Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events
Event Dates
2020-04-02 - 2020-04-03

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding the in-person workshop. Instead we will have a one-day virtual ICWG Community Meeting on Thursday, April 2, for presenting and discussing information relevant to the U.S. ice coring program and for updating the IDP Long Range Science Plan. Here is related information:

  • The virtual meeting on April 2 will occur via the Zoom platform; access information will be sent out to registered participants before the end of March.
  • A revised draft Agenda for the April 2 virtual meeting will be sent out to all registered participants early next week.
  • Our intention at this time is to hold an in-person workshop in D.C. on October 1 & 2, but that depends on the status of COVID-19. If you are not currently holding an airline ticket but you wish to attend the October meeting, please consider waiting until late summer to make the purchase. However, if you have already purchased an airline ticket for the April meeting, you may wish to check with the airline, since many airlines are now offering to re-issue the ticket with no penalty.
  • Invited speakers and ICWG members who had purchased their own airline tickets for the April meeting should contact Mary Albert.

The spread of COVID-19 is currently increasing, and we feel that holding the virtual meeting is prudent. The good news is that science planning and preparation for the future will continue!

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG) will hold a U.S. ice core science community planning workshop at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle in Alexandria, Virginia.

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to articulate driving scientific questions in ice core research for the coming decade and beyond, and identify drilling sites and technological and logistical requirements needed to answer those questions, for contribution to the U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Long Range Science Plan.

Description: Scientific discoveries achieved in the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets and temperate glaciers are critical to society today, but they are not achieved without significant advance planning. The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) is sponsoring an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify science driving future Arctic and Antarctic ice coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for advancing ice core science on multiple frontiers. The outcome of the workshop will be white papers describing community endeavors with associated timelines that will become part of the updated U.S. Ice Drilling Program Long Range Science Plan.

Video-conferencing will be available for remote participation.

There is no registration fee for the workshop, but everyone planning to attend (even those attending remotely) MUST register so that we will have an accurate headcount for meeting room space and catering. The registration deadline is March 13. After we receive your registration, we will send you additional details of the meeting as it develops. If you plan to attend via video-conferencing, please indicate that on your registration so that we can be in contact.