Calendar of meetings and events relevant to the U.S. ice drilling science and technology communities.
EGU General Assembly 2021
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.
Hercules Dome Ice Core Project: Community Workshop and Science Planning Meeting
The first community workshop and science planning meeting for the Hercules Dome ice core project will take place on May 10-11, 2021, using a virtual platform. This is both a planning meeting and an open science meeting, which will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the latest Antarctic ice core research, and to begin to develop new collaborations.
Registration for the meeting is now open. The deadline to register if you are interested in giving a talk is April 23. Registration for the meeting will close on May 03.
The Hercules Dome project is a major investment by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and represents a community platform for research, rather like an oceanographic cruise or a spacecraft mission. Hercules Dome follows in the long tradition of deep ice core projects supported by the NSF, including the GISP2 project in Greenland, the WAIS Divide project in West Antarctica, and the recently-completed South Pole (SPICEcore) project, all of which have led to substantial scientific advances.
Drilling at Hercules Dome is not expected to begin until 2024, at the earliest. This means that there is time to develop novel ideas, and to find ways to get involved in the project, whether through measurements on the ice core, modeling related to the ice and climate dynamics, meteorological observations in the field, innovative community engagement and education work, or other ideas.
The community workshop and science planning meeting will include a small number of invited speakers and substantial opportunities for participants to present their ideas and to network with others involved in Antarctic glaciological research, including, but not limited to, ice core science. Those working on the communication of polar science are also strongly encouraged to attend.
International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean
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)
Note that we might decide to run a 5-day symposium instead of the originally planned 4-day event.