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Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers and IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology annual meeting
From Tuesday 28 January 2020
To Thursday 30 January 2020
Location Obergurgl, Austria

The next IASC Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers and Network on Arctic Glaciology annual meeting will take place at the University Center Obergurgl, in Obergurgl, Austria, 28-30 January 2020.

In addition to sessions on glacier dynamics and mass balance, the workshop will host a cross-cutting activity by the Cryosphere and Marine Working Groups of IASC on “Glacier-ocean interactions and their impact on Arctic marine ecosystems”. This activity aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum by bringing together glaciologists, marine ecologists and oceanographers interested in glacier-ocean interactions.

Organizers also welcome contributions on all aspects concerning the mass balance and dynamics of Arctic glaciers and ice caps, including the Greenland Ice Sheet, and that utilize a broad range of methods, including field observations, remote sensing, and modelling. Organizers especially encourage submission to our cross-cutting activity.

Contributions in the form of oral presentations and/or posters are welcome. Presentation will be 15-20 minutes, including discussion. For those who bring a poster, time will be reserved in the program to give a short 2-3 minute introduction to the poster. We plan for two and a half days of talks and poster presentations, as well as open-forum discussions.

Participants can register and submit abstracts (maximum length 300 words) by filling the online form. Indicate whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation and if your presentation is a contribution to the cross-cutting activity.

Organizers have received funding from the IASC Cryosphere and Marine working groups to enable early career scientists to participate in the meeting and cross-cutting activity, in particular. Funds will be distributed through the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).

Eligible for the funding will be early career scientist who meet the following criteria:

  • Are within five years of finishing their PhD;
  • Are affiliated with an institution in an IASC member country (Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and U.S.);
  • Have registered and submitted an abstract for the workshop;
  • Have a research background relevant to the meeting; and
  • Have not received IASC travel support in the last 18 months prior to January 2019.

Applications for travel support can be completed online and must be submitted by Friday, 8 November 2019.

Registration deadline: 15 November 2019

For more information, go to:
Workshop homepage

For questions, contact:
Thorben Dunse
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For more information on the workshop, how to get there, and important updates, please visit the IASC NAG website:

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
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