British Organic Geochemistry Society Meeting 2013


The 2013 Meeting of the British Organic Geochemistry Society will be hosted by the Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University. The Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2013.

This year's Meeting marks the 25th anniversary of our first 'BOGS', which was held in Bangor in July 1988. We hope you will join us in Plymouth to celebrate this achievement and encourage you to ask anyone you know who was present at the first Meeting to attend. We hope to put on a good show and that you will enjoy the scientific and social programme we'll put together.

As ever, a major aim of the meeting is to act as an informal forum for Organic Geochemistry in all of its forms. In particular there is an emphasis on the active participation of younger scientists but we hope this won't deter those who are more established in the field from also participating.

Registration for BOGS 2013 is now closed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Anthony Lewis.

Registration for BOGS 2013 is now closed.

Accommodation will not be included with registration so you'll need to organise this yourself.

There is a wide range of B&B and hotel accommodation available near the University campus and city centre. Your favourite search engine will help but if you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact Anthony Lewis.

The scientific programme was held in the Roland Levinsky Building on the Plymouth Campus of Plymouth University.

The prize for the best oral presentation went to Holly Barden (Geochemical analysis of the pigments and affinity of the Jurassic calcareous alga Solenopora jurassica) and that for the best poster presentations went to Pete Gilbert (The power of ponds: Sequestering organic carbon in small natural ponds). Congratulations to both authors!

The Abstract Booklet is available for download and the following presentations were included in the programme (alphabetical order by first author):



Our social event on Wednesday 10th July will be in the National Marine Aquarium in front of the Eddystone Reef Tank. We'll also have access to the Demi-Tunnel, where you get the feeling you're in amongst the sharks and rays, as well as the other areas in the Aquarium. We'll make further announcements in due course... call back soon!

We thank the following organisations for providing generous financial sponsorship of the BOGS 2013 Meeting. Without them much of the Meeting would not have been possible.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Anthony Lewis.