Main themes

 The main themes of the conference will be:
 
Theme - 1:  Advances in Antarctic ice-sheet reconstructions from geological and ice core archives. 1A:. Recent reconstructions  (LIG to present) 1B: Deep time reconstructions
 
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