Upcoming Events

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

26th Alpine Glaciology Meeting

9-10 February 2023
Birmensdorf, Switzerland

The 26th Alpine Glaciology Meeting will be held at the WSL headquarters in Birminsdorf, not far from Zürich 9-10 February 2023.

Future of Greenland Ice Sheet Science (FOGSS) Workshop

22-23 March 2023
Atlanta, GA, and online

What

NASA’s long-running annual PARCA meeting is merging with the NSF GEOSummit meeting to become the Future of Greenland ice Sheet Science (FOGSS) Workshop. The first workshop was April 6-8, 2022, and was online only at no cost to participants. Subsequent hybrid workshops will be at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2023, at the University of Idaho in 2024, and at Dartmouth College in 2025.

Purpose

FOGSS represents a refocus on the collaborative, community-driven spirit of early NASA PARCA and NSF GEOSummit workshops. The workshop’s mission is to identify and advise on medium-to-long-term priorities for U.S. research on the Greenland Ice Sheet. We envision an open and interactive annual forum that advances this mission through assessment of the current state of knowledge regarding the Greenland Ice Sheet, especially on the unknown and poorly constrained processes impacting its mass balance, geophysical characteristics, and future behavior. Additionally, we anticipate collaborative field research planning and the sharing of field best practices/COVID-19 responses.

Greenland Ice Sheet Stability: Lessons from the Past

19-21 April 2023
Bergen, Norway

Workshop summary:

Tackling the topic of Greenland Ice Sheet stability requires input from a range of disciplines that encompass both paleodata generation (ice and climate history) and numerical ice sheet modeling.

We wish to gather a community of diverse experts, including early career scientists, to bring different datasets and approaches together to see if consensus can be reached on the current state of knowledge of Greenland Ice Sheet history and sensitivity to climate forcing.

The goal of this workshop is to (a) synthesize the current state of knowledge and (b) develop key research priorities that will help guide future efforts to make significant traction on the problem of Greenland Ice Sheet stability. The aim of the workshop organizers is to work with the community on a manuscript to be submitted following the workshop.

Organizing Committee:

Camilla Andresen, Andreas Born, Jason Briner, Heiko Goelzer, Kelly Hogan, Robert Law, Kerim Nisancioglu, Therese Rieckh

EGU General Assembly 2023

23–28 April 2023
Vienna, Austria & Online

The EGU General Assembly 2023 brings 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.

Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) 2023

May 7-8, 2023
University of Washington, Seattle

The Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) is a professional development workshop for early-career researchers. It will be held in-person at the University of Washington on May 7-8, 2023, prior to the start of the 2nd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting (being held May 8-10). ICECReW participants will meet with established researchers to better understand the processes involved in envisioning, planning, and funding ice core projects. This year's workshop focuses on encouraging collaboration and generating proposal ideas. ICECReW is intended for ECRs whose work contributes to the drilling, processing, or interpretation of ice core data. Application Deadline: February 10, 2023.

2nd Annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting

8-10 May 2023
Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The second annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting will be held May 8-10, 2023, at the beautiful Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

This meeting is intended for anyone interested in ice core science or related fields, including ice-core analysis, ice or subglacial drilling, glacier geophysics that supports or depends on ice core records, paleoclimate, and contemporary climate and ice sheet change.

Goals of the meeting include 1) sharing the latest science, 2) discussing future ice core science projects in both polar regions and in alpine environments, 3) providing career development opportunities, and 4) improving communication about ice-core and related science both within and beyond the scientific community. We hope to attract a diverse group of participants, including those who may not have extensive experience working with ice cores.

While this meeting is primarily oriented at researchers in the US, international colleagues are welcome to attend.

The meeting will begin midday on Monday, May 8, and end in the late afternoon of Wednesday, May 10. The meeting will be preceded by an ICECReW pre-meeting workshop for early career researchers focused on proposal development and intentional collaboration (more details soon).

Details on hotel rooms, travel support, and other aspects of the meeting will be publicized in February. To ensure you do not miss announcements, we recommend joining the Hercules Dome mailing list.

See you in Seattle next Spring,

Organizing Committee: Cate Bruns, Seth Campbell, T.J. Fudge, Kaitlin Keegan, Bess Koffman, Heidi Roop

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