4th Baltic Earth Conference

Assessing the Baltic Sea Earth System

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  • LocationJastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland
  • Time30 May - 3 June 2022
  • HostInternational Baltic Earth Secretariat at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) and Institute of Oceanology, Sopot (IOPAN)

The 4th Baltic Earth Conference will take place in Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland.

The completion of the Baltic Earth Assessment Reports (BEAR) marks the termination of the first phase, nine years after the launch of Baltic Earth. The BEARs provide a retrospect of Baltic Earth related research, current knowledge and knowledge gaps, and wrap up nine years of Baltic Earth activities.

The conference covers the topics of the Baltic Earth Assessment Reports (BEAR), which reflect the majority of Grand Challenges and research themes of Baltic Earth over the past nine years.

Conference participants will present their research around these topics and are invited to discuss both Baltic Earth achievements and the way forward. The conference is intended as discussion forum for scientists, students, managers and other stakeholders.

Conference language is English.

The sessions of this conference reflect the topics of the Baltic Earth Assessment Reports and other Baltic Earth topics. In discussing the different topics, we would like to include the perspectives from other marginal seas (like the neighboring North Sea, but also around the world). Contributions from other marginal seas shall help to evaluate the state of the regional Earth system (including human impacts) and management options in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere.

• Salinity dynamics
• Biogeochemical functioning and development: From catchment to the open sea
• Natural hazards and extreme events
• Sea level dynamics and coastal erosion
• Interactions of human impacts
• Sustainable management options
• Analysing and projecting past and future climate changes
• Comparing marginal seas around the world

A dedicated call for papers will be published in late 2021, specifying the scientific sessions with detailed
descriptions. Results from any of the above topics are welcome, as well as contributions from related
programmes. Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary and dedicated poster sessions.

There will be a dedicated young scientist´s event.

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    Hel Peninsula, Poland
  • Beata Szymczycha/Karol Kuliński
    Hotel Dom Zdrojowy

The Hel penisula

The Polish Baltic Sea coast is approximately 528 kilometres (328 mi) long and extends from Świnoujście on the islands of Usedom and Wolin in the west to Krynica Morska on the Vistula Spit in the east. For the most part, Poland has a smooth coastline, which has been shaped by the continual movement of sand by currents and winds. This continual erosion and deposition has formed cliffs, dunes, and spits, many of which have migrated landwards to close off former lagoons, such as Łebsko Lake in Słowiński National Park.

Hel peninsula is a narrow sandy spit, separating the Bay of Puck, the western part of Gdansk Bay, from the Baltic Sea. It is a part of the Puck County of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, and located close to the metropolitan area of the Tricity: Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk, with more than 1 million inhabitants, for many of which it serves as a recreational refuge.

The Conference Venue

The conference takes place in the Hotel Dom Zdrojowy in Jastarnia in Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland, located on the Hel Peninsula. Hel Peninsula with its two main towns Jastarnia and Hel is a holiday resort for the greater Gdynia-Sopot-Gdansk metropolitan region.

It can be reached from Gdansk central station and international airport by train, car and by boat during the summer months. More information on travel and directions will be available here later.

Hotel Dom Zdrojowy
ul. Kościuszki 2a
84-140 Jastarnia, Poland

Hotel website


2nd Announcement and Call for papers: November 2021
Abstract Submission deadline: 21 January 2022
Notification of Authors: 11 February 2022
Programme published: 25 February 2022
Registration deadline: 18 March 2022
Fee payment and Hotel booking deadline: 25 March 2022
Conference begins: 30 May 2022

Further information concerning fees and the registration process will be available in November 2021.

We anticipate that the conference can be held on location in Jastarnia, Poland. In the unlikely event that pandemic restrictions will prevail until spring and early summer 2022, we will may need to revert to an online conference.

Scientific Committee

Juris Aigars, Latvia
Franz Berger, Germany
Inga Dailidienė, Lithuania
Irina Danilovich, Belarus
Matthias Gröger, Sweden
Karol Kuliński, Poland
Andreas Lehmann, Germany
Urmas Lips, Estonia
Markus Meier, Germany (Chair)
Kai Myrberg, Finland
Piia Post, Estonia
Marcus Reckermann, Germany
Gregor Rehder, Germany
Anna Rutgersson, Sweden
Sławomir Sagan, Poland
Tarmo Soomere, Estonia
Martin Stendel, Denmark
Laura Tuomi, Finland
Ralf Weisse Germany
Sergey Zhuravlev, Russia

Organising Committee

Karol Kuliński, Poland
Beata Szymczycha, Poland
Silke Köppen, Germany
Markus Meier, Germany
Marcus Reckermann, Germany

Principal Organizing Institutions

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Institute of Oceanology PAN, Sopot, Poland

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Leibnitz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany

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Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon, Germany


Marcus Reckermann

International Baltic Earth Secretariat

Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon


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