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From Ice to High Seas: Synthesis of the ice2sea programme
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 09:30 - Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 13:00 (BST)
The future security and prosperity of our growing coastal cities and the survival of many unique coastal habitats is threatened by rising sea-levels and increased risk of coastal flooding. Reliable projections of future sea-level change will provide a basis for planning adaptation and risk-management strategies for vulnerable coastal regions.
Ice2sea is an international project funded by the European Commission, involving 24 institutes from Europe and around the world, and co-ordinated by Prof David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey.
Ice2sea has gained new insights into the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets and their interaction with climate. We have developed new projections of the contribution of continental ice to sea level and the impacts that this will have to global and regional sea level by the year 2100.
This final symposium of the ice2sea project will include a range of talks and posters by ice2sea scientists about their work over the four years of the project. This will be of interest to the wider scientific community, so we invite you to attend this two day meeting, with registration to cover costs.
The registration cost will cover teas, coffees, and lunches on both days. You will have to arrange your own travel and accommodation.
You will receive a copy of our final synthesis brochure “From Ice to High Seas: Synthesis of the ice2sea programme.”
Format of the meeting (subject to alternations):
Wednesday 15th May:
- Opening by Prof. David Vaughan, Keynote talk by Prof. Chris Rapley
- Session 10:00 - 12:30 - talks by ice2sea scientists
- Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
- Session 13:30 - 15:30 - talks by ice2sea scientists
- Session 16:00 - 18:00 - poster session
Thursday 16th May:
- Session 9:30 - 12:30 - talks by ice2sea scientists
- Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
- Final remarks 13:30 - 14:30 - what comes next?
Note there will be a talk aimed at the general public on the Thursday evening (19:30), which you are welcome to attend free of charge (no booking required). This will be of a non-technical nature, but will put the research into context for policy and business planning.