Project 2011WG: Peribaltic Working Group

Details

Peribaltic Working Group is a scientific community from 12 countries located in the area of the Pleistocene Scandinavian Ice Sheet (SIS) influence. Our members are involved in the wide range of studies, including among others:

  1. Chronology, dynamics and scope of SIS in the Pleistocene
  2. Reconstruction of climate change and depositional environments based on mineral and organic deposits.
  3. Palaeoecological studies and interaction of natural environments with early human activities.
  4. Palaeoseismic activity in the Quaternary.

Our activities are focused on creating of international projects and cooperation. Their results are presented during annual meetings organized in particular countries. The special attention is paid on improving of young scientists skills during workshops and summer schools 

The Peribaltic Working Group (WG) is a regional group of researchers active in different fields of Quaternary science. WG’s research areas are related to the glacial history of the Peribaltic region during the Quaternary. This European region is located in the immediate reach or influence of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet (SIS). A specific feature of this region is the overwhelming influence of processes of glacioisostatic rebound on the ranges of the sea, fluvial facies, lacustrine and others, and perfectly visible in the central part of Fennoscandia in former coastlines of the Baltic and White Seas. Main research areas of the group are: 1) Chronology, dynamics and scope of SIS in the Pleistocene. 2) Reconstruction of climate change and depositional environments based on mineral deposits and organic materials. 3) Reconstruction of the evolution of the palaeogeography of the Peribaltic region. 4) Determination of the interaction between the SIS and its ground and extra glacial area.


President: Robert J. Sokołowski (Poland)

Vice-presidents: Andreas Börner (Germany), Albertas Bitinas (Lithuania)

Secretary: Olga Druzhinina (Russia)

Contact: Dr. R. Sokołowski (r.sokolowski@ug.edu.pl) 








Project Leaders

Albertas Bitinas

Nature Research Centre, Akademijos Str. 2, LT-08412, Vilnius, Lithuania

albertas.bitinas@gamtc.lt

Robert J. Sokołowski

University Of Gdansk, University Of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Poland

r.sokolowski@ug.edu.pl

Olga Druzhinina

I. Kant Baltic Federal University, A. Nevsky St. 14, Kaliningrad, 236041, Russia

olga.alex.druzhinina@gmail.com

Andreas Börner

Geological Survey Of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Geological Survey Of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, PF 1338, 18263 Güstrow, Germany

Andreas.Boerner@lung.mv-regierung.de