Upcoming Events

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

IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference

02-07 October 2022
Crans Montana, Switzerland

Due to the worldwide COVID19 pandemic the IPICS OSC intitially planned for 2020 had to be postponed. Also in 2021 the global situation did not allow to organize a truely international ice core conference with safe participation from all regions of the globe. The IPICS SSC therefore decided to postpone by another year. The local organization committee is now proud to announce that the IPICS OSC will take place in October 2022 and is looking forward to see all of you in person in picturesque Crans Montana in the midst of the Swiss Alps.

New confirmed dates: October 2 - October 7, 2022

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.

Northwest Glaciologists 2022

October 14-15, 2022
University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID

We invite you to attend the annual meeting of Northwest Glaciologists on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, 2022. The meeting will be hosted at the University of Idaho by the UI Glacier Dynamics Group, within “earshot*,” but safely out of the Missoula Flood pathways.

Following custom, this Meeting of Northwest Glaciologists will be an informal event, and abstracts will not be requested in advance of the workshop. However, to assist with the planning process and ensure you receive future messages, please email nwglaciologists2022@gmail.com. We anticipate setting up an online form to register your interest in the meeting at a later date.

AGU Fall Meeting 2022

12-16 December 2022
Chicago, IL & Online

AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences. Every year, AGU Fall Meeting unites the Earth and space science community to share findings, connect like-minded scientists from around the world, and advance our profession and shared passion for the impact of science.

AGU Fall Meeting 2022 will be held in Chicago and online everywhere 12 - 16 December 2022. More than 25,000 attendees from more than 100 countries will convene to explore how Science Leads the Future. We will welcome a diverse community of scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, educators and organizations who are working toward a world where scientific discovery leads to scientific solutions, and where our global collaborations and partnerships can carry us into a sustainable future.

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.

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.

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