine Colpaert and Igor Kosenko

For more information: SIBERIAN SUMMER SCHOOL (Novosibirsk State University)

2016

1) JpGU-AGU Joint Session in Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

  M-IS02 “IGGP (International Geosciences and Geoparks Programme) of the future”

 

Date: 09:00 - 12:15, May 24th 2016 (Tue.), the third day of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting

Venue: Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, Chiba, Japan

Oral presentation on "Origin and future of Global Geoparks" by Dr. Guy Martini

 

Moderators: Setsuya Nakata, Mahito Watanabe, Kuniyasu Mokudai and Yoshiki Saito

 

Invited speakers: Patrick J Mc Keever (Earth Sciences and Geohazard Risk Reduction, UNESCO)

 

Session explanation: IGGP of the future

 

Program:page1 page2

Scope: The Global Geoparks Program that started in the 1990s as an initiative to foster protection and sustainable use of the planet's geoheritage will be merged with the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), a UNESCO initiative to promote research on geology, in the upcoming UNESCO General Conference in 2015. A new international initiative, the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) will result out of this merger. In this session we will conduct an evaluation of the achievements of the existing Geoparks and IGCP programs and provide insight on the initiative of IGGP. The session will also feature discussion on the interrelationship between Earth Sciences and Society.

 

The leader, H. Ando will present a brief introduction on IGCP608 and related activities.

2) International Symposium on “Dinosaur Reproduction” (Poster)

Poster Program

Date: June 24th 2016 (Fri.) during the Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Japan

Venue:Institute of Dinosaur Research, Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui, Japan

Moderators: Yoichi Azuma and Kazunori Miyata (Fukui Prefectural University) ready been known from all the continents except Antarctica and Australia. Today, our understanding about dinosaur reproduction is still rapidly growing. Also, notably, the dinosaur eggs and eggshells, including those of birds, were recently reported from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan. The study about dinosaur reproduction facilitates our understanding about the reasons of dinosaur long-term prosperity during the Mesozoic, and the evolution of diverse and unique reproductive strategies among extant birds. On the other hand, the study is still in its youth, and its importance does not seem recognized widely enough. It is for this reason that we organize this symposium in an aim to discuss furthering the study about dinosaur reproduction through presentations of the latest research.

INTRODUCTION: Modern study about dinosaur reproduction started in the late 1970’s based on fossil eggs and nests. By the late 90’s, dinosaur eggs and nests had al

 
OVERALL PROGRAM

13:00~13:05      Introduction

                            Yoichi Azuma (Fukui Prefectural University)

13:05~13:30      Learning from small pieces of eggshells

                           Takuya Imai (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum)

13:30~13:55      Dinosaur eggs and associated vertebrate remains from the Lower

         Cretaceous Sasayama Group of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

                            Haruo Saegusa (The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo)                           

13:55~14:20  The Cretaceous fossil eggs from China

          Jin Xingshang (Zhejiang Museum of Natural History)     

14:20~14:35      Break

14:35~15:00      Evolution of ornithischian eggs

                            Miguel Moreno-Azanza (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

15:00~15:25      Theropod eggs of North America

                            Darla Zelenitsky (University of Calgary)

15:25~15:50      Comparative and parataxonomic studies of dinosaur eggshells belonging to

         oofamily Megaloolithidae from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina

                            Mariela Soledad Fernández (Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidady

                            Medioambiente)

15:50~16:15      Down in the Dirt: Reproduction in Mesozoic Birds

                            David Varricchio (Montana State University)

16:15~16:40      Discussion

                            Organized by Kazunori Miyata (Fukui Prefectural University)

3) 35th International Geological Congress: 27 August- 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
OVERALL PROGRAM

Pre-congress Fieldtrips: Thursday 18 to Saturday 27 August
Registration opens, Exhibition setup and Opening Sunday: 28 August 2016
35th IGC welcome reception: Sunday Evening, 28 August 2016
Opening Ceremony and first symposium: Monday 29 August 2016
Scientific Programme: Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September 2016
Congress dinner: Thursday 1 September 2016
Closing Ceremony and last symposium: Friday 2 September 2016
Post-congress Fieldtrips: Saturday 3 to Tuesday 13 September
35TH INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS

4) IGCP609: Cretaceous Sea-Level

IGCP609

(1) IGCP609 session in EGU 2016, April 17-22, 2015, Vienna
SSP2.7 Paleozoic to Mesozoic stratigraphy, paleoceanography and paleoclimate(sponsored by IAS and SEPM)

Convener: J. Erbacher; Co-Conveners: J. Herrle, M. Horacek, S. Bodin, S. Davies, S. Huck, B. Sames, X. Hu, E. Wolfgring, S. Iqbal.
Orals: Wed, 20 Apr, 08:30-12:00 / Room 1.85
Posters: Attendance Wed, 20 Apr, 17:30-19:00 / Hall X1

Link to sesion:SSP2.7 Paleozoic to Mesozoic stratigraphy, paleoceanography and paleoclimate (sponsored by IAS and SEPM)

(2) 35th IGC - Joint Session: "Cretaceous sea-level changes and Asia-Pacific Cretaceous Ecosystems (IGCP 609, IGCP 608, ICDP Songliao Basin)"

Conveners: M. Wagreich, H. Ando, C. Wang Vivi Vajda, Jingeng Sha and Emma Msaky
Within the scope of 35th IGC, August 27-Sept. 4, 2016, Cape Town, RSA
35th IGC - Joint Session: "Cretaceous sea-level changes and Asia-Pacific Cretaceous Ecosystems (IGCP 609, IGCP 608, ICDP Songliao Basin)"

5) IGCP632: Continental Crisis of the Jurassic
The Third Meeting will be held at Cape Town, South Africa as a session "IGCP 632 Continental Crises of the Jurassic: Major extinction events and environmental changes".

Conveners: Vivi Vajda, Jingeng Sha and Emma Msaky
IGCP 632 Continental Crises of the Jurassic: Major extinction events and environmental changes
IGCP632

6) 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016;

English Riviera Global Geopark, UK, on 27-30 September 2016.
7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL GEOPARKS 2016

 

2015

1) International Workshop on Climate and Environmental Evolution in the Mesozoic Greenhouse World and 3rd IGCP 609 Workshop on Cretaceous Sea-Level Change, September 5-11, 2015, Nanjing, China (Meeting September 6-7 plus 4 days field excursion)

IGCP609       => First Circular

2) 2nd Symposium of International Geoscience Programme Project 632 "Geologic and Biotic Events on the Continent during the Jurassic/Cretaceous Transition", September 12-13, 2015, Shenyang, China (Meeting September 12-13 plus 6 days field excursion)

IGCP632       => First Circular     => Second Circular (Updated on May 8, 2015)

3) International symposium on "Crust-mantle Evolution in Active Arcs" (CMEAA2015), 12-13 February 2015 in Quezon City, Philippines.

CMEAA2015       => First Circular
Deadline for abstract of presentations: 30 January 2015
Contact: cmeaa2015@gmail.com Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta (University of the Philippines)

4) 2nd International Symposium on Asian Dinosaurs in Thailand 2015
Nov. 19-24, 2015 (19-20: Symposium; 21-24: Excursion), Bangkok, Thailand

Asia Dinosaur Association
ISAD2015 Thailand       => First Circular

5) Second Joint Scientific Meeting of the Geological Society of America and the Geological Society of China. 1-2 November 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GSA and GSC       => First Circular       => Second Circular
GSA-GSC Session T6, entitled "Bridging Two Continents: Mid-Latitude Climate during Cretaceous Greenhouse States: Comparison between East Asia and North America" organized by Stephan A. Graham and Xiaoqiao Wan
Deadline for abstract of presentations: 11 August 2015

 

2014

1) 4th International Palaeontological Congress in Mendoza, Argentina (Sept. 28 to Oct. 3)

http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/

2) 9th International Symposium “Cephalopods - Present and Past” (ISCPP9) in Zürich, Switzerland (7-10 Sept.) 

http://www.pim.uzh.ch/symposia/ISCPP9/

3) 6th International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks (19-22 Sept., 2014, Saint John Brunswick, Canada)

http://www.geoparks2014.com/

 

2013

9th International Symposium on the Cretaceous System

http://www.cretaceous2013.org/

Date: 1-5 September, 2013

   Venue: Metu Congress Center, Ankara, Turkey

Pre-symposium Field Trips (28-31 August 2013)

  1. Jurassic-Cretaceous Platform Carbonates of Central Taurides (Beysehir-Seydisehir areas, SW Turkey): cyclicity and sequence stratigraphy

  2. Cretaceous stratigraphy in SE Turkey, Northern Arabian Platform, Mardin Area

Post-symposium Field Trips (6-9 September 2013)

  1. Cretaceous Sedimentary Basins of Central and Western Pontides

  2. Pelagic succession of the Mudurnu-Goynuk Basin (Central Pontides, Westren Black Sea region of Turkey)

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Tentative Work Schedule in proposal

Year 1 (2013)

  1. Create web site of the new IGCP Project
  2. The First International Symposium is planned to hold in the central/southern part of India in late August/late December organized by an Indian co-leader Bajpai and a regional coordinator of India, Prof. Prasad in collaboration with the Geological Survey of India and Oil and Natural Gas Commission. In this meeting, the state-of-the-art knowledge of Cretaceous Land, Ocean, Biosphere and Ecosystems in each participating country will be presented in addition to regular research results.
    Also, planned is a special symposium session dealing with a few selected sedimentary basins in India/Pakistan/Bangladesh fundamentally important for reconstructing the Cretaceous Ecosystem of South Asia, because many of participants from East Asia are not familiar with basins in South Asia.
    Our meeting itself should be prepared for fruitful discussions and encouraging students and young scientists to participate. An abstract volume and field excursion guidebook will be published for participants as in our previous IGCP meetings. Also, the first business meeting will be held at the same time to determine the detailed project plan to be undertaken over the next four years of our research.
    The results of this information will be published as a proposed edited volume of a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal.
  3. A four-day field excursion for the Cretaceous non-marine to shallow-marine sequences distributed in the central and western peninsular India. These sequences consist of the famous Bagh Beds (Turonian) with a prolific marine fauna and the overlying dinosaur-bearing Lameta Formation.
  4. International collaborative researches based on Asian Cretaceous fields; e. g.
    1) δ13C stratigraphy of the non-marine and partly marine Lower Cretaceous sequences in NE China to compare and correlate with those of European, Western China (Tibet and Xinjiang) and mid-Pacific and Japanese sections; sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
    2) Lower Cretaceous sequences in Mongolia by collaborated scientists from Japan, China and Mongolia focusing on intercontinental lacustrine deposits, paleoenvironmental changes and their causal mechanisms; sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
    3) Paleoichnology of prolific dinosaur trackways and egg sites in the southern coast of Korean Peninsula long studied during two decades will be continued further in collaboration with scientists from USA and Japan.
    4) Deccan intertrappean sequences in India are being under study by Indian and Korean scientists. This project intends to reveal paleoclimatological signals prior to the end-Cretaceous extinction; cosponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences and Korea Research Foundation. Cretaceous sequences in the Cauvery Basin located in the southernmost India have been also continuously studied by Indian and Korean scientists since 2005.
    5) (1) Late Cretaceous terrestrial records and climatic changes in Northeast China to compare and correlate with the data of East Asia, and (2) Cretaceous marine records and relating OAEs, oceanic oxygen-rich events, LIPs and climatic changes in Eastern Tethys (southern Tibet, China), has been conducted by a Chinese group, both supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
    6) Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy of the Sanjiang (NE China) - Middle Amur (SE Russia) basins; sponsored by Jilin University, China, and Institute of Tectonics & Geophysics, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  5. Attending the 9th International Symposium on the Cretaceous System in Ankara, Turkey (1-5 Sept.) and presenting papers. The representative attendances will introduce the current status of our IGCP sciences as well as their own scientific results. We will plan to hold a joint session with a related IGCP (e.g. IGCP609) project.

Year 2 (2014)

  1. Second International Symposium and a business meeting in Tsukuba (near Tokyo), Japan. At this meeting, in addition to the presentation of regular research results, the current status of Cretaceous ecosystem studies in Asia will be reviewed and their issues worth pursuing during the project will be pointed out by some delegates from different countries.
  2. As a special session of the symposium, the linkage of land, ocean and biosphere are to be discussed from the Asia and Western Pacific perspectives. Some participants may provide the paleogeographic and paleoceanographic information of the Western Pacific Ocean including southwest region. By the end of the year, several results of IODP drilling the Cretaceous sediments and igneous rocks of LIPs will further released and published. We will invite scientists concerned with such projects and share the state-of-art results and knowledge for improving and stimulating our science. The marine linkage between Northwest and Southwest Pacific connection will be presented by Prof. T. Hasegawa (Japan) and Dr. J. Crampton (NZ) based on their collaborative works.
  3. A two- to three-day after-conference field excursion is planned to hold in the sedimentary basins in central Japan where the various aspects of research had been carried out over a decade. We can see the alternating marine (deep to shallow) and terrestrial (fluvial) deposits and their transitions in sedimentary facies and biofacies laterally and stratigraphically.
  4. Publication of papers presented at the Second International Meeting in a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal.
  5. Continued International collaborative researches in some groups; e. g. Lower Cretaceous sequences in Mongolia by collaborating scientists from Japan, China and Mongolia. A few holes of a hundred meter drilling will be conducted to take continuous core samples of Lower Cretaceous lacustrine mudstone deposits in the southeast Gobi desert if it is granted. High-resolution cyclostratigraphy as well as carbon-isotope and conchostracan stratigraphy enable us precise correlation of the terrestrial paleoenvironmental changes with the specific global events (such as OAEs)
  6. Attending the 4th International Palaeontological Congress in Mendoza, Argentina (28 Sept. to 3 Oct.) and presenting papers.

Year 3 (2015)

  1. Third International Symposium and a business meeting in China in late August, organized by a Chinese co-leader, Wan and a regional coordinator of China, Prof. Li, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Science and China Natural Science Foundation. This meeting will be held jointly with “12th Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems” at Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, organized by Prof. Sun Ge who found the oldest angiosperm fossils from the Lower Cretaceous deposits in China.
  2. The associated field excursion of three to four days duration will visit the Lower Cretaceous lacustrine strata in Liaoning Province, Northeast China, which are known to contain well-preserved prolific vertebrate, invertebrate and plant fossils crucially important for reconstructing Cretaceous biota and ecosystems.
  3. Publication of papers presented at the Second International Meeting in a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal.
  4. Continued International collaborative researches in some groups.

Year 4 (2016)

  1. Fourth International Symposium and a business meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia in August to September organized by Russian members. As well as regular research papers, research results dealing with the Cretaceous in central Russia will be presented as a special symposium session, because many of participants from East Asia are not familiar with Cretaceous basins in central Russia.
  2. Field excursion of three to four days duration in somewhere to study marine/non-marine Cretaceous sections near Altai Mountains/ the eastern slope of the Polar Urals, Russia. As a special session of the symposium, overviewing the Cretaceous terrestrial and marine sedimentary basins in East Asia and their research outcome in ICDP of the Songliao Basin, Mongolian lacustrine deposits in Gobi Basin, Sichuan Basin in South China, Khorat Basin in Thailand, and eastern Tethys marine deposits in Southwest China (Tibet) etc. We also plan to make an overview of the linkage between land, ocean and biosphere from the Asia and Western Pacific perspectives.
  3. Publication of the Fourth International Meeting in a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal.
  4. Continued International collaborative researches in some groups.
  5. Attending the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa and presenting papers. We will plan to hold a special session in collaboration with other related IGCP (e.g. IGCP609)/ICDP (Songliao Basin) projects if available.

Year 5 (2017)

  1. Fifth International Symposium and a business meeting in Seoul, Korea in late August organized by a co-leader D.K. Cheong and his colleagues. This meeting will summarize results of the present IGCP Project.
  2. As a special session of the symposium, overviewing the terrestrial and marine ecosystem studies in South to East Asia and the Western Pacific.
  3. A four-day field workshop for the Cretaceous non-marine sequences distributed in the southern coastal areas of Korean Peninsula will be held under the guidance of Prof. Min Huh of Chongnam National University and his colleagues. Several on-going research aspects such as the sedimentary environments, taphonomy, paleosols and paleoclimates as well as the paleoichnology of prolific dinosaur trackways will be discussed by participating scientists. The current status of social benefit and application of dinosaur trackway sites as well as social application of science results will be introduced by the involved persons.
  4. Attending the International Symposium on the Cretaceous System and presenting papers.
  5. Publication of a synthesis of the outcome of the present IGCP Project in an international scientific journal.
  6. Final report for the IGCP Project.
13:00~13:05      Introduction
Yoichi Azuma (Fukui Prefectural University)
13:05~13:30     Learning from small pieces of eggshells
Takuya Imai (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum)
13:30~13:55      Dinosaur eggs and associated vertebrate remains from the Lower Cretaceous
Sasayama Group of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Haruo Saegusa (The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo)
13:55~14:20      The Cretaceous fossil eggs from China
Jin Xingshang (Zhejiang Museum of Natural History)
14:20~14:35      Break
14:35~15:00      Evolution of ornithischian eggs
Miguel Moreno-Azanza (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
15:00~15:25      Theropod eggs of North America
Darla Zelenitsky (University of Calgary)
15:25~15:50      Comparative and parataxonomic studies of dinosaur eggshells belonging to
oofamily Megaloolithidae from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina
Mariela Soledad Fernández (Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medioambiente)
15:50~16:15      Down in the Dirt: Reproduction in Mesozoic Birds
David Varricchio (Montana State University)
16:15~16:40      Discussion
Organized by Kazunori Miyata (Fukui Prefectural University)