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Title

[REPORT À 2022] “Flügel” Course on Carbonate Microfacies

Dates

postponed to 2022. proposed dates: 21-25 February

Responsable de l'activité

Anneleen Foubert

Organizer(s)

Prof. Anneleen Foubert, UNIFR

Prof. Rosanna Martini, UNIGE

Dr. Andres Rüggeberg, UNIFR

Prof. Elias Samankassou, UNIGE

Dr. Silvia Spezzaferri, UNIFR

Speakers

Prof. Axel Munnecke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

N.N., from Europe

Prof. Anneleen Foubert, UNIFR

Prof. Rosanna Martini, UNIGE

Dr. Andres Rüggeberg, UNIFR

Prof. Elias Samankassou, UNIGE

Dr. Silvia Spezzaferri, UNIFR

Description

The "Flügel" Course is an internationally renowned course in carbonate microfacies which has been running in Erlangen since 1974. It is organised by Prof. Axel Munnecke (Palaeontology department of the GeoZentrum Nordbayern, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and covers a wide range of topics, and is in the form of short presentations and accompanying microscope exercises. Skills will be developed on both thin sections and loose sediments. Great emphasis is placed on recent research developments in carbonate systems (e.g., cold water carbonates, deepwater reefs, bioerosion, cold seep carbonates). Prof. Munnecke will bring a unique collection of carbonate samples from around the world. It is also possible to bring your own samples to discuss with specialists. The course will be held in English, will run for 5 days and offers 40-50% lectures and 50-60% exercises at the binocular/microscope. Following topics will be included: Fundamentals of carbonate sedimentology Carbonate classification Facies models (hot, cold and deep water) Microfacies analysis of thin sections Point counting Diagenesis Dolomite / Dolostones Thin section dyeing methods Different case studies from geological history Seep carbonates Evaporates Bioerosion It is envisaged to offer one evening where you can present and discuss your own thin section with the specialists accompanied with an Apéro. Additionally, a joint dinner with all participants is planned.

Location

University of Fribourg

Credits

1.5

Information
Registration

As the number of participants is restricted, early registrations will be added to a waiting list first. Please note, that at the beginning of this course a student contribution is asked to cover the costs of the textbook (CHF 50.-), however, it is envisaged to fully reimburse these costs to each student latest at the end of the year, if the budget allows it!

Places

25

Deadline for registration 31.12.2021
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