Event Type
Event Dates
2020-10-07 - 2020-10-09
Concepción, Chile

Unfortunately, due to the recent developments in the COVID pandemic in Latin America and especially in Chile, the 2020 local committee in consultation with the National committee has decided to postpone the 3rd Annual Chilean Cryosphere Society Meeting (SOCHICRI) to March 2021. The specific dates will be communicated soon. Considering the uncertainty regarding the spread of the virus, a new date in March of the following year will allow us to develop a hybrid meeting, with in-person and interactive online attendance. The in-person version of the meeting will still be held in the Vicerrectoría de Investigación, Universidad de Concepción. We are now contacting the authors who have already submitted abstracts and paid the fees in order to allow them to withdraw and arrange refunds, if they require to. Nevertheless, the submission platform will be activated this week, remaining open for more submissions until November 30th, 2020 in order to allow interested researchers who would like to participate in the next year event.

So, the SOCHICRI team would like to reiterate the previous invitation to all researchers, professionals and students from Chile and abroad to participate in the annual meeting, organized by the Geography and Geophysics Departments of Concepcion University in Chile.

We invite you to send your abstract through the following online form. Your contribution can focus on any part of the cryosphere subjects, and can include field- or theory-based studies, remote sensing, simulations, legal frameworks, impact and/or risk analyses, water resource assessments and others. Please follow the instructions on the online form to register for the conference and to mention your preferred presentation format (oral or poster).

The closing date for abstracts is November 30, 2020.

The Chilean Cryosphere Society (SOCHICRI) is a non-profit scientific association that brings together national and international scientists and professionals who work on issues related to the cryosphere, the glacial and periglacial environment.

SOCHICRI brings together specialists from different disciplines from both the academic and private worlds who work in the study of the national, South American and Antarctic cryosphere.

SOCHICRI's objective is to maintain communication bridges between professionals and academics in the study of cryospheres; promote new studies; increase the dissemination of new knowledge and support civil society in understanding the national cryosphere.