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Symposia and workshops organized, sponsored or co-sponsored by the IGS


2020

New Zealand Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG: the New Zealand branch of IGS) Annual Workshop

3–5 February 2020
Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington, New Zealand

SIRG website


International Symposium on Ice Streams and Outlet Glaciers

This symposium has now been postponed.
New dates will be announced as soon as they become available.

19–24 July​ 2020
Durham University,
Durham, UK

Second circular as PDF

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Chris Stokes <c.r.stokes@durham.ac.uk>


Northeast Glaciology Meeting
A revival of the IGS Northeastern Branch

3–4 September​ 2020
University of Maine (Orono, ME USA)

To receive future information

Contacts:
Kristin M. Schild <kristin.schild@maine.edu>
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)


*Karthaus course on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

The Karthaus course planned for September 2020 has been cancelled.
We sincerely hope that the next Karthaus course will be in September 2021

8–19 September​ 2020
Karthaus, Italy

Contact: J. Oerlemans <j.oerlemans@uu.nl>
See course website


International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World (Cryosphere 2020)

The symposium has been postponed again, hopefully for the last time. The new dates for the symposium are 21–26 August 2022


International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

The physical meeting is cancelled.
There will be a virtual meeting organized by the IGS British Branch and the IGS EGG

7–9 October 2020

We are planning 3 half days. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Abstracts are due by 3 September. We will notify you once the abstract submission is up and running.

Registration will be through the IGS portal

Contacts:
BINGHAM Robert <r.bingham@ed.ac.uk>
Rebecca Schlegel <967901@swansea.ac.uk>
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)


Northwest Glaciologists Meeting

14–16 October 2020

Virtual meeting: Three half days 13:00–17:30 Pacific Time.

Meeting website and Zoom registration

Contacts:
Douglas Brinkerhoff <northwestglaciologists2020@gmail.com>


International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

The physical meeting is cancelled.
There will be a virtual meeting organised by the local organizing committee

11–13 November 2020
GEUS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Contacts:
Andreas Peter Ahlstrøm <apa@geus.dk>
Nanna Karlsson <nbk@geus.dk>
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

2021

International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean

This symposium has been cancelled. We are planning to hold a symposium with the same theme and topics in 2026.

27 June–2 July 2021
La Jolla, California, USA

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Helen Amanda Fricker <hafricker@ucsd.edu>


International Symposium on Science and Mitigation of Glacier and Snow Hazards

This symposium has now been postponed until September 2022.
New dates will be announced as soon as they become available.

5–10 September
Davos, Switzerland

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)


*Karthaus course on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

With great regret we inform you that the Karthaus course planned for September 2021 had to be cancelled. Unfortunately, the Covid situation does not improve as fast as we hoped.
We sincerely hope that the next Karthaus course will be held in 2022. New dates will be announced in autumn.

15–24 September​ 2021
Karthaus, Italy

Contact: J. Oerlemans <j.oerlemans@uu.nl>
See course website


International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

The physical meeting is cancelled.
There will be a virtual meeting organized by the IGS British Branch and the IGS EGG

6–8 September 2021

The meeting will take place over three afternoons from the 6th-8th starting at 12:30 (BST) and finishing by 17:00. There will be a mix of oral presentations, poster flash talks and sessions, and social events.

Registration - Please register by Friday 6th August

Abstract submission - Abstracts are due by Friday 6 August

Contacts:
igsconf@liverpool.ac.uk or twitter.com/IGSBB2021
David Ashmore <david.w.ashmore@outlook.com>
Rebecca Schlegel <967901@swansea.ac.uk>
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

Meeting website


International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

4–6 November
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

We plan for a meeting with physical attendance, but it will be possible to join the presentations online.
The meeting will start with an Icebreaker reception at the Norwegian Water Resource and Energy Directorate (NVE), 4 Nov afternoon, followed by 2 days of conferencing at the University of Oslo, 5 and 6 Nov.
The meeting has been scheduled to allow concatenation of the Svalbard Science Conference (2-3 Nov), the Svalbard Glaciology flagship side-event (4 Nov), all happening in Oslo, thus enabling reduced travelling for those who will join all of these events.

Please register before 4 Oct 2021 – https://forms.gle/LyVfDh3exzPzDJoB7

Contacts: Liss Andreassen (NVE), Regine Hock and Thomas V Schuler (UIO)


2022

International Symposium on Ice in a Sustainable Society (ISS)

6–10 June
Bilbao, Basque Country
, (Spain)

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Sergio Henrique Faria <sh.faria@bc3research.org>


International Symposium on Maritime Glaciers

19–24 June 2022
Juneau, Alaska, USA

Topics – more to be added:
– tidewater glaciers
– mass balance and run-off from maritime glaciers
– impacts on marine ecosystems

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Jason Amundson <jmamundson@alaska.edu>


International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World (Cryosphere 2022)

This symposium was originally scheduled for September 2020 and then postponed to Septembers 2021.
It has now been postponed again, hopefully this will be the last time.
The current dates are listed below

21–26 August​ 2022
Reykjavík, Iceland

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson <thor@vedur.is>


International Symposium on Snow Science

25–30 September
Davos, Switzerland

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

2023


THE International Symposium on Sea Ice

4–9 June 2023
Bremerhaven, Germany

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Christian Haas <chaas@awi.de> & Marcel Nicolaus <marcel.nicolaus@awi.de> Alfred Wegener Institut and Gunnar Spreen <gunnar.spreen@uni-bremen.de> University of Bremen


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.

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Andrew Fowler, University of Limerick


International symposium on Glacier and Ice Sheet Motion: Mechanics, Constraints, and Consequences

July 2023
Missoula, Montana, USA

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Jesse Johnson, University of Montana <jesse.johnson@mso.umt.edu>

2024

International symposium on Verification and Validation of Cryospheric models

Summer 2024
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Contacts:
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Jan De Rydt <jan.rydt@northumbria.ac.uk>