2022 SIRG Workshop details and registration information

2022 SIRG Workshop postponed

UPDATE (25/01/2022): The 2022 SIRG workshop has been postponed due to the change to red settings under the national covid protection framework. The organising team is working on alternative arrangements and details will be posted here and to the SIRG mailing list in due course. Our aim is to hold an in-person meeting in winter (June/July) 2022. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at nzsirg2022@gmail.com with any questions.

Key details

Where: Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand. Workshop sessions will be held in the Coronet Peak Ski Area base building, with accommodation available on site at the Otago Ski Club’s Joel Lodge. Coronet Peak is a 25 minute drive from Queenstown Airport. Note that there is no regular public transport to Coronet peak during summer months – if you require transport from the airport to Coronet Peak please let the organising team know and we will do our best to coordinate ride sharing.

When: February 17 – 19, 2022. Presentation sessions will run over the afternoon of February 17 and all day of February 18. The workshop will conclude with a field trip on Saturday February 19, more information about the field trip is available here.

Who: SIRG 2022 is open to all researchers with an interest in snow and ice. We particularly encourage students to attend and tell us all about their work!

What: We welcome presentations on all aspects of research related to the cryosphere, including but not limited to: seasonal snow, glaciology, glacial geomorphology and sea ice, in Aotearoa New Zealand, Antarctica, and further afield.

COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system)

SIRG 2022 will operate as an event under the New Zealand COVID-19 Protection Framework, and we will require a valid My Vaccine Pass for attendance. We will check and verify attendee vaccine passes upon arrival. This means that SIRG 2022 can go ahead with minimal restrictions at all traffic light settings (a limit of 100 people and social distancing will apply at the red traffic light setting). For more information please see https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/.


Registration is now open, and closes on January 28, 2022. The registration page is accessible here. For 2022, registration fees are:

  • Non-student: $150
  • Student (presenting): $0
  • Student (non-presenting): $50

Registration fees include accommodation (for the nights of February 17 and 18), meals for the duration of the workshop and the field trip. We acknowledge the generous support of NIWA, Antarctica New Zealand and Coronet Peak which has allowed us to keep registration costs to a minimum.

Abstract preparation

Please prepare your abstract using the template available here. Abstracts must be submitted via email to nzsirg2022@gmail.com by January 28, 2022.


Accommodation in the Otago Ski Club’s Joel Lodge, for the nights of February 17 and 18, is included in the cost of registration. This is shared bunk room style accommodation, so please bring a sleeping bag and pillow! There are several room configurations available, please indicate any preferences when registering and we will do our best to accommodate these. Please note that camping is not permitted on the Coronet Peak Recreation Reserve.

We are looking forward to seeing you in February 2022!

If you have any questions or require any further information in the meantime, please reach out to the organising team via email: nzsirg2022@gmail.com.

Hei konā mai

The 2022 SIRG organising team.