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27th International Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) 2013

Ice cliffs of the Brunt Ice Shelf near Mobster creek
Ice cliffs of the Brunt Ice Shelf near Mobster creek

Date and venue

Dates:  17-19 June 2013
Venue: Gregynog Hall, Powys, Wales

Registration deadline: 20 May 2013


As always, we welcome presentations on all aspects of ice shelf research, including, but not limited to:

  • Formation, flow and disintegration of ice shelves
  • Response of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers to past, present and future climate variability
  • Surface and basal mass balance of ice shelves
  • Ice‐ocean interaction at the calving front of ice shelves and tidewater glaciers
  • Mass transport across the grounding line
  • Ocean circulation and water mass transformation beneath ice shelves and within pro‐glacial fjords
  • Impact of ice shelves on the global ocean
  • Processes controlling the delivery of ocean heat to glaciated coastlines
  • Climate records from on or near current or former ice shelves

Provisional programme


An all inclusive package of £285 covers accommodation and meals at Gregynog Hall from the evening of Sunday 16th June to lunchtime on Wednesday 19th June, including the conference dinner on the evening of Tuesday 18th June.

For anyone whose travel arrangements necessitate staying an extra night in the UK, rooms at Gregynog Hall can be booked for evening meal, bed and breakfast on the nights of Saturday 15th and Wednesday 19th June at an additional cost. Please note that availability is limited for these nights.

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Travel and Directions

Gregynog Hall is located near the village of Tregynon, 6 miles north of Newtown in Powys.

Travelling by car:

Directions to Gregynog Hall if travelling by car

Travelling by public transport

Newtown can be reached by rail on the Birmingham – Aberystwyth line.

UK rail timetables

Travelling by air

Those travelling from overseas might consider flights into Birmingham or Manchester airports, which may make for an overall shorter journey.

Local transport

There is no public transport between the railway station and Gregynog Hall, but we plan to operate a shuttle service at peak times.

For those arriving early or leaving late, a local taxi can be booked. Please note that this will need to be pre-arranged as there is no taxi rank at the station.

If everyone could please give an indication on the registration form if they are likely to need transport from the station, and, if so, their likely approximate time of arrival (trains arrive every two hours, so there are not many to choose from!), we will try to coordinate the transfers. We will send contact details for the taxi firm to anyone that we are unable to meet.