Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid

October 2014     brd

Twenty-six scientists from six nations (Germany, U.K., Switzerland, Italy, France and the Netherlands) participated in the 4th SCOPSCO-workshop in Hull, UK. They read up on the latest results of core opening and documentation as well as the first analysis files. The scientists discussed the planning for 2015 including the publication strategy. The opening of the DEEP site cores is at about 300 m sediment depth, which comprise the last ca. 700,000 years. The next SCOPSCO-workshop shall be in September 2015 in Macedonia.

January 2014

The opening of the DEEP site cores started at the University of Cologne in November 2013. We are now at about 55 m sediment depth, which comprise the last glacial / interglacial cycle or the last ca. 130,000 years. Apparently, the sequence has no gaps, and we find the distinct tephra layers as observed already in cores of the presite surveys. From now on, core opening will allow insights into the unexplored history of Lake Ohrid sedimentation.  

September 2013

We conduct a SCOPSCO-workshop in Pisa, Italy, 11-13 September 2013, in order to invite all scientists involved into the project and to discuss in detail the sampling strategy, scientific work to be carried out and the publication strategy of the results. 

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