26.08 - 29.08.2018  
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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INQUA and PAGES will conduct a four-day conference for early-career researchers, titled "Impacts of sea-level rise from past to future (iSLR18)", in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 26-29 August 2018.


Utrecht Science Park 'De Uithof':


For this conference, the definition of an early-career researcher (ECR) who have obtained or expect to obtain their PhD in 2010 or later. The workshop will be limited to 75 participants.


The conference aims to facilitate scientific exchange between ECRs from a broad range of disciplines who work on past sea-level reconstructions, future projections of sea-level change, drivers of sea-level change, impacts of sea-level change on past submerged landscapes and present coastal systems, and mitigation strategies that ensure the viability of ecosystems and populated areas.

The conference will include two days of oral and poster presentations by ECRs, invited keynote lectures, a one-day field excursion to the Rhine delta and Holland coastal plain with conference dinner, and a public 'Science and Society' evening session.


Sea-level changes
Impact of subsidence
Ecosystem changes
Submerged landscapes
Mitigation and adaptation

Tentative program

Day 1, 26 August: Arrival of the participants and ice-breaker.
Day 2, 27 August: Keynote lectures, ECR orals and posters, discussion session, campus dinner, 'Science and Society' public session.
Day 3, 28 August: Bus excursion to Delta and Coast, conference dinner.
Day 4, 29 August: Keynote lectures, ECR orals and posters, closing discussion and departure from Utrecht.


Please pre-register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The registration fee is 200EUR for everyone. This includes conference and field trip participation, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners on 27 and 28 August, ice-breaker on 26 August, and three nights' accommodation incuding breakfast in a shared-room hostel (walking distance from venue).

Financial support

There will be some financial support/grants available for registration and/or travel for ECRs, especially those from low-GDP per capita countries. Pre-register your interest as early as possible. Decisions on grants are scheduled for March 2018.


Excellent train connections between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Utrecht Central station (35 minutes, every 15-30 minutes). Excellent international train connections within Europe.

Organizing committee, consisting of ECRs

Dr. Aimee Slangen (NIOZ), Dr. Kay Koster (TNO), Dr. Robert Barnett (University of Exeter; PALSEA; PAGES), Dr. Xavier Benito (University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PAGES), and Dr. B. de Boer (UtrechtUniversity).

Advisory committee

Prof. Dr. M. van Kolfschoten (Leiden University; INQUA), Dr. M.-F. Loutre (PAGES), Prof. Dr. A. Ashworth (North Dakota State University; INQUA), Dr. F.S. Busschers (TNO; INQUA), Dr. K.M. Cohen (Utrecht University; INQUA-NL), Dr. W.Z. Hoek (Utrecht University; INQUA-NL), Dr. P. Stocchi (NIOZ), Dr. W. van der Wal (Delft University of Technology), and Dr. M.P. Hijma (Deltares).

Further information

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