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General Information


Motivation for vISC 2022

Delay or cancellation of conferences and workshops over the past two years has disproportionately impacted the current generation of early-career researchers. These scientists, especially, have suffered from missed opportunities to share novel work, get to know the wider community face-to-face, and build foundations for networking to secure post-graduate jobs and launch new scientific collaborations. To help fill this gap, the vISC provides a timely outlet and also serves as an opportunity for community-wide discussions.

The vISC will be held 13-15 September 2022. The program will include virtual presentations from early-career researchers (ECRs), keynote talks and panels from more senior scientists, and community discussions and networking for all. Stay tuned for further announcements!

Early-career research at vISC 2022

Are you an early-career researcher considering presenting your work at vISC2022? Here a few tips or things you should know:

- If you are new to the sclerochronology community, you are very welcome to submit an abstract and give a presentation. We are friendly! You are also welcome to register to attend without presenting your work. There will be many opportunities to network or simply observe and learn.

- If you would like to also present your work at the hybrid ISC6 in Tokyo (May 2023), you can present all or part of that same work here at vISC. This would be a great opportunity to get feedback on active projects and/or practice your presentation skills before the "main" conference.

- We welcome any type of presentation: works in progress, works completed, works proposed, etc. Feel free to advertise your profile and suggest new projects or collaborations.

- We recognize that many of you may have started and/or finished entire projects (or degrees!) during these pandemic years, with few opportunities to share your work. Thus there is no expiry on "older" work you may like to present.

vISC Organizing Committee

Stella Alexandroff

University of Exeter, UK; Ocean Knowledge Action Network, CNRS, France

Madelyn Mette

U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Florida, USA

Kazuho Shoji

Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Najat Al-Fudhaili

GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Industrial innovation academy, Oman

Kozue Nishida

University of Tsukuba, Japan

Tamara Trofimova

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

Phil Hollyman

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

United Kingdom

Shiono Miki

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Jacob Pate Warner

Louisiana State University, USA

We are grateful to the organizers of the in-person (hybrid) 6th International Sclerochronology Conference in Tokyo (planned May 2023) for support of the vISC 2022. Dr. Kotaro Shirai (The University of Tokyo, Japan) has provided generous organizational and financial support for the event. Members of the Advisory Board have provided constructive feedback and further assistance with conference organization. We are thankful to the entire sclerochronology community for creating the welcoming and inclusive environment that makes this event possible!

vISC Advisory Board

Meghan Burchell

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

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Melita Peharda

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, Croatia

Bernd Schöne

Institute of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany

Alan Wanamaker

Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA

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Paul Butler

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

David Gillikin

Geology Department, Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA

Kotaro Shirai

The University of Tokyo, Japan

José Carriquiry

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

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Amy Prendergast

Department of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

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Julien Thébault

Université de Bretagne Occidentale,
Plouzané, France

Please note: Information and registration for the in-person (hybrid) 6th International Sclerochronology Conference taking place in Tokyo Japan (May, 2023) will be hosted on a different website. Details will be announced at a later date.

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