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.

Future of Greenland Ice Sheet Science (FOGSS) Workshop

22-23 March 2023
Atlanta, GA, and online


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.

26th Alpine Glaciology Meeting

9-10 February 2023
Birmensdorf, Switzerland

The 26th Alpine Glaciology Meeting will be held at the WSL headquarters in Birminsdorf, not far from Zürich 9-10 February 2023.

AGU Fall Meeting 2022

12-16 December 2022
Chicago, IL & Online

AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences. Every year, AGU Fall Meeting unites the Earth and space science community to share findings, connect like-minded scientists from around the world, and advance our profession and shared passion for the impact of science.

AGU Fall Meeting 2022 will be held in Chicago and online everywhere 12 - 16 December 2022. More than 25,000 attendees from more than 100 countries will convene to explore how Science Leads the Future. We will welcome a diverse community of scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, educators and organizations who are working toward a world where scientific discovery leads to scientific solutions, and where our global collaborations and partnerships can carry us into a sustainable future.

Northwest Glaciologists 2022

October 14-15, 2022
University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID

We invite you to attend the annual meeting of Northwest Glaciologists on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, 2022. The meeting will be hosted at the University of Idaho by the UI Glacier Dynamics Group, within “earshot*,” but safely out of the Missoula Flood pathways.

Following custom, this Meeting of Northwest Glaciologists will be an informal event, and abstracts will not be requested in advance of the workshop. However, to assist with the planning process and ensure you receive future messages, please email We anticipate setting up an online form to register your interest in the meeting at a later date.

IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference

02-07 October 2022
Crans Montana, Switzerland

Due to the worldwide COVID19 pandemic the IPICS OSC intitially planned for 2020 had to be postponed. Also in 2021 the global situation did not allow to organize a truely international ice core conference with safe participation from all regions of the globe. The IPICS SSC therefore decided to postpone by another year. The local organization committee is now proud to announce that the IPICS OSC will take place in October 2022 and is looking forward to see all of you in person in picturesque Crans Montana in the midst of the Swiss Alps.

New confirmed dates: October 2 - October 7, 2022

We are proud to host the 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia. With the pioneering work of Hans Oeschger of University of Bern on carbon dioxide in polar ice cores, a long tradition of ice core research in Switzerland began. Less known is that Hans Oeschger also initiated a high-alpine drilling project on Colle Gnifetti in Switzerland in the 1970s. To acknowledge Hans Oeschger’s important contribution to these two ice core fields and to foster the link between the corresponding communities the theme of the conference is Ice Core Science at the three Poles.

2022 WAIS Workshop

September 26–29, 2022
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, USA

The 2022 WAIS Workshop will be held in Estes Park, Colorado, at the YMCA of the Rockies, right next to Rocky Mountain National Park. This NSF- and NASA-sponsored meeting hosts transdisciplinary and societally critical science focused on marine ice-sheet and adjacent earth systems, with particular emphasis on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The 2022 meeting is hosted locally by Matt Siegfried (Colorado School of Mines) and the rest of WAIS Organizing Committee (Knut Christianson, Indrani Das, Brooke Medley, Peter Neff, Lauren Simkins).

The meeting begins with an icebreaker pizza dinner on Monday evening, September 26. Sessions are organized by topic, with keynote speakers for some sessions, followed by contributed talks and concluding with a panel discussion. Poster sessions will be held separately. We anticipate about 40-50 talks. The formal meeting agenda will end at lunch on Thursday, September 29, followed by a workshop to bring together community college educators and the WAIS research community. We will also continue our opt-in mentoring program for any early-career WAIS Workshop attendees and a workshop-wide discussion about community health.

The Willi Dansgaard Centenary Symposium

August 29-31 2022
Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Willi Dansgaard (1922 – 2011) was a pioneer of isotope glaciology and ice-core-based climate research. The climate agenda makes his research contributions more relevant today than ever, and ice cores remain pivotal for understanding the climate system.

The symposium consists of two parts:

  • A scientific symposium on Monday and Wednesday in the classic conference style with scientific presentations by both invited keynote speakers and participants selected based on submitted abstracts. We particularly welcome contributions within Willi Dansgaard's work areas: climate reconstructions by isotope measurements, ice-flow modelling and dating, and the study of abrupt climate change.
  • A symposium with dual focus on Willi Dansgaard’s life and work, and highlights of recent climate research takes up the Tuesday, Willi Dansgaard’s birthday. In the afternoon, we conclude with a formal celebration session with invited participants from the Royal Family, the Danish and Greenlandic political system, university leadership, research foundations, and Willi Dansgaard’s family, friends, and colleagues, followed by a reception and dinner.

Invited speakers include Jim White (US), Valérie Masson-Delmotte (F), Dania Achermann (D), Joel Pedro (AUS), Christo Buizert (US), Michel Crucifix (B), Peter Huybers (US), Minik Rosing (DK), and Maiken Lolck (DK).

International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World (Cryosphere 2022)

21-26 August 2022
Reykjavík, Iceland

Even though vaccine programs have started the situation is still uncertain. It is premature to assume that international travel will return to normal in 2021 and we have therefore decided to postpone the symposium until 2022.

New dates: August 21-26 2022

The symposium title will thus become Cryosphere 2022 as we continue our preparations into next year. The invited speakers have been informed about this change and they are committed to participating. Please stay tuned for further information on the symposium website, on Cryolist and other mailing lists. Note that plans now call for a 5-day symposium instead of the originally planned 4-day event.

We thank you for your consideration and look forward to seeing you in Iceland in 2022!

The Local Organizing Committee

2022 SCAR Open Science Conference

1-10 August 2022
Online Virtual Event

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to share the SCAR Open Science Conference 2022 Pre-Conference Circular with you.

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, takes pride and pleasure in hosting the SCAR Open Science Conference 2022. The theme of the conference is Antarctica in a Changing World. The conference will be held online.

Important Dates

1 February 2022 Abstract submission opens
1 June 2022 Abstract submission closes
2 June 2022 Registration opens
27-29 July 2022 SCAR Business Meetings (online)
1-10 August 2022 SCAR Open Science Conference (online)
5-7 September 2022 SCAR Delegates Meeting (in-person with limited online facilitation of reporting


The SCAR Open Science Conference 2022 will will feature a comprehensive schedule of meetings, symposia, virtual side events and social activities, daily plenary lectures and poster sessions in an innovative online format.

Click here to see the full list of proposed sessions.

Proposals for additional sessions are welcomed. Please send your suggestions to for consideration.

Please contact the SCAR 2022 Project Management Team for more information or to find out how you can get involved at

Make sure to keep and eye on our website for updates:

We look forward to "seeing" you at the SCAR Open Science Conference 2022.

With best wishes,
The SCAR Secretariat

Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology

June 7-17, 2022
Wrangell Mountains Center, McCarthy, Alaska

Dear glaciology graduate students,

After two pandemic-related cancelations, the Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology organized by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF)/Oslo University, will (hopefully) be held in McCarthy, central Alaska, from 7 to 17 June 2022 (just before the IGS Symposium on Maritime Glaciers, to be held in Juneau, Alaska, 19 - 24 June;

The summer school will provide a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology with focus on quantitative glaciology and remote sensing. The course is open to 28 graduate students from around the world targeting primarily early stage PhD students who perform glacier-related research. It will be taught by faculty of UAF’s glaciology group and several invited guest instructors from outside Alaska.

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

See for further information

Regine Hock (UAF, Oslo University)
Martin Truffer (UAF)
Andy Aschwanden (UAF)
Ed Bueler (UAF)
Mark Fahnestock (UAF)