logo image for top of page



a core project of

Circular Available: International Workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development

--The International Workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development is co-sponsored by WCRP-CliC

DA vkioXUAAKBPWThe 2nd Circular for the International Workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development, to be held in Lanzhou, China, on 1-2 August, 2017 is now available.

The cryosphere is the part of the Earth system consisting of all snow, ice and frozen ground, both on and beneath the surface of the Earth, and the oceans. As an integral part of the climate system, the cryosphere responds the quickest to, and is the most representative of, global climate change. It also impacts both bio and anthropogenic systems on different spatial and temporal scales. The theme of this workshop “Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development” is to improve our understanding of changes in all components of the cryosphere and their interdependence and causes. The workshop will focus on our current capabilities to model and assess these changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the earth’s future.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Authors are invited to submit a 250-300 word abstract which should be 21*29.7cm (A4) with a margin of 3 cm on the top and bottom and 2.5 cm on the right and left, using "Times New Roman" font throughout, single-spaced paragraphs and 12 pt. type for the body text. An abstract should contain the title, author(s) full name (the speaker’s name should
be underlined), address and E-mail. The authors are also required to complete and return the application form.
Please submit your abstract (in Microsoft Word format) and application form by E-mail to by June 1, 2017.

FUNDING
The workshop will provide limited financial support to cover participation expenses, such as international air ticket, local accommodation and China domestic travel expenses. Please complete the financial application section in the Participation Form (Annex I) and send to by June 1, 2017. The support will be awarded on basis of needs subject to fund availability and total the number of applications.

More information is available on the 2nd Circular.