NESSC Days 2021

Welcome to NESSC Day 2021!

November 4th – 5th

Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

Registrations are closed – please email for further information

This will be our first face-to-face event in nearly 2 years – we have quite a programme in store! Below you can find the schedule, but first, we have some housekeeping:

Event checklist:

✔Proof of COVID vaccination/recent negative COVID test within past 72 hours

✔Photo ID with name

✔If you are a PhD student or PD who will not have an oral presentation, please bring your (A0) poster

✔Submit your question/s for the Panel discussion

✔If you can no longer attend, email 

Don’t forget to submit your questions, as on the second NESSC Day (Friday November 5th) there will be a panel discussion on “climate science and policy”. This discussion will be hosted by Bjinse Dankert and will explore the relationship between climate science and its conversion into climate policy.

Panellists were carefully selected to provide a different angle on the mechanisms that influence policy and practice. Dr Christel van Eck is a climate science communication expert; Dhr. Hugo van Bergen is the Parliament & Science liaison from the KNAW; Prof. Dr Roderik van de Wal is a climate scientist; and Andre Juling MSc is a climate scientist that is well-versed in climate activism.

The panel discussion will be made up of three questions that will be selected on November 4th. These will be derived from the entire NESSC Community and will shape the overall discussion.

And now, for the programme:


Thursday November 4th



­­­PhD students and postdocs communication workshop- including lunch



Coffee and registration



Welcome by Scientific Director & NESSC office



Keynote lecture Dr Clara Bolton, Cerege Aix en Provence

Marine plankton biogeosciences and proxy development



Introduction and presentations Theme 1

Introduction by theme leaders Caroline Slomp & Mike Jetten

·        Jeremy Emmet – A Microbial-Focused Model of Methane Emission from Siberian Permafrost

·        Koen Pelsma – Redox biogeochemistry and anaerobic methane oxidation across in urban canals along a salinity gradient

·        Malavika Sivan – Isotopic characterisation of methane using clumped isotopes

·        Wytze Lenstra – Precession-driven changes in riverine phosphorus input control carbon and oxygen dynamics in the Neoarchean – early Paleoproterozoic



Introduction and presentations Theme 2

Introduction by theme leaders Francien Peterse & Jorien Vonk

·        Bingjie Yang – short introduction on her PD project

·        Tipping Point Ahead film, starring Anne Kruijt



Posters and social drinks

Theme 1 and 2 will have time to present their posters from 17:00-17:50

Theme 3, 4, and 5 will have time to present their posters from 17:50-18:50






Friday November 5th:



Introduction and presentations Theme 3

Introduction by theme leaders Jack Middelburg & Gert-Jan Reichart

·        Yanming Ruan – High temperature gas chromotography coupled to isotope ratio mass spectrometry: a technical endeavor to better constrain the global      carbon cycle

·        Szabina Karancz – Quantifying the carbon pump’s efficiency in the Benguela Upwelling System during the last 25 ka

·        Laura Pacho Sampedro – Multi element (Mg, Sr, Na and K) to calcium ratio calibration of benthic foraminifera Amphistegina lesson using controlled growth experiments



Keynote lecture Dr Aimee Slangen, NIOZ

The IPCC report and sea level change



Coffee break



Panel discussion on climate science and climate policy – submit your questions to the panel by November 4, 5pm.

Hosted by Bjinse Dankert, with panelists:

·          Prof. Dr. Roderik van de Wal (Utrecht University, NESSC)

·          Dr. Christel van Eck (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

·          Dhr. Hugo van Bergen (De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW))

·          André Jüling (NESSC Alumnus)



Lunch break



Introduction and presentations Theme 4

Introduction by theme leader Appy Sluijs:

·        Allix Baxter – Contrasting glacial and interglacial temperature-moisture relationships predict increased future water stress in East Africa

·        Meike Scherrenberg – Simulating The Last Glacial Cycle Ice Sheet Evolution with PMIP3 GCM Forcing Interpolated using the Glacial Index and Climate Matrix Method

·        Katrin Haetig – Mid Miocene seawater isotope reconstructions: comparison between foraminifera based oxygen isotopes and alkenone based hydrogen isotopes

·        Dominique Jenny – Oligocene Equatorial Atlantic climate dynamics



Coffee break



Introduction and presentations Theme 5

Introduction by theme leaders Luc Lourens & Marten Scheffer

·        Shruti Setty – Causal Interactions in the Cenozoic Carbon-Climate System

·        Daan Boot – Effect of ocean circulation changes on air-sea exchange of CO2 in CESM2



Prizes (Poster/Presentation)



Social activity (optional)