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Scientific Programme

The main symposium agenda is available HERE.

Please note that we might make small changes to the programme as we continue to organise the meeting. The link above will direct you to the latest version.

Please contact Jan De Rydt ( if you have any queries about the programme.

Oral presentations:

Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and change-over.

Poster presentations:

The programme has 4 poster sessions: Tuesday 13:30 - 15:00 (session 1), Tuesday 15:30 - 17:00 (session 2), Thursday 13:30 - 15:00 (session 3) and Thursday 15:30 - 17:00 (session 4). Authors have been assigned to one session and should attend to their poster during that time. We have enough poster boards to display all posters throughout the symposium so we kindly ask presenters to display their poster at their earliest convenience, allowing ample time for further discussions during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Poster boards are in A0 portrait format (177cm H x 88cm W)

ECR Activities

We will organise ECR drinks on Monday 5 August from 6pm (venue TBC), and an ECR workshop on Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm (details to be confirmed). Please contact Harley McCourt ( and Qing Qin ( if you would like to be involved with the organisation.

ISMIP7 Meeting

Details to be confirmed.

When: Tuesday 6 August, 13:30 - 17:00
Where: Business and Law Building at Northumbria University (main symposium venue), Harvard Lecture Theatre 403
Contact: Sophie Nowicki (


Tell SCAR-COMNAP RINGS what is needed from field surveys for modelling the Antarctic Ice Sheet margin! Geophysics/airborne remote sensing has played an instrumental role in shaping the evolution of ice sheet modelling through the provision of essential ice sheet variables. Despite significant knowledge gains, much of Antarctica remains under-surveyed, which has direct implications for uncertainties in ice sheet model projections. The SCAR Action Group RINGS was established in 2021 with the aim to fill much-needed gaps in bed topography and other essential variables around the Antarctic Ice Sheet margin. Last year COMNAP (the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs) established a project to closely work with SCAR RINGS to best coordinate field surveys in Antarctica. The RINGS community has assessed knowledge gaps at the ice sheet margin and the impact of filling these knowledge gaps, as well as developing a set of protocols to systematically collect, analyse, and share comprehensive airborne geophysical data. In this workshop, we will summarise some of the outcomes of the RINGS community to date, and share information about RINGS-endorsed projects. But the success of this Action Group is intricately linked to engagement with the broader cryosphere modelling community, and here, we invite discussion on how RINGS can help you in your work verifying and validating cryosphere models.

When: Monday 5 August, 17:00-18:00
Where: Business and Law Building at Northumbria University (main symposium venue), Harvard Lecture Theatre 403
Contact: Felicity McCormack (


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