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INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT)

The Antarctic geological Boundary Conditions (ABC) component of the SCAR-INSTANT programme is (finally) ‘launching’ by having an online meeting to discuss community priorities around understanding Antarctic boundary conditions (e.g. geology, geomorphology, bed etc.) and their links with the overlying modern and past ice sheet (see registration link below for info on areas for discussion).

We have planned a 1.5-2 hour online meeting (repeated twice to enable those in different time zones to contribute at less antisocial times) in which we will outline ABC and then have a series of discussions around possible work packages. Here, we are hopeful that the community will come together and tell us what they either are doing, or what they want to do, and in doing so, we hope to populate some workpackages with scientists of all career stages. There is no need to prepare before the meeting – just turn up (see below) and get involved even if you have never been involved in SCAR activities before.

The meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting 1: 6pm UTC on June 8th

Meeting 2: 3am UTC on June 9th

To attend, please register by June 1st via the following link so that we can enable a secure meeting:https://forms.office.com/r/iNuSdSddR6

Zoom links will then be sent out prior to the meeting.

In the meantime, the ABC plan is available at: SC4 Antarctic Geological Boundary Conditions (scar-instant.org)

If there are any questions, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or if you cannot attend but wish to have input, then feel free to email us.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th or 9th of June…