3rd IPICS Open Science Conference

18.10 - 23.10.2020  
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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The 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference will be held from 18-23 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.


Centre de Congrès Le Régent
Route des Mélèzes 28
3963 Crans-Montana


Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia.

With the pioneering work of Hans Oeschger (University of Bern, Switzerland) on carbon dioxide in polar ice cores, a long tradition of ice-core research in Switzerland began.

Less known is that Hans Oeschger also initiated a high-alpine drilling project on Colle Gnifetti in Switzerland in the 1970s.

To acknowledge Hans Oeschger’s important contribution to these two ice-core fields and to foster the link between the corresponding communities the theme of the conference is "Ice Core Science at the three Poles".

Important dates

1 January 2020: Abstract submission opens; Registration opens; Travel support applications open
30 April 2020: Deadline for abstract submission and travel support applications
1 June 2020: Abstract confirmation
1 July 2020: Early-bird registration closes
1 August 2020: Program online
1 September 2020: Online registration closes
18 October 2020: Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) workshop
19-23 October 2020: IPICS 2020 3rd Open Science Conference

Further information

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