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Today's Topics:

   1. 37th IGS British Branch Annual Meeting 2012 - University of
      Aberdeen (Mair, Dr Douglas W. F.)


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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:16:32 +0100
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Subject: 37th IGS British Branch Annual Meeting 2012 - University of
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IGS British Branch Annual Meeting 2012 - University of Aberdeen
Second Circular

Dates of Event: Wednesday 5th September ? Thursday 6th September 2012
**Registration now open**

For payment of Registration, Annual Dinner and Accommodation and more information including Contact Details please visit:

Closure of Registration: 12th July 2012

The 37th International Glaciological Society British Branch meeting will be hosted by the Cryosphere and Climate Change (CCC) group in the School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.
As with previous annual meetings, the event will comprise an informal two days of presentations on all aspects of snow and ice research. We welcome all glaciologists from senior researchers to postgraduate students to attend and present their work. We particularly encourage international colleagues who may be planning to visit the UK around this time to join us in Aberdeen and present their work. The meeting will consist of both oral and poster presentation sessions.

Special events:
This year we are delighted that Professor David Sugden has agreed to present a keynote speech on his distinguished career entitled ?A geomorphologist in the glaciological world? after the poster session on the Wednesday afternoon.

For the first time the IGS British Branch meeting will run in parallel with the British Science Festival, also hosted by the University of Aberdeen. As part of this Aberdeen?s CCC group will be hosting a public debate about scientific research in polar regions on Tuesday 4th September from 15:30-17:30. The polar research panel will include glaciologists Professors David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey) and Peter Nienow (University of Edinburgh). We invite ISG delegates to come and support us at this free event which will be followed by a drinks reception on the evening of Tuesday 4th September. The IGS meeting will formally open at 09:30 on Wednesday 5th September.

To pay for registration, accommodation and the annual dinner (and further information) please visit the University of Aberdeen ?Online store? at the url below and follow the links

Travel and Directions
There are several options for travelling to Aberdeen, by either road, rail or air. However please bear in mind that booking early is advisable in order to get good value tickets. The presence of the UK oil industry in Aberdeen often leads to the best travel options selling out quickly. Additionally the British Science Festival will be running in parallel with the IGB British Branch Meeting at the University of Aberdeen, so we expect higher than usual demand.
The conference begins at 09:30 on Wednesday 5th September so most delegates will plan to arrive on Tuesday 4th September.
Aberdeen is well connected by air to most major UK destinations along with several European hubs. As well as regular flights operated by British Airways between London and Aberdeen, this includes several budget airlines which operate direct daily flights. Easyjet from London Luton and Gatwick. Flybe flies from Leed-Bradford, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast. Aer Lingus fly from Dublin and there are also direct flights from Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and several other major European airports. The conference will finish at 16:00 on Thursday 6th September allowing plenty of time for a range of flight options that evening.
Aberdeen lies on the East Coast main line which provides daily direct services from London, in addition to regular services from Edinburgh and Glasgow from various rail companies. Travel from the west of England and Wales to Edinburgh or Glasgow is best via Lancaster and the west coast. Route planning and tickets from all over the UK can be found at the National rail website.
Caledonian Sleeper Train:
The Calendonian Sleeper trains runs Monday to Thursday from London Euston and other English stations and details can be found on the website. It is possible to get bargain berths to Aberdeen from as little as ?19 one-way. In general these are released every Friday morning about 12 weeks in advance. These will be issued very soon. Unsuprisingly these do sell out quickly.
Aberdeen is reached from the south by taking the M6/M74 or M1/A68 to Edinburgh or Glasgow before joining up with the A90 towards Dundee and Aberdeen. Megabus and the National Express also run coaches to Aberdeen from major stations across the UK.
Contact and Further Information
Doug Mair, Rob Bingham, Brice Rea or Matteo Spagnolo
School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
Elphinstone Road
Aberdeen AB24 3UF
Scotland, UK.
Tel: +44-1224-272328
Email: [hidden email]

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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