Reykjavík, Iceland

Cryosphere 2020

The Icelandic Meteorological Office together with international partners is hosting a symposium highlighting rapid changes occurring in all components of the Earth’s cryosphere:

Glaciers, ice sheets, snow cover, sea ice, permafrost, lake ice and river ice.

Leading scientists will present latest results on changes occurring all over the planet and their impacts, which are felt at high and low latitudes, affecting the developed world, developing nations and indigeneous peoples. The occasion of this conference is the 100th anniversary of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the transformation of the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) into operational stage. Along with oral and poster presentations on scientific results and new technologies, the symposium will allow time for panel discussions on research gaps and future perspectives in the light of the Paris Agreement that calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2020
  • Early bird registration deadline: 01 July 2020
  • Registration deadline: 01 September 2020

March 25 – A note on the COVID-19 pandemic:

In the hope that the pandemic will have declined globally by late September, the symposium is still planned for the September 21–24 dates.

Backup plans call for the symposium to be held in May 2021 or September 2021. News will be posted on the symposium website and distributed on mailing lists when a clearer picture of the developments emerges (probably in the second half of April).

In any case, the deadlines for submitting abstracts and registering for the symposium will be shifted to later dates if we can convene in September 2020.

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