An international workshop focused on current agenda and research in the re-assessment of the GSSPs (i.e. global boundary stratotype sections and points) of some Silurian stages and series will be held on July 29–30, 2015. It is organized by the Institute of Geology CAS and Czech Geological Survey in collaboration with the International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy (ISSS). An indoor session of the working group lasting one day will be held at the Institute of Geology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague 6, Lysolaje. A field trip scheduled for the second day will take participants to important reference sections – potential candidates for the Aeronian and Homerian GSSPs – situated near Prague.
Institute of Geology, CAS will contribute to the international scientiﬁc and artistic project on landscape
Interdisciplinary, international project “Frontiers of Solitude” (Island-Norway-Czech Republic) is focused on present-day changes of landscape, and on intricate links of civilization and nature. The project is a joint initiative of the Deai/Setkání Society, Atelier Nord and Skaftfell - Centre for Visual Art; other institutions and individuals. The project involves creative workshops in selected regions of Czech Republic, Island and Norway, altogether with public excursions and lectures. More on the project can be found here.
The project will focus also on the industrial and mining landscape of NW Bohemia
Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Department of Biology,
Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Geological Survey and Grzybowski
Foundation are in the preparation of the 16th Czech – Slovak – Polish Palaeontological Conference
together with the 10th MIKRO-2015 Workshop in the town of Olomouc
on September 10–11, 2015 (and on September 9–10, 2015 respectively).