SOURCE: http://www.FORAMS2010.uni-bonn.de/sites/program_general_information.php
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The opening ceremony will be held on the afternoon of Sunday September 5, and will be followed by the icebreaker party. For the mid-conference break on Thursday, September 9th several all-day mid-conference field trips will be offered, including the the famous Messel quarry (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Hambach Open Cast Mine, or a visit of the Maastricht type locality quarry (for details see field trips). For those who prefer to see a bit of culture during the mid-conference break, there will be a field trip to Cologne, which will include stops at the famous Cathedral and the Roman-German Museum, a unique museum depicting everyday life in the northern Roman Empire (including a visit of a German Beer Brewery). A guided tour through the City of Bonn including a visit of the famous Beethoven house will also be offered.
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The conference dinner is scheduled for Thursday evening and will take place on a Rhine River cruiser in the Rhine Valley. This part of the valley with its steep vineyards, and many romantic castles and ruins is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The closing ceremony will be held on the afternoon of Friday September 10th.
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FORAMS 2010 will be held in the city of Bonn on 5-10 September 2006 in the Main Building of the University of Bonn. Technical sessions will consist of five days of oral and poster presentations supplemented by social events.

The various presentations will cover aspects of foraminiferal systematics, biology, paleontology, stratigraphy, biogeography, ecology and paleoecology, oceanography and paleoceanography, climatology and paleoclimatology, and evolutionary studies. The scientific contributions are arranged according to the following Scientific Program.

Plenary Lectures: Key-note lectures which highlight the current mainstream research approaches.

Technical Sessions: Covering the diverse aspects of the foraminiferal studies and their applications.

Workshop Sessions: Open forums for discussion on selected research topics.

Altogether the diverse Technical Program and multidisciplinary presentations of FORAMS 2010 demonstrate the wide range of current applications of the foraminiferal studies to the field of earth sciences.

It is with great pleasure and honor that Bonn hosts this important scientific event, which certainly will contribute to spread even further the knowledge and the science among all countries represented at the meeting.
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