Young ice-core scientists' network

ICYS-logoIce 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 science.

They will be meeting informally at the upcoming EGU meeting, and anybody who is interested, is welcome to join.

Following the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) conference in Giens, France in 2012, a small group of passionate early career ice core researchers, from Australia, Europe and the United States, joined together to form ICYS.

ICYS' 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. It is a self-organised group, which has been meeting on a regular basis since Giens. They are now ready to start welcoming new members and to extend the network. Progress to date includes the construction of a LinkedIn page where members can connect and exchange scientific ideas or advertise upcoming meetings, and the creation of an informational website under the PAGES umbrella.

The first ICYS event was held during the AGU 2013 fall meeting where a small ice core dinner was held, and a similar event will take place during the upcoming EGU assembly in April. This will be an informal event - dinner and drinks - on 30/4/2014 at Café Einstein, Rathausplatz 4 from 18:30 ( The aim is to facilitate networking among young scientists, for which we will be planning early career scientist workshops and networking events at upcoming meetings.

To get involved, join the LinkedIn page, check out the newly developed website hosted by PAGES ( or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Also, keep a look out for a poster advertising ICYS at ice core and polar science conferences!

ICYS Executive Committee: Pascal Bohleber, Marie Cavitte, Bess Koffman, Bradley Markle, Pavlina Pavlova, Mai Winstrup, Holly Winton