First Circular and Pre-Registration - Boreal Triassic II 2015

2nd Boreal Triassic Conference 2015, Svalbard
12th International Workshop on the Permo-Triassic, Svalbard
August 27 – September 1, 2015
We cordially invite geologist with interest in the late Permian and Triassic succession – in the Arctic and global – to join our 2nd  Arctic Boreal Conference and 12th International Workshop on the Permo-Triassic, Longyearbyen/ Svalbard at 78° 13’ N.

Please inform us about your flight details, send an email to when you have booked your tickets

>> As of mid April we still have room for more participants, both on the conference and on the excursions.

The conference is initiated by the International Triassic Workshop Group  but is also open for all geologists. Extensive work on the late Permian and Triassic succession of Svalbard has taken place the last years. We thus expand our conference to present these results of interest to the scientific community and to the ongoing exploration companies now active in the Barents Sea. Just finished thesis work and ongoing work will also be presented, also in poster sessions.

Final programme (updated August 16th)

Practical information (weather, clothing etc.)

Friday, August 28: Travel to Longyearbyen/Svalbard. Install in hotel, Introductory Meeting, Ice-Breaker
Saturday – Sunday, August 29 – 30: Conference in UNIS (University Center)
Monday, August 31: Excursion to the famous Festningen section with Permian to Tertiary rocks (Transport by ship)
Tuesday, September 1: Excursion to Sassenfjorden, Upper Permian to upper Carnian. (Transport by ship)
Wednesday, September 2: Travel home.

Optionall possibility: Excursion to the Tertiary plant fossil locality near Longyearbyen.


  1. P-T boundary in the Artic (and elsewhere)
  2. Triassic biostratigraphy and new palynological results
  3. Triassic vertebrates including results of new discoveries
  4. Late Permian sedimentology
  5. Triassic sedimentology
  6. Permo-Triassic sequences, local and global
  7. Svalbard as an exposed part of the Barents Sea, hydrocarbon play models

Oral Papers and POSTERS

We invite participants to present data in talks and posters. There will be a special session with new results from ongoing research projects involving PhD and MSc studies.

To arrange accommodations we ask for an early response for participation in the conference and/or excursions on attached pre-refistration form. Please give indications before January 15, 2015.

Participation deadline: June 1., 2015

Download final circular

Download conference flyer (poster)



Atle Mørk
SINTEF Petroleum Research
NO-7465 Trondheim

Gunn Mangerud
Department of Earth Science
University of Bergen

Bjørn Anders Lundschien
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Pb. 600,
NO-4003 Stavanger

Hans Arne Nakrem
Natural History Museum
PO Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0316 Oslo



Last update : 16.08.2015

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