2021 Mountjoy III - Virtual Sampler
Dates: 17 - 19 August, 2021
This virtual sampler gives us a chance to showcase themes that will highlight cutting-edge research and to garner full international participation in the rescheduled 2022 Mountjoy III Carbonate Research Meeting. SEPM and CSPG are partnering organizing societies.
The three half-day Virtual Sampler Meeting will feature a series of keynote presentations and discussion sessions led by a diverse panel of experts that will highlight recent state of the art trends in carbonate research and resource extraction. Themes including changing ocean chemistries, inorganic carbonates, dissolution, the state of CO2 sequestration in carbonate reservoirs, and the present & future of big data/machine learning in understanding carbonate systems are planned, just to mention a few. Each half day morning session will consist of several TED-style talks by a panel of experts, followed by open participation in lively discussions by panelists and attendees. The first two mornings will conclude with short virtual field trips to classic carbonate locals in both Canadian and international venues, including a visit to Ediacaran reefs in Namibia. The field trips will utilize new drone and lidar technologies, designed to provide an enhanced, unique fieldtrip experience for all. There will also be a question-and-answer period with the field trip leaders, aimed to recreate discussions at the outcrop! The third day’s morning session will conclude with two interactive video presentations of drill cores from Alberta. The session will include a complex succession of Middle Devonian carbonates and evaporites from beneath the oil sands, featuring interbedded carbonate-evaporite sequences that have experienced meteoric influx with associated dedolomitization.