Regional Conference, 2003
Gda nsk - Jastarnia, Poland 8 –10 May 2003
and supporting bodies
UNESCO/IUGS for IGCP-464 project
INQUA Commission on Sea-level Changes & Coastal Evolution
Polish Geological Institute Centre of Excellence: Research on Abiotic Environment “REA
Chairman: Dr. Szymon Uscinowicz, Polish national representative for the IGCP Project No. 464
Chairman of the Conference Scientific Council: Prof. dr. Leszek Marks
Members: Dr. Joanna Zachowicz, M.Sc. Regina Kramarska
Secretary: M.Sc. Jakub Zmuda (email@example.com pl)
Polish Geological Institute, Branch of Marine Geology, Koscierska 5 St., 80-328 Gdansk, Poland
Tel. +48 58 5542909 ext 321, Fax. +48 58 5542910 ext 233
Abrupt sea-level changes in semi-enclosed basins. This is the main topic of the meeting and case histories will be presented by researchers working on the Baltic Sea, Black Sea, and Gulf of Carpentaria (Australia).
Palaeogeography: effects of sea-level rise on formation of continental land-bridges, narrowing or closure of straits and seaways, changes to littoral dynamics, sea/land ratio, etc.
Palaeoclimate: indications on palaeohydrology, deglaciation patterns.
Palaeomorphology: coasts and shelf morphology evolution evolution since Last Glacial Maximum
Stratigraphy: possible definition of a sea-level fall/lowstand limit, application of sequence-stratigraphic concepts to the last eustatic cycle. Is the actualism applicable to continental shelf study?
Palaeoecology: palynology, diatoms and macro- and microfaunal changes.
Heritage on human culture: witnesses of environmental changes and shelf narrowing on human pre-history, disappearance of flat coastal areas suitable for cultural/population transmigrations, constant flooding situation.
|DAY ONE, May 7, 2003 (Wednesday)|
|DAY TWO, May 8, 2003 (Thursday)|
|DAY THREE, May 9, 2003 (Friday)|
|DAY FOUR, May 10, 2003 (Saturday)|
|DAY FIVE, May 11, 2003 (Sunday)|