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The London sea level meeting: Sea level change in the past, present and future

London, United Kingdom
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Date: 6-7 February 2023
Location: Hybrid - In person at Burlington House (London, UK) and Virtual via Zoom

2 days hybrid, mixture of invited and submitted talks, and discussion/breakout sessions. There will be posters in each session depending on number of submissions.

Organised by Geological Society Events, Climate.


The Earth’s sea level has changed substantially over the last 100's of millions of years due to factors such as tectonic activity and glaciations. The geological record contains evidence of how much sea levels have changed and what organisms dominated seawaters in the past.

This story of change can tell us how sea level might respond to changing environmental factors in the future. The rate that sea level has changed over the last 125,000 years helps inform crucial political decisions around climate targets and how we adapt the built environment.

Aims of the meeting

Explore the latest research in the science of sea level change and consider how this might affect the way we make predictions about the future of our planet at ‘Sea level change in the past, present and future’ with the Geological Society.

  • Bring together scientists working on sea level across multiple timescales, from 100's of millions of years in the past, to millennia in the future.
  • Highlight the relevance of the geological record for informing future sea level projections.
  • Kick off a community effort to produce a new sea-level curve of the Phanerozoic.

Target audience

Researchers and academics at any career stage with a general interest in palaeo sea-level change.


Prof. Dan Lunt (University of Bristol), Dr Ed Gasson (University of Exeter), Dr Douwe van der Meer (CNOOC & Utrecht University) and Dr Natasha Barlow (University of Leeds)

Invited speakers

Prof. Alessio Rovere (Ca’Foscari University of Venice)
Dr. Florence Colleoni (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale)
Dr. Mike Simmons (Halliburton & Natural History Museum & University of London)
Prof. Ken Miller (Rutgers University)
Dr. Nicky Wright (Australia National University)
Prof. Rob DeConto (University of Massachusetts)
Dr. Sarah Bradley (University of Sheffield)

Registration and abstracts

Register online here

Abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2022. 

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