U.S. Interdisciplinary Antarctic Earth Sciences Meeting and Deep Field Camp Planning Workshop

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 13 October 2019 to 16 October 2019

Where: Camp Cedar Glen near Julian, California

Summary

The 2019 U.S. Interdisciplinary Antarctic Earth Sciences meeting is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss results of exciting new Antarctic research across the spectrum of the Earth Sciences and to encourage conversations about future interdisciplinary collaborations.

As with the previous meetings, we will follow a single session format that will include invited and contributed presentations, poster sessions, and informal discussion time to explore new collaborative research opportunities. The program will be guided by an interdisciplinary organizing committee that will identify unifying session themes based on community interest along with the critical questions identified by the U.S. Polar Research Board and the International Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. More details about session themes, registration cost, travel support, etc., will follow in the coming weeks. Both food and lodging will be available for all as part of the registration cost at Camp Cedar Glen. We anticipate the abstract deadline will be in early August. The meeting will immediately precede the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS) meeting, which will be held Oct. 16-18.

A U.S. Deep Field Camp Planning workshop will begin at noon on Oct. 15 and continue through October 16th. The goal of the workshop is to identify top science priorities across NSF Antarctic programs that require logistics support from a deep field camp and we encourage participation by all who have an interest. The outcome will be a short list of potential deep field sites along with documentation of the high-priority, multidisciplinary science questions best addressed at that site. We will be sending out a pre-workshop questionnaire to the research community to gather as much input as possible, so please look for that in your inbox in the coming months.

Registration is now open until August 23, 2019.