Progress towards the next geological timescale: Earthtime-EU and GTSnext (sponsored by IAS)
Convener: Klaudia Kuiper  | Co-Conveners: Heiko Pälike , Leah Morgan , Joe Hiess 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Room 41
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Wed, 06 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A

Refining the geological timescale requires precise and accurate dating of processes and events in earth history. Recent advances in astronomical, 40Ar/39Ar, and U-Pb geochronometers are improving the fundamental aspects and intercalibration of these systems and their application to an integrated stratigraphic record. We invite submissions from these and other disciplines that will contribute to enhancing resolution of the geological timescale. These efforts are currently underway as part of the EU- and NSF-funded EARTHTIME (; and GTSnext ( initiatives.

Sponsors: Earthtime-EU (ESF-RNP), GTSnext (EU-FP7 MC-ITN GA215458).