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.
The Arctic Workshop is an annual meeting dedicated to all aspects of high-latitude Earth science and environmental research. Running since 1970, the workshop is an informal meeting space for scientists at all career stages working in fields encompassing high- latitude climate, hydrology, glaciology, oceanography, ecology, archaeology, solid Earth processes and hazards in past, present and future environments.
We welcome research contributions on any of these themes, and we particularly encourage student and early career scientist participation (reduced student fees).
We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm!
The EGU General Assembly 2019 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the dedicated ice core session at EGU in 2019:
CL1.11/CR5.6 The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS).
EGU will be held from 7-12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The session programme is here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/sessionprogramme
The abstract deadline is 10 January 2019.
On behalf of the session convenors,
Paul Vallelonga, Anja Eichler, Thomas Blunier, Rachael Rhodes and Vasileios Gkinis
The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS)
The half-century since the first deep ice core drilling at Camp Century, Greenland, has seen extensive innovation in methods of ice sample extraction, analysis, and interpretation. Ice core sciences include isotopic diffusion analysis, multiple-isotope systematics, trace gases, and their isotopic compositions, ice structure and physical properties, high-resolution analysis of major and trace impurities, and studies of DNA and radiochemistry in ice, among many others. Many climate and geochemical proxies have been identified from ice cores, with ongoing effort to extend their application and refine their interpretation. Great challenges remain in the field of ice coring sciences, including the identification of suitable sites for recovery of million-year-old ice; spatial integration of climate records (e.g. PAGES groups Antarctica2k and Iso2k); and deeper understanding of glaciological phenomena such as streaming flow, folding of layers and basal ice properties. This session welcomes all contributions reporting the state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences, including drilling and processing, dating, analytical techniques, results and interpretations of ice core records from polar ice sheets and mid- and low-latitude glaciers, remote and autonomous methods of surveying ice stratigraphy, and related modeling research.
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. Over the years the summit evolved into the most important annual gathering of the Arctic research organizations. The summit is organized by an International Coordination Group and any organization engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research may participate.
More information will be available soon.
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
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
Session Title: Palaeoclimate records and atmospheric circulation patterns
Convenors: Armand Hernández (email@example.com), Celia Martin-Puertas (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laia Comas Bru (email@example.com)
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/
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.
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.
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.