Recent advances in refining the geological timescale: GSSPs, holostratigraphy and new dating techniques (co-sponsored by IAS)
Convener: Darren R. Gröcke  | Co-Convener: James Ogg 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 05 May, 15:30–17:15  / Room 41
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 05 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A

The development and refinement of the geological time scale over the past decade has progressed in leaps and bounds. With developments in instrumentation, analytical approaches and stratigraphic sections, the timescale has been refined. This session will include all aspects of the current and future geological timescale, including GSSPs, numerical dating, biostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, holostratigraphy, integration of physical and geochemical trends, and other methods.
This session will also honor Professor Felix Gradstein, who will receive the Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal from the European Geosciences Union for his achievements and scientific leadership in the fields of stratigraphy, the geologic time scale and micropaleontology.