XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science(ISAES),13-17 July 2015, Goa, INDIA


The International symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) is a SCAR-initiative aimed at showcasing Antarctic geoscience research, taking stock of the accomplishments of the International fraternity and providing guidance for future studies. The First ISAES was organised way back in 1963 at Cape Town, and the last one (11th) at Edinburgh, with the Symposium traversing through Oslo, Madison, Adelaide, Cambridge, Tokyo, Siena, Wellington, Potsdam and Santa Barbara. In its 50-year history, Japan has been the only Asian country to hold it with India being bestowed the honor to host it in 2015.


Themes and list of sessions for XII ISAES 2015 Goa

Theme: Antarctica and supercontinent evolution

  1. Geochronology of Antarctic Orogens
  2. Geodynamic evolution of the Dronning Maud Land mountains Joachim Jacobs
  3. Crustal blocks adjacent to Antarctica- Sri Lanka and Antarctica
  4. West Antarctica: Problem Child of Gondwanaland” – A Symposium Highlighting the Contributions of Ian W.D. Dalziel and David H. Elliot to Antarctic Tectonics
  5. The Rodinian orogeny in East Gondwana- implications for supercontinent evolution
  6. Large Igneous Provinces in Gondwanaland

 Theme: Antarctic Surface Processes, Landscapes, and Links with Cryosphere and Climate

  1. Evolution of Antarctic topography and bathymetry: understanding links between landscapes, ice and palaeoclimate
  2. Surficial processes and climate change in Antarctic terrestial environment: changes and Impact on permafrost, erosion and chemical weathering
  3. Permafrost - ANTPAS

Theme: Antarctic Solid Earth Structure and Interactions with the Cryosphere

  1.  The structure and evolution of the Antarctic continent in light of recent geophysical and geological investigations
  2.  Cryosphere - Solid Earth Interactions
  3.  Antarctic Geothermal Heat Flux, Subglacial Geology and Ice Dynamics

 Theme: Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, and Evolution of Climate and the Global Cryosphere

  1. Past Antarctic ice sheet behaviour and response to external forcing
  2. The Himalayana Crosphere- Global versus Regional climate forcing
  3. Palaeoclimate Records from Antarctic Drilling Projects
  4. Interactions between cryosphere, atmosphere and oceans in coastal Antarctica
  5. Southern Ocean Paleoclimatology
  6. Paleoenviromental changes in Antartica and Southern Oceans since the last Glacial Maximum
  7. Lake Sediment Records of Past Changes in sea level and climate during the Late Quaternary

Theme: Biodiversity and the Evolution of Life

  1. Break up of Gondwana and Vertebrate evolution
  2. Key drivers of Antarctic biodiversity through the Cenozoic: the influence of climate, oceanography and tectonics

Theme: Frontiers in Antarctic Earth Sciences

  1. New Frontiers in Remote Sensing in Antarctic Earth Sciences: Cross-disciplinary advances 23 Geo-conservation in Antarctic
  2.  Exploring Unkown Antarctica

 Theme: General Antarctic Earth Science

will be updated soon –


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We look forward to welcoming you to Goa in July 2015!!