The following is a list of past events of interest to the ice coring and glaciological community. You can also view a listing of upcoming events.
The EGU General Assembly 2019 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the dedicated ice core session at EGU in 2019:
CL1.11/CR5.6 The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS).
EGU will be held from 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The session programme is here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/sessionprogramme
The abstract deadline is 10 January 2019.
On behalf of the session convenors,
Paul Vallelonga, Anja Eichler, Thomas Blunier, Rachael Rhodes and Vasileios Gkinis
The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS)
The half-century since the first deep ice core drilling at Camp Century, Greenland, has seen extensive innovation in methods of ice sample extraction, analysis, and interpretation. Ice core sciences include isotopic diffusion analysis, multiple-isotope systematics, trace gases, and their isotopic compositions, ice structure and physical properties, high-resolution analysis of major and trace impurities, and studies of DNA and radiochemistry in ice, among many others. Many climate and geochemical proxies have been identified from ice cores, with ongoing effort to extend their application and refine their interpretation. Great challenges remain in the field of ice coring sciences, including the identification of suitable sites for recovery of million-year-old ice; spatial integration of climate records (e.g. PAGES groups Antarctica2k and Iso2k); and deeper understanding of glaciological phenomena such as streaming flow, folding of layers and basal ice properties. This session welcomes all contributions reporting the state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences, including drilling and processing, dating, analytical techniques, results and interpretations of ice core records from polar ice sheets and mid- and low-latitude glaciers, remote and autonomous methods of surveying ice stratigraphy, and related modeling research.
The Arctic Workshop is an annual meeting dedicated to all aspects of high-latitude Earth science and environmental research. Running since 1970, the workshop is an informal meeting space for scientists at all career stages working in fields encompassing high- latitude climate, hydrology, glaciology, oceanography, ecology, archaeology, solid Earth processes and hazards in past, present and future environments.
We welcome research contributions on any of these themes, and we particularly encourage student and early career scientist participation (reduced student fees).
We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm!
The 2019 Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM) will be hosted in Innsbruck, Austria. The meeting serves as informal exchange platform for researchers working on snow, glaciers, permafrost and glacial geomorphology in all regions of the world. Oral and poster presentations are welcome, and young researchers are especially encouraged to present their work in progress!
There is no registration fee to the meeting, but we recommend to book your accommodation in advance, since Innsbruck is a beloved tourist destination this time of year.
The meeting will be held in the Aula of the main building of the University of Innsbruck, in close vicinity of the town center.
The Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers & the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting will host a cross-cutting activity of the Marine and Cryosphere working groups of IASC: “The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem”.
The purpose of the meeting is:
Participation is open to everyone interested in Arctic glaciology and proglacial marine ecosystems. The cross-cutting activity aims at bringing together people from glaciology, marine ecology and oceanography.
The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places you in the center of a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) will hold its 130th Annual Meeting from 4-7 November 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
GSA is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.
The Antarctic, Arctic and Tibetan Plateau are located in the furthest ends and the highest peak of the Earth. The climate systems of the three regions greatly influence the weather and environment of the world through interactions between the five spheres of the Earth, and the research related to those regions takes an important scientific status in the global change research.
Wuhan University and Beijing Normal University would like to invite you to Wuhan, China for the International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Global Change: The Antarctic, Arctic, and Tibetan Plateau. The symposium will focus on the latest result and development in theory, technology and application of remote sensing in the Antarctic, Arctic and Tibetan Plateau, promoting the participants to exchange their innovative thoughts.
1) Surveying, mapping and remote sensing in the Antarctic, Arctic and Tibetan Plateau
2) Sea ice in the Antarctic and Arctic
3) Ice sheet mass balance
4) Climate and environment in the Antarctic and Arctic
5) Climate and environment in the Tibetan Plateau
6) Cooperative observation in the Antarctic, Arctic and Tibetan Plateau
The PhD course is aimed at PhD students and junior postdocs who conduct ice core analysis or are users of ice core data (glaciological, oceanographic, climate modelers, earth scientists). ICAT aims to educate a new generation of ice core researchers and foster a collaborative environment for future glaciological projects.
This course will educate young scientists regarding new methods developed for the analysis of ice cores with regard to climate research, with dedicated theoretical and laboratory exercise sessions.
Margit Schwikowski, Carlo Barbante, Johannes Freitag, Thomas Blunier, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Christine Hvidberg, Paul Vallelonga, Mai Winstrup, Sune Olander Rasmussen, Bo Vinther, Helle Astrid Kjær, and more…
Submit your application by June 1st 2018. You will be notified of the decision of the Selection Committee by July 1st, 2018.
The 25th annual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop will be held this September at Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY, followed seamlessly by the Thwaites Glacier Program meeting. The WAIS Workshop begins Sunday late afternoon, September 16 and ends with a 1-1/2 day section on Thwaites and Pine Island Glacier and the planned Thwaites Glacier Program. On Wednesday afternoon, the discussion will turn to the Thwaites Program preliminary research and coordination, concluding Thursday with discussion on logistics for the future proposed field seasons. Please consider the relevance of these later sections to your own work when planning your stay.
Registration fees have not yet been determined, and we welcome people to attend both meetings or the one of most interest. More information will be shared in the coming months through this list.
Ted Scambos and Betsy Sheffield
University of Colorado Boulder