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17/12/2014 to 19/11/2014

The 38th annual meeting of the MDSG will take place on the 17th-19th December, 2014, at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

A draft programme is available HERE, and the full conference handbook inlcuding abstracts is available

Invited speakers and keynotes include:

Prof John Walsh UC Dublin: Structural Controls on Ore Formation; The Irish Zn-Pb Deposits
Prof Adrian Boyce, SUERC: What Have Stable Isotopes Ever Done for My Ore Deposit?
Prof Philip Weaver, Seascape Consultants: Sea Floor Mining, Challenges and Opportunities
Prof Bruce Yardley, University Leeds: Metal Transport in Fluids: Brines and Not-Brines
Dr Tom Gernon, University of Southampton: Diamond Explosions
Dr Bob Foster, Stratex: Science and the City – Status of the Gold Industry
Prof Steve Sparks University of Bristol, Volcanic Processes in the Formation of Porphyry Copper Deposits

A few places may remain: registration for the meeting can be made HERE.

Registration costs are £200 for professionals with memberships to the Geological Society, Mineralogical Society, the  Society of Economic Geologists and IOM3; £210 for professionals without relevant memberships; and £60 for students. The registration fees include the Welcoming Ice Breaker Event, the Conference Dinner, Lunches and Teas on both conference days, Abstract Volume and Conference Pack.

Icebreaker: A welcome reception will be held at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton from 18h30 on Wednesday 17th December 2014. The icebreaker will feature a Keynote Lecture from 18.00 at NOCS.  The  keynote presentation will be by  Dr Bob Foster (President Elect SEG) entitled:  Science and the City – Status of the Gold Industry.

The Conference Dinner will be held at the St Marys Football Stadium on Thursday 18th of December 2014.

The Venue: The meeting will be hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton  which opened in 1995 at a cost of ~  GBP 54 million. The centre incorporates University and  National Environment Research Council Research Laboratories with some  500 research and engineering staff, and ~150 laboratories. The NOCs is home of UK research vessel fleet with a Graduate School (GSNOCS) with more than  200 PhD students. The NOC is located on the waterfront Southampton and is accessed through Dock Gate 4.

There is no parking on site. Entrance to the Centre is through Dock Gate 4 – see MAPS. This gate has a 24 hour security presence and it is important that you have some form of identification to show the security guard; particularly if the UK Government raises the security level, as the NOC has a significant presence of government scientists. The National Oceanography Centre Southampton is about 20 minutes’ walk from The Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Grand Harbour Hotels, a little further for other hotels along West Quay Road. The local Taxi firm is West Quay Cars (02380 999 999).

Accommodation: There is ample accommodation a short distance away from the NOC with prices aligned to all budgets from the Grand Harbour Hotel to the recently opened Premier Inn. The most convenient large hotels to the NOC are the Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Grand Harbour and the Mercure. Other value hotels including Ibis and Novotel are a little further away (~ 2km from NOC).

Organizing Committee: If you require further information about the 38th Annual MDSG Meeting please contact a member of the organizing committee:

Stephen Roberts: Steve.Roberts@noc.soton.ac.uk

Robert Knight: R.D.Knight@soton.ac.uk

Alex Webber: Alex.Webber@noc.ac.uk


Sponsors of the MDSG meeting

Sponsors of the MDSG meeting