2014, June 10-13: COCARDE Workshop-Field Seminar Denmark

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COCARDE Workshop and Field Seminar, Denmark, 10-13th June 2014



Bodil W. Lauridsen (University of Copenhagen)

Morten Bjerager (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS)


Cold-water Carbonates from the Palaeozoic to the Recent – Combining outcrops studies and geophysical imaging


Carbonate mounds are known throughout the geological history from Late Neoproterozoic to the recent forming at shallow to deep waters and at low to high latitudes. They are defined as morphological features formed through complex interactions between biological and geological processes under suitable hydrodynamic conditions.
Fossil cold-water carbonates from Denmark and the Arctic region have been a main research area for many years in Denmark. The carbonates form excellent reservoirs in the North Sea and they are also target for oil exploration in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. A presentation and discussion of these cold-water carbonates are therefore the aim of the proposed workshop. The geophysical imaging of the carbonates includes a wide range of seismic and georadar acquisitions.
The main focus of the field seminar will be the Cretaceous cold-water carbonates reservoir analogues and the Paleocene coral and bryozoan mounds in the Danish Basin. The Danian mounds show strong similarities to the coral mounds ecosystems encountered at high latitudes in the North Atlantic today. Modern carbonates and the future of those in a global warming context will also be discussed.

Researchers from academia and industry will participate in the COCARDE meeting. The European Science Foundation (ESF) will entirely fund the participation of 7 junior scientists (master students, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers) selected through a competitive procedure. More information can be found herein.

Preliminary Programme