ICS Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy

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Science Plan


1. Formalisation of the Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Middle Pleistocene Stage/Subseries boundary.

2. Formalisation of the GSSP for the Upper Pleistocene Subseries boundary and possible Stage boundaries.

3. Formal subdivision of the Holocene Series.

4. Exploration of further chronostratigraphic subdivision for the Quaternary System/Period, including the duration and status of the 'Anthropocene'.

5. Refinement of fine-scale regional and global correlations for the Quaternary, especially with respect to oceanic–neritic and marine–terrestrial linkages.

6. Maintenance of the SQS website as the main portal for information on SQS's activities.

Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy,
International Commission on Stratigraphy

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