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35th international Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes: FRISP 2022


Slayley Hall Hotel

FRISP is an annual meeting to share research related to ice shelves, and their interactions with the ice sheet, ocean, and atmosphere. It is an Expert Group of the Scientific Committee on AntarcticResearch (SCAR), and has organised regular meetings in Europe since 1984. FRISP is an appropriate meeting to present work in progress and discuss emerging research ideas, and is well-suited to early career researchers as well as senior scientists.

35th international Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes: FRISP 2022

As always, we welcome presentations on all aspects of ice shelf research, including, but not limited to:

  • formation, flow and disintegration of ice shelves;
  • response of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers to past, present and future climate variability;
  • surface and basal mass balance of ice shelves;
  • ice-ocean interaction at the calving front of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers;
  • mass transport across the grounding line;
  • ocean circulation and water mass transformation beneath ice shelves and within pro-glacial fjords;
  • impact of ice shelves on the global ocean;
  • processes controlling the delivery of ocean heat to glaciated coastlines;
  • climate records from on or near current or former ice shelves;
  • iceberg calving, drift, melting, and decay.

Whilst presentations from all participants are encouraged, attendance without a presentation is also welcome. 

Registration, Practicalities and Fees

An all-inclusive package of £555 covers accommodation and meals at Slayley Hall from the evening of Monday 19th September and will conclude with lunch on 22 September. Registration includes accommodation on the 19th September. Note that availability is limited for these nights. Since there will be a limited number of accommodation places, we encourage you to register early and secure your spot.Day rate will be £200 (meals but no accommodation).

Registration is now open and will close on 18 August 2022.

Arrival and departure times: we expect participants to be able to depart after 2pm on Thursday 22nd. Dinner is not included on the 19th, however there will be the option to purchase dinner at the hotel restaurant.

There are limited SCAR funds to support ECRs attending, please indicate at time of registration if you require financial assistance to attend.

Abstract Submission

We encourage all attendees to present at FRISP (either a poster or an oral presentation), but it is not required. Abstract submission will be done at the same time as registration. There is a word limit of 350 words for abstracts.


Participants must make their own way to the venue, Slaley Hall. It is located near the village of Slaley, about 8 miles south-east of Hexham in Northumberland, United Kingdom. Hexham is the closest train station. For those travelling from overseas, Newcastle International Airport ( is the most convenient. From Europe: London-to-Newcastle Upon Tyne-to-Hexham is readily accessible by train. Details from major centres below.

Transport Options:

Train schedules from any location in the UK can be found at: (Google maps can route UK trains.)

Trainline ( recommended for planning and booking train services within the UK. If booking an advance ticket, please be aware of whether there are restrictions on your route.

For those making use of public transport, Hexham, Corbridge or Riding Mill are the closest rail stations, all on the Newcastle – Carlisle line. Hexham has the most frequent service. There are a number of taxi services available in Hexham. Taxis can be booked online at , , and others.

There is parking available at Slaley Hall at no extra cost for those would like to drive or hire a car.

From London:

Train services between London and Newcastle leave from London Kings Cross station, and you can change trains at Newcastle station to get a connection to Hexham (£160 return). It is also possible to get a train from London Euston station to Carlise and change trains there to get a connection to Hexham (£145 return).

There are multiple options for travelling between Heathrow Airport and major train stations in London, including the Heathrow Express train and the London Underground. The Transport For London website ( is helpful for planning this.

There are also multiple different options for travelling between London Gatwick and other London train stations. The National Rail journey planner can be used to find the most appropriate option for you

From Edinburgh:

Frequent tram service between Edinburgh Airport and St. Andrew Square (5 min walk to Edinburgh Waverley Station)

Trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Hexham approx. £70 open return booked via Trainline (with connections through either Newcastle or Carlisle).

From Leeds:

Frequent bus service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Leeds train station

Trains from Leeds to Hexham via Newcastle

The entire journey (from Leeds Bradford Aiport) to Hexham can be booked via

Newcastle International Airport (

Taxis direct from Newcastle Airport can be booked online for a set fare of £40 at: , or a set fair of £44 direct to Slaley Hall at:, although other services may also be available. It is also possible to prepay for a taxi at the airport (desk inside terminal).

The cheapest (perhaps slowest!) option is to get the metro from the airport to Newcastle Central Station. You can purchase a metro ticket from ticket machines at the metro station (Ticket booking Walkthrough), and will need to get one that covers zones A, B & C. At Central Station, you can then get the train (see above) to Hexham. Note you will need a separate train ticket for the journey between Central Station and Hexham. Ticket Machines for the same can be found at the entrance of the Central station. Following the directions on the metro platforms would lead to the main railway platforms for trains to Hexham and the station entrance.

For those arriving by air, car hire from the airport might be a viable option.

Note that upon arrival at Slaley Hall, if you wish to have dinner, the main bar serves food until 6pm and the sports bar, The Claret Jug, serves food until 9pm.

Venue Information

Details of Slaley Hall can be found at:

It is located near the village of Slaley, about 8 miles south-east of Hexham in Northumberland, United Kingdom.  Directions can be found on the websiteSlaley Hall

Accommodation on-site will be quite limited, and allocated on a first come, first served basis. We therefore recommend early registration. For those unable to secure a room, there are other options nearby, but not within walking distance, alternatives include:

Dewent Manor Hotel ( ), 7.5 miles/12 mins drive, £360-430 for 3 night stay with Bed and Breakfast.

Travelodge Hexham (, 8.5 miles/18 mins drive, £230-260 for 3 night stay with Bed and Breakfast.

Contact Information

2022 organising committee: Adrian Jenkins, Christopher Bull, Alethea Mountford, Emma White, Jayasankar Pillai.

Contact email:

If there is anything preventing you from attending FRISP, such as childcare responsibilities, please let us know and we’ll see if there’s anything we can do to help. We are particularly interested in encouraging attendance from historically underrepresented groups.  

Event Details

Slayley Hall Hotel
NE47 0BX


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