10-14 March 2014

International Glaciological Society

International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment

International Glaciological Society

C3 Convention Centre, Hobart, Australia, 10 – 14 March 2014

Although sea ice – which covers a vast though seasonally-variable area of the global ocean – is one of the fastest-moving responders to climate change (and variability) on Earth, understanding the response is far from simple. For one thing, overall sea ice response in the Arctic appears to be quite different from that in the Southern Ocean – although there are regional similarities. Sea ice is not only a sensitive indicator of climate change (and variability); it also plays a key though poorly-understood role in modulating such change through, for example, complex feedback mechanisms. This symposium represents a timely opportunity to showcase recent advances in our knowledge of the global sea-ice environment, and to encourage holistic discussion of recent change and long-term trends and their effects (physical, ecological and biogeochemical).

For further information, please see the International Glaciological Society or email either the IGS General Secretary or the local co-chair.

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