6th ICCP Course in Organic Petrology at GFZ, Potsdam
|August 30, 2013||Filled under Courses||
A new one week training program in organic petrology will be held in GFZ’s GeoLab in Potsdam (Germany) in June, 2013. The event is a joint venture, initiated and endorsed by the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP), German Geological Society (DGG), German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), and the Rolf & Marlies Teichmüller Foundation.
The course will be centred on the petrology of coals with a particular emphasis on their petrography. It is held by outstanding and reknowned experts in the field. Practical instruction and technological importance will be stressed. Download the 2nd Announcement
While a basic geological understanding is seen as a precondition, the course is designed for those with little or no particular knowledge of coal, its evolution and optical features. It is therefore suitable for established professionals, active scientists trying to enhance their spectrum of scientific methods, post-doctorates, post-graduate as well as undergraduate students who require a more thorough theoretical and practical understanding of coal and its petrography.
The course is centred on the petrology of coals with a particular emphasis on their petrography. Practical applications and technological importance will be stressed.
A Certificate of participation will be awarded to each person completing this course, but this does not include accreditation from the ICCP. Information for the ICCP Accreditation Program can be found at Accreditation.
2. Registration and fees
Registration includes tuition. Costs include course notes, lunches and coffee and farewell function.Cost for the course excludes travel, accommodation and meals except where stated. Printed notes will be available for the courses. Powerpoint presentations will be used for the lectures. Course notes will be distributed to each participant and a CD of the notes and Powerpoint presentations will be available.
|Company / Professional||1300 €|
|Government / Non-Profit||700 €|
Those interested in participating in this course must send the registration form to the ICCP Treasurer Mrs Jen Pearson. Further information about the course, and local logistics can be obtained from Antje Treutler at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Payment should be settled at the latest on 15 May, 2013. After registration in the course you will receive, from our Treasurer Mrs. Jennifer Pearson, a proforma invoice with the amount due and all details of bank account for bank transfer and/or for payment with credit card (only VISA and MASTERCARD).
Participants must make their own accommodation reservations directly.
A special arrangement has been made with:
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL SANSSOUCI
Allee nach Sanssouci 1
14471 Potsdam, Deutschland
Telephone: +49 331 9091-0
Telefax: +49 331 9091-909
Costs: 95 EUR incl. breakfast & free use of public transport in Berlin and Potsdam. Please refer to special rate “ICCP Training“. Hotel Registration form. The special rate is valid until: 28.04.2013
Further hotels in Potsdam:
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
14473 Potsdam, Germany
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has a good connection to the railway service and to the international airports of Berlin. From Berlin there is an easy access by public transport. From the Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof you can walk in 15 Minutes to the Campus “Albert Einstein”. A detailed location plan is available from the GFZ-website: http://tinyurl.com/dz63eb
The GeoLab is situated in Building A27, Big Refractor (Großer Refraktor),
a campus plan is also available from the GFZ-website: http://tinyurl.com/nnyq3b
6. Course outline
The course will meet daily from 9:00 am until 6:00pm, with breaks for morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.
- Introduction to organic petrology, its history, including an overview of the ICCP and the purpose of accreditation.
- The concepts of coal rank, type and grade.
- Introduction to sampling and sample preparation, the petrologic microscope, coal-petrographic entities and analytical methods, e.g. point counting, reflectance determination.
- Coal Classification, ICCP, ISO, ASTM and others.
- Biochemical and geochemical stages of coalification, their causes and effects; vitrinitisation versus fusinitisation; the effects of pressure, temperature and time.
- Chemical and physical parameters of coal rank.
- Palaeo-environmental signatures.
- Some prerequisites of coal formation – the role of climate and floral evolution.
- Peat-depositional environments and their effects on coal composition.
- Coal-measure sediments including the floor and roof rocks of coal.
- Coal measure sedimentology and the sequence stratigraphic setting of coalfields.
- The tectonic setting of coal fields, including sedimentary and tectonic aspects of coal mining.
- Introduction to carbonisation and coke petrology – the relationship between coke microstructure, carbonisation conditions and the source coal.
Claus Diessel was born in Stendal, Germany, and obtained his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1961. After a brief period of employment as coal petrologist at the Bergbau-Forschung in Essen-Kray, he joined the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, from which he retired as Emeritus Professor in 1992. Since then, he has worked as a private consultant.
Claus is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (elected 1996) and Honorary Life Member of the Society of Organic Petrology (TSOP) since 1998. He received the ICCP Reinhard Thiessen Medal in 1992 and the Baragwanath Plaque in 1990.
His research interests are centered on theoretical and applied aspects of coal geology, including the sedimentology of coal deposits, as well as the microscopy of coal and coke. In these fields, he has authored one monograph and contributed chapters to four other books. In addition, he has authored and co-authored some 150 research papers and review articles in both refereed and non-refereed journals and conference proceedings.
In addition to his lecturing commitments at the University of Newcastle, Claus has conducted workshops and provided in-service courses in Australia and abroad for various organisations, including the Australian Mineral Foundation, NSW Department of Mineral Resources, CRA Limited, Anaconda Australia Inc., AGIP Petroleum, Kalgoorlie School of Mines, Kembla Coal & Coke Co. Ltd., EXXON Production Research, and others.
Walter Pickel received his PhD from the Rheinish Westfaelische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany in 1991.
He taught and worked at RWTH until 1998. Afterwards he joined CSIRO Petroleum in Sydney, Australia as a senior research scientist. In 2003 he joined Harold Read & Associates and co-founded Coal & Organic Petrology Services P/L in Sydney in 2004, a company of which he is the managing director.
Apart from teaching at Aachen University, he has been giving classes and workshops at Cologne University, in Chile, Indonesia and Australia. He was appointed visiting professor at the Instituto de Geologia Economica Aplicada – GEA at the University of Concepcion, Chile in 2000.
He is author/co-author of some 80 reviewed papers and abstracts. He is a member of the ICCP since 1991.
8. Disability-related needs
If you plan to attend the course and you have disability-related needs, please contact Antje Treutler at email@example.com