Tuesday, 8 December 2015

1st Baltic Earth Conference, Nida, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016: Call for Papers open!

One important outcome of the BACC II book has been the understanding that the observed environmental changes are often caused by a mixture of interwoven factors, among them climate change and its associated impacts, eutrophication, pollution, fisheries, land cover change and others. 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 scope of this first Baltic Earth Conference is to attempt to describe the different factors for change, their impacts on the Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, and to demonstrate the capacity to model any of these factors in a single or a coupled approach. Are we able to simulate the observed changes in a realistic way? Are we able to produce credible scenarios for the future? Ultimately, this analysis should help to identify knowledge gaps and research needs for the coming years, to help find solutions for the challenges we face in the future.

We sincerely hope that you and many of your colleagues may find this interesting enough to come to Nida on the Curonian Spit in June 2016. This is a wonderful place to discuss the above topics.

For the call and more infos, go to