A very good opportunity to get updated on recent research findings on regional climate change in the Baltic Sea region will be the BACC II Conference, to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 6 and 7 September. After the example of the sucessful BACC Conference in Göteborg in May 2006, lead authors will present grand chapters in oral presentations, and posters will give the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the subject and present specific chapters. All authors (lead and contributing) will be expected to attend the conference to present and discuss their findings among fellow BACCers, but also with the scientific community not directly participating in the BACC process. Thus, a vivid, maybe also controversial discussion is expected to evolve. This scientific discussion will be on the first day.
The second day will be dedicated to the stakeholder discussion. What does the research findings mean for coastal communities? Which are the management options? HELCOM will be a co-organiser and major stakeholder of the conference. A panel discussion will give the word to scientists, representatives of national agencies, intergovernmental organisations, politicians and media people. We hope to foster the discussion between these groups.
The conference is free. Registration is mandatory until 10 August 2012.
Futher information through these links:
BACC II website: www.baltex-research.eu/BACC2/
BACC II Conference website: www.baltex-research.eu/BACC2/tallinn2012/
BACC Conference 2006 website: www.baltex-research.eu/BACC/conference.html