ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FWF Conference in Partnership with LFUI


Chaired by


Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaInstitut de Ciència i Tecnologia AmbientalsDepartament de FísicaBellaterra (Cerdanyola)Spain


Ian RobertHallE-Mail
Cardiff UniversitySchool of Earth and Ocean SciencesOcean and Planetary SciencesCardiffUnited Kingdom


19-24 May 2007


Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria
The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Innsbruck airport, via Innsbruck train station, on arrival and departure days.

Final Programme & List of Accepted Participants

The conference aims to present an updated view on and advance understanding of the interhemispheric significance of rapid ocean and climate change by focusing on past periods of natural anomalous perturbation of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Research groups from the marine and ice core palaeoclimatology and climate modeling communities will present the state-of-the-art of their research into the sources and interhemispheric propagation of abrupt ocean and climate signals. Six thematic sessions will integrate the palaeoclimatic evidence in a series of lectures that will be complemented by poster presentations. Time will be dedicated to the dialogue between the disciplines during plenary discussions and guided round table discussions involving senior scientists, young researchers and post-graduate students. It is a stated objective of the conference to encourage participation of early-stage and post-doctoral researchers. The conference programme will be complemented by roundtable discussions, a “talk show” on abrupt climate changes and poster sessions (including brief oral presentations).

Final Programme PDF (67 KB) Last Updated 14-May-2007
List of Invited Speakers & Accepted Participants

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no short talks other than those listed on the final programme (see above).
Posters can be fixed with magnets and pins onto poster panels. Recommended poster size is 140 cm high x 100 cm wide. Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

List of Accepted Posters PDF (28 KB) Last Updated 14-May-2007

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. Please read it fully and carefully...

Practical Information Guide PDF (140 KB) Last Updated 20-March-2007

Two buses will be arranged on arrival day from Innsbruck railway station, via Innsbruck airport, to Obergurgl. The journey from the airport takes approximately 75 minutes (an hour and a half from the station).
Bus departure times - Saturday 19 May:
- from Innsbruck railway station: 15.4518.15
- from Innsbruck airport: 16.0018.30
Airport departure point: the meeting point is located just outside the small airport building. The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition.
Group transportation back to Innsbruck will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day, Thursday 24 May. Participants will be requested to sign up on the spot. Buses will be leaving after lunch.

Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee (EUR 780) should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single (EUR 60) should be paid to Obergurgl University Centre. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Mrs. Chiara Orefice.

Conference Fees

Fees (1)

What the fees cover

EUR 840

conference, meals and single room

EUR 780

conference, meals and twin OR double room (2)

EUR 590

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)

(1) A 100 EUR supplement is charged on any payment received after the deadline (4 weeks prior to the conference)
(2) Board & lodging for accompanying guests (in double room with conferee) must be arranged and paid to the venue.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 20 April 2007 

ESF Contact

European Science FoundationESF Conferences UnitBrusselsBelgium

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 07-221 in any correspondence.


This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF)