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.

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.

2020 ARCUS Annual Meeting

29 October 2020
Online event

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for the Council of ARCUS Institutional Member Representatives, ARCUS Individual Members, and other members of the broader Arctic research community to connect with one another, the ARCUS Board of Directors, and staff.

The meeting will be open to all interested participants and there is no cost to attend.

IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference

October 18-23, 2020
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

CONFERENCE IS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2021.

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.

Northwest Glaciologists’ Conference 2020

October 14-16, 2020
Online event

We hope that you'll join us for the 2020 Northwest Glaciologists' Meeting, to be held October 14th-16th.

Due to current events, this meeting will be held remotely.  

For more information, please visit https://nwg2020.org/. If you plan to attend, we'd appreciate if you would fill out the form found at the bottom of the website. For questions about the conference, please E-mail northwestglaciologists2020@gmail.com.

2020 WAIS Workshop

Weeks of September 21 and 28
Online Virtual Science Sessions

We are please to announce that registration and abstract submission for our WAIS Workshop 2020 Virtual Science Sessions is now open. Sessions will take place during the weeks of September 21 and September 28. Multiple distributed, virtual science sessions will take place via Zoom during the weeks of September 21 and September 28. Each week, participants will be organized into groups of <15 participants, with up to 10 speakers who each give an 8 minute talk. Talks will be followed by a WAIS-style 20 minute discussion moderated by a session convener. The goal is that most participants will attend and present in two ~100-minute sessions scheduled at the convenience of the session participants during the designated week. All sessions will be recorded and posted on YouTube for future community consumption.

And don't forget to mark your calendars for WAIS community discussions covering race and racism in West Antarctic research and early-career impacts of CoViD-19 on October 6 and 7. More information about registration and discussion details will be announced in the coming weeks.

5th International Frozen Pasts Conference (FP5) - Glacial & Ice Patch Archaeology International Conference

September 15-18, 2020
Montana, USA

FP5 represents the continuing tradition of the conferences themed around glacial and ice patch archaeology begun in Bern in 2008. The schedule for the conference is described on the website: https://instaar.colorado.edu/meetings/frozenpasts5/program.html

We have a wonderful program lined up with leading tribal figures sharing plenary lunch presentations, in-conference field-trips, and a keynote address on the emergence of glacial and ice patch archaeology in the Mongolian Altai by Dr. William Taylor.