Tertiary: Following the conference, excursions to the Tertiary succession of Longyearbyen are possible. In nice weather (likely at this time of the year) a walk up Nordenskiöldfjellet to 1050 m.a.s.l. is possible. You will see the entire Tertiary succession, with its very rich occurrence of leaves and plant fossils in the upper part. In nice weather you can see "half of Spitsbergen" from this mountain. If weather doesn't permit the mountain walk, we may study plant fossils at the Longyearbyen glacier or visit the lower Tertiary succession with old coal mine inlets.

These excursions are free, however you have to stay one additional day at the hotel.

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Contacts:

Atle Mørk
SINTEF Petroleum Research
NO-7465 Trondheim
Norway
Atle.Mork@sintef.no

Gunn Mangerud
Department of Earth Science
University of Bergen
NO-5020 BERGEN
gunn.mangerud@geo.uib.no

Bjørn AndersLundschien
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Pb. 600,
NO-4003 Stavanger
Bjorn.Lundschien@npd.no

Hans Arne Nakrem
Natural History Museum
PO Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0316 Oslo
Norway
h.a.nakrem@nhm.uio.no

       

 

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