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ICP14: 14th International Conference on Paleoceanography

Bergen, Norway
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The conference will be hosted by the University of Bergen, NORCE and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and aims to address the topic of new developments in paleoceanography.

The conference will take place in Bergen, Norway, with remote participation from 29 August - 2 September 2022.


The International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP) connects the global research community working on the history of the oceans and the role of the oceans in climate change. Arranged directly by the community, ICP is held every three years at different locations. ICP brings together researchers from all sub-disciplines of palaeoceanography and is usually attended by 500-700 participants. ICP combines strong scientific content with social events and public dissemination.

The main goal of ICP is to facilitate important discussions and networking for the entire palaeoceanography community. The conference´s format is fixed: a few invited plenum lectures presenting state-of-the-art ideas, some perspective keynotes from adjacent research fields, and extensive poster sessions. The poster sessions are the key element of the conference, where all participants, both early-career and established researchers, present their latest results. For the early-career researchers, ICP contributes to professional development and provides an opportunity to connect with leading scientists, as well as the next generation of researchers.

The 14th edition of the International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP14) will be held in Bergen, Norway. The program of ICP14 is centred around 5 themes/sessions (1) Climate and Ocean Biochemistry, (2) Ocean Circulation and its Variability (3) System Interactions and Thresholds, (4) Improving our Understanding of a Warmer World, (5) Innovation to overcome knowledge gaps.

Although ICP14 will follow the traditional program, it is planned to be held in a hybrid format for the first time. Digital participation will be set up to (1) facilitate carbon footprint reduction, (2) increase the participation of researchers from low-income countries, and (3) manage pandemic-related travel restrictions. The goal is to stream all the lectures and set up a digital solution for poster boards and discussions. For in-person participants, ICP14 will also provide an opportunity to have specialized workshops and meetings before or after the conference. Some of the PAGES working groups/projects have already expressed their interests in organizing such meetings (e.g., C-SIDE, PAGES ECN, MULTICHRON), however no commitment has been made. In addition, ICP14 in collaboration with the Norwegian Research School for Changing Climate (CHESS) plans to organise an ECR-relevant workshop.

Key speakers/lecturers

The ICP14 program will include 5 lectures in each thematic session, with speakers selected by an international scientific committee.

The program has been updated. Note that there still may be changes to the schedule and times indicated. 
Posters on-site: all posters will be on display from Monday to Thursday.  
ePoster Gallery: opens on 22 August and closes on 23 September. 

The perspective lectures are intended to provide a view from research fields adjacent to paleoceanography, to expand the research horizon and encourage interdisciplinary scientific progress. We are awaiting final confirmation of the perspective lecturers.  

The planned topics for the perspective lectures are marine biology/biogeochemistry, physical oceanography, and the link between paleoceanography research and IPCC.

To view the speakers:


  • Richard Pancost, Bristol, UK

Student poster awards

ICP14 will award best poster prizes to master and PhD students. If you want to enter in the competition, please sign up here by June 15.

Pre- and post-conference workshops 

The deadline for registration is imminent for one of the workshops. Please check here


Registration for both on-site (in Bergen) and online participation will remain open until the meeting starts.

Important dates

  • Early Bird Registration opens: December 1, 2021

  • Call for Abstracts opens: December 1, 2021

  • Travel grants application opens: December 1, 2021

  • Early Bird registration closes: February 28, 2022

  • Travel grants applications closes: February 28, 2022

  • Regular registration opens: March 1, 2022

  • Abstract submission closes: April 20, 2022

  • Notification of abstracts and travel grants: May 1, 2022

  • Travel grantees deadline to register: May 10, 2022

Please note that you can change your mode of participation (on-site versus virtual) until 20 April. By that date, we need to know how many participants we can expect to attend in person in Bergen. Go to the registration portal:

Place your bid for ICP15  

Zürich, Woods Hole, Cambridge, Kiel, Halifax, Lisbon, Sapporo, Biarritz, Shanghai, San Diego, Barcelona, Utrecht, Sydney. Those are the famous places that have hosted an ICP. We are proud to be hosting ICP14 in Bergen this year! But where will ICP15 be held?  Do you want to make a bid for hosting ICP15?  Or are you still undecided and want to discuss with us? Then send an email to with the subject “ICP15”. The bids will be presented on Wednesday 31 August. 

Social events

The Bergen City reception, the conference dinner and the Paleomusicology concert are fully booked, but you can still subscribe to a waiting list.  If you want to perform at the concert, please reach out to Nil Irvali ( (nil[dot]irvali[at]uib[dot]no))
 The tours are filling up quickly. Sign-up is open until 28 July or until fully booked. 

Travelling to and from Bergen 

We encourage everyone to reduce your carbon footprint when travelling to ICP14. For example, if you travel via Oslo, consider enjoying the beautiful train ride across the mountains, rather than flying over them.  
We are sure you are making conscious decisions already, but as further encouragement, please let us know how you made your travels more climate friendly. We will share your ideas with the community and promise special fame for the conference participant(s) with most travel emission reduction (compared to their standard travel option). Send an email to (sec[dot]icp14[at]uib[dot]no) with subject “travel footprint”. 

More information

Please visit the website for more information, or contact the ICP14 for further information: (sec[dot]icp14[at]uib[dot]no)