On April 22, 2022, another edition of the Geographer’s Day took place at the Faculty of Human Geography and Planning and the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences of the Adam Mickiewicz University. The theme of the event concerned issues related to climate change. Among the audience, large groups were pupils, students, and employees of the University. The Geographer’s Day celebrations were streamed on the YouTube platform. Below is the program.
12:00 – Opening
12:10 – Dr. Piotr Lupa – „MapujKlimat as a digital tool for involving people in collecting geographic information on the effects of climate change. Results of the TeRRIFICA project“
13:00 – Dr. Jakub Małecki – On the future of ice in the world. Is this really the beginning of the end?
13:50 – End
As part of the event, Dr. Piotr Lupa, representing the TeRRIFICA project team, prepared a lecture on using the #MapujKlimat tool (mapujklimat.terrifica.eu) to collect geographic information about places whose spatial development strengthens or weakens resilience to climate change. In addition to presenting the results of participatory mapping to date in 6 pilot regions in Europe, special attention was paid to the possibility of using the collected data to co-create solutions to local climate challenges with the participation of a wide range of partners, including residents, students, scientists, business representatives, and local authorities. The speaker emphasized the role of the #MapujKlimat tool in work on the Climate Adaptation Plan for the Poznań Metropolis.
In the second speech, Dr. Jakub Małecki presented the role of glacial ice in counteracting climate change in an exciting way. The research results conducted at the Adam Mickiewicz University station in Spitsbergen were presented, showing the rate of glacier decline due to climate warming, which is exceptionally high in the zone of cold climates. In addition to the current series of measurements, a forecast of changes in the extent of glaciers and ice cover up to 2100 was presented, showing that the intensification of climate action can significantly contribute to preserving these phenomenal structures.
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