This conference aims to bring together scientists working on all aspects of Arctic methane and its role in the global carbon cycle. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge relating to our current understanding of these complex systems and their response to and impact on, the rapid environmental and climatic changes that characterize the Arctic.

The conference will address themes including the formation, storage, cycling, transport, release and budgets of methane through the Arctic geo-, hydro- cryo- and atmosphere since the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation and towards the future. The Conference will have a strong emphasis on integration of these themes, and we encourage all relevant contributions to the following topics:

  • Methane in the geosphere:  subsurface thermogenic, (a-) biogenic and methane stores and sinks
  • Methane in the hydrosphere:  methane processes and budgets in marine and lacustrine settings
  • Methane in the cryosphere:  methane dynamics in ice sheets and permafrost
  • Methane in the atmosphere:  methane source, sinks, and budget in the atmosphere
  • Microbial cycling of methane:  the role of microbes in methane budgets
  • Past methane histories:  past methane processes and budgets as analogues for future climate scenarios

Registration for this conference will open on the 1st of May and more information coming soon.