The workshop will take place on October 21-24 (25) 2013 at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), in Rome, Italy, and is sponsored by the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Office, Past Global Changes (PAGES) and International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA).

The aim of this workshop is to explore, discuss, and debate what the paleo record can say about rates, sources, and processes of sea-level change across a range of magnitudes and timescales during past warm periods such as the Holocene, the last interglacial period, other interglacial periods such as marine isotope stage 11, and the Pliocene optimum. We encourage diverse contributions such as evidence from geologic records, geochronological controls, and models of climate, ice sheets and glacial isostatic effects. For meeting flyer go to:

The deadline for submitting abstracts will be 15 June 2013 to, workshop homepage at:

Abstract submission is open to any interested scientist, but participation is limited and will be by invitation based on the abstracts. The workshop will include a half-day field trip to visit Roman fish tanks used to constrain sea-level change and ice-sheet mass-balance history during the late Holocene. An optional 1-day field trip will be offered if there is enough interest to visit additional sites in the region, cost TBD (more information to follow). Some travel support will be available for early career researchers.
There will be a limited number of oral presentations to allow time for discussion. This will include several invited speakers with additional oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. The remainder of the accepted submissions will be designated for poster presentations, where the bulk of the scientific discussion will occur.
Conveners: Andrea Dutton & Marco Anzidei (
Organizing Committee: Anders Carlson, Antony Long, Glenn Milne, Fabrizio Antonioli