Call for submissions to 'Sub-Antarctic Islands – sentinels of change' at SouthCOP 2019

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Call for submissions to 'Sub-Antarctic Islands – sentinels of change' at SouthCOP 2019

Christel Hansen
Dear colleagues!

Apologies for cross posting.

There are a few days left to submit your abstracts to the session 'Sub-Antarctic Islands – sentinels of change' for the upcoming first <a href="ttps://southcop19.com/">SouthCOP, to be held 4-14 December in Queenstown, New Zealand. The session description appears below. Abstract submission closes 7 April.  

Sub-Antarctic Islands – Sentinels of Change
Straddling the Antarctic Convergence Zone, sub-Antarctic islands are geographically unique and exhibit both periglacial and glacial conditions. Permafrost is largely sporadic in this region but is useful as a proxy for investigating change. Environmental thresholds in the sub-Antarctic are narrow; contemporary climate changes, characterised by warming temperatures, fluctuations in moisture, and a higher frequency of extreme events, has the potential to narrow (or even surpass) these thresholds. As such, these islands are regarded as sentinels of change and serve as global early warning systems. Furthermore, these islands host unique vegetation, numerous threatened species, and are important breeding sites. Changes observed in the glacial and periglacial environment will impact these existing ecosystems as well. This session aims to showcase sub-Antarctic research and the role of the region as a sentinel of change.  

More information on the conference below.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 7 APRIL
 
Thank you to all who have submitted abstracts to the conference committee so far. 
A reminder to those who have not submitted yet, that submissions close 7th April.
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE HERE

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Earlybird registrations close 20th October

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN

Planning is well underway for the first Southern Hemisphere Conference on Permafrost (SouthCOP), a regional conference of the IPA. This year the conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 4-14 December 2019. 

Receive a $100 Discount if you book a FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION with PRE and POST Tour Field Trips

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

Getting to Queenstown or Christchurch

Getting to Queenstown or Christchurch is easy whether you decide to fly, drive or catch a coach. Both cities have International Airports that receive daily direct flights from around New Zealand and Australia's main ports, and great road access on major New Zealand highways makes driving between cities an easy and beautiful experience. Exploring the region once you’re in Queenstown or Christchurch is simple with a range of local transport options.

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Plan, See & Do

WEATHER: December - February is summer in Queenstown, which means long sunny days and fresh alpine air. It means food, drink, socialising and an irresistible desire for adventure. Daytime temperatures reach between 20°C and 30°C and Queenstown’s 45° south latitude means that dawn is as early as 5 am, while dusk settles around 10 pm. The longer days and evenings are perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the diversity of landscapes and range of things to do that the region is world-famous for.

VISAS: Of course before you get to Queenstown you need to be prepared with a valid passport and the appropriate visa requirements for immigration. Click here for information about visa requirements.

EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN: Queenstown is a natural playground providing an incredible backdrop for a range of sights to see and things to do for adventurers of all persuasions. The epic summer landscapes and inviting outdoors will have you heading outside and into nature for your next adventure. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll by the lake or a hike up into the mountains, summer is the perfect time to explore, discover and write your own adventures.
START PLANNING

Receive a $100 Discount if you book a FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION with PRE and POST Tour Field Trips
FIELD TRIPS
 
This conference will operate in a new format, with three-day field excursions offered before and after the conference session days, allowing participants to make a round trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, with visits to glaciers and glacial lakes, the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, cultural points of interest, and scenic spots to discuss glacial and periglacial landscape development.



PRE-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP | Wed 4 Dec - Fri 6 Dec

Canterbury Plains - Tekapo Basin - Mount Cook - Tasman Glacier - Glacial Landforms - Kawarau Gorge - Queenstown

View Itinerary Here



MID-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP - PLENARY TALKS
 Mon 9 Dec 5-6pm (limited seats)


An introduction to the geology and tectonics of the Southern Alps
Simon Cox (Principal Scientist, GNS Science Dunedin)

Southern Alps glaciers, geomorphology and history of climate change

David Barrell (Senior Scientist, GNS Science Dunedin)

Click Here for more information



MID-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS  |   Tues 10 Dec

Mid-conference field trip Option One:
Rock and roll: 
geology, geomorphology and natural hazards in western Otago

Mid-conference field trip Option Two: Doubtful Sound Trip


View Itineraries Here



POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP | Thu 12 Dec - Sat 14 Dec

South-Westland World Heritage Area - Fox Glaciers - Southern Alps - Alpine Fault - Arthurs Pass - Waimakariri River
View Itinerary Here

 
CLICK HERE FOR FIELD TRIP PRICING & REGISTRATION
Receive a $100 Discount if you book a FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION with PRE and POST Tour Field Trips

KEY DATES

7 April 2019
Deadline for Submitting Abstracts

20 June 2019
Authors Notified

1 August 2019
Pre & Post Conference Tour Registrations Close

20 October 2019
Earlybird Registrations Close

4 December 2019
Conference Begins - Ends 14 December
For further information visit www.southcop19.com
Or contact On-Cue Conferences   |   [hidden email]    +64 3  928 0620
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Regards,



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