Neogene Timescale

Noegene timescale

About SNS


The Subcommission on Neogene Stratigraphy (SNS) is part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The SNS was founded in 1971 in Lyon - during the IV congress on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy - by Professor Menner, chairman of the ICS.


Please see the ICS’ listing of Subcommission office holders for SNS:

Regional committees and Working groups

The SNS presently has four regional committees (Mediterranean, Pacific, Atlantic and Nordic) and one working group on defining the Langhian and Burdigalian GSSPs chaired by Frits Hilgen (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands). The mandate of the working group is to propose remaining GSSPs for these Miocene stages and to place them in an astronomically-calibrated time scale.


Comments, reactions or contributions to the SNS homepage? Send them to:

Prof. Elena Turco
Neogene Subcommission Vice-Chair
UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Parma