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Gordon Research Conference The Interior of the Earth        Jun 28 - Jul 
3, 1998
Gordon Research Conference: Organic Geochemistry          Aug. 9-14, 
1998
GSA Penrose Conference: Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust     Sept. 13-17, 
1998
29th Underwater Mining Institute Conference                      Oct. 21 
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24, 1998

More details on all of the above meetings can be found below. 

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                       Gordon Research Conference 
(http://www.grc.uri.edu)

            Interior of the Earth
(http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~gurnis/gordon.html)
            New England College -- Henniker, New Hampshire
            June 28 - July 3, 1998
          
              Michael Gurnis, Chair                       John Vidale, 
Vice
Chair

In 1996, the Gordon Research Conferences held its first
general geophysics conference in two decades. Concentrating
on the composition, structure, and dynamics of the deep
interior of the Earth, the meeting was a great success.
New and exciting results were presented in a wide variety
of fields with an enormous amount of  open exchange
between disciplines and between scientists, young and old.
The conference has been renamed to the "Interior of the Earth",
reflecting its general character. The 1998 meeting will focus
more on "shallow" topics (although still quite deep for most
Earth scientists), such as the connection between mantle processes
and geological/geochemical observations, magmatism and mantle
processes, the connection between plate tectonics and mantle
convection, etc. We will have a wide range of invited talks
from geochemists, seismologists, geodynamists, rheologists, and
others on a wide variety of topics on how solid earth processes work
on large scales.

The most important aspect of Gordon Research Conferences are
the lengthy discussion sessions and the free time devoted to one-on-one
discussions. Consequently, like all GRCs, we will have only a limited
number of oral presentations.  We will try and accommodate as many
posters as possible in two poster and video sessions which we are 
organizing. 

PROGRAM

Session 1: Mapping the Upper Mantle, Lithosphere, and Crust
Session 2: Magmatism and the Upper mantle
Session 3: Poster and video overview
Session 4: Long term tectonic cycles
Session 5: The Continental Lithosphere and Tectosphere
Session 6: Rheology of Lithosphere and Upper Mantle
Session 7: Poster and video overview
Session 8: Plate Tectonics and Mantle Convection
Session 9: Unresolved problems and future directions

APPLICATION/REGISTRATION

Your application to attend this Gordon Conference should be submitted as
soon as possible, preferably before April 1, 1998. Registration 
materials
are sent to successful applicants directly from the Gordon
Conference Office.  The completed registration form should be sent in
together with the conference fee. The fee schedule for full room and
board at the conference site is $510/person for a double-room, 
$565/person
for a single-room, or $435/person for participants living off-campus;
accompanying adult guests pay $170 off the above fees).  The fee 
schedule
for late payment (after June 5, 1998) is $50/person higher.

Application materials and on-line application forms can be found on the
Gordon Research Conference Web Site "http://www.grc.uri.edu/".
Alternatively, you can send/request email application forms at:
<app at grcmail.grc.uri.edu>, or write to:  Gordon Research Conferences,
University of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892-0984
(Tel.: =+1-(401) 783-4011; Fax: +1-(401) 783-7644).  You can also copy
application forms from p. 315 of the October 10, 1997 issue of SCIENCE.
If you attended the GRC in 1996 then you have probably recently
received an application in the mail, in which case you should
fill the form out and return it to the GRC. On this form you should
indicate the name of the poster you would wish to present; it is
not essential for you to submit an abstract.

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             1998 Gordon Research Conference   (http://www.grc.uri.edu)
                    Organic Geochemistry
                    Holderness School
                    Holderness, New Hampshire, USA
                    Aug. 9-14, 1998


Sunday evening Aug.9
GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCE FOR PAST LIFE ON MARS
Session Chair: David Desmarais (+1-650-604-3220)

Monday morning Aug. 10
ORGANIC MATTER PRESERVATION IN SEDIMENTS

Monday evening Aug. 10
GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL ECOSYSTEMS & DEEP-EARTH MICROBES
Session Chair: Roger Summons

Tuesday morning Aug. 11
CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY & THE GEOCHEMISTRY OF MAJOR TIME BOUNDARIES
Session Chair: Lisa Pratt (+1-812-855-9203)

Tuesday evening Aug. 11
COMPUTATIONAL ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY
Session Chair: Yungchun Tang (+1-562-694-7550)

Wednesday morning Aug. 12
THERMOCHEMICAL SULFATE REDUCTION
Session Chair: Martin Fowler (+1-403-292-7038)

Wednesday evening Aug. 12
GENERATION & PREDICTION OF HYDROCARBON GASES, CO2, AND NITROGEN
Session Chair: Francois Lorant

Thursday morning Aug. 13
GENERATION & EXPULSION OF HYDROCARBONS
Session Chair: Dan Jarvie (+1-281-540-6050)

Thursday evening Aug. 13
RESERVOIR FLUIDS, SEALS & DYNAMIC PROCESSES
Session Chair: Peter Meulbroek (+44-191-222-6606)

Kenneth E. Peters, Chair
Phone: +1-214-951-3272
Email: ken_peters at email.mobil.com

Send abstracts for posters to:
John I. Hedges, Vice Chair
University of Washington, Box 35940
Marine Sciences Building, Room G
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: +1-206-543-0744
Email: jihedges at u.washington.edu

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Geological Society of America Penrose Conference:

Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust: 
New Insights from Field Studies and Ocean Drilling Program

September 13-17, 1998, at Marconi Center, Tamales Bay, California.  

A Geological Society of America Penrose Conference, "Ophiolites and 
Oceanic
Crust: New Insights from Field Studies and Ocean Drilling Program" will 
be
held September 13-17, 1998, at Marconi Center, Tamales Bay, California.
Ophiolites have been of particular importance in the reconstruction of
ancient plate boundaries ever since their recognition as on-land 
fragments
of oceanic lithosphere.  They are good structural analogues for oceanic
crust and provide 3-dimensional exposures and age relations to study the
nature of extensional tectonics and magmatic construction at oceanic
spreading environments.  They complement significantly our knowledge of 
the
architecture and generation of oceanic crust that is derived mainly from
seismic images and drill holes at mid-ocean ridges.  Recent
multidisciplinary studies of drilled core samples of modern oceanic 
crust
from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Costa Rica Rift, Hess Deep, Southwest 
Indian
Ridge, Lau Basin, Izu-Bonin-Mariana forearc, and Tonga forearc have 
provided
significant information on the mantle heterogeneity, magma chamber
processes, melt migration, structur




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