Ice2Sea 'North/South glacier workshop'

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
14 January 2013 to 16 January 2013
Where: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Interested individuals are welcome to attend the 'North-South Workshop' at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) in Copenhagen, Denmark between January 14-16th, 2013. The workshop, which is funded by the European Union seventh framework (FP7) programme 'ice2sea: estimating the future contribution of continental ice to sea-level rise', is an effort to bring together a new community of researchers working on prediction of similar 'near-polar' glacier systems in the northern and southern hemispheres.

The ice2sea 'North-South Workshop' aims to highlight importance and difficulties / opportunities in future projections of glacier change in rapidly changing 'near-polar' glacier systems, such as the Arctic, the Gulf of Alaska, Patagonia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Future projections of change are hampered by a lack of key datasets (e.g. mass balance, ice thickness), uncertainty in the attribution of processes driving these changes, and uncertain predictions of regional climate.

The 'North-South Workshop' aims to:

  • Highlight these issues with examples from 'near-polar' glacier systems throughout the northern and southern hemispheres;
  • To reduce the disconnect between distinct glaciological communities working in the north and south; and
  • To provide an opportunity to suggest future targeted grant applications and/or data acquisition campaigns.

A statement of the outcome of the meeting will be prepared for publication under the authorship of the attendees.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with the organisers. We hope to see you in Copenhagen next year.

Nick Barrand (British Antarctic Survey)
Jon Ove Hagen (University of Oslo)
Horst Machguth (GEUS / University of Zurich)