Upcoming Events

The following is a list of upcoming events that may be of interest to the ice coring and glaciological community. You can also view a listing of past events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

March 20-26, 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

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.

International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean

27 June–2 July 2021
La Jolla, California, USA

This symposium is in direct continuation of the symposia held in 2011and 2016 with the same theme. It is felt that considerable advances have been in the last five years to warrant a revisit to it. The mass balance of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets and the circulation of the adjacent oceans are strongly coupled through physical processes occurring at the ice-ocean interfaces (i.e., the fronts and bases of ice shelves and glacier tongues, and the termini of tidewater glaciers). Improved understanding of these processes is essential so that they can be realistically represented in models of how ice sheets and glaciers would evolve in a changing climate, and to improve predictions of global sea level change. The goals of this symposium are: (1) to assess the status of our knowledge of ice–ocean interactions; and (2) to discuss what is needed for development of reliable, quantitative models of ice sheet evolution and associated changes in ocean circulation. We hope this symposium will attract experts in ice shelf, ice sheet, glacier, ocean and climate studies whose research addresses interactions of the ocean and ice in the global climate system using in situ observations, remote sensing and/or modeling. Come and attend what will be a stimulating and productive symposium in a beautiful setting in Southern California.

Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World (Cryosphere 2021)

27 September–1 October​ 2021
Harpa Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland

Note that we might decide to run a 5-day symposium instead of the originally planned 4-day event.