13th ICCP Course on Organic Petrology
|June 14, 2019||Filled under Courses||
The International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP), in conjunction with DGGV (Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereiningung e.V.), the Teichmüller Foundation and GFZ (the German Research Centre for Geosciences), is pleased to announce a training course in Organic Petrology and its Applications to be held in Potsdam, July 15th – 19th, 2019.
The course will focus on the petrology of fossil organic matter with a particular emphasis on a wider range of coals and dispersed organic matter in the fossil record and as pollutants in the environment. Practical applications and technological importance will be stressed.
While a basic geological understanding of the participants will be assumed, the course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of fossil organic matter. It is therefore suitable for undergraduate or post graduate students, as well as established professionals who require a more thorough understanding of petrological aspects of coals another fossil organic matter or the interpretation of data thereof.
2. Course outline
Coal and other fossil organic matter genesis (geology, petrology and geochemistry), composition, type, rank and rank parameters.
Petrographic analyses: fundamentals of the optical microscope and sample preparation, maceral and microlithotype analyses, vitrinite reflectance analysis and the use of fluorescence.
Basic factors controlling quality and technological behaviour of coal. Industrial and environmental applications of organic petrology.
The use of the reflected light microscope, identification of fossil organic matter components, point-counting analysis, reflectance measurements, use of fluorescence (all by pre scanned analyses on a screen with the group or on the participant’s laptops –Windows only, sorry). Analysis software will be provided to the participants with examples of various samples of different type, rank and grade.
Dr. Walter Pickel, Organic Petrology Services P/L, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Isabel Suárez Ruiz, INCAR-CSIC, Oviedo, Spain
4. Registration and fees
Cost for the course excludes travel, accommodation and meals except where stated below. Costs include course notes, lunches and coffee-breaks. Number of participants is limited to 20 persons and will be on a first come basis.
Registration is now available.
Due date for registration and payment is July 1st, 2019. A detailed outline of the course will be available on the website closer to the course.
|Company / Professional||1300 €|
|Government / Non-Profit||750 €|
Pay either by Bank Transfer to:
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Address: 48 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Account Name: International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology
Account Number: 10409339
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
Reference: your surname and 13th ICCP Course.
Or Contact ICCP’s Treasurer Dr. Peter Corsdale at firstname.lastname@example.org for Credit card payments.
Receipt will be sent upon payment.