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Cryosphere 2022

21/08/2022 26/08/2022

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Cryosphere 2022: International Symposium on Ice, Snow, and Water in a Warming World will bring together scientists, stakeholders, and policymakers for discussion of the latest results from studies of the entire cryosphere, which plays an important role in the hydrological cycle and the Earth System and is one of the most useful indicators of climate change.

The symposium will allow ample time for panel discussions on scientific results, new technologies, research gaps, and future perspectives in light of the Paris Agreement, which calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.

In response to several inquiries, it has been decided to run parallel sessions on specialized session topics if a high number of abstracts is received on particular topics.

We seek papers and presentations on timely topics related to all components of the cryosphere and its changes due to global warming. Contributions related to adaptation and mitigation strategies in view of the UN´s 2030 sustainable development goals and on the coordination of studies of snow and ice and associated hydrological changes on Earth through the Global Cryosphere Watch or other bodies are also welcome. Key focus areas will include (but are not limited to):

  • The state of the planet and its cryosphere
  • Earth´s snow cover
  • Glacier changes
  • The Greenland Ice Sheet
  • The Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Sea ice on Earth
  • Permafrost/frozen ground
  • Lake and river ice
  • Climate variations, climate and Earth systems modelling
  • The cryosphere in high mountain areas
  • Research gaps and new technologies
  • Opportunities, adaptation, and mitigation
  • The Global Cryosphere Watch

The symposium will include oral and poster sessions. The organizers will facilitate interaction between representatives of different research fields, and stimulate discussions on one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. Additional activities will include an opening icebreaker reception, a banquet dinner, and an optional full-day excursion after the symposium.

MRI Science Leadership Council member Mandira Shrestha is among the keynote speakers - see the lineup of speakers here

Abstract submission 

Participants  who  wish  to  present  a  paper  (oral  or  poster)  at  the  Symposium  will  be required to submit an abstract. The abstract should not contain any figures nor references and should not be longer than 2500 characters. The Council of the International Glaciological Society will publish a thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on topics consistent with the Symposium themes. Participants are encouraged to submit manuscripts for this Annals volume. See further information regarding the Annals volume here: https://www.igsoc.org/annals/call4papers.html

Deadline for submitting abstracts for presentation at the symposium: 15 March 2022.

Deadline for submitting a manuscript to Annals of Glaciology, Volume 64 is 31 December 2022.

Submit an abstract.

For more information, please visit the symposium website. 


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