Call for excursion proposals
The organizing committee is presently accepting proposals for field trips. The committee will select a restricted number of field trip proposals in order to avoid cancellations due to the lack of participants. Field trips should be self-financed and autonomous financially.
Please provide the following information :
1. Name and affiliation of the organizer(s)
2. The title and a description of the field trip
3. A description of the field trip including, minimum and maximum number of participants, location of departure and return, tentative dates and duration,
4. An estimation of the participation cost.
Please send the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st, 2017.
Plenty opportunities for spectacular sedimentological field trips
More details to come...
Precambrian sedimentary successions
Tectonised sedimentary formations in the Labrador Trough, Northern Québec Aphebian (2.1 to 1.9 Ga). Tentative
Cambrian to Devonian carbonate platforms and reefs
Massive algal-stromatoporoid-bacterial reef front. Upper Silurian, Gaspé Peninsula, Québec.
Middle Ordovician carbonates, Mingan Islands, Québec.
Paleozoic foreland shelves and basins
Transition between the Precambrian gneisses, Ordovician carbonate and clastic foreland units. Montmorency falls, Québec City.
Quaternary glacial and post-glacial sedimentary accumulations
Glacial deposits from retreating Laurentide Ice-Sheet, (here at the Moisie River), Côte-Nord, St-Lawrence estuary, Québec.
Conventional and unconventional (shale, tar sands) hydrocarbon plays
Sandstone of McMurray formation, Early Cretaceous, Alberta. Tentative
Upper Ordovician Utica Shale along the Jacques Cartier River, near Québec City.