The international  initiatives CATCH, PACES, BEPSIIASPeCt and QUiesCENT will hold a joint workshop bringing together scientists and stakeholders with an interest in atmosphere-ice-ocean research focussing on chemical, biogeochemical and physical processes in the Arctic and Antarctic and links to climate change. Cold regions which are seasonally or permanently covered by snow and ice, notably the Third Pole, are also of interest. 

Workshop purposes are to i) present cutting-edge interdisciplinary science, and ii)  jointly identify ‘big picture’ science questions, research priorities and implementation pathways for research activities in field, laboratory and modelling before and during the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) 2032-2033.

Workshop outcomes will include a white paper to shape IPY32 funding calls, underpin grant applications, and influence the planning of polar research cruises, field campaigns and new long-term measurement capabilities.

The workshop will fully integrate hybrid participation from attendees both on-site and on-line. We will follow a split-day schedule, with early morning and evening sessions to accommodate participants from the global span of time zones. ECRs will play active roles as session chairs and rapporteurs. Funding support is available upon request.

Registration fees

  • on-site participant €550
  • on-site participant late registration €660
  • online participant €55

Fees include accommodation (single or double room), all meals and coffee breaks, conference facilities and materials.


15 Jul Funding support (!! new extended deadline !!)

Email a CV and letter of intent including if any of the below applies:

  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) – current PhD and Masters students and any researchers which are up to 7 years after finishing their PhD (Excluding career breaks)
  • Indigenous Researcher
  • Low income country
  • Other reason – e.g. no funding available

You'll be notified of the outcome of your request shortly after 15 Jul

31 Jul Early bird registration 1. Registration 2. Payment

1 Sep Late registration (only for on-site participation)



Arrival at Centre Paul-Langevin in Aussois / French Alps for dinner on Sunday 17 Nov and departure after lunch on Friday 22 Nov.

  • Plane: Airports at Lyon, Turin, Geneva, Grenoble, Annecy
  • Train: Gare de Modane (8 km from Aussois) in 5-7h from Paris Gare de Lyon, 3.5-4.5h from Lyon or Geneva, 6-8hr from Turin; workshop shuttle from station to Aussois.
  • Online participation: zoom
Centre Paul Langevin, Aussois, Alps/ France