Crossing New Frontiers: Tephra Hunt in Transylvania
INTAV inter-congress meeting 2018 in Brasov, Romania
Jun 24th - 29th, 2018
Cheile Grădiștei, (Romania)
We are thrilled to announce that the next inter-congress meeting of the International Focus Group on Tephrochronology and Volcanism (INTAV) is to be held in Brasov, Romania. A medieval city in the Transylvanian region of Romania, Brasov is located in the southern Carpathian Mountains and easily accessible from Bucharest. It is near to several late Quaternary volcanic centres and the loess fields of the Danube-Black Sea area, where tephra has played an important role in providing chronology for these sequences. The INTAV executive would like to thank Daniel Veres and the local organizing committee for offering to host INTAV, and to welcome us to such a geologically diverse and culturally-rich region that is a bit off the beaten path. The conference, together with several possible workshops, promises to be a truly interesting, informative, and memorable event. A special feature will be a 50th anniversary commemoration of the publication of the first paper on the use of the electron probe to analyse glass shards as a correlational tool for tephrochronology (D.G.W. Smith and J.A. Westgate, 1968, Earth & Plan. Sci. Letters 5, 313-319).
INTAV and the LOC are applying for funding support from INQUA, PAGES, and other sources to help support students, early career researchers, and scientists from countries with low GDPs, to attend the conference. As well as local intra-conference trips, post- or pre-conference field trips may be offered (including a potential trip to Santorini, Greece).
More details about the conference will be provided soon. Meanwhile, please lock in the last week of June 2018 in your diaries for “Crossing New Frontiers: Tephra Hunt in Transylvania”.