Upcoming Events

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

EGU 2024

14-19 April 2024
Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2024 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) 2024

14-15 May 2024
Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, Maine

ICECReW is a professional development workshop for early-career researchers. It will be held in-person for 1.5 days leading up to the 3rd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting (i.e., May 14-15), with the larger science conference May 15-17. The theme of this year’s workshop is exploring career opportunities within and outside of academia. The workshop will focus on developing and getting feedback on application materials such as CVs, research statements, teaching statements, and cover letters.

3rd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting

15-17 May 2024
Portland Public Library Portland, Maine

The third annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting will be held May 15-17, 2024, at the Portland Public Library in beautiful Portland, Maine. The NSF-funded Hercules Dome Ice Core Project is convening the meeting.

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.

The goals of the meeting include:

  1. Sharing the latest science.
  2. Discussing future ice core and related science projects in both polar regions and alpine environments.
  3. Providing career development opportunities.
  4. Improving communication about ice-core and related science 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 toward researchers in the US, international colleagues are welcome to attend.

80th Eastern Snow Conference

4-6 June 2024
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to let you know that the 80th Annual Eastern Snow Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario June 4-6, 2024. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in June! Researchers at, and alumni of the University of Waterloo have been instrumental in contributions made to snow and ice research, represented by several Snow-Foo award holders over the years, and a life member of the ESC as well. While the ESC has been organized by members of the University of Waterloo in the past, this marks the first occasion where UWaterloo will be the host!

Presentations on all physical and social aspects of snow and ice research are welcome, including, but not limited to, in situ and remote measurement of snow and ice covers, snow ecology, new advances in snow observation technology, and social interactions with snow.

Abstracts can be submitted here, where you will also find abstract guidelines and a template, and are due March 31, 2024. Students are reminded that they are eligible for several awards, and you should identify your status for consideration.

A block of rooms have been held at the Delta by Marriott Waterloo (1-519-514-0404), with other hotels in the area. Accommodations at the University of Waterloo dorms are also available for public rentals.

The ESC will be hosted at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach in the fields of global governance and international public policy (founded in conjunction with Jim Balsillie, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University). The institute brings together researchers with diverse expertise to address global climate challenges. Waterloo is located in southwestern Ontario, in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle and on the land traditionally cared for by the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and Neutral Peoples. The region is regarded as a perfect balance between new and old, rural and urban, and nature and technology. Waterloo is a place where you can watch electric vehicles pass by horse and buggies on the way to the largest Farmer’s market in Canada (St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market). Regional flight hubs are located at YKF (Region of Waterloo Airport) and YYZ (Pearson International Airport).

An optional excursion on the afternoon of the 6th is being planned.

We look forward to seeing you in June, when it should be beautiful in Waterloo.

Best regards on behalf of the organizing committee,

Grant Gunn
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Environmental Management
University of Waterloo

Krystopher Chutko, PhD
Assistant Professor & Chair, GEPL Environmental Programs
Department of Geography and Planning

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!