INQUA-PAGES ECR conference: Impacts of sea-level rise from past to future (iSLR18)

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INQUA and PAGES will conduct a four-day conference for early-career researchers, titled "Impacts of sea-level rise from past to future (iSLR18)", in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 26-29 August 2018.

The conference aims to facilitate scientific exchange between ECRs from a broad range of disciplines who work on past sea-level reconstructions, future projections of sea-level change, drivers of sea-level change, impacts of sea-level change on past submerged landscapes and present coastal systems, and mitigation strategies that ensure the viability of ecosystems and populated areas.

The conference will include two days of oral and poster presentations by ECRs, invited keynote lectures, a one-day field excursion to the Rhine delta and Holland coastal plain with conference dinner, and a public 'Science and Society' evening session.

For this conference, the definition of an early-career researcher (ECR) who have obtained or expect to obtain their PhD in 2010 or later. The workshop will be limited to 75 participants.


Day 1, 26 August: Arrival of the participants and ice-breaker.

Day 2, 27 August: Keynote lectures, ECR orals and posters, discussion session, campus dinner, 'Science and Society' public session.

Day 3, 28 August: Bus excursion to Delta and Coast, conference dinner.

Day 4, 29 August: Keynote lectures, ECR orals and posters, closing discussion and departure from Utrecht.


Utrecht Science Park 'De Uithof', Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Abstract submission and grant request (via Friday 16 March 00:00 (UTC+1)

Decision on abstracts and grants: Friday 30 March

Registration deadline (via Utrecht University event registration service, TBA): Friday 25 May 00:00 (UTC+1)]


Abstract submission will open soon. The tentative registration fee is 200EUR. This includes conference and field trip participation, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners on 27 and 28 August, ice-breaker on 26 August, and three nights' accommodation incuding breakfast in a shared-room hostel (walking distance from venue).


There will be some financial support/grants available for registration and/or travel for ECRs, especially those from low-GDP per capita countries. Pre-register your interest as early as possible. Decisions on grants are scheduled for March 2018.


Dr. Aimee Slangen (NIOZ), Dr. Kay Koster (TNO), Dr. Robert Barnett (University of Exeter; PALSEA; PAGES), Dr. Xavier Benito (University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PAGES), Dr. B. de Boer (Utrecht University) and Eduardo Alarcon (INQUA).


Prof. Dr. M. van Kolfschoten (Leiden University; INQUA), Dr. M.-F. Loutre (PAGES), Prof. Dr. A. Ashworth (North Dakota State University; INQUA), Dr. F.S. Busschers (TNO; INQUA), Dr. K.M. Cohen (Utrecht University; INQUA-NL), Dr. W.Z. Hoek (Utrecht University; INQUA-NL), Dr. P. Stocchi (NIOZ), Dr. W. van der Wal (Delft University of Technology), and Dr. M.P. Hijma (Deltares).

Website: iSLR18
Twitter: @iSLR18