Jurassica Museum

Molasse meeting 2018

JOINT INTERIM COLLOQUIUM OF RCMNS - | 26-27 MAY 2018 | - PORRENTRUY, SWITZERLAND

WE ARE GLAD TO WELCOME THE MOLASSE MEETING 2018 IN PORRENTRUY, SWITZERLAND. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE JURASSICA

MUSEUM, PORRENTRUY, SWITZERLAND FROM THE 26TH TO 27TH MAY, 2018.

A two-day meeting will be organized that acts also as an interim colloquium of the RCMNS. The meeting welcomes presentations concerning stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeontology, tectonics, palaeogeography and landscape evolution of the Molasse Basin, Upper Rhine Graben as well as nearby basins. In order to facilitate discussion, contributions will be combined in consecutive sessions. Participants are invited to propose topics within the framework of the general theme.

The participants will have possibilities to present their contribution as both talks and posters during the first day of the meeting. The second circular will announce the final program and the duration of talks (with discussion).

The poster session will be organised close to the lecture room with the available space for poster of DIN A0 format in portrait orientation. We plan to organize an official poster session, during which the participants will have opportunity to present their posters directly.

English will be the official language of the conference.

CONFERENCE FEE

Estimated costs amount to 30 CHF for the conference, which includes organization costs, abstract book, coffee breaks and a lunch package. All participants will receive a confirmation of the payment during the meeting.

CONFERENCE DINNER

A conference dinner (3 course meal) is planned in the Auberge du Mouton in the evening of the 26.05. and will cost 40 CHF excluding the drinks.

We would like to announce also an “unofficial icebreaker party” on the Friday evening (25.05). We will look for a pub / bar where we can have a drink, which are not included in the  conferens/dinner fees. [You would directly pay for the drinks at the pub / bar]

EXCURSION

On the second day of the meeting (27.05.) a field trip will be organized. The excursion fee of 20 CHF includes transportation, field guide and lunch package. According to the preliminary plan of the field trip we will visit the following selected outcrops and localities of the Jura Molasse and Rhine-Graben:

  1. Réchésy, ?Lutetian-Rupelian, southernmost Upper Rhine Graben, proximal “Steingang” / “Conglomérats de Porrentruy” fanglomerates;
  2. Glovelier, lower Miocene, terrestrial equivalent of the OMM maximal transgression;
  3. Vermes, lower Miocene, freshwater limestone of the OSM;
  4. Laufen, upper Rupelian, Laufen subbasin, southernmost Upper Rhine Graben, marine to deltaic sediments of the Froidefontaine Subgroup-Molasse alsacienne transition.

Further information on the final plan of the field trip will be announced in the second circular and during the first day of the meeting on 26.05.

Please consider the following : the field trip will finish in the quarry of Laufen (47.419240, 7.502681), so you may plan your departure from Laufen train station. You may also consider that on the way back we can drop you at the Delémont or Porrentruy train stations.

Please transfer the fees of participation, excursion and/or conference dinner until the deadline (31.01.2018) to the following bank account:

IBAN: CH1700789016562544537
SWIFT: BCJUCH22
Remark: Molasse Meeting 2018, #NAME#.

ACCOMMODATION

We have pre-reserved with JURA TOURISM single and double rooms with reduced price for 30-40 participants in 3 hotels of Porrentruy and Alle. Please use these links in French and German to book a room in those hotels. The link will work until the 27th april 2018.

In case the link will not work copy and paste following link into web browser

[French]

http://tportal.toubiz.de/JuraCongres/ukv/?doSearch=1&rate=TDS00020010741685452&date_from=25.05.2018&number_nights=2&lang=fr&persistentParameters=1&waiter=1&number_adult%5b%5d=1&globalReset=1

[German]

http://tportal.toubiz.de/JuraCongres/ukv/?doSearch=1&rate=TDS00020010741685452&date_from=25.05.2018&number_nights=2&lang=de&persistentParameters=1&waiter=1&number_adult%5b%5d=1&globalReset=1

In addition to this, the Hôpital du Jura offers also rooms for a smaller budget. To make a reservation please visit the website of the hospital. By foot it takes about 20-30 minutes to reach the conference venue.

Interested in joining us?

Please send your registration until 31.01.2018 by

filling in the registration form,

send the abstract file.

Please send the abstract text using the abstract template form available for download here.

The final program will be announced during the second half of April 2018. The second circular will also include directions to the conference venue.

QUICK CHECK: DEADLINES, KEY DATES, BRIEF CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND FEES:

  • 31.01.2018: Abstract submission and registration
  • late April 2018: 2nd circular with final meeting program
  • 26.05.2018: scientific presentations, conference dinner
  • 27.05.2018: field trip to the Oligocene and Miocene sites.

 

  • 30 CHF Conference fee
  • 20 CHF Field trip
  • 40 CHF  Conference dinner

 

Looking forward to meeting you in Porrentruy,

 

Davit Vasilyan:              davit.vasilyan@jurassica.ch
Claudius Pirkenseer:   claudiusmarius.pirkenseer@unifr.ch
Damien Becker:           damien.becker@jurassica.ch

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