10.07 - 16.07.2011
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Contact person:
Dr. Tom Bradwell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract & registration deadline: 31 March 2011

The Symposium aims to bring together scientists studying the different components of Polar Earth Science to exchange information and perspectives. As the world come to terms with climate change, understanding the landscape and environmental response of the Polar regions, in particular the great Antarctic Ice Sheets, becomes ever more important. Study of geological archives, ice cores, and modern systems offers an unrivalled opportunity to reconstruct and understand the Earth’s climatic variability: something which impacts on all countries and peoples of the world.

The Symposium will cover the following science themes:

1. Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Southern Ocean

2. Major reorganisations of the ice-ocean-atmosphere system in the Cenozoic and Quaternary

3. Tectonic evolution of Antarctic seaways and margins during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, and its influence on biota and climate

4. Antarctica and supercontinent evolution

5. Landscape and biological evolution of ice-free areas

6. Evolution of life, environments and climates in Antarctica from deep time to the present

7. Uncovering the continent

8. New frontiers and interdisciplinary advances in Antarctic science

9. Hydrology, dynamics and biogeochemistry of the Antarctic ice sheet

10. Observation and modelling of POLENET data

11. Antarctic data, collections and maps

Proposals for sessions are invited until 31 August 2010.