POSTPONED TO 2021: 77th Eastern Snow Conference

When: 9 June 2020 to 11 June 2020

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Based on current national/local guidance for the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of travel restrictions this summer for both Canada and the United States, the ESC Steering Committee has decided to postpone the 77thESC Meeting scheduled for 9 – 11 June 2020, York University, Toronto, Canada.

The Committee explored other options including how to host the ESC as a virtual meeting; however, with resources dedicated across all Canadian and US universities/colleges to “distance learning”, setting up such a meeting appeared to be an insurmountable challenge given our time constraints.

Our selected option is to postpone the 77th ESC Meeting until next year. We anticipate the ESC Meeting will be at the same host location (York University, Toronto, Canada) and approximately the same timing (early June 2021). The local organizing committee had put together a wonderful program, and we look forward to the rescheduled program next year. Please look for the meeting announcement around Fall 2020.

We all hope that you, your families, and loved ones remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in our lives. We look forward to gathering again next year to share our passion for research and enjoy some time spent with colleagues and friends.

The Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) is a joint Canadian/U.S. organization founded in the 1940s originally with members from eastern North America. Today, our members come from the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, as well as North America. Our current membership includes scientists, engineers, snow surveyors, technicians, professors, students and professionals involved in operations and maintenance.

Call for papers:

The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. We anticipate including sessions on a wide variety of snow and ice themes, including in situ observations of snow, radar measurement of snow, and high latitude snow processes. The ESC has only plenary (oral and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type). An abstract of 250-300 words should be submitted by 31 March 2020 to the program chair.

All papers, extended abstracts, or abstracts will be published in the 77th Proceedings of the Eastern Snow Conference. Please consult the ESC web site for details on submission. Conference information on registration and accommodations will be forthcoming and will be posted on the ESC website.