TSOP SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS


Research Committee objectives include:
1.
Developing research in organic petrology through national and international collaboration
2.
Promoting research in organic petrology
3.
Developing acceptable classifications of sedimentary organic matter
4.
Establishing and recommending sample preparation and analysis procedures
5.
Promoting new technologies for applications in organic petrology

Benefits from TSOP sponsorship:
1.
An international network of colleagues to consult and assist with the project
2.
Prestige of having the project officially sponsored by an international scientific society
3.
Potential to receive grants from TSOP of up to $US1,000 per year to pursue the research



CURRENT TSOP SPONSORED PROJECTS:

Atlas of Dispersed Organic Matter
Leaders: Carolyn Thompson-Rizer, Lavern Stasiuk and others

Objectives:
A)


Create a standardized nomenclature for dispersed organic matter in sedimentary rocks. The list is understood to have already been approved by both TSOP and ICCP

B)



Document that nomenclature by photomicrographs, based on various sample preparations and microscope lighting conditions, of samples of known maturity and hydrocarbon generating potential

C)


Distribute that documentation via CD or web download, similar to the CD for "A Petrographic Atlas of Canadian Macerals and Dispersed Organic Matter" (2000-2001), eds. J. Potter, L. Stasiuk, and A. Cameron.
 


STARTING NEW PROJECT:
Starting a Research Subcommittee is a straightforward process. New subcommittees may be initiated at any time. A proposal is submitted to the Research Committee Chairman using the form provided for that purpose. Include information on:
  • Titles of Subcommittee and Project
  • Benefit of Project to TSOP
  • Goal(s) of Project
  • Approach or Method(s)
  • Anticipated Product(s)
  • Suggested Chairperson and Members
  • Milestones and Estimated Time for Completion
  • Estimated Cost of Project
With the endorsement of the Research Committee Chairman, the proposal is submitted to Council for approval at its mid-year or annual meetings. Monetary grants ($1,000 US per year) are available through Council to pursue subcommittee activities. A subcommittee chairman will be nominated by the Research Committee Chairman (generally the principal investigator) and approved by Council. A subcommittee is discontinued when there has been no activity for two years. There is presently no limit on the number of years a subcommittee may exist as long as there is progress on the research.


After downloading the application form becomes fully fillable.
For further information please contact Isabela Suarez-Ruiz, Research Committee Chair.



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