Marine Studies Group of the Geological Society Meeting

InterRidge Office intridge at durham.ac.uk
Thu Nov 21 16:49:02 EST 1996


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           ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGE OF DATE FOR

                MODERN OCEAN FLOOR PROCESSES 
                   AND THE GEOLOGICAL RECORD

                      THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 
               BURLINGTON HOUSE, LONDON, UK

                            20th - 21st MAY 1997

             CONVENOR:  DR KEITH HARRISON 

       ABSTRACT AND REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  
                          4th DECEMBER 1996

                REPLY TO: bridge at earth.leeds.ac.uk

Apologies to those of you who have also received this announcement via BRIDGE.
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A joint meeting of the Marine Studies Group of the Geological Society,
BRIDGE and the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

The latest cutting-edge research in the deep-ocean will be applied to
ore-bearing and fossilised mid-ocean ridge systems on land.  Leading experts
will present their findings on both modern and ancient systems.  This
meeting has been rescheduled from 14th - 15th May to avoid an overlap with
the Neves Corvo Field Conference in Lisbon.  Now you can attend both.

OUTLINE PROGRAMME:

Tuesday 20th May

Introduction

Keynote address

Session 1 - Crustal accretion at modern and ancient mid-ocean ridge systems

Lunch

Session 2 - Alteration of oceanic crust and evaluation of hydrothermal fluxes

Poster session at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (where Humphry Davy
discovered Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium and
Michael Faraday.)

Social event

Wednesday 21st May

Session 3 - Refining our understanding of ore formation

Lunch

Session 4 - Site colonisation:  Evidence from modern systems and the
geological record

It is anticipated that this meeting will result in a Special Publication of
the Geological Society, as did the previous joint meetings:  Hydrothermal
Vents and Processes (No. 87), and Tectonic, Magmatic, Hydrothermal and
Biological Segmentation at Mid Ocean Ridges (No. 118).

Those interested in attending should register with the convenor as soon as
possible.  Offers of papers/posters should also be sent to the convenor.

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Dr Keith Harrison
BRIDGE Programme Manager
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds  LS2 9JT               Tel: +44 (0)113 233 5241
UK                           Fax: +44 (0)113 233 5259

The British Mid-Ocean Ridge Initiative is a thematic programme of the
Natural Environment Research Council
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