Joint Symposium of IGCP608, IGCP609 and ICDP Songliao Basin were successfully finished during the 35th IGC, in Cape Town, South Africa

Joint Symposium of IGCP608, IGCP609 and ICDP Songliao Basin, titled “Cretaceous sea-level changes and Asia-Pacific Cretaceous Ecosystems (IGCP 609, IGCP 608, ICDP Songliao basin)” was fruitfully finished on 31 August (Wednesday) and 1 September (Thursday) in 35th IGC, Cape Town, South Africa. This symposium was finally held as three sessions; T47.10: 16:00-18:00 (Wednesday), T47.11: 8:00-10:00 and T47.12: 10:30-11:15 (Thursday). A total of 18 oral presentations including three session conveners (Michael Wagreich, Hisao Ando and Chengshan Wang) were conducted in “Registration Foyer 1” enclosed as a presentation space. As with poster sessions 8 posters were presented on Tuesday 30 at the poster board area of Exhibition Hall, ground floor.

The 35th International Geological Congress itself was held during the five days from 29 August to 3 September 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC).


Further detailed information is provided in the website of 35TH INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS here



1. Dr. B. Sames (Keynote speaker) firstly introducing joint symposium purposes and three project IGCP608, 609 and ICDP Songliao Basin, and comprehensively reviewing short-term climate and sea-level changes in the green house Cretaceous time (Session 10, Wed., 31 Aug.)

2. Dr. Y. Zakharov presenting on early Cretaceous ammonites from viewpoints of stable isotopic data, their taxonomic group and their ecology (Session 10, Wed., 31 Aug., chairman: M. Wagreich)

3. Dr. M. Wagreich considering on the recently proposed and growing, aquifer-driven eustasy model for Greenhouse sea-level changes during the Cretaceous (Session 11, Thr., 1 Sept., chairman: H. Ando)

4. Dr. C. Wang explaining the significance of ICDP Songliao Basin and current status of their active paleoenvironmental studies on the Cretaceou (Session 11, Thr., 1 Sept., chairman: H. Ando)