4th International HSE Geochemistry Workshop

  July 11th-15th 2016, Durham, UK

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The 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry took place in Durham, United Kingdom  (July 11th-14th 2016) and was hosted by the Durham Geochemistry Group of the Department of Earth Sciences.

All - Please keep the GCA SPECIAL ISSUE in mind as a forum for your publication.


If attending the 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society please consider an allied session - 1 of only 5 granted *special session* status:

Special Session - Planetary Evolution: Advances in meteoritical and lunar isotopic analyses

Conveners - Fienke Nanne, Mario Fischer-Godde, Helen Williams, and Amy Riches.

If you attended the 2016 Annual Goldschmidt Meeting we hope that you enjoyed the affiliated session:

Session 16a: Tracing Ocean Circulation - Past and Present

Conveners - Ruza IvanovicTina van de Flierdt, and David Wilson


This specialist workshop was a 3.5 day event and was open to all interested parties at an international level, attracting 75 presenting delegates. The meeting occured between the 2016 Annual Goldschmidt Conference and the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. It complemented the short course on highly siderophile and strongly chalcophile elements in high temperature geochemistry and cosmochemistry held 7 months prior and linked to a new RiMG volume.


The 4th HSE workshop was of cross-disciplinary appeal in covering analytical advances, as well as low-temperature and high-temperature geo- and cosmochemistry topics pertaining to HSEs and allied elements. The meeting and related activities provided opportunities for friendly exchange between scientists of all levels, thus offering the potential for all to accelerate knowledge/technology sharing and explore new observations that advance understanding of key geo- and cosmochemistry questions. Many useful new international collaborations nucleated during the workshop; these will be highly beneficial to continued progress in HSE frontier science and will support overall advances within the geochemistry community, help to create pathways for present and future students, and potentially provide for the early-stages of discussions to commercialise scientific applications for industry.


We hope to see many of you at the 5th HSE Workshop that we can only hope will take place in 2020!