The Changing Arctic and sub-Arctic Marine Environment: Proxy and Model Based Reconstructions

A CASE-sponsored conference on Holocene and Pleistocene (Interglacials) paleoceanography of the Arctic and Subarctic Ocean Realms
Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
4 February 2014 to 6 February 2014
Where: 
Univerité Bordeaux, Talence, France

This Open Conference stands as the final event organized within the framework of the "CASE" EU-FP7 Initial Training Network (case.itn.epoc.u-bordeaux1.fr), a research and training network on marine biotic indicators of recent (Holocene) climate changes in the high latitudes of the North Atlantic. We aim, through this conference, at extending both the geographical and temporal domains investigated within CASE to the wide Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas and to past Interglacials of the Pleistocene era. This event will foster scientific discussions on various topics among which those related to the PAGES-endorsed WG "Arctic 2K" and "Sea Ice Proxies", as well as to ongoing plans for IODP drillings in the Arctic Ocean.

Four session themes have been defined as follows:

  • Developing paleoceanographical proxies; qualitative versus quantitative reconstructions.
  • Interglacial paleoceanography from the northern North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.
  • Ocean-continent linkages during interglacial periods.
  • The past 2000 years.