Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) is an informal, international network of early career scientists dedicated to the study of polar and alpine ice cores and ice core-related sciences.
ICYS has organised informal gatherings and networking events at many large science conferences globally, more recently at Polar 2018 (Davos, Switzerland) and at AGU 2019 (San Francisco, USA).
At the IPICS 2016 Open Science Conference (Hobart, Tasmania) ICYS held the first ever workshop specifically for early career ice core scientists (http://www.ipics2016.org/icys). Over 85 early career scientists attended the event, equivalent to about 40% of the IPICS conference delegation. In addition to providing professional development, the workshop offered a chance for young scientists to get to know each other before the start of the conference. The event received very positive feedback according to a survey after the workshop.
Following that success, ICYS is organizing in connection with IPICS 2020 its second workshop, this time with the motto “Communicate your Science”. The workshop will feature keynote talks and interactive panel sessions where early career researchers can engage with senior scientists, media and journal representatives. The focus will be on publishing science in journals and on communicating science to a broader audience. The workshop is also a fantastic way to meet other ECRs preceding IPICS, especially if this is your first big international conference!
Registration for the ICYS workshop must be made via using the IPICS2020 Abstracts Submission Form.
ICYS Organizing Committee:
- Pascal Bohleber (Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
- Mathieu Casado (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany)
- Ling Fang (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
- John Fegyveresi (Northern Arizona University, USA)
- Emma Kahle (University of Washington, USA)
- Amy King (British Antarctic Survey, UK)
- Bradley Markle (University of Washington, USA)
- Lucas Silva (University of Bern, Switzerland)
- Andrea Spolaor (Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, Italy)