The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

A Scientific Symposium in the Memory of Koni Steffen

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 23 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

Where: Davos, Switzerland

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Summary

Note: This event was originally scheduled to take place 21-22 October 2021, but was postponed to 23-24 June 2022.


Please join The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in Davos for an exciting scientific symposium with high-level speakers, scientific poster sessions and ample networking time. The symposium aims to build a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists. Use this opportunity to present and discuss your latest research in a stimulating environment. The organizers invite Early Career Scientists interested in participating to apply for a travel grant.

The Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL announces that the registration to the above mentioned symposium in the memory of our past Director, Koni Steffen, is now open.

Konrad Steffen – or Koni, as everyone knew him – was a passionate researcher and teacher, who dedicated his life to science through the study of the cryosphere and the climate of cold environments. Koni was driven by the mission of informing about the ongoing, rapid human-driven changes and the resulting impacts on human and natural systems these changes could impose. This scientific symposium will honour Koni’s scientific legacy, covering a wide range of topics, including the study of Arctic sea ice, the dynamics of polar ice sheets, the quantification of climate-driven ice losses in Antarctica and Greenland, the effects of melting ice on global sea level, as well as more generally the impacts of climate change on polar and high mountain environments. By bringing together long-term colleagues that accompanied Koni over the years and early-career researchers that have recently embarked in the related disciplines, the event will aim at building a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists – a task in which Koni excelled.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline 10 May 2022.
  • Registration deadline 31 May 2022.


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