Morocco 2018: Workshop and Fezouata field excursion

A regional workshop and field excursion of IGCP 653: The Onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event will be organized at Marrakech, February 12-16, 2018.


February 12-13, 2018, an IGCP 653 workshop at Marrakech University, similar to the workshop that took place at Nanjing, May 15-16, 2017 (link), will be organized for students from Morocco, but all Moroccan scientists and participants from IGCP 653 are welcome. 

After the workshop, a three-day field trip is organized February 14-16, with geological excursions to some of the classic sections of the Lower Ordovician Fezouata Fossil-Lagerstätte, allowing participants to observe the geological context of the exceptional Fezouata Biota.

Download the First Circular here.  Further information will be available at on the IGCP 653 project website.

Please indicate your interest in attending either the workshop or the excursion by sending an e-mail message to and Space for the excursion is limited, and we apply a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to Marrakech.

Thomas Servais
on behalf of the organizing committee and Project 653 co-leaders

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