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The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards

on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:18

From the IUGS E-bulletin 145: "The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards" by Prof. David A.T. Harper, Chair, International Commission on Stratigraphy.

The ratification, by the IUGS, of five new stages spanning the entire Phanerozoic has been recently reported in the bulletin and the ICS chart updated (version 2018/07, seeĀ But the global reach of the chart is also expanding with over 15 translations now available, covering much of the globe. A Turkish version of the time scale has just been completed and will be added to the ICS homepage in the very near future, exemplifying the truly international nature of our scientific community. Undoubtedly this momentum will continue during the third STRATI (2019) congress in Milano, Italy, 2-5 July 2019 ( and will provide a wonderful opportunity, in the home of stratigraphy, to develop and evolve our ideas on the stratigraphic column, the way we correlate and define strata, against a background of rapidly changing needs and advancing techniques.