Programme

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme comprises 9 sessions (6 within the framework of the 6th RCANS and 3 within the framework of the 3rd Atlantic Islands Neogene and Quaternary International Congress – 3rd AINIC). In brackets, find the name of the chairman/coordinator of each section:

6th RCANS:

    • 1) Neogene high-energy events in the Atlantic (Pedro Costa, FCUL, Portugal);
    • 2) Neogene sea-level changes and its record in the Atlantic coasts;
    • 3) Tectonic evolution of the Atlantic Domain during the Neogene (João Duarte, FCUL/IDL, Portugal);
    • 4) Geological evolution of oceanic islands (Ricardo Ramalho, Univ. Bristol, UK & FCUL/IDL, Portugal);
    • 5) Atlantic rocky and sandy coastlines during the Neogene (Markes Johnson, Williams College, USA);
    • 6) Palaeogeography and palaeoecology of the Atlantic margins during the Neogene (Ilde Armenteros, Universidad Salamanca, Spain).

3rd AINIC:

    • 7) GIS and remote sensing applications for the Atlantic Quaternary: case-studies (Artur Gil, cE3c/Univ. Açores);
    • 8) Palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of MIS 5e and MIS 11 deposits in the Atlantic coasts (Sérgio Ávila, CIBIO-Açores/Univ. Açores, Portugal);
    • 9) Terrestrial ecosystems in the Atlantic during the Quaternary: palaeoecological and palaeoclimatological reconstructions. (Pedro Raposeiro, CIBIO-Açores/Univ. Açores, Portugal).
The official language of the Congress will be English; no translation facilities will be available.

The final schedule of the Congress is as follows:

Each session will be coordinated by the chairman and by two more researchers of his choice.


Monday, July 10th

8:00 – 9:00

Registration at the hall of the Scientific Complex (University of the Azores)

GIS and remote sensing applications for the Atlantic Quaternary: case-studies

9:00

Artur Gil

Potential contributions of Coastal GIS and Remote Sensing based applications for improving the knowledge in the palaeogeography and palaeoecology of the Atlantic margins

9:30

Elisabetta Menini, B. M. Schemes, A.V.T. de Magalhães

Overview and Comparative Analysis of the legal instruments at international and national level for the conservation of geological and paleontological heritage in EU

10:00

Vera Noon, Anthony Mastitski

Maritime Spatial Planing and Palaeontology: Santa Maria (Azores) as a case study

10:30

Vera B. Raposo, C. S. Melo, L. Silva, P. Madeira, R. Cordeiro, A. C. Rebelo & S. P. Ávila

Methods of evaluation of geosites: Santa Maria Island geosites as a case-study

Geological evolution of oceanic islands

11:30

El Hassane Chellai

Geodynamical evolution of a foreland basin of the Atlas region (Morocco): the Neogene and Quaternary deposits of the northern side of the Atlas of Marrakesh

12:00

Ricardo S. Ramalho

The conundrum of ocean island uplift revisited – insights from a stationary plate environment

12:30

Ricardo S. Ramalho, G. Helffrich, J. Madeira, M. Cosca, C. Thomas, R. Quartau, A. Hipólito, A. Rovere, P. J. Hearty & S. P. Ávila

Emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores)

14:30

Alessandro Ricchi, R. Quartau, R. S. Ramalho, C. Romagnoli & D. Casalbore

Marine terraces development on reefless volcanic islands: new insights from high-resolution marine geophysical data from Santa Maria Island (Azores Archipelago)

15:00

Rui Quartau, Ricardo S. Ramalho, Jesús Rivera, Fernando Tempera, Covadonga Orejas, Pedro Afonso, Alessandro Ricchi

The role of volcanism, tectonics and erosion in the development of Formigas Bank (Azores, NE Atlantic)

15:30

Will Zhongwei Zhao, N. Mitchell, R. Quartau, F. Tempera & L. Bricheno

Post-eruptive Submarine Terrace Development of Capelinhos, Azores

16:30

Daniele Casalbore, C. Romagnoli, A. Pimentel, R. Quartau, D. Casas, G. Ercilla, A. Hipolito, A. Sposato, E. Martorelli, F.L. Chiocci and FAIVI team

Morpho-structural setting of Terceira offshore revealed by high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and seismic profiles

Neogene sea-level changes and its record in the Atlantic coasts

17:00

Ildefonso. Armenteros, P. Legoinha, C. J. Dabrio, J. Civis, J. A. Delgado, G. Alonso Gavilán & A. Martínez Graña

Cyclicity and depositional model of Langhian-Serravallian warm-temperate carbonates of the Lagos-Portimão Formation (Algarve, South Portugal)

17:30

Esther Martín González & A. G. Rodríguez

Neogene sea-level changes record at the Canary islands: eustatism and tectonic

19:00

Ice break at “Centro Municipal da Cultura”

Meeting point in the hall of the Scientific Complex (University of the Azores)

Tuesday, July 11th

9:00

Neil C. Mitchell

Depths and shapes of nearshore sandy clinoforms on high wave-energy coasts

Neogene high-energy events in the Atlantic

9:30

Markes E. Johnson

Stratigraphic record of Neogene hurricane deposits on islands in the Macaronesian Realm (NE Atlantic Ocean)

10:00

Sérgio P. Ávila, R. Paris, R. S. Ramalho, E. Rolán, E. Martín González, C. S. Melo, R. Cordeiro & J. Madeira

Glacial age megatsunami fossil deposits in volcanic oceanic islands: a biological point of view

10:30

Alfréd Dulai

Neogene brachiopods of the North Sea Basin

Palaeogeography and palaeoecology of the Atlantic margins during the Neogene

11:30

Esther Martín González, J.L. Vera-Peláez, C. Castillo & M.C. Lozano-Francisco

Gastropod molluscs assemblages from the upper Miocene (Tortonian) of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). Chronostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental implications.

12:00

Joana Ferreira, F. J. Sierro & P. Legoinha

Influence of orbitally-controlled climatic changes on planktonic foraminifera of Montemayor-1 (Huelva, Spain) between 5.6 and 5.5Ma

12:30

Björn Berning & S. P. Ávila

Fossil Bryozoa in the Azores – the clash between biogeographic patterns and Neogene ocean circulation in the North Atlantic

14:30

Sérgio P. Ávila

The palaeobiodiversity of the Azores: 15 years of research, from the Pliocene to the Recent

Atlantic rocky and sandy coastlines during the Neogene

15:00

Carlos Marques da Silva, M. Cachão, A. C. Rebelo, M. E. Johnson

Taphonomic development of shelly and diverse macroid deposits off a high-energy rocky shore: Lower Miocene carbonates from the Lagos area (southern Portugal)

15:30

Markes E. Johnson

Overview on spatial relationships between Neogene to modern rocky and sandy shores in the Macaronesian Realm (NE Atlantic Ocean)

16:30

Ana Cristina Rebelo, M. E. Johnson, R. S. Ramalho & R. Quartau

Rhodoliths and associated sediments around reefless volcanic island shelves (Azores and Madeira Archipelagos, NE Atlantic)

17:00

Alfred Uchman

Trace fossils in Neogene sediments of Santa Maria Island (Azores, Portugal)

Terrestrial ecosystems in the Atlantic during the Quaternary: palaeoecological and palaeoclimatological reconstructions

17:00

Vítor Gonçalves & P. Raposeiro

Major environmental changes in the Azores in the last 6000 years: a paleolimnological perspective


Wednesday, July 12th

Field trip to “Sete Cidades”


Thursday, July 13th

Terrestrial ecosystems in the Atlantic during the Quaternary: palaeoecological and palaeoclimatological reconstructions

9:00

Helena Sousa Marques, P. M. Raposeiro, A. Hernández, M. J. Rubio-Inglés, A. Sáez, S. Giralt, R. Bao & V. Gonçalves

Late Holocene environmental reconstruction in Empadadas Norte Lake (Azores archipelago, Portugal) based on diatom assemblages.

9:30

Pedro Miguel Raposeiro, J. Vilaverde, V. Gonçalves, A. Hernández, A. C. Costa, R. Bao, S. Giralt & A. Sáez

The ecological impacts of the climate changes and human colonization on cladocera and chironomid assemblages in oceanic islands – the Holocene Caveiro Lake record (Azores archipelago)

Palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of MIS 5e and MIS 11 deposits in the Atlantic coasts

10:00

Patrícia Madeira, Andreas Kroh, C. S. Melo, R. Cordeiro & S. P. Ávila

Echinocyamus pusillus (Echinodermata; Echinoidea): a new record from the Pleistocene of Santa Maria island (Azores, NE Atlantic)

10:30

Carlos S. Melo, C. Marques da Silva & S. P. Ávila

Palaeobiogeography of the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Neogene molluscs: implications for the Quaternary in the Macaronesian region

11:30

Ricardo Cordeiro, P. Madeira, L. Silva, A. M. de Frias Martins & S. P. Ávila

The littoral gastropod fauna of the North-Atlantic Ocean and adjacent Seas: a biodiversity and biogeographical analysis

12:00

Lara Baptista, A. M. Santos, M. P. Cabezas & S. P. Ávila

How does paleontological and geological information influence inferences drawn from genetic data?

12:30

Sérgio P. Ávila, R. Cordeiro, P. Madeira, L. Silva, A. Medeiros, A. C. Rebelo, C. S. Melo, A. I. Neto, R. Haroun, A. Monteiro, K. Rijsdijk & M. E. Johnson

Cutting the Gordian knot: contrasting biogeographic patterns and processes during glacial and interglacial episodes in volcanic oceanic islands

Post-Meeting Trips

Santa Maria Island (14-17 July). A 2-day tour to visit the most important palaeontological sites of Santa Maria Island. It includes the fees for plane tickets (a 15-minutes flight from Ponta Delgada to Santa Maria) and hotel accommodation. No meals are included.

14 July

15 July

16 July

17 July

SMA-PDL

House of the fossils Museum

07:25 - 07:50

Maritime

F

tour

R

E

Pedestrian

E

1-Ichnofossils cave

tour

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2-Pedra-que-pica

D

3-S‹o Loureno

1-Vila do Porto

A

2-Pedreira do Campo

Y

LUNCH

3-Figueiral

4-Prainha

1) whale watching

5-Praia Formosa

2) Sete Cidades

4-Ponta do Castelo

3) Geo-Fun

PDL-SMA

18:40 - 19:00

Social Programme

The social programme for the congress is still under preparation. A number of social events will be organised for conference participants and accompanying persons. These will be announced on the website closer to the time of the congress.

The official tourism agency of the RCANS 2017 (Agência de Viagens Melo) (groups@melotravel.com) will provide further information at the reception desk of the Congress.