FROM THE NORTH SEA LOWLANDS TO THE CELTIC SHELF EDGE: RECONSTRUCTING CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE PAST 500 KYRS
We are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference aimed at:
exchanging and connecting knowledge on Middle-Pleistocene to present-day geological processes and landscape development, focusing on the North Sea lowlands but for an area extending to the Celtic Sea shelf edge;
searching for direct and indirect signs of human presence in and colonization of these landscapes;
exploring opportunities to profit from vast volumes of new subsurface data collected for windfarm development; and
discussing potential topics and possible funding mechanisms for research linking late-Quaternary marine subsurface records from
north to south.
Our target audience includes Quaternary sedimentologists and geomorphologists, drowned-landscape geoarcheologists, experts on climate and sea-level change, GIA modelers, and (micro-) paleontologists. Expected number of participants: ca. 200.
The meeting will take place from Monday through Wednesday November 18-20, 2019 at Media Plaza, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
This venue is right next to Utrecht Centraal railway station and therefore easy to reach from airports and other railway stations.
Please visit our website for more information. You can also pre-register on this website to receive regular updates on registration and fees, keynote speakers, session topics, submission of abstracts, travel stipends and social events.https://www.tno.nl/en/about-tno/events/2019/reconstructing-interconnected-environments-for-the-past-500-kyrs/
dr. S. van Heteren and M.A.M. Vissinga-Schalkwijk (TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands)
dr. T. Missiaen (Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium)
prof. dr. M. De Batist (Renard Centre of Marine Geology, Ghent University, Belgium)