Planned Meetings, activities and fiels trips related to IGCP-652

... soon more detailed info on the 2017 activities ...


- Field workshop in U.S.A., focusing on the New York State Basin and on the Emsian and Eifelian associated researcher: C. Brett (Cincinnati University), J. Over (Geneseo University), C. Ver Straeten (Albany Museum), A. Bartholomew (New Paltz University) and A.C. Da Silva (Utrecht university and Liege University).

- Field workshop in the Ordovician of Anticosti island (carbonate tropical setting, A. Desrochers University of Ottawa and M. Sinnesael from University of Brussels). ~ 1200 samples collected

- Field workshop in the Devonian of Belgium (A.C. Da Silva and D. De Vleeschouwer).

- Field workshop in the Ordovician of Qinling and Ordos, China (S. Dai and Rongxi Li).

- Presentation of the project and at the IGCP-591 joint with the International Subcommission of Cambrian Stratigraphy, Ordovician Stratigraphy, Silurian Stratigraphy and Devonian stratigraphy meeting in Ghent (Belgium, 6-9 July 2016, organized by T. Vandenbroucke). Discussion on data exchange possibilities and on this new IGCP proposal.


- Special session at European Geophysical Union 2017 meeting (Vienna, Austria, De Vleeschouwer). More info there.

- Special session at the International Meeting in Sedimentology (10-12 October 2017, Toulouse, France, by M. Sinnessael, E. Nardin, L. Valero, A.C. Da Silva). Financial support to join the IMS Meeting will be provided. More information on the IMS Meeting special session and on the financial support there

- Participation to the 4th International Conodont meeting in Valencia, together with the SDS and ISSS reunion (Valencia, Spain, 25-30 June 2017).


- Special session AGU 2017 - Cyclostratigraphy: from the Phanerozoic to the Precambrian and from Geology to Astronomy (Financial support available, more info there).



- IGCP-652 China workshop and symposium will held in Lanzhou, China in January 27-29, 2018. Planning includes nine oral presentation on the 27th of January, working report on the 28th of January and one and half days (29th of January) to discuss the working plan of 2018 and 2019. Link in Chinese there


- Annual project conference to be held in Germany organized by D. De Vleeschouwer, P. Königshof and other leaders: complete info there

- Summer school (3 days long, Bremen, Germany - 12 - 14 September 2018) that focuses on the analysis of combined paleoclimatic time series and facies development. The aim of the summer school is to give provide scientists with the tools and skills to answer questions like: “Is my dataset suitable for time-series analysis?”, “Which technique for time-series analysis is most appropriate given the characteristics of my dataset, considering for example hiatuses or strong variations in sedimentary rate?”, “How do I generate and interpret a power spectrum or a wavelet transform, and what are their merits and pitfalls?”. During the summer school, we will familiarize the participants with the free R-package “astrochron”. Why it is essential to understand and interpret facies analysis? This summer school will target early career researchers (PhD students and early postdocs), but will be open to senior scientists with an interest in these questions. Organized by D. De Vleeschouwer, P. Königshof and other leaders.

- Field workshop (3 days long, Germany, 15 - 17 September 2018) - 2-3 reference sections, with detailed biostratigraphy. Possible sections include the Effenberg Quarry (mainly cyclic Famennian strata) in the Rhenish Massive. A visit to the world-famous type locality for the Frasnian – Famennian boundary, the Kellwasser section (Harz Mountains) is also planned.

- IGCP-652 opening meeting (2 days, Germany, 18 - 19 September 2018) to include presentations, breakout group discussions,
and planning for future studies.


- Intercomparison project Workshop (30/07 to 01/08 2018, Brussels), Proposed by Matthias Sinnesael and co-authors (link)


- Special session EGU 2018 - Climate response to orbital forcing.


- Reunion des sciences de la Terre / Earth Science Meeting, Lille, 22-26 Octobre. Special session for different IGCPs on Global Changes and the Evolution of Life (in English) : IGCP 630 (Permian-Triassic Climatic and Environmental Extremes and Biotic Responses), 652 (Reading geologic Time in Paleozoic sedimentary rocks), IGCP 653 (the onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event) and 655 (Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event). Deadline 31st of May 2018. (Link)


- First symposium of IGCP-652 Spanich Working group in conjuction to the XXXIV Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología and IV Congreso Ibérico de Paleontología in Vila Real (Portugal), next September 26-29.  Link there



- Annual project conference – meeting to be held in China (Lanzhou), organized by Shuang Dai (Lanzhou University), Rongxi Li (Chang’an University), Weiguo Wang (Third Institute of Oceanography State Oceanic Administration, China) and A.C. Da Silva (Liege and Utrecht University)

- Field workshop on the Ordovician strata in Ordos, China and on the Cat Ba section in Vietnam associated with the annual project conference

- Joint session at the IGCP-653 meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia, July 12-19. Main Annual Meeting of IGCP 653. Meeting jointly held with the 13th International Symposium on the Ordovician System (ISOS). Indoor sessions and field excursions to the Lower Paleozoic sections of the Altai Mountains, and northern (Arctic) Siberia.

- Sessions at EGU-2019 - CL1.07 Climate response to orbital forcing, with Christian Zeeden as the main convener,

- SSP2.2 Integrated Stratigraphy - Recent advances in stratigraphic systems and age modelling, with David De Vleeschouwer as the main convener,

- Sessions at Strati2019

- Joint session with IGCP-653 project at GSA 2019 - T116. The Ordovician Earth: Integrated Perspectives on the Fossil and Rock Records


- Annual project conference to be held in New York state, U.S.A., by Jeff Over from State University of New York, in conjunction with the Subcommission of Devonian stratigraphy meeting. / Field workshop on the Devonian of Pennsylvania and New York state associated with the annual project conference.

- Special Session at European Geoscience Union Meeting in Vienna - CL1.9 Climate response to orbital forcing

- Special Session at the Closing Meeting of IGCP 653. 8-12 June 2020. National History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Indoor sessions June 8-12 with and pre and post-congress field excursions to the Lower Palaeozoic of Bornholm (Baltic Sea) and Southern Sweden (Scania, Öland, etc.).

- Special Session at IAS meeting (Prague Czech Republic), we are associated with two sessions (T05-SS01 – Paleozoic ocean, lands, ecosystems and climate imprinted in sedimentary strata: new insights from high-resolution proxies and  T08-SS02 - Diagenetic signals in the sedimentary record of environmental change) as well as a course (SC4: Rock magnetic methods in sedimentology).


- Annual project conference to be held in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), organized by D. Franco and other colleagues with the other leaders.

- Field workshop (Paleozoic successions from Itararé Group, Paraná Basin, southeastern Brazil).











Université de Liège - Faculté des Sciences - Département de Géologie - Pétrologie sédimentaire