Last week I visited the second time a meeting of PALSEA2, this time in Lochinver, after the last one has taken place in Rome. PALSEA2 is a group of sientists, who focuses on the evaluation of paleo sea-level and causes for its change over time. Every year, a meeting takes place and brings people together to talk about this topic and how to proceed to put further constrains on future sea-level. Each meeting has a main topic and this year databases for sea-level indicators was at the top of the lists to discuss. Many interesting conversations filled the days and lead to many insights into this diverse research field.
In the past week I got the opportunity to take part in a summer school on sea level in the dutch city Delft. The school took place in the TU Delft and covered a wide range of different topics on sea level, its observations and the consequences of its changes. Many renowned scientists presented in their lectures the challenges and opportunities of this field and triggered many interesting discussions among the participating students.