Geology Section


Quaternary Dating Project Presentation on Monday 23 October 2023

The Quaternary Dating project aims to understand the past climates of Jersey and the future impact of climate change on the island’s environment. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden will study geological ‘ice age’ deposits on Jersey to gain a better understanding of their age and characteristics. Reconstruction of past climates that the island has experienced is essential to understanding the island’s past and future climate systems and will help to allow prediction of the potential impacts of future climate change.

An initial phase of the project was completed during 2022 and researchers from Uppsala University will be visiting Jersey for two weeks during October to continue their Quaternary dating project, primarily to collect additional samples of loess and raised beach deposits for analysis.

A special informal talk on the Quaternary Dating Project, and the work that will be carried out during this current phase of the project, will be provided by the researchers from Uppsala University, at 7:30 on the evening of Monday 23 October 2023 in the Societe Members Room, Pier Road. 

It is not often that we have an opportunity to receive a presentation on important and highly relevant geological research that is being undertaken locally. Whilst the presentation will be of particular interest to the Geology Section, it may also be of interest to other members of the Societe, in particular members of the Archaeology Section, who are all welcome to attend this special meeting.