TSOP - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2015 Meeting

Traditional sailing vessels in a Javanese port ( Tim A. Moore, 2009)
Traditional sailing vessels in a Javanese port ( Tim A. Moore, 2009)
The TSOP 2015 Annual Meeting, On the Edge: Hydrocarbons in the Tropics, was held from Sunday, the 20th of September to Wednesday, the 23rd of September 2015 in the historic city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A post-conference field trip to the Mahakam River Delta was held from the 24th to the 27th of September. See the meeting website http://tsop2015.ugm.ac.id for more information.

September Newsletter Now Available

Our 31-page September issue (updated Sept. 14 with more on the pre-meeting field trip) is now available on the Newsletter page. It once again contains extensive information and illustrations for attendees of TSOP's 32nd annual meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; a letter from President Judith Potter at the conclusion of her two years in that office; introduction of four new members; news from AGI; an important note about ZEISS computerized microscope systems and Windows 10; the second circular for the joint meeting of TSOP - AASP - ICCP in Houston, Texas USA, September 18-23, 2016; and other coal petrology news. Please provide any materials for publication in the next Newsletter to Editor Rachel Walker by December 5, 2015.

Session to Honor Spackman at GSA November 3

The 2015 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, to be held November 1-4 in Baltimore, will include session T12, From Peat to Coke: Honoring the Legacy of William Spackman on the afternoon of November 3.

In Memoriam: Alfred Traverse, 1925 - 2015

We have received the sad news that Alfred Traverse, former TSOP member, a founding member and past president of AASP - The Palynological Society, and well-known professor of palynology, died September 15 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. An obituary was published there on September 20, and a memorial service was held on October 17.

Literature References Updated

The Reference lists were updated in November, 2014. One new list, Sequestration in Shales, was added. Conversion of the references added since 2009 to EndNote format is planned.

TSOP on Facebook

A Facebook page for TSOP has been created by former Secretary Jackie Holt. All are invited to "like" the page and participate; a link is now on the TSOP pages' menu bar.

Special thanks to TSOP's Corporate Supporters
Industrial Sustainers
The Discovery Group, Inc
Core Laboratories
Institutional Members
Asbury Graphite Mills
(Albert V. Tamashausky)
Canadian Discovery Ltd
(Kaush Rakhit)

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Website includes Members-Only section

TSOP Members! Set up your account in our members-only section (with the user ID which you received in e-mail) to check your membership data, use the new Membership Directory, and more. Members don't need an account to pay dues online.

TSOP Provides Graduate Student Grants

The Spackman Award supports graduate student research in organic petrology. Applications for the 2015 award must be postmarked, faxed or e-mailed by May 31, 2015.

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TSOP: 501(c)(3) status in the U.S.

We incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Virginia, USA, in 2008. Following application in June, 2009, the US Internal Revenue Service granted recognition of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on February 9, 2010. See the article on page 6 of the March Newsletter.

TSOP is a Member Society of AGI (publishers of Earth, formerly Geotimes; see evolution statement), and an AAPG Associated Society.

Other organizations of organic petrologists include ICCP and CSCOP.

Elsevier's International Journal of Coal Geology publishes the proceedings of TSOP Annual Meetings.

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