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Monday, 4 Feb: Current State of CliC

Albert Einstein Campus, Haus H (main building with cafeteria)

09:00 – 09:30    Opening Session -
-    Call to order – Greg Flato, CliC Chair
-    Welcome from the host– Volker Rachold, IASC Executive Secretary
-    Round of self-introductions (who you are, role within CliC, expectations/goals)
-    Approval of agenda

09:30 – 10:45    Current Status of CliC
- This session is not designed to be an extensive overview of all CliC activities, but rather short highlights with specific future requests on where the priorities are for the groups/projects that we already have. Presentations (with the exception of the Introduction and CIPO which are 20 minutes each) are to be no more than 10 minutes in total, and include plans for the next year at least.
-    Introduction and Context – Greg Flato, CliC Chair
-    Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) Report – Marilyn Raphael
-    CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group – Sebastian Gerland (by skype)
-    Southern Ocean Panel – Alexander Klepikov
-    Carbon and Permafrost (CAPER) – Vladimir Romanovsky

10:45 – 11:15    Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45    Current Status, Cont’d
-    CliC related activities in Japan and Asia-CliC – Tetsuo Ohata
-    Asia–CliC - China – Cunde Xiao
-    International Project Office Report – Jenny Baeseman
(includes update on Action items from SSG8, CIPO activities, past and upcoming meetings)
-    Discussion

12:45 – 14:00     Group Photo followed by Lunch
 
14:00 – 15:30    Large International Initiatives and CliC
- This session is not designed to be an extensive overview of all international project activities, but rather short highlights with specific requests on what CliC’s role should/could be. Presentations are to be no more than 15 minutes in total, and include specific ideas and requests for CliC participation.
-    Cryosphere Grand Challenge – Vladimir Kattsov
-    International Polar Initiative – Vladimir Ryabinin
-    Global Cryosphere Watch - Jeff Key
-    Global Integrated Polar Prediction System – Peter Lemke
-    WCRP Polar Climate Predictability Initiative – Ted Shepherd

15:30 – 16:00    Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:15    Continued
-    WWRP Polar Prediction Project – Thomas Jung

16:15 – 17:15    Summary of CliC Status, Connections and initial thoughts on future targeted activities
-    Brief summary – Greg Flato
-    Initial discussion (note we will return to this topic on Wednesday)

19:00 - Group Dinner in Mercure hotel

Tuesday, Feb 5: Connections to the Cryosphere Research Community and their Needs

Albert Einstein Campus, Haus H (main building with cafeteria)

09:00 – 10:45    Sponsor/Partner Feedback, and Identification of Gaps/Needs
- This session is not designed to be an extensive overview of all organization activities, but rather short highlights with specific relation to CliC/Cryosphere activities. Presentations are to be no more than 15 minutes, and include future plans/suggested directions for CliC participation.
-    WCRP – Ghassem Asrar, Director
-    SPARC – Ted Shepherd, Past SPARC SSG Co-Chair
-    GEWEX – Peter van Oevelen, Director, GEWEX IPO
-    CLIVAR Status 2013 – Roger Barry, Director, ICPO
-    IASC – Volker Rachold, Executive Secretary, IASC
-    SCAR – Mike Sparrow, Executive Director, SCAR
-    Discussion

10:45 – 11:15     Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00    Connections to climate and Cryosphere modelling
- One of the priorities of CliC has also been prediction, yet this is an area where we have been weak in the past few years. This session is designed to highlight some of the initiatives that are ongoing that CliC is involved with in some way. Presentations are no more than 10 minutes each and should include specific requests on what CliC’s role should/could be.
-    Polar regional Earth System models – Annette Rinke
-    Data and Model Intercomparison Proposal - Summer Arctic sea ice loss – Jim Overland
-    Permafrost Modeling – Vladimir Romanovsky
-    Sea Ice Model evaluation – Vladimir Kattsov
-    Sea Ice Model evaluation: Data needs, opportunities, and challenges – Alexandra Jahn
-    ESA and Relations with WCRP-CliC – Mark Drinkwater
-    Discussion

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 20:00    CliC/AWI Science Symposium and Reception
Albert Einstein Campus, Haus H, Auditorium (main building with cafeteria)

Wednesday, Feb 6     Identification of New CliC Priorities and Goals

Albert Einstein Campus, Haus H (main building with cafeteria)

09:00 – 10:45    Discipline-specific ideas/needs
- This session is designed to present specific ideas on cryospheric issues where CliC can help play a lead role in international coordination. Presentations are no more than 10 minutes each and should include specific goals, suggestions of participants, predicted outcomes.
-    Freshwater Budget of the Polar Regions – Larry Hinzman
-    Satellite techniques for observing global glacier mass balance – Helmut Rott
-    Ice sheet mass balance work (ISMASS) – Ed Hanna
-    Antarctic Regional outlet Glacier-Ocean Modeling – David Holland
-    Linkages between cryosphere elements – Rob Massom
-    Discussion


10:45 – 11:15    Coffee Break

11:15-13:00        Future Priorities for CliC and broader linkages
-    Suggested topics and approach to targeted activities – G. Flato
-    Initial Discussion

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 15:30    Community Engagement

-    Towards an Intercomparison framework for Ice Sheet Models – Eric Larour
-    Towards a Cryosphere Modeling Conference Forum ISSM Workshop Report – Eric Larour
-    International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) and Discussion led by Penny Wagner,
     APECS President
o    Making CliC more relevant in the international Cryosphere research community
o    Making better connections to other WCRP activities
o    Getting New Scientists involved
o    Reconnecting with former participants
o    Meaningful Support of Early Career Scientists

15:30 – 16:00    Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30    Discussion on Strategy, Priorities, and Targeted Activities
-    Discussion led by G. Flato

 

Thursday, Feb 7         Practical Steps Forward

Hotel Mercure, Parkett 1+2

09:00 – 10:00    CliC Infrastructure – Discussion lead by Jenny Baeseman
-    CliC Procedures and Structure
-    CIPO Development
-    Funding needs / Upcoming Meetings
-    Dates and Venue for CliC SSG-10

10:00 – 11:00    Summary of Action Items and Decisions
(input to CliC Work Plan)

11:00 – 11:15    Coffee Break (note only 15min)

11:15 – 13:00    Executive SSG Session
- Open to SSG Members, WCRP, SCAR, IASC, CIPO
-    SSG and Committee Membership,
-    Executive Committee and Vice-Chairs
-    Funding / Sponsorship
-    Other

13:00 – 14:00        No-host Lunch

14:00 – 16:00        Executive Comm