The Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG) is an association of researchers interested in cryospheric observations and processes. SIRG forms the New Zealand branch of the International Glaciological Society and the annual workshop provides an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss their common interests. The workshop encompasses the wide range of cryospheric research being undertaken in New Zealand, Antarctica, and beyond. Participants include students and academics from universities and crown research institutes.
There will be an important International Science Conference on "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" in advance of the COP21 talks in December 2015. The conference will be 7th to 10th July in Paris and has a number of sessions relevant to glaciologists, in particular one on "Sea level rise and ice sheets" convened by Martin Siegert and others.
We would like to draw your attention to the XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, a SCAR initiative, to be held in Goa during 13-17 July 2015. We are inviting abstracts for session 16: Interactions between cryosphere, atmosphere and oceans in coastal Antarctica. The abstract submission is now open (www.isaes2015goa.in). This session aims to integrate latest results on past, current and future changes in coastal Antarctica from a range of disciplines to identify knowledge gaps and suggest future priorities.
Please mark your calendars for the 6th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations, co-hosted by the U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC), July 14-16, 2015 at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
This third workshop of the PALeo constraints on SEA level rise 2 (PALSEA2) working group builds upon and complements previous workshops by focussing on the integration of data and models to better understand and constrain past changes in sea level, the cryosphere and climate with a primary aim to produce more accurate projections of future changes in ice extent and sea level. As in previous PALSEA2 workshops, a focus will be on data and modeling for past warm periods when ice extent was similar to or less than that at present (e.g.
Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization
Mon, 07/27/2015 to Sun, 08/02/2015
Once every four years, Quaternary researchers from all over the world meet at the INQUA Congress to exchange the latest research results and develop agendas for the years to come. In 2015, the Congress will take place in Nagoya, Japan. The knowledge gained from Quaternary research, particularly from past records of unusual events and abrupt changes, is invaluable for understanding nature and taking appropriate actions to mitigate natural risks.
The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) announces the release of the Arctic Program request for pre-proposals. Pre-proposals must be submitted on or before 31 July 2015; the anticipated deadline for full proposals is 15 January 2016.
The application period for the Summer School on Mass Balance Measurements and Analysis is now open. This course will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 2-8 August 2015 with theoretical lectures taking place at the Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences and practical training in field work and safety aspects on nearby Golubin Glacier in the Ala Archa Range.