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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative Science Plan

2023 WAIS Workshop

September 25–28, 2023
Cloquet Forestry Center
University of Minnesota
Cloquet, MN USA

The 2023 West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Workshop will be an in-person workshop at University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN, with an opportunity for off-site livestreaming of the conference agenda. Registration and abstraction submission are closed, but you can view the 2023 WAIS Workshop agenda and abstracts herePlease visit the 2023 WAIS Workshop webpage for more information.

We are excited to host the 2023 WAIS Workshop September 25–28, 2023, at another new venue: University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN USA. As has been typical, the conference will kick off with an informal dinner on Monday 9/25, and the formal science agenda will conclude by lunch on Thursday 9/28. For 2023, we hope to have a set of Thursday afternoon workshops ranging in topic, likely including education, cloud computing, data archiving, and more. Registration, abstract submission, and early-career travel funding application are now open. 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