The Coast Geological Society hosts monthly talks from leading geological experts from around the world. All talks are free and we encourage all to attend! Currently our meets are virtual until further notice.
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November 4th – 5th, 2022
The Monterey Formation has been the subject of academic, government, and energy industry studies for the past 50 years, primarily supporting hydrocarbon exploration and production. It was deposited during an important time in the climatic and oceanic evolution of the Neogene, recording the transition from a relatively warm "greenhouse" climate to cooler temperatures of "icehouse" climatic conditions, accompanied by significant glaciation in the polar regions. Large volumes of data and expertise were generated describing depositional, stratigraphic, and geochemical aspects of Monterey strata during the energy quest. That same expertise and data have value for multiple topics of current research, including paleoceanography and climate studies, that benefit greatly from using recently refined age dating technologies.
Presentations will be broken into the follow sessions:
Introduction to the Miocene Monterey Formation
• Unique Geologic Setting – Tectonics, Paleoclimate, and Paleoceanography
• Deposition, Diagenesis and Lithofacies Overview
• Resources and Data Availability for Future Research
Advances in Chronostratigraphy
• Reviews of techniques and updated age models
Applications to Miocene Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate Studies
• Results and review of in-progress work
Technology Applications and New Research
• Insight and approaches to subsurface investigations
• Early-phase and proposed Research
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to visit some of the classic Santa Barbara Channel Monterey outcrops with geologists that have studied these rocks over multiple decades, as well as with current researchers. The general organization will include a brief overview of the field area, and then short presentations highlighting new data and interpretation.
This is an invitation for submissions on a broad range of topics under the Monterey umbrella. Abstracts should be 250 words or less and include the title, authors, contact information, and your preference for an oral or poster presentation.
Please submit abstracts by Sept. 30, 2022.
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Ventura, CA 93003