NESSC Days: 6 & 7 April 2017

This years NESSC meeting will be in Egmond aan Zee (Noord Holland), hotel Zuiderduin. The hotel can be easily reached by public transport. The NESSC days are free of charge, but accommodation is at your own expense. Note you don’t need to make an hotel reservation through the hotel – we have reserved a number of rooms for the NESSC days.


Thursday 6 April
10.00-14.45 PhD students and postdocs workshops*
10.00-12.00 workshop 1
12.00-12.45 lunch
12.45-14.45 workshop 2

14.45-15.00 Arrival NESSC PIs and others, coffee break
15.00-15.10 Welcome Jaap
15.10-16.00 Keynote lecture Professor Heather Stoll
16.00-17.15 Presentations session 1: Chair Francien Peterse
16.00-16.15 Anne Roepert (UU-GEO, WP1) Na/Ca ratio of coccoliths as a paleo proxy
16.15-16.30 Linda Dämmer (NIOZ, WP1) The influence of day/night light cycle on the incorporation of trace metals in symbiont-bearing benthic foraminifera
16.30-16.45 Carolien van der Weijst (UU-GEO, WP4) Tracing late Pliocene Eastern Equatorial Atlantic ocean temperatures and water-column structure
16.45-17.00 Erik Mulder (UU-IMAU, WP5) Numerical continuation in paleobathymetries
17.00-17.15 Larissa van der Laan (UU-IMAU, WP5) A Transient Initialization Routine of the Community Ice Sheet Model for the Greenland Ice Sheet
17.15-17.30  Presentation Appy Sluijs/Bjinse Dankert – NESSC outreach
17.30-17.40 Presentation PhD/PD network
17.40-19.00 Posters and social drinks
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Friday 7 April
9.00-9.45 Keynote lecture Professor Guido van der Werf
9.45-11.00 Presentations session 2: Chair Jorien Vonk
9.45 -10.00 Luke Blauw (VU, WP3) Predicting fire behavior (in-)directly via plant properties and remote sensing
10.00-10.15 Dusan Materic (UU-IMAU, WP3) Characterisation of Dissolved Organic Carbon by Thermal Desorption -Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry
10.15-10.30 Loes van Bree (UU-GEO, WP2) Linking in-situ produced lipid biomarkers to seasonal community dynamics: A detailed study at Lake Challa, East Africa
10.30-10.45 Thomas Janssen (VU, WP3) Using microwave remote sensing to assess drought impacts on carbon dynamics in the Amazon basin
10.45-11.00 Hans de Leeuw (UU-IMAU, WP1) A Lagrangian analysis of Greenland moisture sources
11.00-11.25 Coffee break
11.25-12.30 Brainstorm
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.45 Presentations session 3: Chair: Olivia Rasigraf
13.30-13.45 Magdalena Hofmann (UU-IMAU, WP1) Clumped isotopes in methane: A new tracer for atmospheric and biogeochemical processes
13.45-14.00 Darci Rush (NIOZ, WP1) Aerobic methanotrophy in the Baltic Sea water column as revealed by bacteriohopanepolyol lipids and DNA-stable isotope probing
14.00-14.15 Anniek de Jong (RU, WP3) Effect of temperature increase on microbial methane fluxes in Artic thermokarst lake sediments
14.15-14.30 Michiel in ‘t Zandt (RU, WP3) Methane microbiology of Arctic thermokarst lake sediments in response to warming
14.30-14.45 Josh Dean (VU, WP3) Age and source of the Siberian aquatic Permafrost Carbon Feedback
14.45-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-16.00 Presentations session 4: Chair Anna von der Heydt
15.00-15.15 Nina-Maria Papadomanolaki (UU-GEO, WP3) Redox-driven changes in marine organic carbon burial and possible impact on the global carbon cycle during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
15.15-15.30 Cindy Schrader (UU-GEO, WP2) Temperature – Carbon Cycle Interactions during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum
15.30-15.45 Michael Baatsen (UU-IMAU, WP4) Multiple stable states of the late Eocene ocean circulation, its importance and consequences
15.45-16.00 Leo van Kampenhout (UU-IMAU, WP2) Egmond in Zee? Representing ice sheet surface melt in a global climate model
16.15-17.15 Social activity: Bowling

We are happy to announce that Professor Heather Stoll (ETH, Zürich) will give the first keynote lectures. Heather is a full Professor in Climate Geology at ETH. She is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the history of the Earth’s climate in the past ten million years, with a special focus on fluctuations in the concentration of atmospheric CO2. For this, she uses state-of-the-art geochemical tools.

The second keynote will be given by Professor Guido van der Werf (VU, Amsterdam) he will talk about ’The role of fire in the Earth system”. Guido is a full Professor and focuses on the global carbon cycle and interactions with the climate system. Combining biogeochemical modeling, satellite data, and atmospheric modeling enables him and his group to quantify fire and deforestation carbon emissions, and these are the basis for exploring their response to climatic, demographic, and socio-economical changes.

*On 6 April we will organise two workshops for the PhD students and postdocs – you can sign up to both workshops – both workshops will be held twice in order to have an effective group size:

Workshop 1: Scientific Project Management (given by ElroyCOM Training:
Project management in science entails creating clarity in tasks and responsibilities, planning, time management, creating a help network, defining cooperation, and communication regarding supervision, cooperation and publication. Dealing with setbacks, handling deadlines, and maintaining your motivation and passion are also part of the difficulties. Risk and crisis management may offer instruments to tackle some of such issues. During all this, you may have questions regarding your career path.
In this workshop we will make an inventory of your drive and passions, as well as your difficulties. We will discuss them in subgroups of participants who share your talking points, and practice situations with the help of an actor. A specialist trainer in academic project management helps guides this peer-to-peer coaching session, and also offers advice based on research on this subject.
-After registering you will receive an intake form so the workshop can be adjusted to your specific needs and wishes .

Workshop 2: Media Training – 120 minutes for 120 seconds  )given bij Lennart Wesel
How do you explain your research to the non-expert? How do you convey the importance of your research/fundamental research? What are the pro’s and con’s of publicity.
During this workshop you will receive practical tips on how to talk and interact with the media.