The conference Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) Conference 2017


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The PAIS Geoscience SCAR Research Programme is hosting a programmatic conference on
September 10-15 th 2017 in Trieste (Italy).

The aim of the conference is to present recent results that address still open questions in understanding the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past and future sea level and climate change ( Kennicutt M.C. Chown S. et al., Nature, 2014).

An important development in understanding and predicting Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour has been the validation and testing of ice sheet models on past climates with boundary conditions that are relevant to future projections.

While the focus of the conference will be on the latest developments in paleo-ice sheet and climate reconstructions using data and models, we also invite researchers and students from geodynamical, climatological, glaciological, oceanographic, ecosystem and ice cores communities, since their work is crucial for understanding the processes and dynamics of the integrated system.

All presentations will be in plenary oral and poster sessions, and each day will end with a plenary discussion to enable the maximum interaction of different groups and disciplines.

Workshops/satellite business meetings can be organized upon request, on Wednesday Sept. 13 th (afternoon), and/or on the week-end before or after the conference.

Submit workshop or side meeting request here

Excursions: 9-10 September

Abstracts will be welcomed from March 1st 2017. 

The deadline for abstract and early bird registration will be by the end of April 2017.

Logistical information will be updated here as available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions or your expression of interest to attend the meeting, by email to

We look forward to seeing you in Trieste in September, 2017

Laura De Santis -

Tim Naish -