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).
2013-11-26: All international delegates are advised to check visa requirements for their travel to Australia at their earliest convenience. While electronic visas can be issued at short-turn around, passport-embedded visas may require 10 working days plus shipping. Check the our travel summary for further information.
2013-11-20: C3 Convention Centre, the venue for the IGS 2014 Sea-Ice Symposium, is about 2.3km from the city centre, on the Metro Bus line in 64 Anglesea Street, South Hobart. C3 sits right on the Hobart Rivulet track, which allows one to walk up from the fringe of the city centre to C3 in a bushland setting. From the city centre it is about 1.2km to the start of Rivulet track, making for a 20 (30) minute downhill (uphill) walk. Pls refer to our map of Hobart with relevant locations is now available.
For those preferring to take the bus, there are a number of Metro buses (Hobart’s public transport system) that connect Anglesea Street with the city centre. The current Metro bus timetable from Hobart’s city centre to close to the venue can be downloaded here, with specially arranged buses for Monday, 10 March 2014, a public holiday in Australia.
2013-11-07: Applications are now open for seed funding for student/young scientist participation. Information is available online. Applications are due by 21 November 2013.
2013-10-23: Online registration is now open on the IGS portal.
2013-09-20: Server outage due to urgent electrical work at IGS: Extension of abstract submission deadline to Monday, 23 September 2013 (22:59 UT).
2013-08-30: The abstract submission deadline has been deferred to Friday, 20 September 2013. Consequently the ‘Notification of acceptance’ will be delayed too.
2013-07-17: The Second Circular is available now.
2013-07-17: Abstract submission for contributions to the symposium is now open.
2013-03-10: The First Circular is available now.