Past Events

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.

Northwest Glaciologists’ Annual Meeting (virtual) 2021

13-15 Oct 2021
Virtual online meeting

Dear colleagues,

Please consider joining us for the Annual Meeting of the Northwest Glaciologists. This meeting is an informal gathering with no abstracts, no pre-registration, and a strong history of student participation.

The meeting will be held virtually again this year:

13-15 Oct 2021, Wednesday-Friday, 13:00 PDT start (PDT = UTC-7:00)

If you are interested in attending, please send us an email: northwestglaciologists2021@gmail.com . Indicate if you are interested in giving a talk or poster, and if you are, the general topic of your presentation. Meeting details will be sent directly to participants.

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/~gflowers/nwg2021

Fourth Polar Data Forum

20-24 September 2021
Den Haag, The Netherland

The Polar Data Forum (PDF) is a place where polar data holders get together and make more use of data. The Forum has two main components: the Conference, where the border between funding, policy and data is explored through presentations and posters; and Workshop Sessions & Hackathons, where the Polar Data Community opens the dialogue to make progress on their shared objectives.

Polar Data Forum IV

After a long period of uncertainty due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we are pleased to announce that the Fourth Polar Data Forum (PDF IV) will be co-hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the European Polar Board (EPB) at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in The Hague (NL) from September 20th to 24th, 2021.

The meeting will be co-organized with regional partners including the Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System, EuroGOOS, and many other organizations engaged in polar data management.

Based on the activities and discussions from PDF III, and particularly, on a workshop focused on marine data, the focus of PDF IV will be put on the polar oceans. This also enables the Forum to be aligned with the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop which will be co-organised during the same week as PDF IV.

PDF IV will consist of a series of workshops and hackathons from September 20th to 22nd to build on the development work done during previous meetings, followed by a 2-day plenary conference to be held from September 23rd to 24th in support of information exchange.

2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop

20-22 September 2021
Virtual Online Event

Following a successful First Southern Ocean Regional Workshop held in San Diego, CA, USA in early 2020, the Southern Ocean UN Decade is pleased to announce that the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop will be co-hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the European Polar Board (EPB) at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in The Hague (NL) and held online from September 20th to 22th, 2021. This event will be co-located with the 4th Polar Data Forum and related Hackathon.

The workshop will be co-organized with regional partners including the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), the ICED Programme, the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Programme, and many other organizations engaged in polar activities.

The Southern Ocean Task Force will launch a survey in the coming days to gather your input on the activities and contribution that should be developed in the Southern Ocean in the context of the UN Ocean Decade. If you are interested in participating, please subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on Twitter. We will notify you through this list and social media channels when the survey is open. The information that you will provide will be summarised in the form of a Draft Southern Ocean Action Plan, which will be presented and open for consultation at the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop.

Based on the first workshop, this 2nd volume of the Southern Ocean contribution to the UN Ocean Decade will combine a conference style meeting in support of knowledge exchange, with a public consultation approach that will build up to the development of the Final Southern Ocean Action Plan for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Stay tuned! Practical information will be communicated soon.

Kind regards,
The SOdecade Team

US Antarctic Science Meeting

12-15 July 2021
Virtual Online Event

US-SCAR is hosting a meeting for US scientists who are conducting research in, from or about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Scientists interested in getting involved in Antarctic research through US programs are also welcome and encouraged to attend. This conference is open to all US scientists and anyone interested in US Antarctic research. There is no registration fee.

The meeting will provide opportunities for US Antarctic scientists to get together and present their work, and for early career researchers and others new to Antarctic science to learn about SCAR and the various resources available to US scientists for Antarctic-related research. There will be a mix of Lightning Talks, panels and social activities for the US Antarctic Community to meet and interact.

The meeting and associated events will be on Zoom. The schedule is set for two hours each day (one hour science and one hour panel) with additional time added for socializing. The panels will have brief presentations by panelists, and most of the time will be devoted to questions and discussion.

Hercules Dome Ice Core Project: Community Workshop and Science Planning Meeting

May 10-11, 2021
Virtual Online Event

The first community workshop and science planning meeting for the Hercules Dome ice core project will take place on May 10-11, 2021, using a virtual platform. This is both a planning meeting and an open science meeting, which will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the latest Antarctic ice core research, and to begin to develop new collaborations.

Registration for the meeting is now open. The deadline to register if you are interested in giving a talk is April 23. Registration for the meeting will close on May 03.

The Hercules Dome project is a major investment by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and represents a community platform for research, rather like an oceanographic cruise or a spacecraft mission. Hercules Dome follows in the long tradition of deep ice core projects supported by the NSF, including the GISP2 project in Greenland, the WAIS Divide project in West Antarctica, and the recently-completed South Pole (SPICEcore) project, all of which have led to substantial scientific advances.

Drilling at Hercules Dome is not expected to begin until 2024, at the earliest. This means that there is time to develop novel ideas, and to find ways to get involved in the project, whether through measurements on the ice core, modeling related to the ice and climate dynamics, meteorological observations in the field, innovative community engagement and education work, or other ideas.

The community workshop and science planning meeting will include a small number of invited speakers and substantial opportunities for participants to present their ideas and to network with others involved in Antarctic glaciological research, including, but not limited to, ice core science. Those working on the communication of polar science are also strongly encouraged to attend.

EGU General Assembly 2021

19-30 April 2021
Virtual Online Event

vEGU21 will be a fully virtual meeting that will provide as full a representation of the experience that EGU members enjoy at the annual meeting in Vienna as possible. Abstract submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, 20 January at 13:00 CET.

Hercules Dome Ice Core Project: Informational Webinar #2

March 31, 2021 (9:00am Pacific)
Virtual Online Event

In preparation for the first Hercules Dome Community Workshop & Science Planning Meeting on May 10-11, 2021, the Hercules Dome lead team will be hosting two informational webinars on March 23 at 1:00 p.m. and March 31 at 9.00 a.m. (both Pacific time) that will include Q&A sessions. The goal of these webinars is to provide more background on the project and answer questions that will enable interested participants to contribute more fully to the meeting in May. The webinars will have the same content, but will provide two different opportunities for people to attend. To register for one of the webinars, use one of the following links:

24th Alpine Glaciology Meeting

25-26 March 2021
Virtual Online Event

24th Alpine Glaciology Meeting in virtual Milan, Call for Abstracts

Since the Alpine Glaciology Meeting had to be cancelled due to pandemic reasons in 2020, we now joined forces to organise a virtual AGM 2021 by Italy and Germany. The AGM 2021 will be fully virtual, because the situation at the moment does not allow us to plan on a physical gathering, neither South nor North of the Alps. Therefore, we would like to invite all interested people in joining us for two days of scientific exchange on 25 and 26 March 2021.

The meeting aims on presenting and discussing recent advances in the investigation of mountain glaciers in their environment, no matter in which region of the world. Young scientists and students are encouraged to present their work in a very informal and friendly atmosphere. But also the older generation is highly welcome to contribute with their findings to a successful meeting. We maintain the usual structure of oral sessions, but posters are also welcome within a special “virtual poster room”. The oral presentations are expected to take 15 Minutes followed by 5 Minutes of questions and discussion. For the posters, a short five-minute presentation is planned with a follow-up discussion. In order to allow enough time to review the abstracts and produce a meeting schedule and programme, we ask to submit abstracts until 28 February 2021 to the following email: AGM24.2021@gmail.com

The final program will be circulated around the 10th of March, including the information about meeting access and poster room. If there are any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation committee:
Guglielmina Diolaiuti and Davide Fugazza from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (guglielmina.diolaiuti@unimi.it, davide.fugazza@unimi.it)
Valter Maggi from Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy (valter.maggi@unimi.it)
Massimo Frezzotti from the Italian Glaciological Committee, Italy (massimo.frezzotti@uniroma3.it)
Christoph Mayer from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich, Germany (Christoph.Mayer@keg.badw.de)

Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

March 20-26, 2021
Virtual Online Event

UPDATE: The ASSW2021 Local Organizing Committee in coordination with IASC decided to move the Science Symposium part of ASSW2021 (23 – 26 March 2021) into an online event.

Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Local Organizing Committee will host the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021. The Conference is organized by FCT, Ciência Viva, AIR Center, the Portuguese Arctic Community and by IASC and partners. Framed by the overarching theme for the Science Conference "The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts," Lisbon invites International experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the "New Arctic" and also its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes.

AGU Fall Meeting 2020

December 7-11, 2020
Online

AGU Fall Meeting will be online everywhere and remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community.

If science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU will host a regional gathering in San Francisco. Depending on where you're located (and if it's safe), you can create your own mini-#AGU20 watch party or hub. We'll offer guidance if that's of interest.

With more than 1,000 sessions as well as hours of networking and poster hall time, all of them will be scheduled to work for multiple time zones around the world. Content will also be live and on-demand so you can watch (or binge) at your convenience.

Fall Meeting sessions will include:

  • COVID-19, from lessons learned in Earth and space sciences to ideas for what to do to advance research when one can't be in the field or in the lab.
  • actions the Earth and space sciences should take to remove discrimination and eliminate racism to improve diversity and inclusion.
  • how to better communicate your science to policymakers, reporters, voters and other key audiences.

With all of this content, Fall Meeting will be concentrated 7-11 December. To minimize scheduling conflicts, we'll be extending events around the meeting from 1-17 December. 

We're testing a variety of technology to serve you and become the foundation for the future of AGU Fall Meetings. From now until Fall Meeting, we will offer numerous opportunities to help you learn how to use these new tools, including training sessions and open hours for "hands-on" demonstrations. 

There will be a registration fee that is about 50% less than the in-person rate and lower rates for graduate student and other groups. We assure you that the value that you have always experienced at Fall Meeting in-person will remain in our virtual version.