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  • Vanishing Glaciers of Everest at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
  • 2015 UK Arctic Science Conference

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2015 UK Arctic Science Conference

The University of Sheffield is hosting the  UK Arctic Science Conference 2015, with financial and administrative support from the NERC Arctic Office. This three day conference aims to bring together UK Arctic scientists of all natural and social science disciplines to present and discuss recent findings.


Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015 to Friday 18th September 2015 (exact timings to be confirmed).

Registration details can be found here.

Vanishing Glaciers of Everest at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

ICERS are exhibiting at the Royal Society’s prestigious 2015 Summer Science Exhibition in London will be discussing how glaciers around the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest, 8848m) are rapidly shrinking. The Vanishing Glaciers exhibit will be using striking photographs and data collected from expeditions to the Khumbu, Imja, Lhotse and Ngozumpa Glaciers in Nepal combined with hands-on experiments and 3-D models, to explain how glaciers in the Himalaya are responding to climate change and why this is important for humanity. Presenting our research at the Royal Society in London are Ann Rowan, James Douglas, Vaibhav Kaul and Camilla Rootes from ICERS, and glaciologists from the University of Leeds, Aberystwyth, Northumbria and Hertfordshire. Also joining the team at the Royal Society Summer Science exhibition is Mollie Hughes, one of the youngest British climbers to summit Everest.

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is a week-long science festival which features 22 exhibits from the forefront of British innovation. You can meet the scientists behind cutting edge science and technology exploring everything from cancer cells to plasma rockets. It’s free entry for all ages and runs from Tuesday 30th June to Sunday 5th July 2015. For more information visit: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015/vanishing-glaciers/


ICERS Day – Launch Celebration!

Friday 14 Nov 2014, Bradfield Environmental Field Centre

To celebrate the launch of our ICERS group and the arrival of new students and staff at the start of an academic year, we will hold an ‘away day’ at the Field Centre in the Peak District. This meeting will feature a mini-conference where some of us showcase our recent research. The day will end with a trip to a nearby pub for refreshment.


Organiser: Stephen Livingstone



Group Meetings, Workshops & Conferences

2014 Summer Svalbard Expedition Report: a Slideshow

Tuesday 14 Oct 2014, 2-3 pm, RJRR

Organiser: Aga Nowak

Speakers: Clare Howes, Monika Mendelova, Jack Johnson, Aga Nowak, Andy Hodson

Masterclasses in Glaciology by Dr. Edward King, British Antarctic Survey

Class 1: Ice streams (Wednesday 29 Oct 2014, 2-3 pm, B8)

Class 2: Glacier geophysics (Thursday 30 Oct 2014, 3-4 pm, BA-BLG07)


Workshop on Glacier Photogrammetry

Wednesday 5 Nov 2014, 1-2 pm, GIS Lab

Organiser: Stephen Livingstone

The Fourth UK Arctic Science Conference, 2015

16 – 18 September 2015, Richard Roberts Auditorium, University of Sheffield