We are pleased to inform you that the First International Conference and
Workshop of the network research programme 'PAST Gateways'
(Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways) will take place in St.
Petersburg, Russia on May 13-17, 2013.
The themes for the conference and workshop are:
1. Growth and decay of Arctic Ice Sheets;
2. Arctic sea-ice and ocean changes;
3. Non-glaciated Arctic environments including permafrost change.
Deadline for registration, abstract submission and registration fee –
March 15, 2013
Fedorov, G.B. (Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg
O'Cofaigh, C. (Durham University)
Zhirov, A.I. (St. Petersburg State University)
Subetto, D.A. (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)
Tsvetkov, V. Yu. (Institute of improvement of professional skill
Nina Kirchner, on behalf of the PAST-Gateways Steering Committee:
H. Alexanderson, C. Andresen, L. Bjarnadottir, J. Briner, A. de Vernal,
G. Fedorov, M. Henriksen, N. Kirchner, R. Lucchi, H. Meyer, C.
O’Cofaigh (Chairman), R. Noormets, K. Strand, and R. Urgeles.
'PAST Gateways' (Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways) is an IASC
endorsed network research programme, the scientific goal of which is to
understand Arctic environmental change during the period preceding
instrumental records and across decadal to millennial timescales. The
focus of the six year programme is on the nature and significance of
Arctic gateways, both spatial and temporal, with an emphasis on the
transitions between major Late Cenozoic climate events such as
interglacials to full glacials and full glacial to deglacial states, as
well as more recent Holocene fluctuations. There are three major themes
to the programme: (1) Growth and decay of Arctic Ice Sheets; (2) Arctic
sea-ice and ocean changes, and (3) Non-glaciated Arctic environments.
PAST Gateways follows on from the previous network programmes of 'PONAM'
(Polar North Atlantic Margins), 'QUEEN' (Quaternary Environment of the
Eurasian North) and, most recently, 'APEX' (Arctic Palaeoclimate and its
Extremes). It is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to bring together
field scientists and numerical modellers to advance understanding about
Arctic climate change. The network involves scientists from across
Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA.
Bolin Centre Research Area co-leader
(Orbital to Tectonic Climate Variability)
Senior Lecturer in Numerical Ice Sheet Modeling
Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Svante Arrheniusv. 6B
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