Meeting Schedule

Date Morning Afternoon Evening
Aug 6 (Mon) Arrival Arrival, registrationWelcome party
Aug 7 (Tues) Opening sessions, talks Talks, group photo
Aug 8 (Wed) Talks TalksShort course
Aug 9 (Thur) Talks Poster session
Aug 10 (Friday) Excursion ExcursionBusiness meeting

Talks will be 20 minutes long, including time for questions. The Poster Session will be held on the afternoon of August 9, allowing time for presenters to discuss their work.

The meeting will be held in English.


The Excursion of the Third Asian Ostracod Meeting will take place on the 10 August. The excursion will visit the Pleistocene Omma Formation in Kanazawa and the Noto Peninsula, north of Kanazawa.

Participants will leave Kanazawa by bus and travel to various sites to collect fossil, living intertidal and freshwater ostracods. The excursion will also take in some of the cultural sites of this rural part of Japan.

The Omma Formation is a Pleistocene marine fossiliferous strata which contains the record of glacial-interglacial eustatic sea-level cyclic changes.

The Omma Formation

Myojoji Temple (Noto) is the head temple of the Buddhist Nichiren Sect in the Hokuriku Region. Some of the temple buildings, which are designated as Important Cultural Properties, were constructed during the reign of first five generations of Kaga's ruling feudal family-Maedas.

The 34 meters tall Goju-no-To (five storied pagoda) is the largest wooden pagoda in the Hokuriku region and it's a masterpiece of early Edo Period pagodas.

Myojoji Temple

Ganmon Sea-Cave is a cave mouth created by the erosion of Miocene volcanic rocks rising out of the sea. It's 6 m wide, 15 m tall and 60 m deep. The rugged scenery created by the steep cliffs and fierce waves around Ganmon are symbolic of the dynamic scenery of the Noto Peninsula. Near the cave intertidal wave-cut platforms are exposed and we can easily collect seaweed samples for ostracods.


We will also visit a freswater ostracod sampling site and Sekinohana, a rocky shore composed of Miocene calcareous sands for additional marine intertidal ostracod sampling.

Paradoxostoma rhomboideum from the intertidal zone of the Noto Peninsula.