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GlacierMIP Prague KickOff 2015Participants in the 2015 GlacierMIP Kick Off Workshop in Prague The GlacierMIP Kick-off Workshop was held on Friday, June 26, 2015, 15:00-18:00 and Saturday, June 27, 2015, 13:00-15:00 during the 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Prague, Czech Republic.

The objective of the workshop was to lay out the overall plan for GlacierMIP over the coming years. This first “kick-off” meeting brought together – for the first time – many of the participants and provided a forum to specify further details of our planned activities.

Specifically we discussed:

        • a catalogue of well-defined model intercomparison experiments to be performed by the participants of the GlacierMIP Targeted Activity, including specification of the boundary conditions;
        • a summary including model details of all participating models;
        • a list of climate variables needed for the modeling;
        • a list of deliverable variables, and variable formats;
        • a schedule for performing the experiments, collecting data, and preparing publications; and
        • a plan for future workshops and continuous communication/information flow within the group.

Download the agenda and meeting minutes for further information.


The agenda of the GlacierMIP Kick-off meeting at IUGG 2015 is available here.

Meeting Minutes

The summary of the 2015 GlacierMIP Kick-off meeting in Prague can be found here.

Joining the meeting online

For the online meeting, we will use the GoToMeeting Platform (www.gotomeeting.com). If you have not used this system before, we suggest logging on ~10 minutes before the start of the call - a small plugin will need to be downloaded from the web and installed on your computer the first time you use it (after that you should not need to reinstall the plug in). You have the ability to test your audio to make sure we can hear you, etc. There is a chat box that you can use to ask questions, chat to other online participants, etc. You will be able to hear the presenter and see the slides. You can also share webcams if you would like, but this is only advisable with high bandwidth. A headset is recommended to reduce feedback, but it is not necessary if you are in a quiet space and are able to control the volume on your computer and pay attention to muting yourself when not speaking. Please be sure to mute your line (by clicking the green microphone icon) when you are not speaking to reduce background noise. If for some reason you cannot hear or speak, you should check under Audio on the side panel to make sure Mic and Speakers is checked, and not telephone (if you are using the built-in audio). If that does not work, its probably something with your computer settings - check your volume on both the computer and headset, make sure your computer has a mic that works, etc. … if you can’t get it to work, just use the telephone number. If you are a presenter, the organizer can give you the ability to share your computer screen. This means that you can give a presentation from your own computer and use whatever platform you normally do (ie PC, Mac, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc*). *Please note that a PC or Mac is required (Android or Apple mobile devices can also be used). Unfortunately gotomeeting does not work with LINUX based machines. More information about system requirements can be found here: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/support. To join the meeting, simply click on the link below for the date of the meeting and follow the instructions.

Friday, June 26, 2015, 15:00-18:00

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 13:00-15:00

You can also dial in using your phone.

Access Code: 275-466-621

Phone numbers
United States (Long distance): +1 (312) 757-3119
Australia (Long distance): +61 2 9091 7603
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For more information, please contact the workshop organizers Regine Hock, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, and Ben Marzeion, University of Bremen, Germany.