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.

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.

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)

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.

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. 

International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) 3rd Open Science Conference

10-15 October 2021
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

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.