Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13
Air, Ice & Process Interactions
The IAMAS & IACS Associations of the IUGG invite the international scientific community to their joint 2013 Assembly - the DACA-13 conference - to discuss latest developments in atmospheric and cryospheric research.
DACA-13, with its overarching theme of "Air, Ice & Process Interactions", seeks to emphasize that many key challenges concerning global environmental change lie at the interface of these disciplines. Therefore particular attention will be devoted to the interaction between these vulnerable components, along with a range of more discipline-oriented sessions spanning the atmospheric and cryospheric sciences. The conference will be held in Davos in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
The IACS and IAMAS communities and international experts working together with DACA-13's Scientific Program Committee (SPC) have developed a cohesive and exciting program. It features 20 symposia, many containing several topical sessions, structured into four blocks. Detailed descriptions of the symposia and their sub-sessions plus the corresponding conveners can be viewed here.
In addition to the symposia, central elements of the conference will include keynote presentations by several world-leading experts, amongst whom are Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE Paris), Ronald B. Smith (Yale) and Thomas Stocker (University of Bern), and extended poster sessions. Also a range of scientific excursions and trips will be offered to allow participants to savour the surrounding alpine environment. A competitive registration fee of CHF 470 has been made possible by sponsorships and institutional support.