SECOND OPEN SCIENCE CONFERENCE
7-11 MARCH 2016
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Hobart plays host to international ice core scientists
More than 200 climate scientists from around the world are gathering in Hobart this week to attend a major conference focusing on ice core science.
The International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Second Open Science Conference will bring scientists from 22 countries to Tasmania; the home of Australia’s Antarctic programme and gateway to Antarctica.
IPICS IN THE NEWS
• Drilling for history where no-one has stood: the act of science in Antarctica, Adam Morton @adamlmorton, The Sunday Age, 06 March, 2016
• Ancient Ice Could Help Explain Why Earth's Climate Is Warming, Brian K Sullivan @WeatherSullivan, Bloomberg, 14 March 2016
• Chasing ice: how ice cores shape our understanding of the ancient climate, Tas van Ommen @tasvo, The Conversation, 07 March 2016
• Climate scientists step up search for 'holy grail' of million-year-old ice, Michael Slezak @MikeySlezak, The Guardian, 09 March 2016
• Three decades of ice core science with Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Michael White @MWClimateSci, ForecastPod, 26 February 2016
INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES
Are you delivering an oral presentation or a poster? Please click here to read the guidelines and requirements.
Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) Workshop
Early career researchers participating in the ICYS Workshop on Sunday 06 March can download the full program here.
The Tasmanian Experience excursion on Wednesday 9 March has limited places, so first in first served. This excursion will include a trip to a Tasmania winery and the popular Bonorong Wildlife Park. There will be an alternate excursion organised to cater for extra registrations. Sign up for the trip when you register.
Please indicate in your registration if you will require childcare during the conference. If you have any questions regarding childcare arrangement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are strongly encouraged to make your accommodation bookings now. Attendance numbers for the IPICS meeting are well up on expectations and Hobart accommodation in early March can be difficult as it is a good time for many events. Suggestions on our Accommodation page.
Along with a current passport valid for at least 6 months after your departure date to Hobart, the Australian government requires a visa from all visitors of every nation (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements) to be issued before you arrive.
There are many visa options available and the appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia. Please refer to the Business Fact Sheet for guidance on the visa options and the Visa Application Requirements Fact Sheet for information on visa application requirements.
If you require an invitation letter, please email email@example.com. Please note that letters of invitation are only issued to conference participants who have registered for the conference and have paid their registration fees in full.
You should apply for your visa well advance of your intended date of travel to Australia. All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.
Publication in special issue
We have indications from some presenters that they wish to publish in the special issue of The Cryosphere/Climate of the Past, but we expect there may be others. This would help in planning, so please let us know if you expect to submit a paper to the special issue by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org your full name and abstract #ID. The closing date for submissions to the special issue is 20 May, 2016.
IPICS 2016 POSTER PRIZE
The winner of the Outstanding Poster Prize for IPICS 2016 will receive this ice core-inspired, original art piece by Tasmanian glass sculptor, Rebecca Coote. Click here to view the full poster program.