Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates
2015-08-24 - 2015-08-26
Torun, Poland

We invite people to participate in the second international conference for "Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium", to be held in Torun, Poland, August 24-26, 2015. The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements, detect gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the area of polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology and other sources.

Conference Topics include:

  • Sources of paleoclimate information;
  • Research methods of climatic changes in historical times;
  • The climate of the area of polar regions in the last millennium and its changeability;
  • Causes and effects of climate change in historical times

Invited speakers and their topics include:

Prof. Terry Callaghan, UK
Interpreting long-term ecosystem change and stability: case studies from the Arctic and sub-Arctic
Prof. Klaus Dethloff, Germany
Regional and global interactions between Arctic sea ice and the atmospheric circulation
Prof. Antoni Lewkowicz, Canada
Evolution of mountain and latitudinal permafrost in northwest Canada
Prof. Astrid E. J. Ogilvie, Iceland
Documentary evidence of changes in climate and sea-ice incidence in Iceland during the last millennium
Prof. Rein Vaikmäe, Estonia
Polar climate and glaciation during the last millennium
Prof. Jan Marcin Wês3awski, Poland
20 years of observations of the warming of marine ecosystem on Svalbard versus older historical records
Dr. Kevin Wood, USA
Old Weather: progress and future plans

Registration is open on the conference website. Details about the submission of abstracts (including a template) and about the conference fees are also available there. After the abstracts are evaluated the Scientific Committee will decide about the form of presentation (oral or poster).