Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology

Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers & the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting

The meeting will take place at the popular University Center Obergurgl, in Obergurgl, Austria, 22 - 24 January, 2018.

The purpose of the meeting is:
• to present and discuss new results on observations and modeling of the dynamics and mass budget of Arctic glaciers, including the Greenland ice sheet,
• to provide a forum for glaciologists and marine biologists to present and discuss their work and to stimulate future collaborations,
• to plan and coordinate field work with the aim of using available infrastructure and logistics in the most efficient way.

The meeting is open to anyone interest in Arctic Glaciology. In particular, we encourage submissions that comply with one of two special themes:
(1) Understanding atmosphere-glacier-ocean interactions and their implications for the pan-Arctic glacier mass budget
(2) The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem

Please visit the website for details on the special sessions. Besides addressing classical topics on Arctic Glaciology, this year the workshop will host a cross-cutting activity of the Marine and Cryosphere working groups of IASC, with the aim to bring together people from glaciology, marine ecology and oceanography.

Contributions in the form of oral presentations and or posters are welcomed. 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. Three days of talks and poster presentations, as well as open-forum discussions are planned.

Registration deadline is November 10, 2017.

Abstracts and registration:
To sign up for the workshop and submit your abstract please copy-paste this link into your web browser:

If you have any questions, please email Thorben Dunse (thorben.dunse [at] Please indicate whether you prefer oral or poster presentation and if you like to contribute to one of the special sessions.

We have received workshop support through IASC and the IASC-Cryosphere Working Group. Depending on the number of participants, we may request a small registration fee (not more than 30 EUR), in order to ensure sufficient supply of coffee and other refreshments.

For more information on special themes, travel and financial support please visit the IASC-NAG website: web

Best regards,
Thorben Dunse (Chairman IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology)
Michael Kuhn (Chairman local organizing committee)

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