The NZ biennial sea ice symposium will take place at the University of Canterbury, Biology building, 2-3 February 2016 (Tuesday and Wednesday).
The intention is that participants can attend the symposium by covering transportation to and from Christchurch and accommodation, and that catering will be provided at the venue.
The plan is to have a mix of presentations and discussion sessions over the two days. Part of the symposium will be devoted to discuss the kick-off of the Deep South National Science Challenge.
A call for abstracts will follow very soon and we will also ask for people to formally register their interest in attending at this time. A session will be devoted to showcase student work.
Any feedback regarding the format of the symposium will be greatly appreciated.
It is recommended to book accommodation as early as possible.
Suggested accommodation options:
- Asure306 on Riccarton Motel, 306 Riccarton Road: http://www.motel306.co.nz/ – State booking is for UC Sea Ice Symposium and you may get a reduced rate (depending on room availability)
- Academy Motor Lodge, 62 Creyke Road: http://www.academymotorlodge.co.nz/
- Apollo Motel, 288 Riccarton Road: http://www.apollomotel.co.nz/
There are also a number of other motels on Riccarton Road, close to the University.
Please forward to anyone you can think of is interested in the symposium.
All the best from Scott Base,
Senior Lecturer – Remote Sensing/Glaciology
Gateway Antarctica, Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research
University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
ph: +64 3 364 3166, mobile: 021 2511270