Sept. 11, 14 | 2023, Trieste, Trieste Convention Centre

The INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) Scientific Research Programme provides a co-ordinating framework that will augment other important international research initiatives and consortia.

INSTANT aims to quantify the Antarctic ice sheet contribution to past to future sea-level change, from improved understanding of atmosphere, ocean and solid Earth interactions and feedbacks, so that decision-makers can better anticipate and assess the risk in order to manage and

adapt to sea-level rise and evaluate mitigation pathways. 
This international conference aims to bring together researchers across the geophysical,  biological and  social sciences interested in understanding the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, solid Earth and the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) and their global consequences.
The priority focus is on improving knowledge of the key rate determining processes, instabilities and potential

irreversibilities that affect the mass change of the AIS and its contribution to past, present and future global sea-level. We invite leading and emerging experts, and early career researchers (ECRs) from modelling, paleoclimate, observation, process, and humanities & social science communities to present and discuss in plenary the state of the science and critical knowledge gaps. We also invite perspectives from the stakeholder and practitioner communities, and will discuss the best practices in communication and engagement.

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