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Events in 2014

August 2014

22nd IAHR International Symposium on Ice

11 – 15 August 2014, Singapore

Sponsored by the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), the aim of this Symposium is the development of international collaboration, exchange of experience between scientists of different countries in research of ice processes, and determination of the most significant tasks for investigations.

The deadline for papers on all aspects of science or engineering on river, lake or sea ice is 1 December 2013.

For more information, please visit the Symposium website.

Antarctic Near-Shore and Terrestrial Observing System (ANTOS) Workshop

22 August 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

The Antarctic Near-Shore and Terrestrial Observing System (ANTOS) will survey the impact of change on Antarctic life. The aim of the workshop is to develop an implementation framework for ANTOS and will be held immediately prior to the start of the XXXIII SCAR meetings.

To register, please email Dana Bergstrom ( by 2 June 2014.

For more information, please see the ANTOS Workshop leaflet.

XXXIII SCAR Meetings and Open Science Conference

22 August - 3 September 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

A draft list of sessions for the 2014 SCAR Open Science Conference is available. The Second Circular is now available.

Abstract submission extended to 28 February 2014.
Registration is open - Earlybird reduced fee ends on 19 May 2014. Late fee begins on 1 August 2014.

Please print the Conference Poster and display it in your institute.

For more information, please visit the Conference website or email

First Circular

Second Circular


27 - 29 August 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand

For more details, please visit the COMNAP website.

September 2014

SCAR Delegates' Meeting

1 - 3 September 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

This is a closed meeting with attendance by invitation only.

10th International Congress on Extremophiles

7 - 11 September 2014, St Petersburg, Russia

Extremophiles are microorganisms inhabiting extreme environments, such as hot springs with the water temperature close to and above boiling point, hypersaline lagoons, soda lakes, permafrost soils and the deep subsurface biosphere. The interest in these microorganisms is explained by their outstanding diversity, unique adaptation mechanisms, and their possible application in different fields of industry and medicine.

For more information, please visit the Congress website.

5th International Bio-logging Symposium (BLS5)

22 - 26 September 2014, Strasbourg, France

BLS5 aims to attract a wide range of researchers who use animal-attached electronic devices to study aquatic, terrestrial and aerial species, and their habitats. The term 'bio-logging' is interpreted broadly, encompassing not only logger-based technologies but also cutting-edge telemetry applications, as well as innovative systems using passive tags. Bio-logging has brought many advances to the understanding of marine ecosystems and the biology of top predators and is used widely in the Antarctic.

Registration is open. For more information, please visit the Symposium website.

October 2014

2nd International ANGWIN Workshop: High-Latitude Wave Dynamics and Coupling

1 - 3 October 2014, Utah State University Campus, Logan, Utah, USA

A workshop, bringing together new measurements and modelling studies of gravity wave dynamics and coupling in Antarctic and Arctic regions, is to be held at Utah State University.

New observational and modeling studies of gravity waves have significantly improved our understanding of their important role for transporting energy and momentum within the middle atmosphere and the coupled thermosphere/ionosphere system. However, gravity wave fluxes and dynamical contributions at polar latitudes are not well understood, primarily due to a paucity of measurements. ANGWIN (ANtarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network) is a highly successful "grass roots" program initiated in 2011 that utilizes a network of instrumentation operated at several international research stations around
Antarctica with the primary research goal of quantifying and understanding the dominant sources, propagation and impact of a broad spectrum of gravity waves on a continental-wide scale. The goal of this workshop is to combine together new Antarctic and Arctic observations and results with modeling studies to gain fresh knowledge and insight of their large-scale effects on the general circulation of the polar-region's lower, middle and upper atmosphere and ionosphere.

Please indicate your interest in participating by emailing by 15 July 2014.

For further information, see the workshop circular.

December 2014

AGU Fall Meeting 2014

15 - 19 December 2014, Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA

"Polar Gravity Wave Dynamics and Effects" Session

A session at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union entitled "Polar Gravity Wave Dynamics and Effects" (ID#3632) will provide an Antarctic/polar focus for research into polar gravity waves.

Gravity waves have long been known as a key driver of the general circulation and temperature structure of the middle and upper atmosphere through their ability to transport significant energy and momentum upwards from multiple tropospheric sources. Recent understanding of their effects on the middle atmosphere and coupled thermosphere/ionosphere has been significantly improved by theoretical, observational, and modeling studies. However, the contributions of gravity waves at polar latitudes, including their interactions with the thermosphere and space weather environment, are not well understood, primarily due to a paucity of measurements. Recent satellite missions and ground-based instrument networks are contributing new data for studying polar gravity wave dynamics and their effects in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. We solicit papers focusing on new observational, theoretical, and modeling studies of polar gravity wave sources, propagation, instabilities, and effects on local, regional, and global scales.

For further information, please visit the conference website.

Events in 2015

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015

23 - 30 April 2015, Toyama, Japan

IASC's 25th anniversary will be celebrated during ASSW2015, which will also include the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) and the 4th International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-4). For more information, please visit the ASSW website.

First Circular

26th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly

22 June - 5 July 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

For more information, please visit the IUGG GA website.

ISAES XII - 12th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

13 - 17 July 2015, Goa, India

The International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) is a SCAR-initiative aimed at showcasing Antarctic geoscience research, taking stock of the accomplishments of the International community and providing guidance for future studies.

To be on the mailing list, please send an email with your name, institute affiliation and country to <>.

For more information, see the Symposium Flyer or visit the ISAES 2015 website.

International Symposium on Contemporary Ice-Sheet Dynamics: ocean interaction, meltwater and non-linear effects

24 – 29 August 2015, Cambridge, UK

Events in 2016, and beyond


11th International Conference on Permafrost - ICOP 2016

20 - 26 June 2016, Potsdam Germany

XXXIV SCAR and Open Science Conference

To be held in Malaysia.