september 13-15th 2021 Joint PALSEA - SERCE meeting
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York In-person and online - hybrid meeting
Improving understanding of ice sheet and solid earth processes driving paleo sea level change
Workshop organizers: Jacqueline Austermann (PALSEA) and Alexander Simms (SERCE)
Scientific rationale This meeting will focus on developing a better understanding of the physical processes that drive ice sheet collapse and solid earth deformation. These processes are highly uncertain due to a lack of observational constraints, yet they are the dominant drivers for local sea level change. Overcoming this uncertainty requires drawing from observations and expertise from a variety of fields complementary to PALSEA and SERCE including rheology, hydrology, glaciology, and geodesy. In this meeting, we aim to bring empiricists and modelers from the sea level and ice sheet communities together in order to unify solid Earth deformation and ice sheet evolution across time and spatial scales. Pairing our improved understanding of physical processes with enhanced paleo datasets will allow us to narrow in on ice sheet contributions to past and future sea level rise. Invited speakers Kerry Callaghan- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NY Harriet Lau- University of California, Berkeley Rene Gassmoeller - University of Florida Lauren Gregoire - University of Leeds Surendra Adhikari- NASA JPL
Hybrid format Participation in this meeting can be in remote or in person at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York. Specific requirements for in person participation are not determined yet. In person presentations will be live streamed and we will stream talks by those who tune in remotely. The poster session will be hybrid with an option to present in person or over zoom. We plan to run parallel discussion sessions (in person and remote) that will then be brought together at the end. We are also hoping to run an in person field trip and offer a virtual remote trip. Details on the exact agenda items and format will depend on the number of participants and the evolving pandemic numbers and university restrictions. We will need to stay flexible and will update participants in regular intervals.
Abstract submission and registration Abstract submission is now open through this LINK. Submissions and registration are due on July 15th. Abstract selection and a full agenda will be announced on August 1st to allow sufficient time to plan travel for those who plan to do so.
Sponsors and ECR/DCR support This workshop is sponsored by PAGES, INQUA, SCAR-SERCE and the Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Fund (Columbia University). Funds will be available for Early Career Researchers (ECR) and Developing Countries Researchers (DCR).