Picture 1The aim of the conference was to present the current state of knowledge on climate and environmental changes in the polar regions in the last millennium. The hitherto achievements of science in the field of historical climatology of polar regions were presented on the basis of meteorological, historical, dendrochronological, palaeolimnological, geophysical, geomorphological and other observations and measurements.

The detailed topics of the conference included: sources of palaeoclimatic information, research methods of climate change in historical times, climate of polar regions in the last 1000 years and its variability, causes and effects of climate change in historical times, scenarios of climate change in polar regions in the 21st century.

44 scientists from Poland and around the world (including Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Peru, Russia, USA and Great Britain) participated in the conference. The conference was held in a hybrid mode. 50% of participants took part in it by contact, the rest remotely via the MS Teams platform (Photo 1).

Main scientific achievements:

  • the need to increase the interdisciplinarity of research in polar areas by inviting researchers from other fields of science to collaborate,
  • in the face of significant global changes, observed especially strongly in the Arctic, it was found that research in the polar regions should be intensified even more,
  • there are still a number of debatable issues in the field of polar issues,
  • climate change in polar ecosystems is also causing various environmental threats.

Book of abstracts of polarclimate2020: https://polarclimate2020.umk.pl/pliki/Polar-Climate-2021-BOOK-of-ABSTRACTS.pdf

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