IPICS Meetings

IPICS has held a range of international meetings and workshops since 2004. The IPICS Steering Committee (SC) meets when possible.


IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference

The 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference will be held from 10-15 October 2021 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. All details here.


The IPICS Steering Committee meeting was held (alongside the POLAR2018 conference) in Davos, Switzerland, on 17 June 2018.

A joint IPICS/beyond EPICA Oldest Ice workshop was also held in Davos on 18 June 2018.



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The second IPICS Open Science conference was held in Hobart, Australia from 7-11 March 2016.

> Meeting report (SCAR website)

> Meeting report (EOS)

The conference website was www.ipics2016.org (no longer active).

IPICS 2016 SC meeting

The IPICS 2016 Steering Committee meeting was held alongside the Open Science Conference.

> SC Minutes 2016



IPICS 2012 Open Science Conference

Giens, France, 1 - 5 Oct 2012

ipicsOSM2012The objective of this conference was to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results coming from past and current ice core drilling projects (deep drillings such as EPICA, WAIS, NEEM, TALDICE,… but also shallow drillings) in Antarctica and Greenland. Other ice core drilling projects conducted in non-polar glaciers or in other Arctic sites were also welcome. The four IPICS white papers structured the conference programme.

> More information

> Special issue in Climate of the Past & The Cryosphere

> Meeting report

IPICS 2012 SC meeting

The IPICS 2012 Steering Committee meeting was held alongside the Open Science Conference.

> SC Minutes 2012


The 2009 IPICS Workshop and Steering Committee meeting was held alongside PAGES 1st Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) and immediately before PAGES 3rd Open Science Meeting (OSM) on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

IPICS Workshop on "Science and Technology for the Next Generation of International Ice Coring"

Corvallis, USA, 6-7 July 2009

This workshop focused on the current state of scientific knowledge with respect to IPICS' goals (essentially a scientific progress report), and on defining specific actions (for example further survey work, construction of equipment, submissions of specific research proposals) needed to advance each of the projects further, time lines for those actions, and specific responsible parties.

> Participant list

> Workshop report

IPICS 2009 SC meeting

> Minutes


IPICS SC Meeting - April 2008

The IPICS Steering Committee met in Vienna, Austria on 19-20 April 2008. The aim was to endorse the science and outline implementation plans for the priority projects, and to establish groups to oversee the implementation of the projects.

> Agenda

> Participants

> Pre-meeting national reports

> Minutes


IPICS II Workshop - October 2005

The International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences II (IPICS II) Workshop "Roadmaps and Pathways to Implementation" was held in Brussels, Belgium on 9-12 October 2005. The main objective of IPICS II, "Roadmaps and Pathways to Implementation", was to discuss the feasibility of the four identified Ice Core Flagship Projects and develop a roadmap and matrix that can be presented to national funding agencies and polar operators for forward planning of potential deep ice and coastal array opportunities.

> Agenda

> Participants

> Executive Summary


IPICS Workshop - March 2004

The International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Workshop was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and held in Virginia, USA on 13-16 March 2004. Fifty-five scientists, engineers, and funding agency representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the workshop.

> Agenda

> Participants

> Executive Summary