The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) invites proposals for scientific sessions at the Busan IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Joint Assembly 2021  (BACO-21).

The session submission deadline is 15 April 2020.

 IACS will welcome session proposals on any areas of cryospheric science and joint symposia concerning interactions of the cryosphere with either or both of the atmosphere and the ocean. Themes for joint symposia could include but are not limited to:

  • Arctic and Antarctic sea ice change

  • Ice shelf collapse and sea level change

  • Arctic Amplification

  • Atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions (sea ice, ice shelves, marine-terminating glaciers)

  • Climate change in the polar and high mountain regions

  • Greenland and Antarctic surface mass balance

  • Polar-midlatitude teleconnections

  • Planetary boundary layers over snow and ice

Session proposals (maximum 300 words) should include:

  • Session title
  • Session topic: should be sufficiently broad to attract as many abstracts as possible
  • Proposal types: association session, joint session with two or three associations, symposium comprising several individual or joint sessions
  • Number of conveners: maximum of three for association sessions and no limit for joint sessions
  • Convener information: name, affiliation, address, email, country
  • Number of presentations anticipated: could be adjusted later depending on room availability and number of abstracts received

Proposals will be considered on their scientific merits and the significance of their themes. Sessions may be aggregated before being included in the final program. The organisers strongly encourage diversity and the involvement of emerging scientist as conveners.

Contacts for submission of proposals: Richard Essery (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), IACS Secretary General.


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