Paleonet: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2007 Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology

Stephen Schellenberg sschelle at
Sun Mar 11 18:34:37 GMT 2007

The Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology 
(USSP) will present its 4th offering entitled 
"Past Global Change Reconstruction and Modelling 
Techniques" in Urbino, Italy from 18 July - 3 
August 2007.

The course will provide participants with an 
advanced working knowledge of paleobiological and 
geochemical proxy data and their use in the 
reconstruction and modelling of Cretaceous and 
Cenozoic climates. Course components include:

- Formal lectures by experts in stratigraphy, 
micropaleontology, biogeochemical cycling, 
paleoceanography, and climate modeling.

- Discussion sessions integrating geological data 
and modeling results for various geological 
intervals, including Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic 
Events, Paleocene-Eocene hyperthermals, and the 
Eocene-Oligocene transition.

- Student-centered investigations applying course 
content towards solving/constraining common 
questions in paleoclimatological research

- Field excursion to classic regional exposures 
recording cycles and events of the Cretaceous and 

- Informal evening sessions and social events 
promoting discussion and collaboration.

Detailed information and application materials 
for the 2007 USSP are posted at

Registration is ¤ 550 for MS/PhD students and ¤ 
900 for academics/industry. Accommodation costs 
will be ¤ 725 per person for 
double-room/single-occupancy or ¤ 475 per person 
for double-room/double-occupancy. Note that these 
registration and accommodation costs cover nearly 
all aspects of the course (except evening 
dinners) - see details on the website. The 
maximum number of participants is 50 and the 
application deadline is 1 April 07.

Note that the International Marine Past Global 
Change Study (IMAGES) is sponsoring two 
scholarships to allow outstanding young 
scientists to attend the 2007 USSP.  The 
Scholarships will each be worth up to ¤1000 to 
offset costs of registration, travel, 
subsistence, and accommodation. Preference will 
be given to PhD students or young post-doctoral 
research scientists. Applications should be made 
to the USSP Office 
(<mailto:essac at>ussp at no 
later than 22 MARCH 2007 and consist of a short 
(1-2 page) curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement 
justifying the application, and two reference 
letters emailed directly to the USSP Office by 
the referees. Applicants will be advised of the 
panel's decision before the end of March to allow 
students to meet the 1 April 07 application 

The 2007 USSP is co-sponsored by the  European 
Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), 
the Darwin Center for Biogeology, the Institute 
for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht 
(IMAU),  IMAGES, and the Netherlands Research 
School of Sedimentary Geology (NSG).

The USSP Organizing Committee,

Simone Galeotti, University of Urbino
Henk Brinkhuis, Utrecht University
Stephen Schellenberg, San Diego State University
Roderik van de Wal, IMAU Utrecht

Stephen A. Schellenberg
Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Cell: 619.787.3217
Fax: 619.594.4372
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