IPICS 2nd Open Science Conference

07.03 - 11.03.2016  
Hobart, Australia

The IPICS2016 Local Organising Committee warmly invites you to attend the IPICS Second Open Science Conference, to be held in Hobart, Australia from 7-11 March 2016.  

Next year's conference follows the vibrant First IPICS OSC in Giens, France, in 2012, which attracted 230 scientists from 23 nations. We are very pleased to host the Second IPICS OSC in Hobart and look forward to the opportunities to share the latest science and build the IPICS community.

Abstracts are invited on all aspects of ice core research including major recent drilling projects. The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September 2015. The proposed sessions are as follows:

- T1 Major recent drilling projects
- T2 Glacial/interglacial dynamics
- T3 Holocene and last 2000 year climate: forcings and variability
- T4 Interpreting proxies and new proxies
- T5 Age scales and synchronisation between records
- T6 Ice dynamics and geophysics
- T7 Millennial variability in glacials and hemispheric coupling
- T8 Biogeochemical cycles
- T9 New frontiers in retrieval and analysis
- T10 Non-polar ice cores
- T11 Oldest ice and survey geophysics
- T12 Interglacials, climate and sea level
​- T13 Applications of palaeorecords: contemporary climate change in the long term context

For registration and abstract submissions, please visit the conference website at:


Abstract submission now open. Deadline 20 September 2015.

Early Career Researchers - workshop and travel support

An ICYS (Ice Core Young Scientists) workshop will be held adjoined to the IPICS Second Open Science Conference on 6 March 2016. Early-career researchers can still register for this workshop.

Read more at: and register by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travel support grants (using PAGES funding) were awarded to a number of early career ice core researchers. The deadline for applications was 15 September 2015.

Family Friendly

Delegates may wish to consider bringing family members for a longer and more memorable stay in Tasmania.  Apart from being a busy Antarctic science and logistics hub, Hobart is also a vibrant and modern city that was recently been ranked #4 in Lonely Planet's best global destinations.  Supervised childcare will be available for IPICS delegates during the conference.



The conference is co-hosted by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.