2018 Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) workshop (32nd)

FRISP-2018: Important dates (See more information below)


FRISP is a subcommmittee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Working Group of Glaciology. For several years the work of the FRISP parties was focused on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS). But meanwhile the geographical restriction to FRIS was widened up and other ice shelves have been included into the investigations. FRISP started out as an European forum, but now welcomes any scientist working on ice shelves and related issues. FRISP remains a focus on glaciology, but the scope is extended to include continental shelf oceanography, meteorology, and quaternary paleoclimatology to encourage discussion between these disciplines. More info can be found on FRISP website. Workshops are regularly organised, and this year workshop, FRISP-2018, is organised by JB Sallée and N. Jourdain.


The 32nd FRISP workshop (2018) will be held in the French Alps in Aussois at the Paul Langevin center, on 3/4/5/6 September 2018. The center has 105 individual rooms; each participant should stay in an individual room, but if there is need for sharing room, you would be asked and noticed in advance. The closest international airports to reach Aussois are Geneva and Lyon. Buses will be organised from Geneva to Aussois, on the 3rd September in late afternoon; and from Aussois to Geneva on the 6th September, arriving in Geneva in mid-afternoon. Bus ride is about 2 hours. More information on buses will be given at a later stage. Closest train station is Modane but you would then have to organise your own way to the conference center (e.g. with the bus compagny www.altibus.com ). The address of the center is: CAES du CNRS, Centre Paul-Langevin, 73500 Aussois.

Registration and fees

Pre-registration is compulsory before the 15th May 2018 (extended to 25th May). Registration fees will be paid in a second step, and will be 500€, which includes conference, accomodation, buses, and all meals from Monday dinner to Thursday lunch. On the pre-registration website everyone has to to select "category - REGISTRATION 500 €". Pre-registration website is: https://www.azur-colloque.fr/DR02/inscription/preinscription/84/en

We are trying to organise a number of reduced fees for early career scientists. The number of reduced fees we will be able to afford depends on the total number of participant, and therefore decided after pre-registration closes. If you are an early-career scientist and want to request reduced fees, please pre-registrate by selecting "category - REGISTRATION 500 €", then make a request for reduced fees here : Fill this form.

Once pre-registration is closed, you'll need to register and pay fees. Please understand that we are working on tight budget to make sure to offer the lowest price as possible, to ensure the most open participation as possible. If you pre-registrate and but change your plans and think you will not attend and pay the fees, please let us know by email and we'll take that into account when working out number of reduced fees we can offer.

Abstract - Program

Deadline for submission of abstract is the 15th June 2018 and needs to be done on this website: Fill this form

More information

This year workshop is organised by J-B. Sallée and N. Jourdain. Feel free to contact us if you need any additional information: jbsallee@gmail.com ; nicolas.jourdain@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr