The main themes of the conference will be:
Theme - 1: Advances in Antarctic ice-sheet reconstructions from geological and ice core archives. 1A: Deep time reconstructions. 1B: Recent reconstructions (LIG to present)
Theme - 2: Advances in understanding the drivers, processes, and rates of past and future Antarctic ice-sheet change from models and data.
Theme – 3: Teleconnections, far-field responses to Antarctic ice sheet change.
Theme – 4: Co-evolution of climate and life in the Antarctic & Southern Ocean.
Theme – 5: Emerging research priorities of societal relevance
- Topic 1 - Science-logistics-management opportunities and challenges (e.g. in the COMNAP Antarctic Roadmap Challenges https://www.comnap.aq/Projects/SitePages/ARC.aspx
- Topic 2 – PAIS Policy-relevant research outcomes for IPCC AR6-
- Topic 3 - Improving engagement and reach.
Papers addressing the following topics will be welcomed
- Contribution of Antarctic ice sheets to sea level changes, past, present and future.
- The role of geodynamics on ice sheet and sea-level changes
- Thresholds and processes for ice shelf/ice sheet stability
- Attribution of cryospheric changes to natural and anthropogenic climate changes.
- Ice sheet dynamics: processes, uncertainties, boundary conditions, field and laboratory experiments and modelling.
- Coupling of global climate models to ice sheet and sea-ice models.
- Ice–ocean interactions
- Atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions: Ice cores, marine cores and climate
- Antarctic feedbacks in climate change, including carbon cycle and processes of polar amplification.
- Paleogeographic reconstructions
- Climate/ocean proxy development
- Improvements in geochronology and age control: how to better constrain rates of change
- Identifying future drilling and data acquisition priorities and opportunities
- Past regional climate variability records
- Global and hemispheric scale teleconnections
- Biotic response to changes in paleoceanography and Antarctic ice sheet change
- Antarctic ecosystem responses on orbital and longer timescales
- Policy relevance of Antarctic ice sheet research
- Improving engagement and reach