Organizing 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) in Bloomington

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Apr 1, 2016 May 9, 2019 Outside Indiana
Director: Agnieszka Drobniak
Other Researchers: Tisa Bowden, Maria Mastalerz Arndt Schimmelmann
Objective: To organize Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) in Bloomington, IN in September 2019.
Benefits: TSOP was founded in Houston, USA in 1984 to consolidate and foster the organizational activities related to organic petrology. The objectives of the Society, as listed in its bylaws are: 1) to promote research in organic petrology among members, and among scientific disciplines 2) to provide educational opportunities in organic petrology; 3) to work for acceptable classifications of all types of sedimentary organic matter; 4) to promote state-of-the-art technologies in organic petrology; 5) to enhance professional and scientific interactions among all scientists and engineers; 6) to inspire the highest standard of professional ethics of its members. To accomplish these objectives, TSOP sponsors annual meetings, field trips, and short courses, publishes a quarterly newsletter, research reports and other scholarly works, organizes and supports collaborative research projects.