BOSCORF at INQUA 2019
Last month, BOSCORF’s Data Management Assistant, Miros Charidemou, travelled to Dublin, Ireland to attend the 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA 2019). Miros presented a poster in the session dedicated to XRF core scanning studies, ‘Interpreting XRF core scanner records of natural and anthropogenic changes in marine and lacustrine archives.’ (To download a PDF copy of Miros’s poster, click here)
The session was chaired by Ludvig Löwemark (National Taiwan University), Ian Croudace (University of Southampton) and Jyh-Jaan Huang (University of Innsbruck) and it included presentations on a variety of topics ranging from applications of XRF core-scanning data in terrestrial and marine paleoenvironmental studies, new method developments and statistical data analysis techniques.
The session itself proved to be extremely popular, demonstrating the ever-increasing interest in the application of XRF core scanning. It was also exciting to observe that XRF core-scanning data were presented in many sessions of the conference, indicating the widespread adoption of this method within the environmental sciences.
Overall, the conference was a great opportunity to catch up with many past and present users of BOSCORF and fellow XRF-core scanner operators. It was a particular pleasure to meet new colleagues from the XRF core-scanning community and discuss future developments and potential collaborative projects over a Guinness or two.