The cryosphere is now acknowledged as a unique biome that, in spite of the cold and harsh conditions, is inhabited by a diverse range of micro- and macro-organisms. The presence and activity of organisms within the cryosphere also demands attention from glaciologists with interests in the physical and chemical properties of snow or ice. This is because melting and the crystallization of snow and ice are enhanced or even induced by the presence and activity of organisms. This symposium will therefore provide an opportunity for glaciologists and biologists to meet and discuss the various phenomena associated with life in the cold.
The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on ‘Cryosphere and Biosphere’ in 2018. The symposium will be held at the heart of Kyoto, former imperial capital of Japan, from 14–19 March 2018.

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Conference Program is open.

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Online Registration is now open.

Late registration ends on February 21, 2018.

To registered participants

We have three options for the mid-conference excursion and you have to select one of them on the web site.
Please go to the JTB travel agent site below, log-in and select one extrusion (tour) that you like to attend. You can see the details for each option on the site.
Excursion registraion will be closed on February 23, 2018.
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