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Professor Antony Long , Department of Geography, Durham University, UK

Professor Antony Long is a world-leading  expert in sea-level and coastal evolution research in polar regions. Antony’s devotion to Quaternary science and great personality has helped to transform the Department of Geography at Druham University  into one of the best centres of geographical research in the world also shaped academic careers of many young leaders of Quaternary research in the UK and Europe. 

Antony’s research significantly improved  our understanding of past changes in sea-level and how we can use the sea-level signal to constrain the timing and character of ice-sheet changes over the range of timescales. His work on abrupt Holocene  sea-level changes and other extreme processes shaping  coastal evolution along coasts of  England, North Atlantic, Svalbard and  Greenland  are  already canons of modern geographical research.  

 I was privileged to work with Professor Long on the development of the new  Holocene relative sea-level  cruve for central Spitsbergen (Long et al. 2012) and mechanisms controlling paraglacial coastal evolution in High Arctic environments. 

To find our more about Professor Long fascinating research visit his website:


Professor Witek Szczuciński, Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Witek Szczucinski is probably the most-recognizable geoscientist from Poland who’s research ideas and achievements change the way we understand the role of catastrophic events (tsunamis, meteorite impacts, storms and floods) in landscape evolution and sedimentation processes. His research on modern sedimentary processes led to significant developments in our understanding of :
To find out more about Witek’s inspiring research projects and great papers take a look here:

Professor Colin Ballantyne, School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews, UK

By publication of ‘Paraglacial Geomorphology’ paper in QSR (Ballantyne, 2002) Professor  Ballantyne breathed new life into research on deglaciation and rapid landscape transformation  associated with retreat of glaciers and disturbance of glacial sediment cascade.  

Colin’s lectures during famous AG-330 course in Permafrost and Periglacial environments at University Centre in Svalbard draw my attention on the role of coastal zone in Arctic sediment budgets and created a theoretical framework of my PhD research.

Please check Colin's university website to find more of his landmark papers in glacial, periglacial and paraglacial geomorphology: 
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This is our first blog post, therefore we would like to start  it with a good message and show how scientific community may work together with the society. The recent report of the state of Arctic Coasts (Forbes et al. 2011 - documented a complex picture of  rapidly changing circumpolar coastal environments. The key findings of this seminal work  emphasize the role of limited duration and extent of sea ice, degradation of permafrost, storm-surges and
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