For one week, the city of Utrecht forms the center of scientific research on the world’s oceans and how climate change could affect them, ranging from ocean currents, chemistry and biology, and polar ice.
Over 700 earth scientists from all across the world gathered this morning in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht to attend the opening of the 12th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP12). The conference, which is sponsored by NESSC, will take place over the course of the entire week. With a wide range of international speakers and over 600 scientific posters on display, a diverse range of earth science topics will be presented and discussed the following days.
NESSC-colleague Appy Sluijs, professor of Paleoceanography at Utrecht, opened the conference with a short talk and video. Also several other NESSC-researchers are attending the conference to present a poster about their ongoing research!