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The workshop took place at the University of Hamburg, ZMAW Building Room 023, ground floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg


T H U R S D A Y, 18 S E P T E M B E R

Setting the scene

9:00-9:10 Opening & Welcome
9:10-9:30 Sea ice observations: Where are we? Where do we want to go? [Stefan Kern][Presentation]
9:30-9:50 Sea ice observations in numerical models: What has been done? What are the next steps? [Martin Vancoppenolle] [Presentation]
9:50-10:20 Coffee & Posters & Discussion

What do we get from SICCI?

10:20-10:30 ESA SICCI project: Aims and products [Stein Sandven] [Presentation]
10:30-10:50 SIC algorithm selection & SIC production & future plans [Leif Toudal Pedersen, et al.] [Presentation]
10:50-11:10 SIT algorithm studies & SIT production & future plans [Eero Rinne, et al.] [Presentation]

What do we get with SICCI products?

11:10-11:30 Using SICCI ice concentrations to nudge sea ice in an Earth System Model [Felix Bunzel and Dirk Notz] [Presentation]
11:30-11:50 Sea ice assimilation with adjoint method [Nikolay Koldunov, et al.]
11:50-12:10 An evaluation of NorESM1 sea ice simulations based on SICCI SIC and SIT datasets [Jens Debernard] [Presentation]
12:10-13:10 Lunch

Some related key sea ice studies

13:10-13:30 PMW SIC inter-comparisons [Joey Comiso] [Presentation]
13:30-13:50 AMSR2 SIC with uncertainties [Walt Meier, et al.] [Presentation]
13:50-14:30 Coffee & Posters & Discussion

Some related key modeling activities

14:30-14:45 Model requirements of sea ice concentration and thickness in the Arctic [Wieslaw Maslowski]
14:45-15:00 Forecasting future sea ice conditions in the MIZ: A Lagrangian Approach [Bruno Tremblay] [Presentation]
15:00-15:15 The Status and Development of the Regional Ice Prediction System [Tom Carrieres] [Presentation]
15:15-15:30 Sea Ice Analysis and Forecasting with the GloSea5 Seasonal Forecast System [Andrew Peterson] [Presentation]
15:30-16:00 Discussion / Wrap-up of the day / Review of the key questions


F R I D A Y, 19 S E P T E M B E R

9:00-09:10 Housekeeping & wrap-up of yesterday

Validation & Evaluation of SICCI prototype products

09:10-09:35 SIC: validation against 0% and 100%; uncertainties, off-range, Landsat, melt pond fraction) [Stefan Kern et al.] [Presentation]
09:35-10:00 SIT validation & inter-comparison: SICCI (in-situ, EM, OIB, ICESat, ULS) [Marta Zygmuntowska, Kirill Khvorostovyky, et al.][Presentation]
10:00-10:20 About snow on sea ice [Stefan Kern, et al.] [Presentation]
10:20-11:20 Coffee & Posters & Discussion
11:20-12:00 Discussion: Where are we? Where do we go?
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:10 SMOS Mission overview and status after 5 years in orbit [Matthias Drusch, et al.] [Presentation]
13:10-13:30 The ESA STSE project SMOS+ Sea Ice: Towards a synergy of SMOS and Cryosat-2 [Lars Kaleschke, et al.]
13:30-13:50 Uncertainties of Sea Ice Thickness from Cryosat-2 [Stefan Hendricks, et al.] [Presentation]
13:50-14:10 What we learned about SIC as boundary conditions from model simulations [Jinro Ukita][Presentation]
14:10-14:25 Plans for SICCI phase-2 addressing some key scientific issues for the polar regions [Stein Sandven] [Presentation]
14:25-15:00 Final discussion: Where do we go from here?
15:00-16:00 Coffee & Farewell


P O S T E R  C O N T R I B U T I O N S

Zhijun Li Introduction on the progress of Arctic Engineering in China
Xiao Cheng Evaluation on the SICCI SIC and SIT data in specific regions of interest in Antarctic and Arctic [Xiao et al., given by Junshen Lu or Yufang Ye]
Steffen Tietsche Arctic sea ice thickness over the last decade from observations and ocean re-analyses
Nina Maaß Snow thickness retrieval from SMOS data – Sensitivity to ice temperature, ice thickness, and snow density
Sascha Willmes The microwave emissivity variability of snow-covered first-year sea ice from late winter to early summer: a model study
Sascha Willmes A quasi-daily pan-Arctic lead product derived from MODIS thermal infrared imagery 
Andreas Wernecke Lead detection with Cryosat-2: Method improvement and validation
Xiangshan Tian-Kunze Estimation of thin sea ice thickness from SMOS brightness temperature in the Arctic
Florence Fetterer Development of a combined satellite ice thickness product for use in an operational sea ice model (Authors: Florence Fetterer, Walt Meier, Scott Stewart, and Pam Posey)
Sara Fleury Sea ice and leads observation using Saral/Altika ka band altimeter: Comparison with segmented MODIS thermal images (Authors: Sara Fleury, Elena Zakharova, Kevin Guerreiro, Sascha Willmes, Frédérique Rémy and Denis Blumstein)
Friedrich Richter The atmospheric response on sea ice changes
Burcu Ozsoy-Cicek Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness from ICESat-1 using empirical Approaches based on in-situ Drillings (Burcu Ozsoy-Cicek and Stefan Kern)
Burcu Ozsoy-Cicek Progress in the Development of the Turkish Polar research program (Authors: Burcu Ozsoy-Cicek, Bayram Öztürk, Bettina Meyer, Marcel Nicolaus, and Stefan Kern)
Valentin Ludwig Sea Ice concentrations retrieved from L-Band data
Georg Heygster Thickness of thin sea ice retrieved from satellite L-Band high incidence angle observations (Authors: Georg Heygster, Marcus Huntemann, and Thomas Krumpen)
Yufang Ye Improving multiyear ice concentration retrieval from passive microwave and atmospheric model data (Authors: Yufang Ye and Georg Heygster)
Chang-Qing Ke Inter-comparison between ESA CCI and NSIDC SSMI sea ice concentration products in Arctic Ocean


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