Following an invitation of the marine geologists from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research around 100 scientists out of all Baltic Sea countries will meet from September 9 to 11 at the BALTIC 2014, the 12th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology, to exchange their latest results and to discuss new insights.
The focus of the in total 48 oral presentations is set on the Baltic Sea and its postglacial development. With a broad range of geological methods applied, a most comprehensive knowledge of the paleoenvironment of the past millenia is strived for.
The goal is to recognize changes and their underlying mechanisms in order to draw conclusions on potential future developments. Accordingly, the conference will be opened by a lecture of the Norwegian climate researcher Eystein Jansen who worked as a lead author on the chapter „Information on Paleoclimate Archives“ within the last assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
With respect to the Baltic Sea, the relevant archives for paleoclimate data are the constantly changing coastal zones and the sea floor sediments. Each new method and each investigated region adds new pieces in our mozaic-like understanding of the geological history of the Baltic Sea.
„It is the scientific exchange which merges single insights into a complete picture. For this reason, this biannual conference is of high importance for us”, explains Helge Arz head of the IOW department “Marine Geology” and the host of the conference.
Beside the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment, topics like coastal changes and sea level rise, sea floor mapping, and environmental pollution under human influence are tackled.
A poster session is preferentially reserved for the results of young scientists. A jury will award the best presentation among them. Further information is available under:
Prof. Dr. Helge Arz, Department Marine Geology,
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, phone: +49 381 5197 350
Dr. Matthias Moros, Department Marine Geology,
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, phone: +49 381 5197 399
Dr. Thomas Leipe, Department Marine Geology,
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, phone: +49 381 5197 381
Dr. Barbara Hentzsch, Press officer,
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, phone: +49 381 5197 102
The IOW is a member of the Leibniz Association to which 89 research institutes and scientific infrastructure facilities for research currently belong. The focus of the Leibniz Institutes ranges from Natural, Engineering and Environmental Science to Economic, Social, and Space Sciences and to the humanities. The institutes are jointly financed at the state and national levels. The Leibniz Institutes employ a total of 17.500 people, of whom 8.800 are scientists, of which 3.300 are junior scientists. The total budget of the Institutes is more than 1.53 billion Euros. Third-party funds amount to approximately € 350 million per year. (www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de)
Dr. Barbara Hentzsch | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Within reach of the Universe
08.08.2018 | Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrogravitation (ZARM)
A journey through the history of microscopy – new exhibition opens at the MDC
27.07.2018 | Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Researchers from TU Graz and their industry partners have unveiled a world first: the prototype of a robot-controlled, high-speed combined charging system (CCS) for electric vehicles that enables series charging of cars in various parking positions.
Global demand for electric vehicles is forecast to rise sharply: by 2025, the number of new vehicle registrations is expected to reach 25 million per year....
Proteins must be folded correctly to fulfill their molecular functions in cells. Molecular assistants called chaperones help proteins exploit their inbuilt folding potential and reach the correct three-dimensional structure. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) have demonstrated that actin, the most abundant protein in higher developed cells, does not have the inbuilt potential to fold and instead requires special assistance to fold into its active state. The chaperone TRiC uses a previously undescribed mechanism to perform actin folding. The study was recently published in the journal Cell.
Actin is the most abundant protein in highly developed cells and has diverse functions in processes like cell stabilization, cell division and muscle...
Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic field in a very unusual way -- a finding that could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperatur
What happens when really powerful magnets--capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth's--are applied to materials that...
The quality of materials often depends on the manufacturing process. In casting and welding, for example, the rate at which melts solidify and the resulting microstructure of the alloy is important. With metallic foams as well, it depends on exactly how the foaming process takes place. To understand these processes fully requires fast sensing capability. The fastest 3D tomographic images to date have now been achieved at the BESSY II X-ray source operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.
Dr. Francisco Garcia-Moreno and his team have designed a turntable that rotates ultra-stably about its axis at a constant rotational speed. This really depends...
If certain signaling cascades are misregulated, diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes may occur. A mechanism recently discovered by scientists at the Leibniz- Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin and at the University of Geneva has a crucial influence on such signaling cascades and may be an important key for the future development of therapies against these diseases. The results of the study have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal 'Molecular Cell'.
Cell growth and cell differentiation as well as the release and efficacy of hormones such as insulin depend on the presence of lipids. Lipids are small...
08.08.2018 | Event News
27.07.2018 | Event News
25.07.2018 | Event News
14.08.2018 | Medical Engineering
14.08.2018 | Life Sciences
14.08.2018 | Life Sciences