Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 16th meeting of InterRad, the International Association of Radiolarists, which will be held in September 2022 at ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

InterRad promotes all aspects of radiolarian research including taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, biochronology and evolution along with applications in stratigraphy and tectonics. The meetings are held regularly every three years and are aimed to gather radiolarian specialists of different research fields who present current research and exchange new ideas to advance the understanding of fossil and living radiolarians. The community is not restricted to geologists and biologists but is open to other scientists who integrate radiolarians in a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics and space engineering. Artists inspired by the fascinating complexity of radiolarian skeletons are also most welcome.

In addition to scientific sessions, several excursions will be organized. The pre- and post-conference excursions will focus on the stratigraphy and geodynamic evolution of the Northern Calcareous Alps in Austria and the Dinarides in Montenegro, respectively. The mid-conference excursions will visit Kras (the classical karst area) and the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Ljubljana

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Špela Goričan, president of InterRad