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Researchers of the IKBFU Laboratory of Marine Environment participated in the XXXV International Geological Congress in Cape Town (August 27th – 4th September 2016).
The International Geological Congress (IGC) is the largest forum of the fundamental and applied Earth sciences.
It is held under the auspices of the International Union of Geological Sciences once every four years.
The Congress brings together scientists from around the world and aims to review and discuss natural environmental processes.
Almost 4,000 delegates from 117 countries attended the congress this year.
Over 5,000 abstracts were submitted for oral and poster sessions.
Researchers from the Laboratory of Marine Environment (set up jointly by IKBFU and the Russian Academy of Sciences) made two poster presentation - traces of ancient ice gauging in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic polar front migration in the Charlie-Gibbs fracture zone (Mid-Ocean Ridge, North Atlantic).
At the congress a group of scientists from the International Commission on Stratigraphy officially announced the beginning of a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene, the era of humankind. According to scientists, the new geological epoch started in the mid-twentieth century after the Holocene, which lasted approximately 12, 000 years.