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Fourth Circular INTERRAD X - 2003

Dear Radiolarian Colleagues,

Plans for the upcoming INTERRAD-X meeting are in place. In this fourth and final circular, the final timetable for your presentations plus details from previous circulars are finalized, making this circular your complete guide to INTERRAD-X.

Registration and abstract submission is now closed. The final number of participants is 75, and over 65 abstracts have been submitted. A little reminder about the T-shirts, they will be on sale for CHF 25.- We have a variety of sizes available, but it would be appreciated if you could order the number and sizes in advance via e-mail to interradx@unil.ch.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at interradx@unil.ch. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Peter O. Baumgartner,
President INTERRAD

- Meeting dates and location
- Important dates
- Exchange rates

- Registration
- Icebreaker party
- Transport to/during the meeting
- Accommodation
- Congress dinner
- Scientific committee
- Timetable

- Field trip details
- Personal page
- Location maps (see attachments)

MEETING DATES: Sept. 7 (Sunday, travel day) - Sept. 13 (Saturday, travel day), 2003

Building BFSH2, Conference room No. 1129 (floor 1), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. For further information visit http://www.unil.ch/central/bref_en/acces/

Hotel Jeun�tel, Chemin du Bois-de.Vaux 36, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland. Phone; ++41 21 626 02 22 Fax: ++41 21 626 02 26. E-mail: jeunotel@urbanet.ch .. http://www.jeunotel.ch

Submission of manuscripts for proceedings of the meeting until January 15th, 2004

All fees will be due in CHF.
1 CHF = 0.64 Euro or 0.74 US Dollar (July. 2003, be aware of fluctuations)

All participants are required to register on arrival and settle their bills. The registration desk will open from 17.30, 7th Sept. at the Jeun�tel. Alternatively, for participants arriving on the 8th Sept. or later, you will be able to register at the meeting, in building BFSH2, in front of the conference room No. 1129 (floor 1).


The icebreaker party will take place Sunday evening (7th Sept.) on the campus of the University, a pleasant 15 minutes walk from Jeun�tel It will start around 19.30. In case of bad weather, a bus transfer service to and from the party will start at 19.00 at the Jeun�tel. For those of you who wish to walk to the party, it will be held in Salle OmniSports 2 (SOS2), this  is building number 9 on the attached map, Centre sportif UNIL-EPFL


Participants should fly preferably to Geneva or alternatively to Zurich International Airports. Direct trains to Lausanne leave every 30 minutes from both airports. It takes 40 minutes from Geneva Airport and costs 26 CHF for an adult second-class one-way ticket and 46 CHF for a return ticket.

It takes 3 hours by train from Zurich Airport to Lausanne, and costs 67 CHF for an adult second-class one-way ticket and 123 CHF for a return ticket. For more information: http://www.rail.ch/index_e.htm

The University of Lausanne and the Hotel can be reached within 20 minutes from the train station by public transport. Take the Metro-Ouchy in front of the train station  to Ouchy and then take bus No. 2 in direction Bourdonette to stop "Bois-de -Vaux". From there follow signs. (please see attached map also available at http://www.jeunotel.ch ).

Hotel Address: Hotel Jeun�tel, Chemin du Bois de Vaux 36, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland.

University Address: Institut de G�ologie et Pal�ontologie, BFSH-2, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland  (please see attached map also available at http://www.unil.ch/central/bref_en/acces/ ).

During the meeting, We encourage you to walk between Jeun�tel and the University. As an alternative, you can use the University minibuses that shuttle between the hotel and the University campus. The University campus can be reached by a pleasant 15-minute walk along the lake.

The pre- and post-meeting field trips will start and end in Lausanne, or Geneva Airport respectively.

Rooms have been reserved at the Jeun�tel, a modern youth hostel located on the shores of the lake.
The price of accommodation INCLUDES THREE DAILY MEALS. Breakfast is served at the Jeun�tel, lunch and dinner (except special events)  at the University Restaurant (see map and posted signs)

The Swiss folk dance evening will take place in Salle OmniSports 2 (SOS2), on the lake shore, (this  is building number 9 on the attached map, Centre sportif UNIL-EPFL)
on the evening of Thursday, September 11. It will include meal and beverages.


AITCHISON Jonathan, China               jona@hku.hk
BAUMGARTNER, Peter O., Switzerland      Peter.Baumgartner@igp.unil.ch
BLUEFORD, Joyce R., USA         blueford@msnucleus.org
BOLTOVSKOY Demetrio, Argentina  demetrio@bg.fcen.uba.ar
CARTER Elizabeth, USA           escarter@coinet.com
DUMITRICA Paulian, Switzerland          Paulian.Dumitrica@igp.unil.ch
GORICAN Spela, Slovenia         Spela@zrc-sazu.si
GUEX Jean, Switzerland          Jean.Guex@igp.unil.ch
HORI Rie S., Japan              hori@sci.sci.ehime-u.ac.jp
MATSUOKA Atsushi, Japan         matsuoka@geobio.ge.niigata-u.ac.jp
O'DOGHERTY Luis, Spain          luis.o'dogherty@uca.es
SANFILIPPO Annika, USA.         annika@UCSD.Edu
URQUHART Elspeth, USA           eurquhart@rsmas.miami.edu
WHALEN Patrica, USA.            micropaw@ipa.net

As usual, each speaker will be limited to one oral presentation and two posters. You may be co-author on additional abstracts that you are not presenting
No parallel sessions will be held. Sessions have been organized based on the submitted abstracts.

A speaker ready room will contain, an overhead projector for transparencies, a slide projector with slide carousels and, a laptop (PC and Mac), with the latest version of power point available for power point presentations. Each presentation is allocated 25 minutes including discussion.

Posters will be hung for the duration of the meeting and the ap�ro-time of each day will be available for the authors to be present at their posters for discussion and presentation. Maximum poster size is set at A0 (1189 mm x 841 mm).


1. Radiolarian biology, ecology, genomics. Convener: Atsushi MATSUOKA
2. Radiolarian taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny. Convener: Paulian DUMITRICA
3. Radiolarian biochronology, quantitative methods, calibration, correlation. Convener: Jean GUEX et al.
4. Radiolaria and Radiolarites as paleoenvironmental indicators. Convener: Patrick DEWEVER
5. Radiolarians in Geodynamics. Convener: Peter O. Baumgartner et al.
6. Development of radiolarian databases and computer tools. Convener: Giuseppe CORTESE
7. Radiolarian biostratigraphy of critical stratigraphic intervals. Several conveners depending on interval.

Monday 8th Sept.

09.30 - 10.40   S6
" Development of radiolarian databases and computer tools"
10.40 - 11.00   COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.15   S2
" Radiolarian taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny"
12.30 - 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 - 15.40   S2 " Radiolarian taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny"
15.40 - 16.00   COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 17.15   S1
" Radiolarian biology, ecology, genomics"
17.30 - 18.45   
Ap�ro & Posters
19.00 - 21.00   DINNER
Radiolaria video session.  Convener: Atsushi Matsuoka

Tuesday 9th Sept.

09.00 - 10.40   S3 " Radiolarian biochronology, quantitative methods, calibration, correlation"
10.40 - 11.00   COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.15   S3 " Radiolarian biochronology, quantitative methods, calibration, correlation"
12.30 - 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 - 15.40   S3 " Radiolarian biochronology, quantitative methods, calibration, correlation"
15.40 - 16.00   COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 17.15   S3 " Radiolarian biochronology, quantitative methods, calibration, correlation"
17.30 - 18.45   
Ap�ro & Posters
19.00 - 21.00   DINNER
Paleozoic Workshop, Convener: Patricia Whalen (?)
Mesozoic Workshop: Conveners: Spela Gorican, Peter O. Baumgartner

Wednesday 10th Sept.


Thursday 11th Sept.

09.00 - 10.40   S5 "Radiolarians in Geodynamics".
10.40 - 11.00   COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.15   S5 "Radiolarians in Geodynamics".
12.30 - 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 - 15.40   S5 "Radiolarians in Geodynamics".
15.40 - 16.00   COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 17.15   S5 "Radiolarians in Geodynamics".
17.30 - 18.45   
Ap�ro & Posters

Friday 12th Sept.

09.30 - 10.40   S4
" Radiolaria and Radiolarites as paleoenvironmental indicators"
10.40 - 11.00   COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.15   S4
" Radiolaria and Radiolarites as paleoenvironmental indicators"
12.30 - 14.00   LUNCH
17.30 - 18.45   
Ap�ro & Discussion
19.00 - 21.00   DINNER AND CLOSURE

For more details on the pre- and post-meeting field trips we ask you to contact the organizers listed below. University mini buses will be used for the post-meeting field trip.
Inscription for field trips is now closed, the following is for your information only.

.  Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday September 7.
Mesozoic and Cenozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleogeography of Sicily.
Organizer: Marco Chiari: mchiari@steno.geo.unifi.it.

This field trip will principally provide an introduction to the meso-cenozoic pelagic successions of western Sicily. We will spend the first day to examine the radiolarian Jurassic sequences of the Monte Kumeta and Piana degli Albanesi. The Monte Kumeta offers an example of a complex synsedimentary dynamics along a stepped pelagic escarpment near to a structural high. At Piana degli Albanesi a Lower Jurassic deep water succession belonging to the Crisanti Formation is clearly visible.
During the second field day two localities will be examined: Cammarata, where several sections were studied by previous authors for the Triassic and Jurassic radiolarian biostratigraphy (Kito & De Wever) and the Falconara section, where the cyclic Messinian diatomites (and radiolarians) are well exposed.
In the last day we will visit the localities Guidaloca and Monte Inici, in north-western Sicily. The former presents several radiolarian bearing outcrops (from Upper Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous). In the latter locality outcrops of the middle siliceous member of the Rosso Ammonitico Formation contain well preserved radiolarians (Middle- Upper Jurassic).
Cost: CHF 1200.- per person, includes flight Geneva-Palermo-Geneva, 4 night hotel accommodation, double occupancy, breakfast, lunch in the field (for three days), hotel to airport transfer. Dinners are to be paid by the participants. Further details regarding coordination will be communicated to the subscribers of this field trip.

MID-MEETING FIELD TRIP, Wednesday, September 10.
As has been the tradition at the last few meetings, we have reserved Wednesday, September 10 as a geo-sightseeing day. For those who wish to relax in Lausanne, the shores of Lake Geneva and against the backdrop of the Alps the great historical and cultural city of Lausanne offers its guests a wide variety of points of interest and leisure activities. For more information: http://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/
For those wishing to sightsee, this year the mid-meeting field trip will be to ZERMATT - GORNERGRAT by bus/train. This trip will be led by structural geologists who have worked in the area and will allow us observe a complete transect of the Central Alps, with panoramic stops and a gentle walk on a Mesozoic ocean floor now located on the Gornergrat, at 3000 m above sea level. We will have a breathtaking view of many glaciers and the highest peaks of the Alps. Mountain boots and warm, waterproof clothing is required. Cost: CHF 120 includes the transportation by bus and trains- It seems as if almost everybody will be going on this trip!
Contact: Sarah-Jane.Jackett@igp.unil.ch

POST-MEETING FIELD TRIP, Saturday, September 13 to Thursday, September 17.
S Switzerland, N Italy, W Slovenia. Mesozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleogeography
Organizers: Spela Gorican and Paola Beccaro: Spela@zrc-sazu.si.

The excursion will cross the Southern Alps (Switzerland, Italy) and will end in western Slovenia where the Southern Alps merge with the Dinarides. The following sections will be visited:

Breggia Gorge (Ticino, Lombardian Basin). Continuous succession of radiolarian-bearing rocks from the Bajocian to the Barremian. A classical and well-known radiolarian section, data published by Baumgartner (1984), Aita & Okada (1986), Jud (1994).

Cava Vianini (east of Garda Lake, Trento Plateau). The complete Rosso Ammonitico Formation is well exposed, Callovian and Oxfordian radiolarians are present in the middle siliceous member. Radiolarian faunas have been elaborated by Paola Beccaro and at present the data is only available in her recently defended PhD thesis.

Ponte Serra (near Fonzaso, transition between Trento Plateau and Belluno Basin). Siliceous limestones and mudstones with a 15 m thick package of calciturbidites, Oxfordian - Early Tithonian radiolarians are recovered above calciturbidites (for lithological column see Baumgartner et al. 1995, M�m. G�ol. Lausanne 23, p. 746).

Vajont Dam (Longarone, near Belluno, Belluno Basin). Above the top of Middle Jurassic oolitic turbidites (Vajont Fm.), we will see late Middle and Upper Jurassic radiolarian cherts and siliceous limestones (Fonzaso Fm.) and Lower Cretaceous cherty limestones (Biancone, for general stratigraphy see Baumgartner et al. 1995, M�m. G�ol. Lausanne 23, p. 741). Reasearch on the well-preserved radiolarian assemblages present throughout the succession is well underway by Dumitrica et al. but not yet published.

Perbla - Tolminske Ravne (Tolmin region, Slovenian Basin). Lower Jurassic calciturbidites overlain by Middle and Upper Jurassic radiolarian cherts and mudstones. It is a nice exposure but radiolarian preservation is poor and still poorly studied. Albian to Cenomanian carbonate breccias and shales (without rads) can be visited.

Mt. Mangart (Julian Alps, Slovenian-Italian border, Belluno Basin ?). Lower Liassic platform limestones overlain by basinal deposits (Pliensbachian bioclastic limestone with juvenile ammonites, Toarcian black shales, Middle to Upper Jurassic cherts and carbonate resediments). Section contains Toarcian, Bathonian, Callovian and Oxfordian radiolarian fauna. Toarcian radiolarians will be published this year in Marmic and the others are currently being studied.

Kamna Gorica (north of Kranj, central Slovenia). Middle Triassic volcanic rocks overlain by a shallowing upward basinal sequence which ends in platform dolomites. Well-preserved Early Ladinian radiolarians occur in siliceous limestones above the volcanics (research in progress).

Skocjan Caves (near Divaca, SW Slovenia). The beautiful caves in Kras, the classical region of karst (http://www.burger.si/Jame/SkocjanskeJame/ParkSkocjanskeJameENG.html). Purpose: tourism only.

Provisional schedule:
13. 09.: Early morning departure from Lausanne, Breggia Gorge section, overnight in Lombardy.
14. 09.: Cava Vianini and Ponte Serra sections, overnight near Belluno.
15. 09.: Vajont Dam section and drive through Gorizia to Tolmin, Perbla - Tolminske Ravne section (if we have enough time), overnight in Kobarid.
16. 09.: Mt. Mangart and Kamna Gorica sections, overnight in Ljubljana
17. 09.: departure (and Skocjan Caves for those who are interested), arrival in Lausanne late in the evening.

Cost: CHF 500, includes bus transportation and 4 night hotel accommodation (without lunch and dinner).


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