First Australian Earth System Outlook Conference
Keynote speaker: Professor Johan Rockström
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
Human activities have become so pervasive and profound since the industrial revolution that they are affecting the functioning of the entire planet. We have entered the “Anthropocene”. This new epoch is changing the continued provision of ecosystem services. It carries risks of abrupt and/or irreversible environmental changes, which could have deleterious and even catastrophic repercussions for contemporary human civilization. Continuing major human impacts on global systems are now unavoidable. Consequently, management of the Earth system is a great challenge for global governance of the 21st century. Earth System Science (ESS) is an emerging, highly interdisciplinary, quantitative research area that aims to understand how the Earth system works, including the role of humans as an integral and interactive part of the system; and provide the knowledge required for humanity to thrive in the 21st century and beyond by maintaining a well-functioning and resilient Earth system.
The National Committee for Earth System Science of the Australian Academy of Science is organising this First Australian Earth System Outlook Conference. Open to all, it will explore the following aspects pertinent to Australia.
Speakers and respondents have been asked to consider major interactions of their subject focus with other parts of the Earth system. Each topic will have a generous time for general discussion.
Posters - There will be opportunity to present posters on Earth System Science results and issues. Deadline for abstracts 1 October, 2010.
|When:||9-10 December 2010
|Where:||Shine Dome, Canberra|
|Accommodation:||Please arrange your own accommodation. Hotels within walking distance of the Shine Dome are;
Rydges Lakeside P: 02 6247 6244
University House P: 02 6125 5276
Diamant Hotel P: 02 6175 2222
A block booking has been arranged at Diamant Hotel, Edinburgh Ave, across the road from the Shine Dome for $175 / night.
We recommend early reservation of a room mentioning the Academy of Science and quoting reference 39304.
|Registration:||$220 (inc GST).
PhD students: Free for the first 40 to register, $100 otherwise.
The final registration deadline is 30 November, 2010. Registration Form
This event is supported by Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Australian Research Council Research Network for Earth System Science