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3rd INQUA-PAGES ECR workshop: TROPQUA 2024

Goa, Goa, India
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"Tropical hydroclimate variability in the Quaternary: Insights from proxies and models, and the way forward"


Date: 3-7 November
Location: Goa, India
Venue: CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa


On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to take part in the 3rd joint INQUA-PAGES workshop for early-career researchers (ECRs).

The tropics play a significant role in the Earth’s climate system, controlling global heat and precipitation distribution through large-scale climatic phenomena. Understanding the spatiotemporal variability of tropical hydroclimate in the past can aid future climate predictions, essential for sustaining a habitable Earth.

Our collective knowledge of the tropical Quaternary climatic events is based on climate proxies and models. However, integration and comparison of proxy data with models in Quaternary climate studies is not common practice and often pursued in isolation. Interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers working on these aspects will help us redirect our future efforts towards adopting a more open and cohesive approach to hydroclimate studies. 

About the workshop

This workshop aims to bring together early career researchers investigating tropical climate hydrodynamics in the Quaternary based on proxy data and climate models, with the common goal of bridging the gap between these two components of research and fostering

The workshop will be a five-day event, which will include one day field trip. There will be oral and poster presentations by ECRs and breakout group discussions in which participants will work on community-driven scientific questions. We will also have various other interesting events like science communication workshops, group discussion and lab visits etc.

Who can attend?

ECRs working on different aspects of Quaternary climate in the tropics using data, model or both are welcome to join. ECR for this workshop is defined as "someone who obtained or expect to receive their PhD in or after 2016 (within the first 8 years after completion, at the moment of abstract submission)."

Registration and support

A limited number of grants will be available to support ECRs in registration and/or travel. 
The registration fee for participants is 100 Euros, which will include accommodation on sharing basis, lunches, snacks and ice breaker.

The field trip and social dinner are optional with an additional fee of 50 Euro.

Abstract and travel grant applications

Open the form online and please answer all the questions. 
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Important dates

Application opens: 20 March
Application closes: 20 April
Registration opens: 07 May
Registration closes: 01 July 

Organizing committee

Sudhir Bhadra (Indian Institute of Science, India), Aditi K. Dave (Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania), Syed Azharuddin (Nagoya University, Japan), Udita Mukherjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Ignacio Jara (University of Tarapacá, Chile), Opeyemi Adewumi (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Michaela Falkenroth (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany), Thejasino Suokhrie (CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, India), Angela Effiom (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa).  

Further information

Visit the TROPQUA 2024 website for more details or email us at (tropqua2024[at]gmail[dot]com).

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