International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting & UK Antarctic Science Conference 2022

International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting & UK Antarctic Science Conference 2022


[Link to registration for in-person attendance] deadline 19 August 2022
[Link to registration for online attendance] deadline 24 August 2022
Abstract submission is now closed.
Any questions may be directed to ncarigsbb@ed.ac.uk


The School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to be hosting a joint meeting of the International Glaciological Society British Branch (IGSBB) and the UK Antarctic Science Conference (UKASC) during Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022.

The IGSBB is an informal two-day meeting at which presentations are welcome on all aspects of ice and snow research, while the UKASC welcomes contributions on any aspect of Antarctic Science. We strongly encourage early-career researchers, including postgraduate students, to attend and present their work.

Both meetings will be hosted in the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute in central Edinburgh, adjacent to the School of GeoSciences’ Institute of Geography on Drummond Street. We are planning largely around the first in-person meeting of both conferences since 2018 & 2019, but there will also be an option for virtual attendance and presentations of talks and posters, for which further details will be provided in August after the abstract deadline. The format for online posters, in particular, will depend on numbers, and may vary from simply a space for posters to be shared to a Gathertown space for online attendees.

The IGSBB will run from noon on Tuesday 30 August to noon on Thursday 1 September, while the UKASC will run from 9am on Thursday 1 September until mid-afternoon on Friday 2 September. As such, we anticipate scheduling talks/activities relevant to both meetings on Thursday morning. The IGSBB Banquet will be held on the Tuesday evening and the UKASC Banquet will be held on the Thursday evening.

We also have the venue booked on Monday 29 August and the morning of Tuesday 30 August for any requested side activities. Please discuss any requests by email to: ncarigsbb@ed.ac.uk

Registration

Registration rates are held the same as the last in-person IGSBB. If you intend to attend both the IGSBB and UKASC, please register for each separately. Register by 1 August 2022 using the links at the top of the page. Online attendance and presentations are free.

IGSBB (Tues-Thu):

  • Waged Staff: £60
  • Waged Students: £40
  • Unwaged Students: £20
  • Online: free.

IGSBB Banquet (Tuesday evening):

  • Waged Staff: £35
  • Waged student: £25
  • Unwaged student: £15

UKASC (Thurs-Fri):

  • Waged Staff: £60
  • Waged Students: £40
  • Unwaged Students: £20
  • Online: free.

UKASC Banquet (Thursday evening):

  • Waged Staff: £35
  • Waged student: £25
  • Unwaged student: £15

Abstracts

We welcome abstracts for both posters and talks, with talks expected to be 10-12 minutes. For the IGSBB abstracts are welcomed on all aspects of snow and ice research, while for the UKASC abstracts are welcomed on any aspect of Antarctic science. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to provide a very short advert for their poster as part of a central session. There will be prizes for best student talks and posters. You may submit an abstract to both meetings. Abstracts must be submitted by 1 August 2022 using the link at the top of this page.

Accommodation

Reduced price accommodation is available through the University of Edinburgh [here] using the discount code “enjoy”. Summer is extremely busy in Edinburgh and we encourage early booking of accommodation. Note that there will be an informal ECR networking event on Monday afternoon (pub/walk).

About the UK Antarctic Science community

UK attendees to the UK Antarctic Science Conference may be interested in some of the UK’s involvement in international collaborations in Antarctic Science. Much of this is co-ordinated through the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) www.scar.org which oversees a series of Scientific Research Programmes, Action Groups and Expert Groups. The UK National Committee on Antarctic Research (UKNCAR) seeks to co-ordinate UK activity within SCAR and if anyone, particularly any Early Career Researchers, are keen to get more involved in SCAR activities then we would urge you to look at the SCAR website where each of the SRPs, and groups have webpages and details of someone to contact. Most of the SRPs have mailing lists that you can sign up to. The members of UKNCAR can also help steer you to particular activities – full membership and minutes of its regular meetings are here where you will be able to see the range of UK activity.