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tir. 19. sep.



NSRG & BSRG postgraduate field trip - Northern Denmark

Join us to see and learn about the exceptional sediments of the Eocene-aged Fur Formation in northern Denmark!

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NSRG & BSRG postgraduate field trip - Northern Denmark
NSRG & BSRG postgraduate field trip - Northern Denmark

Time & Location

19. sep. 2023, 09:00 CEST – 21. sep. 2023, 21:00 CEST

Fur, Fur, 7884 Fur, Denmark

About the Event

The participants will have the opportunity to explore the highly unusual environment that led to the deposition of these diatomaceous sediments, and preserved a huge range of rare fossils (plants, invertebrates and vertebrates). Interlayered with numerous volcanic ash horizons, and preserving the largest examples ever discovered of glendonites (a purported cold-climate indicator), these sediments record an apparently paradoxical climate story from this greenhouse time. These sediments continue to be studied, including planned ICDP drilling to reach the underlying Palaeocene deposits.

This locality is also a wonderful opportunity to see complex examples of glacial tectonics, whereby the contrasting dark ash and light diatomite clearly show the stages of deformation across the region.


Dates: 19 - 21 September 2023

Location: Fur Island, Denmark

Field leaders: Dr. Madeleine Vickers (UiO), Mr. Bo Pagh Schultz (Museum Salling), MSc. Aurora Garcia (UiO), Dr. Morgan Jones (UiO)

Capacity: 15

Cost: €90 per person. This includes 2 nights accommodation, local transport by car, and food. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from Copenhagen. Accommodation is on Øster Assels, in a Airbnb with shared rooms and a complete kitchen.

NSRG and BSRG do not provide travel insurance for this event. It is the responsibility of each attendee to obtain their own travel insurance coverage.

Register for the field trip by filling the form and paying the security deposit (€45) before August 31st.

For more information and questions please contact

Important: you do not sign up to the event by answering the RSVP. This is only intended as a way to help organizers to assess the number of potential participants.

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