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Download the circulars and

fill the registration form of the

XXI EJIP/6th IMERP down in the page!


We can lodge up to 100 people. Lodging will be provided and covered along with the congress inscription. You will be lodged in beds at the municipal pavilion of Lourinhã, with a dedicated heating system provided kindly by the Municipality. The organisation will provide bed-sheets, but attendees are expected to bring their own personal towels. We remark we will adopt the policy of “first registered, first served”.


If you want to have another solution at your expenses, we recommend Laurus Hotel, partner of the congress and at a walking distance of the venue. You can find their page in the following link:


There is also a variety of smaller lodgings at competitive prices in the municipality.




9 of january - 17 of february:

Early bird registration.

9 of january - 24 of february:

Abstract submission (until 23h59 UTC-0:00 / Western European Time).

14 of March:

End of Late inscription, decision of abstracts.


11 of April - 15 of April:

XXI EJIP/6th IMERP in Lourinhã!

Early-bird student

(Up to 17 of February)



Early-bird non-student

(Up to 17 of February)



Late-bird, student or non-student

(Up to 14 of March)




(Up to the start of the congress)


Abstracts, posters & talks


The abstracts will be 300 words long and in English. Just scroll the page and download it! The abstract book will be published in collaboration with Sociedad Española de Paleontologia. The submission will be open until the 17th of February. There is a limit of two abstracts per main author for the registration.


The posters will be vertical in A1 size (594 x 841 mm) and in English (deadline for sending these will be 24 of March). The organization will be available to print them before the meeting by paying an extra fee of 10 euros. Poster session must be presencial.


The congress will be in person, but attendees will be able to do presentations and attend the meeting also via Zoom. The talks can be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but slides must be in English. However, we encourage the use of English also for talks. They will be 10 minutes long, with another 5 minutes for questions. The slides should be sent to the organization before the meeting. The use of videos or other audiovisual media should be communicated to the organization beforehand. Authors with oral communication can attend via Zoom.


4 different workshops


Archaeological Dig




Fossil preparation & conservation

 Blender for


by Victor Beccari, MSc

 11/04, 14.00-16.00

PT time

 2D Geometric Morphometric vs 3D GM: basic elements and applications  

Statistics in


by Carla Tomàs, MSc

11/04, 16:30-18.30

PT time

by Dr. Soledad

de Esteban

 11/04, 14.00-16.00

PT time

by Prof. Luca Pandolfi

11/04, 16:30- 18.30

PT time

V Contest of Paleoillustration

During the congress the V paleoart contest of EJIP will be taking place at the municipal gallery of Lourinhã. The original works can be sent to A4 or A3 format to the mail, until the 21 of March.


The prizes will be 150 euros and the book “Mesozoic art” offered by paleoartist Simão Mateus.

Rules can be downloaded here:

Two prizes will be offered, one by Society of Spanish Paleontology and other by the enterprise Transmitting Science, for the best poster and talk. In addition, Francesc Gascó (Pakozoico) will give the award "Pakozoic Award to the Best Speaker".

More information about those in the third circular.



The gala dinner of the congress will take place on Friday 14th of April and will have a price of 20 euros.

Transport for the gala dinner will be provided by the congress.

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victor beccari

Brazilian PhD student at SNSB-BSPG, Munich, currently working on Jurassic rhynchocephalians.

Previous works involved pterosaur, dinosaurs, and other reptiles. The common ground for his work is always using 3D methods, which involves photogrammetry, image segmentation, and Blender to handle, render, and curate 3D models.

LUCa pandolfi

He was recently appointed tenure-track Associate Professor at UNIBAS (IT). He works on large mammals (e.g., Hippopotamidae, Rhinocerotidae, Cervidae) from the Neogene and Quaternary of Eurasian and Africa, focusing on their morphology, morphometry, evolution, and phylogeny. He combines the classical palaeontological methods with new tools of investigations and new approaches in virtual environment.

Carla TomÁs

She is the chief preparator and lab manager at Museu da Lourinhã with almost 20 years of experience in fossil preparation and conservation. She is also responsible for the curation of the Paleontology collection of Museu da Lourinhã. During her career she prepared and managed the preparation of many important specimens, including fossil embryos. She is currently a PhD student at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Soledad de Esteban

Director at Transmitting Science, Barcelona, Spain.
PhD on ecomorphology and body mass estimation of xenarthrans. Now she is specialized in statistical analysis and geometric morphometrics, applying in research and teaching.


Abstract template

Here you find the template for the abstracts!

Send your abstract to:


The file should be Word document named as "Whoever" (1 author), "Whoever and Whatever" (2 authors) or "Whoever et al" (>2 authors). The name of the file should also be the subject of the mail.

We are waiting for your contribution!

Discussing Books


Two roundtables will be organised during the congress.


The first one will be about “Inclusivity in paleontology”, will address the impediments women, LGBTQIA+ community, persons of color, and neurodivergent people can encounter in their early career (and even later) in paleontology and academic research; and which solutions can be implemented to solve them and create safe, inclusive, and adapted working environments.


The second one, “Portuguese paleontological heritage”, will explore what is done in Portugal to protect geological and paleontological heritage, with entities such as the Aspiring Geoparque Oeste, which issues researchers may encounter, with notably the challenge of fossil hunters, and what could be done to improve the situation compared to other countries legislation, such as Spain.


Two fieldtrips.

Lourinhã: this field trip will focus on the Upper Jurassic continental deposits around the Lourinhã municipality, where rich vertebrate assemblages, including dinosaurs, have been found. IT IS FULLY BOOKED!


Peniche: this fieldtrip will focus on the Toarcian GSSP, and subsequently will include Pleistocene Furninha cave. We will have the opportunity to explore a rich invertebrate assemblage and one of the most striking quaternary fauna of Portugal.


Participants of both fieldtrips will lunch at the Dinopark Lourinhã and visit it. The fieldtrips will finish around 17:00-18:00 at Lourinhã. The price for the field trips will be 10 euros.






The town of Lourinhã has been nicknamed the “capital of the dinosaurs” of Portugal. It is home of the Museum of Lourinhã, which has been key for paleontology in Portugal since 1984 and the Dino Parque of Lourinhã, a thematic park with hundreds of figures of life-size dinosaurs which attracts tens of thousands of visitors per year to the region.


It also sits at the core of the “Aspiring Geoparque Oeste”, with a rich geological heritage, spanning from the Middle Jurassic marine limestones of the Planalto das Cesaredas, to the continental deposits where thousands of Late Jurassic dinosaur remains have been found. Lourinhã is sitting on the wider Lusitanian basin, one of the most important Mesozoic basins from the East Atlantic.


The town itself lives in a perpetual “dinofever” as the population has embraced the dinosaurs as symbols of their identity, which is evident looking at the signs of stores and enterprises around the village, and the sigil of the municipality itself.

The organizing committee


from Lisbon (Campo Grande):

From Lisbon (Sete Rios, next to Jardim Zoologico):


It is recommended to land in Lisbon airport (Lisboa-Portela).

In Lisbon take the metro (red line, black star) and arrive in Jardim Zoologico (blue line, white star) or in Campo Grande (green line, blue star). There you have buses. 

Do not trust taxis.


From Lisbon: 70 km and 1 hour


From Porto: 260 km and 2 hours, 30 minutes


From Madrid: 600 km and 6 hours, 30 minutes


From Faro: 330 km and 3 hours, 15 minutes



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The payment for the congress inscription should be done via bank transfer to the following account:






The amount transferred should be the sum of all the options marked in the registration form (55 euros basic registration + 20 euros dinner + 10 euros fieldtrip = 85 euros). The subject of the transfer should be the name of the person as in the registration form.


Proof of the payment in a PDF should be sent to the email, with the subject of the mail being the name of the person being registered.



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The organization committee invites all of you to participate in the XXI EJIP/6th IMERP to be held in Lourinhã (Portugal) between the  11th and the 15th of April 2023.

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