Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Due to the economic downturn in North America and
elsewhere, and the consequent low level of interest in
conference participation and sponsorship in 2016, ICETECH
2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, has been cancelled. The decision
to cancel ICETECH 2016 was made collectively by conference
organizers SNAME Arctic Section and Institute of the North
However, we are by no means abandoning the ICETECH tradition,
which has been alive since 1984, and so shall keep
monitoring interest and conditions, with a clear intent to
resume ICETECH when conditions are favourable. From the history
given on the ICETECH website, one can see that previously there
have been a number of gaps in ICETECHs due to economic
Accordingly, the ICETECH 2016 specific links and information
have been removed from the ICETECH 2016 website, however, the
general and historical information will remain.
We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused
to potential participants, and particularly to those who have
already submitted papers or abstracts.
Thank you to those who have supported ICETECH in the past; we
look forward to better conditions in the future.
Best regards from the
ICETECH 2016 Organizing Committee
We look forward to your participation!
Director, ION, Anchorage
Chair, SNAME Arctic Section OC