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UK Antarctic Science Conference
From Thursday 01 September 2022
To Friday 02 September 2022
Location Edinburgh, 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) from 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.

Conference website:

Interested? What you need to do now:

Book accommodation. Summer is extremely busy in Edinburgh and we encourage early booking of accommodation. Through the conference website there are presently some reduced rates available on university accommodation on a first come first served basis.

Submit your abstract! via the link at the top of the conference website – deadline 1 August 2022. In doing so you will indicate a preference between presenting a talk or a poster – more details on this at the foot of this message.

You will also need to register in due course but unfortunately our payment system is not yet live. We will send a further circular when this is ready. For now, you can view the rates of the meetings, which are held steady at the rates of previous in-person meetings, free for online attendees and presenters, and with discounted registration and conference meal rates for ECRs. We have been able to subsidise these costs with support from the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society and the University of Edinburgh’s Global Change Research Institute.

Format of the meetings and talks/posters

The meetings will run in hybrid mode as follows:

  • IGS British Branch will run from Tuesday 30 August mid morning to Thursday 1 September noon.
  • The UK Antarctic Science Conference will run from 9am on Thursday 1 September to Friday 2 September mid-afternoon.

(Both meetings will overlap with presentations that combine the conference interests in Antarctic glaciology on the Thursday morning.)

  • We plan for oral-talk slots that are 12-15 minutes long. Talks may be presented in-person or online (live or pre-recorded).
  • For poster presenters, in-person presenters will be able to bring a standard poster for display on poster boards. We plan also to provide an option for presenting online posters, the format of which will depend on numbers of abstracts submitted, and may vary from simply a space for posters to be shared to a Gathertown space for online attendees.
Thursday 01 September 2022

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