Upcoming Events

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

2024 SCAR Open Science Conference

19-23 August 2024
Pucón, Chile

The SCAR Open Science Conference 2024 “Antarctic Science: Crossroads for a New Hope” will be held in Pucón, Chile from 19-23 August 2024. The conference will a feature a comprehensive programme of plenary lectures, mini-symposia, parallel sessions, panel discussions, posters and various opportunities for social activities and excursions in and around beautiful Pucón. Additional information will be available in due course.

2nd RAID Science Planning Workshop

25-27 September 2024
Washington Dulles Marriott Suites hotel, Herndon, VA

Dear colleagues, 

US Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID) is ready for Antarctic ice-sheet exploration! With new developments in knowledge of subglacial materials & basal ice-sheet environment, new technologies & micro-instrument methodologies, discovery of very old (up to 4 m.y.) ice from blue ice fields, and an engaged new generation of young cryosphere & solid-earth scientists — we are excited to announce the 2nd planning workshop to reunite the community & articulate the future science that we want to do with RAID! 

Conveners: Sarah Shackleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); John Goodge (Planetary Science Institute); Allie Balter-Kennedy (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory); Shuai Yan (University of Texas Institute for Geophysics); Jeff Severinghaus (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) 
Dates: September 25-27, 2024 (including 1/2-day session for Early Career Researchers!) 
Venue: Washington Dulles Marriott Suites hotel, Herndon, VA 
Early-career attendees: Travel support available for 15 participants (by application) 

Workshop goals — (1) rejuvenate & grow scientific user community for RAID; (2) enable new generation of early-career scientists in cutting-edge Antarctic research; (3) promote inter–disciplinary research synergies, including use of new cryosphere technologies; (4) engage the geophysical community for reconnaissance, site selection & data analysis; (5) help integrate RAID and COLDEX activities; (6) stimulate new cross-disciplinary research & proposal collaborations; (7) develop new concepts to support traverse platforms in Antarctica; and (8) create a new Long-Range Science Plan for RAID based on community research goals & priorities for future drilling. 

We seek a diverse group of participants for this NSF-funded workshop. Be on the lookout for future announcements about expressions of interest & an open call for applications. Please contact Sarah (sarah.shackleton@whoi.edu) or John (jgoodge@psi.edu) if interested in participating. We look forward to seeing you in September!

28th Alpine Glaciology Meeting

27-28 February 2025
Innsbruck, Austria

Dear Cryolisters, before you enjoy your boreal summer holidays and/or fieldworks, I'd like to remind you to save the date of the 28th Alpine Glaciology Meeting on 27th and 28th February 2025 in Innsbruck (Austria). More information will be provided after a hopefully relaxing summer and successful field trips. 

Kind regards 
Rainer Prinz

Universität Innsbruck 
Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences 

Rainer Prinz, PhD 
Senior Scientist, Glaciologist 

Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria 

phone +43 512 507-54415 
e-mail rainer.prinz<@>uibk.ac.at 
web www.rainerprinz.info | www.uibk.ac.at/en/acinn/people/rainer-prinz/