The conference shall continue the discussion based on an initiative “Eurasian Marginal Seas – Past and Future (EMS)” that was launched by a network of scientists from Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, UK, and USA during the annual conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences “IAMG 2019”, to be embedded into the Deep-time Digitial Earth (DDE) Big Science Program of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
The general target of the initiative is to elaborate a generally accessible methodology based on big data analyses and numerical modeling to answer the following questions:
- How did marginal seas of different climatic zones and tectonic settings change their paleogeography, paleoceanography, and paleoenvironment during the natural climate and environmental variations of the Last Glacial Cycle (last 130 kyr)?
- What are the future expectations for the development of marginal seas and their coastal zones facing the challenge of climate change and increasing human impact on the environment for this century?
- What strategies for sustainable development of the marine and coastal realm can help to keep a balance between the protection of the environment and the economic use of marginal sea resources?
Organized by University of Szczecin, Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Poland
Co-organized by International Baltic Earth Secretariat, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany
Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey / China Geological Survey, China
Section of Marine Geology, Polish Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Polish Academy of Sciences
In order to enable scientists around the globe to participate considering the different time zones the conference will be held on two successively days:
Dec 16 and 17, 2020, 1 pm - 6 pm CET.
25 invited contributions will be presented and discussed online. But the conference is open for all participants interested in the topics approached. Participation in the conference is free of charge.
Interested scientists are asked to register at firstname.lastname@example.org before December 1, 2020, indicating their interest to participate in this online event, stating their name, affiliation, e-mail adress and scientific area of interest.