Sea Level Futures Conference, Liverpool 2–4 July 2018

Sea Level Futures Conference, Liverpool 2–4 July 2018

Keynote Speakers

To view the list of keynote speakers and their biographies please click here 

Outline Plan for Sessions 

This is a provisional list of sessions, some adjustment may be made nearer to the time.  Every session will start with a keynote presentation followed by a series of oral and poster presentations. We welcome abstracts from all attendees. 

  1. Sea level observations: present and future
  • Role of PSMSL in sea level research
  • Present day tide gauge observing systems (GLOSS, EuroGOOS and GGOS)
  • Present and future of space observations (e.g. coastal altimetry, mass changes in the ocean, changes in the cryosphere)
  • Space geodesy for sea level
  1. Modelling of regional sea level and its contributors
  • Challenges in modelling of sea level
  • Ocean heat content
  • Progress in modelling of the contribution from the cryosphere
  • Vertical land movement
  1. Understanding of regional sea level rise and variability (multiple data synthesis, novel methods, synthesis of observations and models)
  • Drivers of regional sea level rise and variability
  • Novel methods and multiple data synthesis for sea level reconstructions (including paleo data)
  • Use of advance techniques for attribution of regional sea level variability
  1. Coastal sea level rise and variability
  • Extreme sea levels in coastal area (observations and modelling)
  • Sea level variability at the coast: the role of waves
  • Advance in coastal sea level projections
  • Impact of sea level rise in coastal areas

Abstract Submissions 

To submit an abstract please click here  submissions will open 1 Febraury 2018 and close 30 March 2018 

Conference Registration 

Registration covers attending the main meeting including refreshments and lunch, icebreaker reception and conference dinner. To register please click here  Early bird registration £100.00 per delegate opens 1 February 2018 and closes 20 March 2018 

Standard Registration will open 21 March and close 30 April 2018 priced at £120.00 per delegate.

A limited number of travel bursaries (up to a set limit) will be available. To apply, please send a CV and justification for support to


Main Conference Venue - University of Liverpool Central Teaching Hub 3 - 4 July 2018 

Registration, all lectures and poster sessions will be at the Central Teaching Hub  (CTH) located in the heart of the University of Liverpool precinct. Deposit lockers are available. A buffet lunch will be provided each day. Please let us know dietary restrictions for lunches or the conference dinner when you register to attend.

The CTH is just a 15 minute walk from the nearest mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street. Further information on travel, including visitor parking and information for disabled visitors can be found here.

EuroGOOS Tide Gauge Task Team meeting at the National Oceanography Centre Liverpool 

This meeting will take place at the National Oceanography Centre, Brownlow Street Liverpool, in the Doodson Room on Monday 2 July 2018

Ice-breaker Reception - The Foresight Centre 2 July 2017 

An ice-breaker reception will be held on the evening of  Monday 2 July 2017 at the Foresight Centre, Browlow Street, located in the former chapel of this grade 2 historic listed building forming part of the University of Liverpool Campus.

Conference Dinner  - Mercure Atlantic Tower 4 July 2017

The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 4 July 2017  at the Mercure Atlantic Tower, located  by the World Heritage Site Liverpool waterfront, this building is one of the many landmark features of this vibrant stunning part of Liverpool. 


Details of hotels in Liverpool are available by clicking heregood quality university hall accommodation close to the CTH is available for individuals to book 


Please note that during the conference, the mainline station at Liverpool Lime St will be undergoing major works [link: ] and some trains routes may be altered. Check your travel details near the time and allow a little more time than usual.

Enjoy All that Liverpool has to offer!

While you are in Liverpool there are many local attractions and places to visit, for inspiration there is a Tourist Information Centre in Albert Dock (across the main road) you can also view information on the excellent Visit Liverpool Website 


Delegates notified of acceptance of posters/talks after 20 April 2018

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of 4 July 2018

To download the save the date flyer please click here 


For further information please email