Why Attend IWAIS

General Information

This major scientific event provides a worldwide communication platform for researchers dealing with icing phenomena and their consequences. Icing on structures is a natural atmospheric phenomenon and a key factor when planning infrastructure such as overhead power lines, wind turbines, meteorological stations, cable cars, telecommunication towers – to name a few - in arctic or mountainous regions. It is also of importance at sea, as it can have hazardous consequences to vessels and platforms operating in icing prone areas. Detailed knowledge on frequency and duration of icing events as well as maximum ice loads are crucial parameters for the design of structures. Insufficient investigation and knowledge of this issue may result in tower collapses, regional power outages (due to downed overhead power lines), losses in power production (from affected wind turbines), turn-down of transport installations (cable cars), or corrupt measurement data (meteorological stations). From a financial point of view, the resulting effect of icing on structures may cause losses in billions of dollars by provoking extended system failures affecting human activities in tragic circumstances. Research in the fields of measurement and forecasting of icing events will yield practical solutions to protect lives and strategic infrastructure. The purpose of these workshops is to promote scientific and technical information exchange among researches dealing with the effects of icing on utilities, onshore and offshore industries, meteorological services, research laboratories and universities.

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Thank you for your participation

Compusult would like to sincerely thank all those who participated in IWAIS 2013 and helped make this workshop a success!

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Please Note: If rooms are not available for your requested dates, please contact the hotel directly at reservations@fortisproperties.com and ask for the Compusult IWAIS group rate.

Important Dates

Registration open June 1, 2013
Deadline for discounted hotel rates August 9, 2013
Deadline for submission of Presentation Files August 31, 2013
Hotel reservation deadline September, 2013



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