NASA’s long-running annual PARCA meeting is merging with the NSF GEOSummit meeting to become the Future of Greenland ice Sheet Science (FOGSS) Workshop. The first workshop was April 6-8, 2022, and was online only at no cost to participants. Subsequent hybrid workshops will be at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2023, at the University of Idaho in 2024, and at Dartmouth College in 2025.
FOGSS represents a refocus on the collaborative, community-driven spirit of early NASA PARCA and NSF GEOSummit workshops. The workshop’s mission is to identify and advise on medium-to-long-term priorities for U.S. research on the Greenland Ice Sheet. We envision an open and interactive annual forum that advances this mission through assessment of the current state of knowledge regarding the Greenland Ice Sheet, especially on the unknown and poorly constrained processes impacting its mass balance, geophysical characteristics, and future behavior. Additionally, we anticipate collaborative field research planning and the sharing of field best practices/COVID-19 responses.