NESSC Day 2021

This year’s NESSC day will be held online due to the COVID-19 limitations. As a result, we will be running one session online for four hours. We hope to hold a non-virtual event later in 2021, when (hopefully) the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. 


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NESSC Day 2021


May 26, 2021

Time: 13:00 – 17:00+

Preliminary program:

Time slot Topic Presenter and content
13:00 – 13:05 Opening NESSC scientific director: Prof. dr. Jack Middelburg
13:05 – 13:15 Get to know your NESSC colleague-1
13:15 – 14:00 Keynote Speaker Prof. dr. Kate Freeman – Penn State University
14:00 – 14:35 Theme 1 Thomas Hessilt: Future increases in lightning-ignited boreal forest fires because of coincident increases in dry fuels and lightning

Anna Wallenius: High methane production potential in the sediments of marine Lake Grevelingen after summer hypoxia

Jessica Venetz: Microbial methane oxidation in the water column of marine lake Grevelingen

14:35 – 15:00 Theme 2 Yord Yedema: Spatial distribution of lipid biomarkers, dinoflagellate cysts and pollen in coastal marine surface sediments in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Anne Kruijt: Coastal carbon transfer in the past – a box model study

15:00 – 15:10 Get to know your NESSC colleague-2
15:10 – 15:20 BREAK
15:20 – 15:45 Theme 3 Gerrit Müller: River Particulates Matter – Towards a new perspective on the role of rivers in oceanic mass balances

Laura Pacho: New proxy relations for the benthic foraminiferal Nodosariida: Dentalina flintii, Dentalina sp, and Lenticulina calcar

15:45 – 16:40 Theme 4 Meike Scherrenberg: ANICE2.1 Last Glacial Maximum forced with a climate matrix containing CESM1.2 LGM and PI time-slices

Tobias Agterhuis: Deep-sea warmth across two early Eocene hyperthermal events from clumped isotope paleothermometry

Chris Fokkema: Climate variability in the equatorial Atlantic during the early Eocene Greenhouse World

Louise Fuchs: Identifying the drivers of vegetation change on the Chinese Loess Plateau over the last 200,000 years

Addison Rice: Negligible lateral transport bias in Mediterranean Sea surface temperature (SST) proxies based on particle tracking simulations

16:40 – 16:55 Theme 5 Max Brils: Improved model representation of the contemporary Greenland ice sheet firn layer
16:55 onwards Closing Social Activity