International Glaciological Society (IGS) Sea Ice symposium

Sea Ice at the Interface

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 18 August 2019 to 23 August 2019

Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sea ice plays a critically important yet highly dynamic role in global climate, polar marine ecosystems, globalization and indigenous cultures. Ongoing dramatic changes to the sea-icescape and freshwater–marine coupling, particularly involving ice sheets, glaciers, ice shelves, sea-ice loss and continental runoff, have major implications for climate within and beyond the polar regions, environmental and ecological integrity, and regional and global socioeconomic development. This symposium presents a timely opportunity to show recent advances in our knowledge and technological capabilities in sea-ice related research. In addition, the symposium will encourage holistic discussions amongst scientists, stakeholders and policy makers regarding the most recent changes, long-term trends and variability in the sea-ice environment in both hemispheres, and how best to engage and communicate with the general public.

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