Upcoming Events

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

9th SCAR Open Science Conference: Antarctic Science - Global Connections

31 July to 11 August 2020
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The SCAR COMNAP 2020 Local Organising Committee, in consultation with the SCAR and COMNAP Executive Committees have decided to cancel SCAR COMNAP 2020 in light of the global Coronavirus situation. The Committee has given due consideration to local Tasmanian and Australian health advice as well as the global response to the pandemic.

The Australian Antarctic Division, the State Government of Tasmania, and the Australian Academy of Science welcomes SCAR and COMNAP participants and Delegates to SCAR COMNAP 2020.

SCAR COMNAP 2020 will include a full program of meetings, symposia, side events and social events including the COMNAP Symposium, public SCAR lecture, and exhibition and poster sessions all structured to encourage SCAR and COMNAP attendee participation. It promises to be a world class event, capitalising on Hobart’s unique status as the gateway to East Antarctica and the home of Australia’s premier Antarctic institutions.

The SCAR Open Science Conference theme “Antarctic Science – Global Connections” recognises the significance of the scientific connections between Antarctica and the global system. It also reflects the strongly connected Antarctic science community and, in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty system, the importance of collaboration in Antarctic science.

5th International Frozen Pasts Conference (FP5) - Glacial & Ice Patch Archaeology International Conference

September 15-18, 2020
Montana, USA

FP5 represents the continuing tradition of the conferences themed around glacial and ice patch archaeology begun in Bern in 2008. The schedule for the conference is described on the website: https://instaar.colorado.edu/meetings/frozenpasts5/program.html

We have a wonderful program lined up with leading tribal figures sharing plenary lunch presentations, in-conference field-trips, and a keynote address on the emergence of glacial and ice patch archaeology in the Mongolian Altai by Dr. William Taylor.

2020 WAIS Workshop

October 5-8, 2020
Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA, USA

The 2020 WAIS workshop will be held in Sterling, Virginia, in the Washington DC area at Algonkian Regional Park. Sponsored by the NSF and NASA, the workshop will focus on marine ice-sheet and adjacent earth systems, with particular emphasis on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. 

More details on the 2020 edition of the WAIS Workshop will be sent out to the WAIS Workshop listserv and Cryolist in the Spring.

IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference

October 18-23, 2020
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

CONFERENCE IS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2021.

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.

AGU Fall Meeting 2020

December 7-11, 2020
San Francisco, CA

Fall Meeting is the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world. We are working to prepare for three possible scenarios for Fall Meeting sessions, keynotes and networking:

  • As usual, with a mix of virtual and in-person in San Francisco, CA
  • Heavier on virtual with some in-person in San Francisco, CA
  • 100% virtual

Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

March 20-26, 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Local Organizing Committee will host the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021. The Conference is organized by FCT, Ciência Viva, AIR Center, the Portuguese Arctic Community and by IASC and partners. Framed by the overarching theme for the Science Conference "The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts," Lisbon invites International experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the "New Arctic" and also its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes.