Young Ice Core Scientists' Network


Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) is an informal, international network of early career scientists dedicated to the study of polar and alpine ice cores and ice core related science.

Following the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) conference in Giens, France in 2012, a small group of passionate early career ice core researchers, from Australia, Europe and the United States, joined together to form ICYS. [See related article – An Update on International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences.]

ICYS' purpose is to foster personal connections among young scientists from around the world, in order to build a supportive ice core science community and to inspire future collaborations. It is a self-organized group, which has been meeting on a regular basis since Giens. They are now ready to start welcoming new members and to extend the network. Progress to date includes the construction of a LinkedIn page where members can connect and exchange scientific ideas or advertise upcoming meetings, and the creation of an informational website under the Past Global Changes (PAGES) umbrella.

To get involved, join the LinkedIn page, check out the newly developed website hosted by PAGES ( or contact

Also, keep a look out for a poster advertising ICYS at ice core and polar science conferences!

Organizing committee (in alphabetical order):

  • Pascal Bohleber, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Marie Cavitte, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Bess Koffman, Columbia University, USA
  • Bradley Markle, University of Washington, USA
  • Pavlina Pavlova, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Mai Winstrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Holly Winton, University of Tasmania, Australia