University of St Andrews

Micropalaeontologists gather at the Natural History Museum, London

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Dr William Austin of the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development co-convenes The Micropalaeontological Society science programme in London.

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Micropalaeontologists gathered at the Natural History Museum, ‌London for an international conference to discuss the role of their discipline in shaping the work (past, present and future) of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Conference science programme co-convenor, Bill Austin, highlighted the significance of the event “to have hosted a major international conference at this time, linking the unique collections of the NHM, London with the science of IODP, is very exciting …. the meeting successfully brought together academic researchers and those in industry for an exciting two days of discussion and networking …. micropalaeontology is currently in a very healthy state and it is an exciting time for all in our field and heartening to see the large number of new researchers emerging from within the UK community…”