Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) Workshop

Hobart, Tasmania
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ICYS-logoSince its formation, Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) has been successful in establishing an international network of early career scientists. The group's purpose is to facilitate personal connections among young scientists, build a supportive ice core science community, and foster collaborations. ICYS has organised informal gatherings and networking events at many large science conferences globally since 2012.

In connection with the second IPICS 2016 Open Science Conference, ICYS is organizing the first ever workshop specifically for early career ice core scientists, on the day preceding the main conference.

The workshop aims to foster collaboration among young scientists in the community, enhance specific skills relevant to ice core science, and provide a forum for discussion of important career-related topics. The workshop will include plenary sessions on the future of ice coring science, as well as supervised break-out discussions of “softer” skills that are vital to a scientific career but rarely are part of the formal academic training. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion with senior scientists on topics such as work/life balance, strategies for dual-career couples, challenges involved in being a chief scientist, leadership techniques as a PI, etc.


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
20 Castray Esplanade
Hobart, Tasmania

Workshop program

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Early-career support packages

IPICS2016 organisers awarded a limited number of support packages to early career researchers to attend the conference. Applications closed  20 September 2015.

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Early-career researchers can still register for the ICYS workshop.
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More information

For more information please visit the ICYS webpage, and join the group on Facebook to be updated on what happens where and when.


Post-meeting material

PAGES Magazine workshop report

> Ice Core Young Scientists workshop (vo.24, no.1)