University of St Andrews

Workshop promotes new European research collaboration

Monday 22 September 2014

William Austin (DGSD) hosted a workshop at St Andrews last week (18/19 September) to discuss the next generation training opportunities for European micropalaeontologists engaged in the oil, gas and environment sector.

Academic and industrial micropalaeontologits converged on St Andrews with financial support for the meeting provided by the Scottish Funding Council (PEER) and SAGES to discuss plans for a European-wide network of advanced training and career enhancement. The workshop was also supported by the University's Business Development team (Trish Starrs) and an inspiring research presentation by Professor Paul Kamer (School of Chemistry).

The photograph below , taken on the morning 19th September outside the University's Gateway Building shows some of the workshop participants (from left to right): Manuel Vieira (Shell UK Ltd, Aberdeen), David Jolley (University of Aberdeen, UK), Gitte Laursen (Statoil, Norway), Martin Langer (University of Bonn, Germany), Ian Boomer (University of Birmingham, UK), John Gregory (PertroStrat Ltd, UK), Emma Sheldon (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland), William Austin (St Andrews) and Taniel Danelian (University of Lille, France).

Photo of workshop participants