The IGCP project 655 – Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on marine carbon cycle and ecosystems (International Geoscience Program supported by the IUGS and UNESCO) and the University of Coimbra are pleased to announce the 2nd International Workshop on the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (2nd IW-TOAE).

This workshop is open to members of the IGCP 655 and all other researchers interested in the study of major biological and environmental crisis associated with the Pliensbachian–Toarcian boundary and the TOAE. The program is also of interest to academics and industry participants dealing with organic geochemistry. According to the tradition of IGCP projects, this workshop welcomes the active participation of early career researchers and students, and a post-meeting training course is offered. A two-day field trip covering the main Pliensbachian and Toarcian sections in the Lusitanian Basin (Peniche, Rabaçal, Coimbra and São Pedro de Moel) is also proposed.

Framed by the historic and beautiful city of Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage Site), we aim to provide a scientifically stimulating and socially enjoyable forum where the scientific community can discuss the most recent advances regarding the study of significant planetary-scale changes during the Pliensbachian – Toarcian.