The Ny-Ålesund Glaciology Flagship is one of four NySMAC flagship programs. The aims for the flagship are to coordinate and integrate international and national glaciological research, in Ny-Ålesund, but in all areas of Svalbard.

The primary aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the various international groups studying Svalbard glacier mass balance and snow accumulation and melt, to promote better collaboration and cooperation between the groups. The secondary aim is to compare results of Svalbard snow and mass balance models, both with each other and to field measurements.

All are welcome to attend talks, but if you plan to be formally part of the workshop please register.

Provisional schedule

Wednesday 6 Nov
19:00-21:00 Dinner
Thursday 7 Nov
09:00-09:20 Introductory remarks
09:20-10:20 Presentations
10:20-10:40 Coffee
10:40-12:00 Presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Presentations
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-15:50 Discussion
15:50-17:10 Presentations
17:10-17:30 Summary
17:30-19:00 Relax
19:00-21:00 Dinner
Friday 8 Nov
09:00-10:20 Presentations
10:20-10:40 Coffee
10:40-11:20 Discussion
11:20-12:00 Summary
12:00-13:00 Lunch
After 13:00 Check out

On the agenda we will present and discuss the following:

  • Ongoing mass balance research projects, both field-based and modeling.
  • Remote sensing techniques relevant for field programs and modelling
  • Frontal ablation/calving for the overall mass balance
  • Innovative techniques (e.g. mapping using Surface from Motion, UAVs, terrestrial LiDAR)
  • Strategy for future funding of collaborative research.
  • As well as having a dedicated discussion on the SSF strategic objectives

Norwgian Polar Institute