Metamorphic Studies Group Research in Progress 2019

Date: Tuesday 5th March, 2019
Venue: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth

The keynote speaker will be Dr Chiara Groppo, University of Torino, Italy:

Metamorphic CO2 production in Himalaya: Where? How? How much? When? And then?

to fit with the Geological Society of London’s 2019 year of Carbon

Register online here (registration deadline: 19th February 2019)

Abstract Template here (abstract deadline: 19th February 2019)

Plus a workshop on laser ablation techniques on Monday 4th of March in Portsmouth, aimed at early career researchers.


A one-day workshop on laser ablation techniques held on Monday, 4th March 2019 at the University of Portsmouth. This workshop will be aimed at postgraduate students and those new to laser ablation techniques and will cover topics including laser mapping, geochronology, data handling, Hf and other isotopic systems. The workshop will be supported by SciMed.

 Provisional order of day:

10-11: Introduction
11-12: Lab tours and instrumentation
12-1: Lunch
1-2: Intro to trace element and U-Th-Pb isotope measurements
2-3: Other isotopic systems by LA-ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS (e.g. Pb, Hf, Nd)
3-4: Laser mapping
4-5: Data handling
5- : MSG icebreaker

Registration for the workshop will be free for postgraduate students (sponsored by SciMed) and £15 for non-students. This will include lunch and refreshments. A dinner and ice breaker drinks (which MSG RiP attendees are also welcome to attend) will be organized on the evening of the 4th March (not covered by workshop registration).

Contact Catherine Mottram if you would like to attend the workshop. The maximum number of attendees is 12. Delegates will be added to the list in order of expression of interest, so respond quickly!

A list of accommodation can be found here:

B&Bs –
Hotels –
Self-catering apartments –
And of course AirBnB –