An International Symposium on ‘The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’ will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, from 12–17 February 2017.
This is the first international symposium to bring together three of the leading international organizations in the field of cryospheric research: IGS, IACS and CliC. The theme of the conference, ‘The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’, is global in scope with a focus on physical processes within the cryosphere and interactions between the cryosphere and the climate system.
This symposium will also serve as the 2017 meeting of New Zealand Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG; the NZ regional
branch of the International Glaciological Society), as well as the location for the IACS Bureau and CliC Scientific Steering Group meetings.
Plenary speakers will include Professor Rob DeConto (University of Massachusetts, ice sheet modelling, 2016 Tinker–Muse prize winner), Professor Ben Marzeion (University of Bremen, mountain glaciers), Professor Marilyn Raphael (University of California, Los Angeles, sea ice, atmospheric circulation) and Professor Dorthe Dahl Jensen (University of Copenhagen, ice cores and climate).