Exploring Polar Regions

100 years since Amundsen
14 December 2011 - Boothzaal, University Library, Utrecht


Programme
09:30Registration and coffee
10:00

Welcome by Peter van Velthoven (KNMI)

Human and Social Sciences
10:05 Louwrens Hacquebord (RUG)
A special openings lecture about the expeditions of Roald Amundsen
10:25 Hidde de Haas (RUG)
The Rise and Fall of Commercial Coalmining on Spitsbergen. A case study on the Dutch participation in the Spitsbergen Mining Boom, 1899-1932
10:40

Erik Jaap Molenaar (UU)
The Developing Legal Regime in the Marine Arctic

Climate: past, present and future
10:55Michiel van den Broeke (UU)
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets: how fast do they melt?
11:15 Bas de Boer (UU)
Past changes in global ice volume: What can we learn from deep-ocean sediment cores and ice-sheet models
11:30

Eveline van der Linden (KNMI)
Arctic climate change and governing feedbacks

11:45

One minute poster presentations
overview of participants

12:15

Lunch break and poster session

Experiences in the (Ant)Arctic
13:30 Günther Können (former KNMI)
Günther Können, the first Dutchman at the South Pole and Vostok (1989-1990)
13:50
Marjolein Admiraal (RUG)
Student life at 78⁰ North
14:00

Arend Meerburg
First-hand experience from the 3rd Belgian-Dutch Antarctica expedition (1966)

Atmosphere
14:20 Pieternel Levelt (KNMI)
Ozone hole: now at both Poles?
14:40 Célia Sapart (UU)
Understanding the methane budget over the last 3 millennia
14:55

Vincent Huijnen (KNMI)
A model study of the transport of chemically active pollutants to the Arctic

15:10

Tea break and poster session

Biology
15:50 Anita Buma (RUG)
Impact of glacial meltwater on coastal marine microbes
16:10 Corina Brussaard (NIOZ)
Going viral in the Southern Ocean
16:25

Stef Weijers (VU)
Dendrochronology in the High Arctic: development of a tree-ring like climate proxy

IPY projects
16:40 Hein de Baar (NIOZ/RUG)
Distribution, Sources and Cycling of Dissolved Iron in the Polar Oceans
17:00 Simon Troelstra (VU)
major results NORCLIM and follow-up
17:20 Drinks

There will be no entrance fee, but registration is needed.

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This symposium is organised by the Willem Barentsz Polar Institute, NWO-NPP, KNMI and IMAU.

Willem Barentsz Poolinstituut

Bundeling van kennis, onderzoek en onderwijs over de Noord- en de Zuidpool

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