Postgraduate Deep-water Core Workshop and Fieldtrip – 21st-23rd March 2013

Greetings and a belated happy new year to one and all!

I hope that everybody enjoyed a fulfilling festive break and find themselves ready to embrace the joys of 2013!

To kick-start the new year the BSRG is delighted to invite you all to a post-graduate deep-water core workshop and fieldtrip! The event is open to all postgraduates and is planned to run from lunchtime on Thursday 21st March until Saturday 23rd March, probably finishing around 4pm to allow plenty of time for travel.

We are very fortunate to have the meeting led by Dr Peter Haughton of University College Dublin, and several esteemed colleagues (line-up to be confirmed). The short course will introduce a spectrum of deep-water deposits, selected from a host of North Sea systems at the BGS in Keyworth and will be followed by a trip to Mam Tor and Alport Castles to identify the same in outcrop.

The meeting is being subsidised by a generous donation from the Geol Soc Petroleum Group-badged conference “Internal architecture, bedforms and geometry of turbidite channels” of June 2011 (thanks to Mike Mayall, Ian Kane and Bill McCaffrey for this!), but we will require a small contribution of £35 or so towards the trip cost, which will include two nights’ accommodation, all meals and transport between Nottingham and the Derbyshire outcrops.

Further details of the itinerary and how to secure your place will follow in the next week, whilst this email intends to alert you to these dates which you should immediately commit to your diaries! To give us an idea of numbers, we would be grateful if you could you send a brief email expressing your interest to Daniel.stokes@ucdconnect.ie. (And the sooner the better for this!)

Many thanks and we look forward to receiving your response!

Sarah Southern (University of Leeds) and Dan Stokes (University College Dublin)

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