Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


An International Mountain Conference ( will be held in Innsbruck from 08–12 September 2019, building upon previous mountain conferences that took place in Perth (Scotland). Specifically, the conference will host a number of workshop sessions concerning the mountain cryosphere/hydrosphere (

Workshop 2.3.A: Mountain socio-hydrology in a changing climate

Workshop 2.3.B: Consequences of climate change for the cryosphere

Workshop 2.3.D: Distal impacts of hydrospheric and cryospheric changes in Mountain regions

Workshop 2.3.F: The contribution of Earth Observation in Monitoring, forecasting and understanding cryosphere and hydrosphere  

The conference will use innovative workshop-based formats to promote deeper discussion and knowledge exchange than standard conference formats offer, and we hope to not only establish a current state of the art knowledge, but also identify key future research needs and foster ongoing collaborative research through this approach. This is a timely opportunity, and suitable setting, to develop valuable review papers and identify remaining gaps in the forthcoming IPCC AR6 Cross-Chapter-Paper on Mountains.

Abstract submission is open until 14 February 2019. Note the conference format relies on you bringing your overall expertise to the workshop topic, and in this sense your abstract can be a non-traditional summary of your relevant knowledge and expertise, including details of topics you think are key concerns to be discussed (

Finally, please pass this on to colleagues with expertise in the mountain cryopshere, particularly from commonly under-represented regions of the world, and we welcome your thoughts on key issues that should be covered in such a session even if you are not able to attend.

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