Coevolution of Life and Planet Spring School 2012

Jan 12, 2012   //   by Athena   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Coevolution of Life and Planet Spring School 2012

At the end of the March 2012, (23rd – 30th March 2012), the “Long-Term Coevolution of Life and the Planet” programme will have its first Spring School. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art paleoenvironmental research to graduate students and early career postdoctoral researchers -mainly those involved in the programme but other NERC students can be accepted in exceptional cases.

The Spring School will start with a two and a half day field course in Dorset, followed by four days of lectures and seminars at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre coorganised by NERC Earth System Sciences Summer/Spring School Project (ES4).

The outline for the course content is as follows.

Day 1-3: Field course in Dorset
Day 4:     Earth history & Palaeoclimatology and Ecological     Evolution/Biodiversity
Day 5:     Oceanography
Day 6:     Boat activity and Quantification of the rock and fossil record
Day 7:    Oceanography lab session and Sedimentary Geochemistry

Timetable of the Spring School:

Friday, 23rd, March: Arrival in Southampton Parkway Station at midday. Departure as a group from Southampton at 1pm! During the fieldwork, accommodation will be in Portland Heights Hotel.

Sunday, 25th, March: After the weekend’s fieldwork, drive to Southampton Holiday Inn.

Monday, 26th –Thursday 29th, Lectures and seminars in Southampton National Oceanography Centre

Friday, 30th, travel home

Bursary and fee

The cost of participation will be strongly subsidized by the programme. Nevertheless, a submission fee of £150 for PhD students and £250 for postdoctoral researchers is required.

Travel to and from Southampton is not include in the bursary. But all the accommodation, meals and travel during the field course in Dorset and later in Southampton will be fully covered.

Download the Timetable of Spring School March 2012

Applications must be made by 12 pm (noon) on 31st January 2012. To apply please contact:

Ying Shields-Zhou
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London (UCL)
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT

Further information


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