Upcoming Events

When: 
Mon, 06/01/2020
Where: 
Online: 7:00 - 8:30 am AKDT, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Learn about our most current and exciting research through fast and informal virtual talks presented by Byrd Center PIs, Postdocs, and Grad students.

Everyone is welcome to attend via Zoom! Please follow the link above to register.

  • Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)

Monday, May 18:

When: 
Tue, 06/02/2020 to Fri, 06/05/2020
Where: 
Tromsø, Norway

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we will be postponing the A Changing Arctic conference. Please check our conference website for updates.


The FRAM Centre, Nature Climate Change, and Nature Reviews Earth and Environment are pleased to present A Changing Arctic.

When: 
Wed, 06/03/2020
Where: 
Online: 4:30-6:30 am AKDT, 8:30-10:30 am EDT, 1:30-3:30 pm BST

Over the past few years, SIN Russia and the NERC Arctic Office have been working with the UK Arctic science community to help foster and deepen UK-Russia Arctic science collaborations, with multiple workshops delivered, projects supported and the UK-Russia Arctic Bursaries Programme launched.

When: 
Thu, 06/04/2020 to Fri, 06/05/2020
Where: 
Online: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm AKDT, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Please save the date for a virtual Workshop on Earth System Prediction Research and Development. The goal of the proposed workshop will be to engage scientists and stakeholders actively working on Earth system predictability to brainstorm and discuss options for accelerating progress in this area. Specifically, the workshop will explore opportunities for key R&D activities that would be most valuable, including transformative “big ideas” with regard to understanding Earth system predictability, considering observations, process research, modeling, technology and infrastructure.

When: 
Thu, 06/04/2020 to Fri, 06/05/2020
Where: 
Online

Svalbard is probably the region in the Arctic with the most in situ measurements; still, there are massive gaps. Such data gaps can be filled using frequent satellite-based acquisitions, new product generation using remote sensing, and integration of in situ data with satellite-based information.

This conference will provide a broad platform to various regional and Svalbard-wide studies that are being conducted using EO/RS/GI.

The aim of the conference is to:

When: 
Sat, 06/06/2020 to Tue, 06/16/2020
Where: 
McCarthy, Alaska

Update 31 March 2020:

The summer school has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to run it in summer 2021 instead.


The Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology will be organized by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF).

When: 
Mon, 06/08/2020 to Thu, 06/18/2020
Where: 
Online

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have canceled the physical event scheduled for June 15-19. ICESat-2 Cryospheric Science Hackweek will be offered online in 2020, from June 8-18.


Participants will learn about technologies used to access and process ICESat-2 data with a focus on the cryosphere. Mornings will consist of interactive lectures, and afternoon sessions will involve facilitated exploration of datasets and hands-on software development.

When: 
Mon, 06/08/2020 to Fri, 06/12/2020
Where: 
Neuharlingersiel, Germany

Due to the current pandemic situation the date for the 5th OGGM workshop will be moved to February 22nd to 26th 2021, still in Neuharlingersiel, Germany.


The OGGM workshop is an annual, informal meeting for developers, users, and future users of the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) model. The workshop is open to any interested scientist (within the limits of our capacities!).

Who can participate?

When: 
Tue, 06/09/2020 to Thu, 06/11/2020

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.

When: 
Sun, 06/14/2020 to Fri, 06/19/2020
Where: 
Golden, Colorado

GPR 2020 has been postponed

We are pleased to announce that the Conference has been rescheduled to be held in 2022, also in Golden, Colorado. Specific information about the rescheduled Conference, including dates, agendas, paper submission, and more will be made available as the time for the Conference draws nearer.

Also, updated information regarding GPR 2020 abstracts is available. Please visit the Abstracts page of our website for more information.