Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers & the IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting
The 2019 annual meeting will take place at Bardøla Hotel, Geilo, 21 - 23 January, 2019.
The meeting will host a cross-cutting activity of the Marine and Cryosphere working groups of IASC: “The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem”.
The purpose of the meeting is:
- to present and discuss new results on observations and modeling of the dynamics and mass budget of Arctic glaciers, including the Greenland ice sheet,
- to provide a forum for glaciologists to present and discuss their work and to stimulate future collaborations,
- to plan and coordinate field work with the aim of using available infrastructure and logistics in the most efficient way.
is open to everyone interested in Arctic glaciology and proglacial marine ecosystems. The cross-cutting activity aims at bringing together people from glaciology, marine ecology and oceanography.
You can register and submit your abstracts (maximum length 300 words) by filling this online-form (copy paste the following link into your web browser: https://goo.gl/forms/nhmcMqH14RbHXYkx1
Registration deadline is October 31, 2018. Indicate whether you prefer oral or poster presentation and if your presentation is a contribution to the cross-cutting activity. If you have questions, e-mail Thorben Dunse (Thorben.Dunse [at] hvl.no).
We welcome contribution on all aspects concerning the mass balance and dynamics of arctic glaciers and ice caps, including the Greenland Ice Sheet, and that utilize a broad range of methods, including field observations, remote sensing and modelling. We especially encourage submission to our cross-cutting activity.
Contributions in the form of oral presentations and or posters are welcomed. Presentation will be 15-20 minutes, including discussion. For those who bring a poster, time will be reserved in the program to give a short 2-3 minute introduction to the poster. Three days of talks and poster presentations, as well as open-forum discussions are planned.
Cross-cutting activity on “The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem”
Conveners: Thorben Dunse, Renate Degen, Monika Kędra, Shin Sugiyama, Marit Reigstad, Martin Sharp
Arctic glaciers contribute significant amounts of freshwater into Arctic fjords/ocean, in form of surface melt and runoff and frontal ablation (iceberg calving and submarine melt). While the impact on glacial freshwater-discharge on fjord and ocean circulation is widely recognized, awareness of the potential impacts of glacial processes and glacier-change on marine ecosystems and biodiversity is only emerging.
This cross-cutting activity is endorsed by the Cryosphere and Marine working groups of IASC. Following up on last year’s event in Obergurgl, Austria, the cross-cutting aims at bringing together people from glaciology, marine ecology and oceanography to stimulate cross-disciplinary research.
Topics may include
- proglacial marine ecosystems (e.g. plankton, benthos, fish, seabirds and marine mammals) and their response to glacier processes and glacier changes
- glacier-ocean interactions / physical and bio-geochemical processes at tidewater-glacier termini
- glacigenic sediment and nutrient delivery to adjacent seas and downstream ecosystems
- new technologies to investigate proglacial marine environment
We have received financial support from the IASC Cryosphere and Marine working groups to enable early career scientists to participate in the meeting and cross-cutting activity, in particular. Funds will be distributed through the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS; www.apecs.is). Eligible for the funding will be early career scientist who meet the following criteria:
- are within 5 years of finishing their PhD
- are affiliated with an institution in an IASC member country (Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA)
- have submitted an abstract for the workshop
- have a research background relevant to the meeting
- have not received IASC travel support in the last 18 months prior to January 2019
Meeting venue and accommodation:
Geilo is located 250 km northwest from Oslo and best reached by train (3.5 to 4 hours from Oslo). Bardøla hotel offers free shuttle service for groups up to 7-14 persons to and from Geilo station, upon request. For larger groups, expect to pay a return fee of around NOK 100 per person.
Geilo offers a wide range of winter activities, including great opportunities for alpine and cross-country skiing (https://www.skigeilo.no/en).