2017 News

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) Conference 2017

1 PAIS logos 2The PAIS Geoscience SCAR Research Programme is hosting a programmatic conference from September 10-15 th 2017 in Trieste (Italy).

The 1st Circular is now available and more information can be found on the conference website. Abstract submissions open 1 March. Submission and early bird registration deadlines are the end of April.

The aim of the conference is to present recent results that address still open questions in understanding the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past and future sea level and climate change (http://www.scar.org/horizonscan Kennicutt M.C. Chown S. et al., Nature, 2014).

An important development in understanding and predicting Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour has been the validation and testing of ice sheet models on past climates with boundary conditions that are relevant to future projections.

While the focus of the conference will be on the latest developments in paleo-ice sheet and climate reconstructions using data and models, we also invite researchers and students from geodynamical, climatological, glaciological, oceanographic, ecosystem and ice cores communities, since their work is crucial for understanding the processes and dynamics of the integrated system.