Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) is an informal, international network of early career scientists dedicated to the study of polar and alpine ice cores and ice core-related sciences. Our purpose is to foster personal connections among young scientists from around the world, in order to build a supportive ice core science community and to inspire future collaborations.
ICYS was conceived at the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) First Open Science Conference, held in Giens, France, in October 2012. Developed by a small, passionate group of early-career scientists from Europe, Australia and the United States, ICYS exists to foster personal relationships among young ice core researchers from around the world.
No. 1: Lana examines storm layers in a snow pit on Roosevelt Island, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, 2011
No. 2: The WAIS Divide ice core drill rotates upward in preparation for collecting another core.
No. 3: Alpine ice core drilling at Silvretta Glacier, Switzerland.
No. 4: Crystals in the NEEM ice core from approximately 10.000 years BP, as viewed through polarized light.
No. 5: The ice-bedrock interface from a 210 m ice core drilled at 13,000 ft on Mt. Hunter, Alaska, 2013.
No. 6: NEEM camp site, Northern Greenland.
No. 7: Reaching the bedrock at NEEM, North Greenland, July 2010. Final length of core: 2537m.
No. 8: A researcher evaluates a freshly drilled section of brittle ice drilled at WAIS Divide.
No. 9: Replicate coring WAIS Divide, Antarctica, 2013