5th Polar Marine Diatom Workshop

19.07 - 24.07.2015  
Salamanca, Spain
Contact person:
María Angeles Bárcena, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This workshop will provide the international community of polar diatom researchers with an opportunity to interact and discuss topical issues and new results that bear on recent and future research activities in the polar regions. It will have a strong focus on the Neogene to Recent time period and taxonomic issues toward standardization of terminology and identifications – it will be interactive with many dedicated microscope sessions. The workshop will allow students and early career researchers to interact with, and receive training and advice from leaders in the field and, as such, researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to attend.

In a nutshell, the workshop aims are to:

Transfer sound taxonomic skills and exchange knowledge relative to modern and fossil diatoms of polar regions;

Engage the international marine phytoplankton and palaeontological communities, and

Raise the research profile and opportunity for on-going training of students and researchers.

The workshop supports the sound development of robust proxies for palaeoceanography, evolution of sea-ice communities, timing of climatic events in polar regions.


Registration is open until 8 May 2015. Please fill out the Registration Form and return to M. Angeles Bárcena (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by the registration deadline. Please note that registration is limited by available laboratory facilities so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment!

There are three registration fees: Full (€250), Student (€180) and Accompanying Person (workshop dinner only; €50). Registration includes all workshop documentation, microscope slides for the sessions, boxes for slides, daily lunch and coffees, the icebreaker party and the workshop dinner.

Payment for Registration: Payment for workshop registration is by bank transfer. Please see the Second Circular for account details.

See the website ( for more on accommodation and accommodation grants and other workshop activities.