Institute of Geology, CAS will contribute to the international scientiﬁc and artistic project on landscape
The artistic and scientific project Frontiers of Solitude comes to its final phase: artwork created during the field work will be exhibited. The main exhibition will take place in the Školská 28 Gallery, Prague, on 2nd February to 4th March 2015. The works by Czech, Norwegian and Icelandic artists will reflect the landscapes of Iceland, northern Norway and northern Bohemia visited by the artists within three expeditions together with experts in Earth sciences, biology and ecology (Institute of Geology CAS was represented by Václav Cílek and Radek Mikuláš during the northern Bohemian expedition). The whole project is focused on a comparison of the opinions, experiences and standpoints among artists, scientists and invited guests on the theme of interactions between post-industrial society and the landscape in which we live. The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of a comprehensive catalogue in English and Czech.
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.
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).