Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly 2013
Air, Ice & Process Interactions
July 8-12, 2013

Second Circular and Call for Abstracts

Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13

Air, Ice & Process Interactions

8 – 12 July 2013, Davos, Switzerland

The IAMAS & IACS Associations of the IUGG invite the international scientific community to their joint 2013 Assembly - the DACA-13 conference - to discuss latest developments in atmospheric and cryospheric research.

DACA-13, with its overarching theme of "Air, Ice & Process Interactions", seeks to emphasize that many key challenges concerning global environmental change lie at the interface of these disciplines. Therefore particular attention will be devoted to the interaction between these vulnerable components, along with a range of more discipline-oriented sessions spanning the atmospheric and cryospheric sciences. The conference will be held in Davos in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Program of DACA-13

The IACS and IAMAS communities and international experts working together with DACA-13's Scientific Program Committee (SPC) have developed a cohesive and exciting program. It features 20 symposia, many containing several topical sessions, structured into four blocks. Detailed descriptions of the symposia and their sub-sessions plus the corresponding conveners can be viewed here.

In addition to the symposia, central elements of the conference will include keynote presentations by several world-leading experts, amongst whom are Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE Paris), Ronald B. Smith (Yale) and Thomas Stocker (University of Bern), and extended poster sessions. Also a range of scientific excursions and trips will be offered to allow participants to savour the surrounding alpine environment. A competitive registration fee of CHF 470 has been made possible by sponsorships and institutional support.

DACA-13 in Davos, Switzerland

DACA-13 will be held in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, which can be reached by train from Zurich Airport in about two hours. Davos, Europe's highest city, is situated in the Eastern part of the Swiss Alps at 1560 meters above sea level. It offers a very advanced congress infrastructure and a wide range of accommodation from the simple hostel to elegant five-star lodgings. The city, although a center for international dialogue on business and research, has retained a pleasant village atmosphere. The stunning alpine environment will contribute to making your visit an enjoyable experience.

Organization of DACA-13

DACA-13 is jointly organized by IACS (International Association of Cryospheric Sciences) and IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences), represented respectively by the Secretaries-General, Andrew Mackintosh and Hans Volkert, and a Swiss national organizing committee. The latter comprises representatives from WMO (Deon Terblanche, Ghassem Asrar), MeteoSwiss (Saskia Willemse), SCNAT (Pierre Dèzes), PMOD Davos (Werner Schmutz), WSL/SLF Davos (Charles Fierz, Anja Schilling), PSI (Markus Furger), ETH Zurich (Heini Wernli, Huw Davies), EPF Lausanne/WSL/SLF Davos (Michi Lehning), and University Bern (Heinz Wanner). "Davos Congress" and "Destination Davos Klosters" support the organization of DACA-13. 

Call for abstracts

The DACA-13 Scientific Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts on original or review work to be considered for oral or poster presentations. The program provides guidance on the thematic areas covered at DACA-13. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 January 2013. Authors wishing to submit an abstract are required to pay CHF 30 author deposit by credit card. Note that every author can only submit one abstract with "oral preference". Additional abstracts for poster presentations are welcome. Please click here to be transferred to the abstract submission form. Authors who wish to apply for a travel grant, have to submit their abstract(s) until 14 December 2012 at the latest, including a short letter of motivation, a CV and their publication list.


Deadline for abstracts with grant application 14 December 2012
Deadline for abstracts without grant application 31 January 2013
Acceptance information and draft program 28 February 2013
Deadline early registration 31 March 2013
Conference DACA-13
8 -12 July 2013

If you have any questions regarding the conference or the scientific program, please contact the Project Manager for DACA-13, Anja Schilling (anja.schilling@slf.ch).

For questions related to the location, accommodation or travels, please contact the head of the Davos Congress Administration, Michèle Lagger (michele.lagger@davos.ch)