Registration Deadline: Friday, 1 May 2009

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The Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromso, Norway, announces a climate conference on "High Mountain Glaciers and Challenges Caused by Climate Change," to be held 8-10 June 2009. Changes in high mountain glaciers have significant social and economic impacts on water supplies, hydropower production, and tourism; yet, glacier observations in these regions are scarce.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists studying the cryosphere in the high mountain regions with those studying downstream effects of climate change, as well as policymakers who have to respond to the effects of climate change. The program includes oral presentations by invited speakers and poster sessions to allow presentation of a wide range of relevant research. Conference topics
will include:

- Climate change in the high mountain regions of the world: Do climate models adequately describe glacier systems? Similarities and differences between high altitude and high latitude glaciers. Keynote:
Georg Kaser, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

- Climate change of high altitude glaciers and downstream effects. Keynote: John Reynolds, Reynolds GEO-Sciences Ltd., Mold, Flintshire, UK.
- Impacts and adaptation to climate change. Keynote: Christian Nellemann, GRID-Arendal, Norway.

Participants are encouraged to submit posters related to the conference topics. Submitted abstracts will made available at registration to all participants in the form of a Book of Abstracts.

The registration deadline is Friday, 1 May 2009. For more information, please go to the conference website at: