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.
Ice drills are crucial to access ice for climate research and other studies of the water and basal conditions under glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets. The ice related research especially related to understand the past and present climate will improve our ability to predict the impacts under future climate changes. New techniques are rapidly evolving within ice drills and include rapid access drills, replicate drilling and thermal and hot water drilling. This symposium presents a timely opportunity to show recent advances in our knowledge and technological capabilities in ice drilling technology. In addition, the symposium will include the ice drill related themes like ice core handling, borehole logging and ice camp logistics.
The ICAT PhD school (2 ECTS) is aimed at PhD students and junior postdocs who conduct ice core analysis or are users of ice core data (glaciologists, oceanographers, 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.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) will hold its 130th Annual Meeting from 22-25 September 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.
Details to follow.
FRISP is an annual meeting to share research related to ice shelves, and their interactions with the ice sheet, ocean, and atmosphere. It is an Expert Group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), and has organised regular meetings in Europe since 1984. FRISP is an appropriate meeting to present work in progress and discuss emerging research ideas, and is well-suited to early career researchers as well as senior scientists.
FRISP 2019 will begin on the evening of 15 September (Sunday) with an icebreaker and dinner, and will conclude with lunch on 18 September (Wednesday). Please aim to arrive in Oxford no later than 5pm on Sunday.
The conference will be followed by the annual meeting of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday evening. This meeting is intended for those already involved in the ITGC project; however, FRISP-only attendees are welcome to stay for the Wednesday afternoon sessions. Similarly, ITGC-only attendees who arrive early may attend the Wednesday morning sessions of FRISP. Since there will be a number of participants attending both conferences, we encourage you to register early and secure your spot.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography in Sydney, Australia, 2 – 6 September 2019: the first ICP held under the Southern Cross.
The conference will be hosted at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). UNSW is located close to one of the most iconic beaches in Australia and a short bus ride away from Sydney's central business district.
Following the traditional ICP format, the conference will be organised around invited plenary oral presentations as well as large and vibrant poster sessions. Networking will be at the centre of the ICP, with numerous social events including the Paleomusicology concert and conference dinner.
The lively city of Sydney has a rich cultural heritage and offers adventure and entertainment for all ages and tastes. Breathtaking coastal national parks, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley, known for Australia’s finest wines, are only a daytrip away.
A range of existing pre- and post- Conference field trips will be organised in New South Wales, New Zealand and potentially the Great Barrier Reef. For those with time for exploring, Sydney is the gateway to iconic travel locations including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and Kakadu National Park.
Session Title: Palaeoclimate records and atmospheric circulation patterns
Convenors: Armand Hernández (firstname.lastname@example.org), Celia Martin-Puertas (email@example.com) and Laia Comas Bru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description of Session: This session aims to provide new insights into how proxy-based signals may be controlled by large-scale atmospheric circulation modes associated with past climate changes. Despite the significant advances in proxy-based reconstructions and climate model estimates, issues such as spatio-temporal discrepancies in the proxy signals and good reproducibility of these climate reconstructions by models remain unclear. Resolving these issues is crucial to assessing the ability of specific proxy data to capture past climates and to provide tests for ocean-atmosphere general circulation models. We welcome studies of past atmospheric climate patterns during the Holocene over a range of timescales (annual to centennial), captured by any climate proxy type (marine and/or terrestrial). We encourage contributions that integrate both climate modelling and field/proxy data as a way to foster model-data comparison.
Call for abstracts (deadline: January 9): http://www.inqua2019.org/call-for-abstracts/
Registration details (deadline super early registration: January 16): http://www.inqua2019.org/registration/
We are pleased to announce that the 13th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES 2019) will be held during July 22-26, 2019, at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The symposium aims to bring together Antarctic earth scientists from different areas in order to gather and highlight their outstanding expertise and ideas.
Major themes of the symposium include:
The abstract submission for the forthcoming 27th IUGG General Assembly to be held July 8-18, 2019, at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal (Québec, Canada) is now open.
We are encouraging submissions to the following IACS session:
C06 "New Frontiers in Paleoclimate Reconstructions and Proxy Interpretations from Ice Cores".
This symposium welcomes contributions of state-of-the-art ice core science from both polar regions as well as mid and low latitude glaciers. We invite contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics:
Contributions on different temporal scales spanning the past decades to glacial-interglacial cycles are encouraged.
Convener: Barbara Stenni (Italy)
Co-Conveners: Anais Orsi (France), Nancy A. N. Bertler (New Zealand), T.J. Fudge (USA
The abstract submission closes on 18 February 2019.
Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are all now open at: http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html
More information about the event is available at: http://iugg2019montreal.com/index.html
The full list of cryospheric symposia is here http://iugg2019montreal.com/c.html
Travel Grants: IACS and IUGG will together support a large number of travel grants to enable students, early career scientists, female scientists and attendees from less-affluent countries to come to Montreal. More information is available here http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html
We inform you that the third edition of STRATI Conference (STRATI2019) will be held in Milano (Italy), 2-5 July 2019, and we cordially invite you to contribute to this special session dedicated to the ice core community.
Deadline is the 10 March 2019, at www.strati2019.it
Topic – T6: Antarctic and Arctic
Title of the Session: Ice core stratigraphy: regional to global paleoclimatic reconstruction
Polar and high mountain glaciers provide information about past climate and environmental conditions on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia, as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere. Ice cores contain highly detailed continuous stratigraphic records extending from the present to 800 ka BP. A large variety of climate proxies, related to atmospheric and climate changes can be analysed and dated with an accuracy ranging from a few years, for recent centuries, to a few millennia for older records. Over the past two decades, the contribution of ice core studies to the reconstruction and interpretation of past climate changes became fundamental: they allowed the direct measurement of greenhouse gas changes in the past and the detection of rapid climatic changes.
You can reach the Second Circular at this link: http://www.strati2019.it/documents/SecondCircularSTRATI2019.pdf
Valter Maggi, Robert Mulvaney, Samuel Albani, Jefferson Simoe