Through this meeting, we endeavor to bring together late-career and mid-career researchers, as well as students beginning their investigations, for an exchange of ideas and discussions in seminar format, poster presentations, and at the outcrop. The conference format will consist of a few initial presentations (an introduction for students and a refresher for veterans) covering our current understanding of
Monterey depositional setting, stratigraphy, and diagenesis.
These talks set the stage for presentations outlining new tools and knowledge of Monterey chronostratigraphy and deposition developed during the past decade of research. Presentations highlighting current and future research directions are encouraged, including early-phase research and project proposals from students in the conceptual stage and looking for input from other attendees.
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.
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 use https://forms.gle/auvZZ3hthr3PR9An6 to submit abstracts by Sept. 22, 2022.
If you are reasonably sure you will submit an abstract, but will not submit until closer to the deadline, the conference conveners encourage an email to Monterey2022cgs@gmail.com that includes tentative title and authors so they can move forward planning the program. Inquiries about the meeting and abstract submittal can also be addressed to this email.
Program: Seminar presentations Friday, Nov. 4 Field Visits Saturday-Sunday Nov. 5-6
Conference Convenors: Gregg Blake, Jon Schwalbach, and John Dunham