Welcome to the 10th INA Conference
focus on the smallest, understand the global
The 10th Conference of the International Nannoplankton
Association, Hosted by the University of Lisbon, will take place in
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
The conferences of the INA have become major nannoplankton events, a
meeting point for nannoplankton scientists from
different nationalities and distinct areas. We would like to invite
you to take part in the 2004 Conference of the INA,
which will be
held in the Department of Geology of the University of Lisbon from
28th of August to the 4th
of September 2004.
The meeting is being promoted by the Department of Geology of the University
of Lisbon and sponsored by the
Geology Centre of the University of
Lisbon. The international scientific committee and the local organizing
look after the scientific
program and the practical matters that will make this meeting an enjoyable
After ending INA10 all the feedback we had so far from the participant
delegates led us to conclude it was a very successful conference, fulfilling
its main task of gathering every other year a significant portion of
the international scientific community that focus their research of
the study of the Calcareous nannoplankton and nannofossils.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the “INA10, Lisbon 2004” we
express our thanks to all of you for helping us accomplish our goals
with this event, namely the right balance between a profitable scientific
meeting and an enjoyable week in our city capital, Lisbon.
All the planned activities (the pre-conference
field trip to the Arrábida
chain, the beach games in the Carcavelos beach, the visit to the Sintra
castle and gardens, the Discovering Lisbon peddy-paper, the Tagus cruise
and the post-conference field trip to the Jurassic of Coimbra) were
possible to take place due to your interest and enthusiasm, which made
the task of all the colleagues involved in their organization and concretization,
much more easy and worthwhile.
Bem hajam ,
INA 2004 On-line Galleries are available for browsing.
As ever a very wide range of topics was covered in presentations
at the INA10 meeting in Lisbon . However, one strong recurrent theme
of presentations dealing with the fossil record was attempts to interpret
nannofossil assemblage changes in terms of palaeoproductivity. In parallel
there were several contributions dealing with the influence of nutrient
concentrations and trophic regime on extant nannoplankton. This is
also of course an issue of great topical interest.
We have informally
proposed this as a topic for a special issue of Marine Micropaleontology
stemming from the conference and the suggestion was well-received.
Thematic issue from the INA10 conference proceedings
productivity and palaeoproductivity »
The advice from the editors was that they far preferred a focused special issue
to a large heterogeneous volume. So, we would like to see if there is enthusiasm
for this proposal.
We would be happy to accept papers dealing with both extant and fossil nannoplankton
and both case studies and review articles. There should, however, be an explicit
focus on the productivity/paleoproductivity - including for example: controls
on the production and flux of nannoplankton, use of nannofossils and nannofossil
derived geochemical proxies as productivity indicators, long term trends in
We propose a submission deadline of end April 2005 and the editorial team of Mário
Cachão (Univ. Lisbon), José-Abel Flores (Univ. Salamanca) and
Jeremy Young (NHM,
If you are interested in contributing to this volume please contact us by end
November with your proposed topic.
We will then submit a detailed proposal to
Marine Micropaleontology and assuming things go to plan send out detailed instructions
in early January.
|April 30, 2004
June 1, 2004
July 16, 2004
July 31, 2004
|- Subscription and payment for Conference
and Field Trips.
- Hotel reservations (see included Hotel Form).
- Third Circular.
- Manuscripts for Proceedings.