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3rd Baltic Earth Conference
Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts
Jastarnia, Hel peninsula, Poland
1 - 5 June 2020



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Experiment successful!

Thank you for your contribuitions and vivid discussions during our 3rd Baltic Earth Conference!

Indeed it was an experiment to hold a large international conference online, with 80 participants and 35 oral presentations via screen sharing and vivid discussions. We would condsider the experiment successful!

Zoom Conference Screenshot
No conference photo this time...

Although the online format has proven to be a good alternative to real conferences in these times, and can be used to have many workshops and other meetings online to save the travel, we will adhere to the biannual frequency of real, physical Baltic Earth Conferences at different locations in the baltic Sea region.


Because science needs the personal contact between scientists for the formation of networks, personal friendships and life-long collaborations. Science would suffer and the scientific quality would be compromised if that personal meeting and networking would not be possible anymore. It is absolutely crucial for good international scientific collaboration.

Therefore, the 4th Baltic Earth Conference will take place 30 May - 3 June 2022 at Hotel Dom Zdrojowy, Jastarnia, Hel peninsula, Poland.
This is the location where the 3rd Baltic Earth Conference was planned. There will be a new motto, and a new announcement and call for papers in autumn 2020.

Online Programme and Abstract Volume (proceedings)
for 3rd Baltic Earth Conference now available...


Baltic Earth strives to achieve an improved Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Baltic Earth brings together a broad international research community around core scientific issues identified as fundamental to informing societal efforts to achieve sustainability in the region. Baltic Earth targets the atmosphere, land and marine environment of the Baltic Sea, its drainage basin and nearby areas with relevance for the Baltic Sea region.

Scope of the conference

The conference will cover the topics of Baltic Earth, in particular highlighting the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges as defined by the Baltic Earth Science Plan. The grand topic of the conference „Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts“ refers to the manifold aspects of the changing Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, in the atmosphere, on land and in the sea. Climate change and the associated sea level rise, but also other human activities puts a particular pressure on the coasts of the southern Baltic Sea, of which the Hel peninsula and the Polish coasts in general are examplary. Landsea interactions and human uses shape and modify the coasts all over the Baltic Sea.

Conference topics

The Baltic Earth Science Plan is organized along specific interdisciplinary research challenges which have been formulated by the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group. Additional topics are treated by dedicated Working Groups and the BEAR. The sessions of this conference will reflect these topics:

  • Salinity dynamics in the Baltic Sea
  • Land-Sea biogeochemical linkages
  • Natural hazards and extreme events
  • Sea level dynamics in the Baltic Sea
  • Regional variability of water and energy exchanges
  • Multiple drivers for regional Earth system changes
  • Regional climate system modeling
  • New climate observation systems

A dedicated call for papers is available, specifying the scientific sessions. Results from any of these research fields and related to the overall theme of the conference are welcome, as well as contributions from related programmes. Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary along with parallel poster sessions.

The conference is also intended as discussion forum for scientists, managers and other stakeholders. Conference language is English.

Photos by kind permission of jastarnia.pl. photo: M. Bizewski, banner photo: Piotr Mądry

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2nd Announcement


Programme for Online Conference 2-3 June 2020
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