Posted by Dr. Marcus Reckermann, Baltic Earth
Baltic Earth Workshop in collaboration with BONUS, HELCOM and ICES
Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic Sea region
Tallinn, Estonia / 26 – 27 November 2018
The Baltic Sea region is characterized by heavy anthropogenic pressures. These include eutrophication, air and water pollution, fisheries, shipping, land cover change, changes in hydrological pathways, acidification and deoxygenation. Regional warming and its associated changes like declining sea ice cover, sea level rise, changing precipitation and runoff patterns as well as changing frequencies and/or amplitudes of high impact events like storm surges, floods, drought and heat periods, all are expected to have an impact on the anthropogenic changes, and maybe vice versa.
It has been shown that the observed environmental changes are often caused by a mixture of interwoven factors, natural and anthropogenic. Each of these factors has a scientific and a societal dimension, which are often interdependent, and which makes the identification of a single or even dominant factor responsible for the change difficult.
The workshop will bring together experts in the different drivers to discuss achievements and prospects in research on the inter-dependencies between the different natural and man-made drivers, with the aim to assess the state of knowledge and develop strategies to alleviate detrimental effects on the environment. The workshop is organized in collaboration with BONUS, HELCOM and ICES. A tentative goal of this workshop is to elaborate particular topics for further research and find a writing team for a White Paper or similar, on the topic of “Multiple Drivers” and their interactions in the face of climate change.
Participation in the workshop is free. Still, we request all participants to register electronically ==> here
Call for Posters and Registration open now until 29 October