Chemical, biogeochemical, and physical drivers of the coupled polar atmosphere and climate:  an International Polar Year 2032-33 planning workshop

Co-organised by CATCH, PACES, BEPSII, ASPeCt and QUiesCENT

17 -22 November, 2024,  Centre Paul Langevin, Aussois, Alps/ France and online

The international initiatives CATCH, PACES, BEPSII, ASPeCt and QUiesCENT will hold a joint workshop bringing together scientists and stakeholders with an interest in atmosphere-ice-ocean research focussing on chemical, biogeochemical and physical processes in the Arctic and Antarctic and links to climate change. Cold regions which are seasonally or permanently covered by snow and ice, notably the Third Pole, are also of interest. 

Workshop purposes are to i) present cutting-edge interdisciplinary science, and ii) jointly identify ‘big picture’ science questions, research priorities and implementation pathways for research activities in field, laboratory and modelling before and during the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) 2032-2033.

Workshop outcomes will include a white paper to shape IPY32 funding calls, underpin grant applications, and influence the planning of polar research cruises, field campaigns and new long-term measurement capabilities.

The workshop will fully integrate hybrid participation from attendees both on-site and on-line. We will follow a split-day schedule, with early morning and evening sessions to accommodate participants from the global span of time zones. ECRs will play active roles as session chairs and rapporteurs. Funding support is available upon request. 

Dates & deadlines

Access to the workshop venue: Arrival for dinner on Sunday 17 Nov and departure after lunch on Friday 22 Nov.

Plane: Airports at Lyon, Turin, Geneva, Grenoble, Annecy

Train: Gare de Modane (8 km from Aussois) in 4h30 from Paris, 2h from Lyon, 1h30 from Turin; workshop shuttle from station to Aussois.

Online participation: Zoom/ GatherTown

The registration is now open: click link here!

17-19 February 2025, London, UK and online

Join us in London in February 2025 for the latest addition to our Faraday Discussion series. Faraday Discussions are amongst the only conferences to distribute the speakers’ research papers in advance, allowing the majority of each meeting to be devoted to discussions in which all delegates can participate. 

This meeting is aimed at scientists working in the disciplines of atmospheric science, physics, chemistry, sea-ice science, meteorology, and oceanography, to discuss their results from field campaigns, laboratory experiments, atmospheric modelling, and computational work.

The main themes are:

We are looking forward to welcoming you, in person or online, in Central London at the Royal Society of Chemistry. More information can be found here.

With the launch of the second phase of the science plan in 2015, SOLAS chose to use a pragmatic approach to revise the implementation strategy at least 2 years into the future. The latest iteration has been released online and will be continually updated by SOLAS Implementation Teams.

To better supplement the continually-evolving strategy and facilitate information dissemination to the SOLAS community, the Implementation Teams are now calling for community input on the list of SOLAS-related cruises. Submitted activities will be highlighted on the SOLAS website and be promoted via SOLAS communication channels.

Past events

 9-13 May 2022, online event

30 March - 1 April 2022, Tromsø, Norway & online

23–27 May 2022, Vienna, Austria

11-15 September, Manchester, UK

25-29 September 2022, Cape Town, South Africa

12-19 September 2021, online even

19–30 April 2021, online event

2019 CATCH Open Science Workshop 

7-8 December 2019, University of California, Berkeley, USA

9-13 December 2019, San Francisco, USA

2019 SOLAS (Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Study) Open Science Conference

21-25 April 2019, Sapporo, Japan

2018 joint 14th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference

25-29 September 2018, Takamatsu/ Kagawa, Japan

14-16 May 2018, Fairbanks/Alaska, USA

15-26 June 2018, Davos, Switzerland

Guyancourt, France

April 19, 2017 - April 20, 2017

IGAC Workshop Highlight

SOLAS Workshop Report