NewcastleGateshead Heats Up Discussion On Ice

The International Glaciological Society’s British Branch has announced it will be holding its annual meeting in NewcastleGateshead 4 – 5 September this year. Hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle, the conference will attract around 100 delegates to the region to discuss the pressing subject of climate change, including a collaborative US-UK research project in the Antarctic which looks at the glaciological contribution to climate change.

Vice-President of the International Glaciological Society, Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson, said: “NewcastleGateshead was a natural choice for this year’s meeting as Northumbria University has a world leading geography and environmental sciences department, and is key to the five-year research project currently being carried out in West Antarctica, as well as to a new large EU project focusing on the Antarctic Ice Sheet in a global context. The department also holds several members of the society who have been integral to ongoing research.”

Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “The event coming to the region is demonstrative of the academic and research strengths within Northumbria University and will draw on the expertise of society members sitting within the university’s geography and environmental sciences department.”

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