16th CARIBBEAN GEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE - BARBADOS 2002
160 CONFERENCIA GEOLOGICA DEL CARIBE - BARBADOS 2002
16me CONFERENCE GEOLOGIQUE DES CARAIBES - BARBADOS 2002 2002
16th Caribbean Geological Conference
16 – 21 June, 2002
The Sixteenth Caribbean Geological Conference will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados in June 2002 under the auspices of the Energy and Natural Resources Division of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources. The Conference is dedicated to the exchange of information on all aspects of Caribbean Geology.
All communications should be addressed to:
16th Caribbean Geological Conference
Energy and Natural Resources Division
C/o National Petroleum Corporation Building
Wildey, St. Michael,
Tel: (246) 429-8726 Fax: (246) 436-6004
Participating Members US $150.00
Participating Students US $ 80.00
Non-participating Members US $ 65.00
These fees are payable before March 30, 2002. A late registration fee of US $20.00 will be payable for registration after this date. Refunds of pre-registration fees will be made for cancellations done before May 15, 2002. Participants, non-participants and students will receive transactions. Registration fees cover the costs of field trip guide books, programmes, book of abstracts, and the final transactions.
Participating Members are all those who attend the conference and receive the documents. Non-participating Members are those who only receive the conference documents at their overseas locations.
Please make all cheques payable to “The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment.”
Conference Site AND FACILITIES
The conference will be held at the Sherbourne Conference Center, which is a modern state-of-the-art center with facilities for hosting large conventions (over 4000 people).
This is about 3 miles from the South Coast area where the hotels listed in 2nd circular are located.
Modern presentation facilities such as overhead projection, PowerPoint presentation, etc. will be available in each room. Computers will support Windows 98/2000 and either 3½ floppy disk, 250MB zip disk or CD Rom.
There will be simultaneous presentation for at least two sessions.
Please note the changes in the field trip schedule.
#1- Barbados’ Scotland District: 1 day- June 16th- FULLY SOLD OUT
Leader- Professor Robert Speed
Dept. Geological Sciences
Northwestern University, Illinois.
Cost: US$70 - includes lunch and transportation
This trip will provide a broad overview of the geology of the Tertiary inlier of the island.
This will be presented as a ½ day field trip to various Paleontological localities in Barbados during the Conference.
Leader- Professor Stephen Donovan and David Harper
Natural History Museum, London
Cost: US$70 – includes lunch and transportation
#3 - Scotland District and Miscellaneous Sites of Barbados: June21st
This trip entitled " A Bajan Pot Pourri" will give a general overview of the geology and sites of the island; covering some of the Tertiary rocks and the Pleistocene Limestone terraces as well as the Harrison's Cave.
Leader- Leslie H. Barker and Energy & Natural Resources Division
Cost: US$70 –includes lunch and transportation
#4 - Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
Leader- Mr. Richard Robertson
Seismic Research Unit, Trinidad and Tobago and
Professor Trevor Jackson, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Cost: US$400 – includes airfare, accommodation, ground transfer and Lunch.
This trip will examine from the South Eastern volcanic centers to the Soufriére Volcano in Northern St. Vincent. The group will climb Soufriére’s East flank and see block and ash pyroclastics and the summit crater.
· Please check appropriate box of field trip you wish to attend.
To date most registration fees have been paid but a final registration will be done on site on Monday June 17th between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. At this time, conference documents will be given to all participants.
There will be a daily shuttle from a number of the hotels listed in the second circular. To help us facilitate this service please indicate by e-mail immediately the name of the hotel at which you are registered.
There will also be a shuttle service for the Sunday June 16th field trip.
There will be an opening cocktail hosted by the Minister of Physical development and Environment on Monday June 17th, immediately after the technical presentations at 6:00 pm.
There will also be a buffet dinner and party cruise on board the Harbour Master Cruise Boat on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. Have on your anchor boots fellows, drinks unlimited. There will be a donation of US$40.00 (BDS$80.00) per person, payable at registration.