Upcoming Events

Calendar of meetings and events relevant to the U.S. ice drilling science and technology communities.

2nd US Antarctic Science Meeting

20-23 June 2023
Online (Zoom) conference

June 20-23, 2023
On line (Zoom) conference hosted by the US Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (US-SCAR)
Meeting details with links for meeting registration and abstract submission at the US-SCAR website. No registration fee.

US-SCAR is supported by funding from the NSF/Office of Polar Programs/Antarctic Sciences

In 2021 the US Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (US-SCAR) hosted the first US Antarctic Science Meeting. We are now announcing the call for abstracts and registration for the 2nd US Antarctic Science Meeting (June 20-23, 2023). The US Antarctic Science Meetings are for US scientists who are conducting research in, from or about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Scientists interested in getting involved in Antarctic research through US programs are also welcome and encouraged to attend. This conference is open to all US scientists and anyone interested in US Antarctic research.

The meeting will provide opportunities for US Antarctic scientists to get together and present their work, and for early career researchers and others new to Antarctic science to learn about SCAR and the various resources available to US scientists for Antarctic-related research. There will be a mix of Lightning Talks, panels and social activities for the US Antarctic community to meet and interact.

The meeting and associated events will be on Zoom. The schedule is set for two hours each day with additional time added for socializing. The panels will have brief presentations by panelists, and ample time will be devoted to questions and discussion. It will be a Zoom meeting, not a webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact Deneb Karentz karentzd@usfca.edu, US Delegate to SCAR. Hope to “see” you in June!

Sincerely, Deneb and the US-SCAR Team

Deneb Karentz
US Delegate, Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR)
SCAR Vice President for Science

Professor, Department of Biology and Department of Environmental Science
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080


International Symposium on the Edges of Glaciology

2-7 July 2023
Limerick, Ireland

The conference will focus on edges in glaciology, which may include: beds of ice sheets or glaciers, supraglacial processes, crevasses, calving, grain boundaries (of ice and snow crystals), and perhaps philosophical edges.

If you are hoping to attend the symposium please indicate your ‘Expression of Interest’. This will ensure you will receive all information relevant to the symposium.

The First Circular is now available as a PDF.

15th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice (PCI-2023)

4-8 September 2023
Hokkaido University, Japan

This conference will cover a wide range of topics related to physical, chemical, biological, geological, and environmental aspects of ice. The topics will range from fundamental to applied research, and will include laboratory, field, modeling, and computational work. We expect to have interdisciplinary discussions of ice. Session topics include:

  • Surfaces and interfaces of ice
  • Mechanical, dielectric, and optical properties of ice
  • Ice phases, amorphous ice, and glass transition
  • Ice and life
  • Reactions on/in ice
  • Ice and snow in the cryosphere
  • Ice in space
  • Clathrate hydrates
  • Others

2023 WAIS Workshop

25–28 September 2023
Cloquet Forestry Center, University of Minnesota, Cloquet, MN USA

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Workshop Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 2023 WAIS Workshop will take place September 25-28, 2023, at the University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center just outside Duluth, MN, USA. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and NASA, the workshop focuses on marine ice-sheet and adjacent earth systems, with particular emphasis on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. As a reminder, recordings from the 2022 WAIS Workshop are available on YouTube. Previous years' talks are also online and past agendas are available at waisworkshop.org. The website will be updated with additional information about WAIS 2023 as it becomes available. To stay up-to-date on all things WAIS Workshop, sign up for the email distribution list here.

NorthWest Glaciologists Meeting

20-21 October 2023
University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA

We wanted to announce that the NorthWest Glaciologists Meeting for this year is planned for October 20-21 (Friday-Saturday) in Seattle at the University of Washington.

Details will follow in the summer, and we are looking forward to it!

Best wishes,
Michelle Koutnik (on behalf of the organizers)

AGU Fall Meeting 2023

11-15 December 2023
San Francisco, CA

For more than 100 years AGU has been opening science—opening pathways to discovery, opening greater awareness to address climate change, opening greater collaborations to lead to solutions and opening the fields and professions of science to a whole new age of justice equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

This year, as we convene >25,000 attendees from 100+ countries in San Francisco for AGU23, our theme is: Wide. Open. Science. 2023 might be the official year of Open Science but we also see it as an opportunity to affirm AGU’s overarching values and beliefs. It is message for all of us to carry as we come together to share, inspire, collaborate, engage and most of all rededicate ourselves as a united community grounded in wide open science.