FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
24 – 26 April 2020
in Satun, southern Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University
Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Satun Provincial Office
Satun UNESCO Global Geopark
Songkhla Rajabhat University
Khorat Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark
1. About ICPSD 2020
Fossils are increasingly important not just for their scientific importance and as components of tourist attractions but are major elements in the establishment and recognition of national parks, national geoparks, UNESCO Global Geoparks and even in UNESCO World Heritage Areas such as the Jurassic Coast of England. Fossils are therefore valuable resources for attracting general tourists, ecotourists, geotourists and amateur and professional paleontologists. However, fossils are not a renewable resource and must be safeguarded for science and for future generations and their use as tourist attractions and professionally studied sites in and outside of parks and geoparks must be carefully and sustainably managed. Appropriate laws concerning the collection, export and repatriation of fossil specimens also need consideration, updating and enforcement.
We invite all those interested in paleontology for sustainable development to attend an inaugural international conference to discuss and share data and ideas on this increasingly important subject. Themes to be presented include the role of fossils in national parks, in geopark proposals, in geopark management and in managing fossil sites for education and professional research. The use of modern technologies, ranging from GIS, to drones to NMR will be a special session along with the use of art, videos and interactive museum displays in education and research.
The conference will be held at Songkhla Rajabhat University’s Satun campus which is located in La Ngu District of Satun Province, southern Thailand. Satun was the first UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp) recognized in Thailand which was based mainly on stromatolitic (microbialitic) limestones, abundant Paleozoic fossils, Pleistocene vertebrates found in a sea cave and excellent karst scenery. The recognition of the Satun Global Geopark has led to a significant boost in the area’s tourism, due to local enthusiasm and the establishment of numerous fossil-themed activities and comprehensive signage and educational material.
La Ngu District is an important town in Satun Province and is located close to several geosites of the Satun UGGp. From Pakbara Pier tourists can travel to many beautiful islands such as Tarutao, Adang, and Lipe.. The access to La Ngu is about 1.30 hours drive from Hatyai International Airport and about 1 hour from Trang Airport. Where possible, delegates to the conference will be met at the airport.
Several hotels are in La Ngu District and range from 4 stars to backpacker accommodation. Prices range from 4 stars at 1070 Baht (US $ 35) per room per night to 3 star hotels and guest houses at 400 Baht (US $13). After three days of presentations, discussions and excursion, the additional tourist sites are offered to the beautiful granite island of Lipe Island, both of which are in the Satun Global Geopark, and also to the national geopark of Khorat in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand, home of Khorat Fossil Museum.
2. Conference Topics
2.1.1 Invertebrate paleontology
2.1.3 Applied paleontology (e.g.micropaleontology, paleobotany and ichnology)
2.1.4 Sedimentology and stratigraphy
2.2.1 Sustainable development and education
2.3 Technology and art for paleontology and for geopark development
2.3.1 GIS and other geographical techniques
2.3.2 High technology techniques
2.3.3 Photography, art, and media
3. Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Zouros : Universiry of the Aegean, Greece Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece Global Geopark Network (GGN) President, Greece
Mr. Surachai Siripongsatian : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Dr. Chuwit Mitrchob : Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), Thailand
Prof. Dr. Shiqi Wang : Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, University of Chinese Academy of Science, China
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chenyang Cai : Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Yuichiro Nishioka : Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka, Japan
Dr. Haiyan Tong : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Clive Burrett : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Dr. Varavudh Suteethorn : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Dr. Apsorn Sardsud : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
4. Advisory Committee
Dr. Sommai Techawan : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Dr. Tawsaporn Nuchanong : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Adisorn Naowanondha : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pratueng Jintasakul : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
5. Scientific Committee
Prof. Dr. Wang Shiqi : Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, University of Chinese Academy of Science, China
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yuichiro Nishioka : Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka, Japan
Dr. Eric Buffetaut : French National Centre for Scientific Research Laboratoire de Géologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris France; Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Dr. Doungrutai Saesaengseerung : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Clive Burrett : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mongkol Udchachon : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr Komsorn Lauprasert : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Hathaithip Thassanapak : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pasakorn Bunchalee : Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seriwat Saminpanya : Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr. Paul J. Grote : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Dr. Wilailak Naksri : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Tharapong Phetprayoon : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Dr. Jaroon Duangkrayom : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Dr. Anake Srisuwan : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand
Mr. Suvapak Imsamut : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Mr. Naramase Teerarungsigul : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Mr. San Assavapatchara : Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
6. Secretary of the Conference
Dr. Jaroon Duangkrayom : Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: +66 61 0352029
7. Important Date
8. Abstract Submission
The abstracts must be submitted up to 31 March 2020. To submit your abstract please follow the instructions:
8.1 Complete your registration and receiving the confirmation email.
8.2 Follow the details in the abstract guidelines.
8.3 Name of your file (*.doc or *.rtf) as “last name of the first author-type of presentation” (e.g.,“Jintasakul-oral.doc”). In case of more than one author, use the following format: Jintasakul & Songtham-oral.doc or Jintasakul et al-oral.doc for two authors and more than two authors, respectively.
8.4 Submit your abstract to email; email@example.com
8.5 After abstract submission receiving, we will confirm you by e-mail, then your abstract will be reviewed by the scientific committee.
Registration fee before 20 April 2020 is as shown in table below. On-site registration is open on 23 April 2020 at the conference venue, with USD 20 more for conference, and USD 10 more for excuresion.
* Registration fee including: a conference kit, T-shirt, welcome dinner, and access to all scientific sessions.
* Please note that the registration fees do not include accommodation fees, insurance coverage and excursion.
* Excursion fee including: a guide excursion, souvenir, lunches and breaks.
10. Call for Abstract
Both poster and oral presentations require a submission of an abstract. In order to be able to publish and distribute this abstract volume on time for the conference, we encourage applicants to submit an abstract by 31 March 2020.
Review process for the abstract volume, each submitted abstract will be reviewed by the scientiﬁc committee.
11. Abstract Guidelines
11.1 Written in English.
11.2 Title: using Times New Roman, font size-14 pt, bold, capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, species names (Italicize scientific names of organisms).
11.3 Author’s names: display using full name and last name (e.g. Pratueng Jintasakul, Wickanet Songtham, Rattanaphorn Hanta), font size-12 pt, not bold.
11.4 Address: using font size 10 pt, put after number of order address and follow with e-mail address (e.g.Northeastern Research Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand).
11.5 Corresponding author: (please use * after number of order address) e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
11.6 Abstract: Font-Times New Roman, font size-12 pt.
11.7 Keywords: not more than five words – Times New Roman, Font size-12 pt.
11.8 References: (if any) – Times New Roman, font size-10 pt. e.g. Shibata, M., Jintasakul, P., and Azuma, Y. 2011. A new iguanodontian dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Khok Kruat Formation, Nakhon Ratchasima in Northeastern Thailand. Acta Geologica Sinica. 85(5): 969 – 976.
11.9 Words not exceeding 5,000 characters of *.doc or *.rtf files (words counting including title, authors, affiliations, references, space and punctuation).
11.10 Figures and tables are acceptable.
11.11 Abstracts will be published in an abstract volume distributed during the conference; the deadline for abstract submission is on 31 March 2020. Thus, the authors are advised to submit their abstracts in advance.
12. Presentation Guidelines
12.1 Oral Presentations
12.1.1 All presentations must be written and presented in English.
12.1.2 Each presentation should take 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers).
12.1.3 A computer will be provided for an oral presentation.
12.1.4 All speakers must bring presentation files in a format compatible with MS Windows and give to staffs before the presentation start according to the presentation schedule.
12.2 Poster Presentations
12.2.1 All posters must be written and presented in English.
12.2.2 The size of the poster should be 90 cm wide and 120 cm high.
12.2.3 The content should be clear and understandable.
12.2.4 We will provide material for hanging posters.
12.2.5 Poster setting: 24 April 2020 at 1.00-4.00 pm.
12.2.6 Poster presentation: 25 April 2020. Recording any oral presentation is prohibited, excepted by the first author authorized. Please feel free to contact us for further information at email; email@example.com
The excursion is on 26 April 2020 which separates into three routes in the Satun UNESCO Global Geopark important sites including the Tham Le Stegodon , Prasat Hin Panyod , Mo Lae Bay, Tarutao Island,
Route 1. Tham Le Stegodon, Satun UNESCO Global Geopark
Tham Le Stegodon is a sea cave in the N-S elongated cliff limestone mountain ranges. Its two stream inlets are in the eastern side of the mountain and a stream outlet in the western side. It is characterized as three crooked tunnels extending to join together in the mountain. The tunnels are 10 – 20 meters wide and 10 – 20 meters high with a total length approximately 3-4 kilometers. The stream outlet in the western side is connected with a brackish stream run through a thicket of mangrove forest that needs to sailing boat about four kilometers to get on the land at Ban Tha Oil pier.
The former name of the Tham Le Stegodon is Wang Kluai cave characterized by a sea cave with seawater intrusions on the western outlet. The two stream inlets in the eastern side are joined together in the cave into a single tunnel and flow out the stream outlet in the western side. The water level in the cave is affected by water from streams and daily sea tides from the western outlet. The kayaking in the cave has to therefore consider the water level in the cave. Discoveries of Pleistocene rhinos and particularly the Stegodon the name “Tham Le Stegodon” or “Stegodon sea cave” is renowned.
Route 2. Prasat Hin Panyod , Satun UNESCO Global Geopark
Prasat Hin Panyod in Khao Yai Island, La Ngu District is the most important geosite of Satun Geopark. This geosite belongs to Mu Ko Phetra National Park. The outstanding geological feature of Prasat Hin Panyod is characterized by a spectacular pinnacle karst landscape, including stunning sea cave and hidden lagoon.
Route 3. Mo Lae Bay, Tarutao Island, Satun UNESCO Global Geopark
Mo Lae Bay, Tarutao Island, Mueang Satun District, Tarutao National Park. The site is a rocky shore in the south of the Mo Lae Bay as the stratigraphic type locality of the Tarutao Group. Dense joint sets are spectacular structures at some places. The rock is thin-bedded to medium thick beds of brown to greyish brown sandstone, siltstone and shale with general cross bedding structures and abundant fossils. Fragmentary trilobites were reported from the site including Lichengia ? tarutaoensis, Lophosaukia cf. jiangnanensis, Micragnostus sp., Quadraticephalus planulatus, Leiostegiid, Shumardiid, Szechuanella ? cf. damujingensis, Thailandium solum and Tsinania cf. nomas. Depositional environment was under a seashore during the Late Cambrian Period.
14. Conference Venue
Songkhla Rajabhat University Satun Campus La-ngu, La-ngu District, Satun Province, Thailand
15. Invitation Letter
An invitation letter required for obtaining Thai visa will provide upon request, please send your request to email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking a Hotel Room
Resort at Pakbara, Satun, Thailand