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 perspective lectures are intended to provide a view from research fields adjacent to paleoceanography, to expand the research horizon and encourage interdisciplinary scientific progress.

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

Invited speakers:

  • Tara Clark, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Helen Coxall, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Anne-Laure Daniau, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Curtis Deutsch, University of Washington, USA
  • Jennifer Fehrenbacher, Oregon State University, USA
  • Helena Filippson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Will Gray, LSCE, France
  • Sarah Greene, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Michael Henehan, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
  • Sze Ling Ho, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Gordon Inglis, University of Southampton, UK
  • Ruza Ivanovic, University of Leeds, UK
  • Malte Jansen, University of Chicago, USA
  • Kira Lawrence, Laffayette College, USA
  • Philip Pogge von Strandman, University of Mainz, Germany
  • Patrick Rafter, University of California Irvine, USA
  • Haojia (Abby) Ren, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Enno Schefuss, Bremen University, Germany
  • Julio Sepulveda, University of Colorado, USA
  • Sarah Shackleton, Princeton University, USA (ECR)
  • Diane Thompson, University of Arizona, USA
  • Gisela Winckler, LDEO, USA
  • Masakazu Yoshimori, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jimin Yu, Australian National University, Australia
  • Jiang Zhu, NCAR, USA (ECR)


  • Richard Pancost, Bristol, UK


Registration opens on 1 December 2021.

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

More information

Please visit the website for more information, or contact the ICP14 for further information: