US Ice Core Open Science Meeting, May 24-26, 2022

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We are delighted to announce the first annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting.

The meeting will be held May 24-26, 2022, at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. It will also be possible to attend online.

This meeting is intended for anyone interested in ice core science or related fields, including ice-core analysis, ice or subglacial drilling, glacier geophysics that supports or depends on ice core records, paleoclimate, and contemporary climate and ice sheet change.

Goals of the meeting include 1) sharing of the latest science, 2) discussion of future ice core science projects in both the polar regions and in alpine environments, 3) providing career development opportunities, and 4) improving communication about ice-core and related science both within and beyond the scientific community. We hope to attract a diverse group of participants, including those who may not have extensive experience working with ice cores.

While this meeting is primarily oriented at researchers in the US, international attendees are welcome.

The meeting will begin the morning of Tuesday, May 24 and end by early afternoon Thursday, May 26, followed by the annual meeting of the US Ice Core Working Group.

This meeting is jointly organized by representatives and leaders of the Hercules Dome Ice Core Project, the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration, the US Ice Drilling Program, and the Juneau Icefield Research Program.

We do not anticipate COVID restrictions to require us to change the meeting to “all virtual”. If the meeting is canceled, the decision to do so will be made prior to March 21.

Registration: Registration and abstract submission will open on March 1 and close on April 15. Meeting registration is $100. Virtual attendance is free. Limited funds are available to support participant expenses, particularly for early career researchers. We will post complete registration information soon at and other venues and listserves. Join the Hercules Dome list serve to ensure you do not miss announcement:

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the La Jolla Shores Hotel, which is within walking distance of the conference venue. Continental breakfast and lunch will be covered by the registration fee. More information will be posted soon.

Organizing Committee: Eric Steig, Sarah Aarons, Seth Campbell, TJ Fudge, Heidi Roop