The International Summer School of Sedimentary Geology is addressed to PhD students interested in developing stratigraphic and sedimentological studies. It will be held near Kazan (Tatarstan, Russian Federation). The geological domain between the Volga River and Ural Mountains is an area, where R. Murchison first defined the Permian System in 1841. The area near Kazan hosts reference sections and parastratotypes of the Kazanian (Roadian) and Urzhumian (Wordian) stages of the Middle Permian Series (Guadalupian). The Permian sections illustrate the distinct replacement of marine depositional settings by continental environments. The sediments of both Kazanian and Urzhumian stages contain specific fossil faunal and floral assemblages. Using these sections as example, Professor N.A. Golovkinskii (1868) established regularities in the formation of rocks and migration of facies through space and time. In 1894, similar inferences were formulated by I. Walther as a law of facies.
School includes 3 days of lectures and 4 days of field works.
Three days of lectures will be directed to the study of carbonaceous and terrigenous deposits with details on transitional marine to continental facies. The evolution of Middle Permian epicontinental basin of Volga-Urals region will be correlated with the that of Central Russia and Europe. Special attention will be dedicated to the use of biostratigraphic and paleomagnetic data to analyze the sedimentary sections.
When: 12 June to 19 June 2014.
12-14 June - Lectures and workshops.
15-19 June - Field trips.
Where: 420008, Kremlevskaya st. 4/5, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, Kazan Federal University, Instutute Geology and petrolium technologies.
Application deadline: 30 March 2014, acceptance announced by 15 April 2014.
Costs: School fee is of 500 Euros/student, and includes accommodation in double/triple room and full board for 7 days, plus transfer from and to Kazan airport to the University. Travel costs to Kazan are not included. However, IAS students can apply for travel grant directly to the IAS website (www.sedimentologists.org).
After acceptance, on April 15th, Students will get an application form including all details for payment and registration.