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The Cryosphere in a changing climate - A scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen

21/10/2021 22/10/2021

Conferences 2021

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Kongresszentrum Davos
Talstrasse 49a

The Cryosphere in a changing climate - A scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen

The Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL announces that the registration to the above mentioned symposium in the memory of our past Director, Koni Steffen, is now open.

Konrad Steffen – or Koni, as everyone knew him – was a passionate researcher and teacher, who dedicated his life to science through the study of the cryosphere and the climate of cold environments. Koni was driven by the mission of informing about the ongoing, rapid human-driven changes and the resulting impacts on human and natural systems these changes could impose. This scientific symposium will honour Koni’s scientific legacy, covering a wide range of topics, including the study of Arctic sea ice, the dynamics of polar ice sheets, the quantification of climate-driven ice losses in Antarctica and Greenland, the effects of melting ice on global sea level, as well as more generally the impacts of climate change on polar and high mountain environments. By bringing together long-term colleagues that accompanied Koni over the years and early-career researchers that have recently embarked in the related disciplines, the event will aim at building a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists – a task in which Koni excelled.

The program will consist of invited talks, posters sessions (based on submitted abstracts) and ample networking time. A conference dinner will be organised in the evening of the Day 1.

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