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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative Science Plan

Thank you for attending the Virtual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop 2020!

You can see the 2020 Agenda, with direct links to each talk here or view recordings of all the 2020 talks on YouTube here

Save the Date! WAIS Workshop 2021

We are tentatively planning a hybrid workshop for 2021, with the in-person option occuring at the Algonkian Regional Park Woodlands Conference Center in Sterling, VA.

The conference will take place September 20-23, 2021, kicking off with an informal dinner on Monday 9/20. The formal science agenda will conclude by lunch on Thursday 9/23, with an optional Thursday afternoon workshop. The conference will be streamed synchronously online for those that cannot attend in person. Additional information about cost, sessions, registration, and abstract submission will be provided in the early summer. Sponsored by the NSF and NASA, the workshop will focus on marine ice-sheet and adjacent earth systems, with particular emphasis on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Please contact the Organizing Committee if you have any questions or concerns regarding the WAIS Workshop by emailing wais@mines.edu.

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Past Meetings

Current science plan: How Much, How Fast? (PDF)


Past Science Plans

2014 WAIS Science Plan


Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASEP) Science and Implementation Plan (February 2002)

WAIS Initiative Science Plan 2013-2016 (PDF)

Related Information

The following links provide information related to the WAIS Initiative. They will take you to outside Web sites.

Pine Island Glacier (PIG) Ice Shelf (2007 - 2010 and beyond)

Who, what, where, why, how, and when ...

LIMA: Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (November 2007)

View and Download Data | Information and Resources

International Polar Year, 2007-2008

U.S. Committee to the IPY, and much more ...

Royal Society Scientific Discussion Meeting on the Antarctic Ice Sheet(October 2005)

Programme (PDF) | Read Details

Glaciologists Honored by ACAN: Ross Sea Ice Streams and Ridges Renamed (January 2003)

Map | Write-up by Terry Hughes