International Workshop on Cryospheric Changes & Their Regional & Global Impacts
glacier 530050 640Held in Dunhuang, China, 31 July to 1 August, this workshop will focus on existing capabilities to model and assess cryospheric changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the Earth’s future.

The cryosphere plays an important role in regulating the climate and earth systems, especially through feedback impacting water, energy, and material flows. As a result, issues related to cryospheric changes have received increasing attention in recent years, leading to more research, including the effects of interactions among earth system components and the role of the cryosphere in constraining sustainable pathways of adaptation to change. 

With this in mind, the workshop Cryospheric Changes & Their Regional & Global Impacts aims to:
  • Review and advance our understanding of changes in the cryosphere as well as their environmental, social and economic implications
  • Foster knowledge exchange in modelling and assessing such changes
  • Assess and improve approaches in risk mitigation and adaption to the changing cryosphere
  • Shed light on the role of the cryosphere in the context of sustainability for the benefit of our future earth.
There will be an optional field trip prior to the conference for interested parties. The field trip will take place 28-30 July and will involve traveling from Lanzhou to Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert via sites such as a Danxia Landform, Laohugou Glacier No.12, and the Great Wall.


Deadline for abstract submission: 1 May 2018
Deadline for accommodation booking: 1 June 2018
Deadline for Field Trip Request Form: 1 June 2018
Field Trip: 28-30 July
Workshop: 31 July - 1 August 2018

For more information, please download the event flyer.