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CliC SSG-10 Draft Agenda

(Version 3, 27.01.2014)


17-20 February 2014  Ÿ  Geneva, Switzerland


Online Meeting Participation Information

For online participation for the CliC 10th Scientific Steering Group Meeting, we will use the GoToMeeting Platform (www.gotomeeting.com). If you have not used this system before, we suggest logging on ~15 minutes before the start of the first day - 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 - and we are hoping to have video of the presenter as well (that part will depend on the bandwidth of participants, etc). If you prefer to connect using a telephone, please contact Jenny Baeseman prior to the meeting.

If you would like to ask a question or provide a comment during the meeting, please us the chat box to alert the online moderator that you would like to speak so we can get that attention of the presenter. We will then give you the floor to ask your question to the room. Please be sure to mute your line (by clicking the microphone icon) when you are not speaking to reduce background noise.

If you are a presenter, we will give you the ability to share your computer screen. This means that you can give the presentation from your own computer and use whatever platform you normally do (ie PC, Mac, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc*).

If you have participated in an online meeting before, you know that there can sometimes be technical glitches and challenges to overcome. We will do our best to make sure everything goes smoothly, but if at anytime during the meeting you have suggestions on how we can improve sound quality, etc, please send Jenny Baeseman a text: +47 4821 8095 or email.

*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://support.citrixonline.com/GoToMeeting/all_files/GTM010003

To join the meeting, simply click on the link corresponding to the day and follow the instructions.

Monday, 17 February (09:00 - 18:00 CET)

Tuesday, 18 February (09:00 - 18:00 CET)

Wednesday, 19 February (09:00 - 18:00 CET)

Thursday, 20 February (09:00 - 18:00 CET)


Monday, 17 Feb               Introduction and Context
(Salle B Ground Floor of WMO)

09:00 – 09:30           Opening Session

-       Call to order – Greg Flato, CliC Chair

-       Welcome from the host– Valery Detemmerman, A/Director, WCRP

-       Round of self-introductions (who you are, your research area)

-       Approval of agenda

09:30 – 10:30           Review of last SSG Actions/Decisions and Activities

- This session is not designed to be an extensive overview, but rather a brief recap. More detailed discussion will take place later in the meeting.

-       Decisions/new targeted activities from last SSG – Greg Flato [Download the Presentation]

-       Activities/workshops/etc. supported by CliC IPO – Jenny Baeseman [Download the Presentation]

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30           Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean (GRISO) Working Group

-       Updated on this US-CLIVar activity – Patrick Heimbach (who can only be at the SSG meeting Monday morning) [Download the Presentation]

 11:30 – 12:15           International connections

-       SCAR – Nancy Bertier [Download the Presentation]

-       IASC – Volker Rachold (online) [Download the Presentation]

-       APECS – Ella Darlington [Download the Presentation]

-       Other items??

12:15 – 13:30           Group Photo Followed by Lunch

13:30 – 14:15           WCRP, Future Earth and CliC

- Future Earth is a broad initiative involving re-organization of projects under IGBP, IHDP and Diversitas. WCRP has been involved in ongoing discussions with the Future Earth leadership to clarify the role of WCRP and its projects in Future Earth.

-       Update on WCRP including its future role in Future Earth – Valery Detemmerman [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion

14:15 – 15:30           WCRP Grand Challenges


- Recall that the Grand Challenges are designed to be ‘cross-project’ activities, with one project serving as the lead, coordinating across the WCRP

-       Introduction – Greg (~5min) [Download the Presentation]

-       Water Availability Grand Challenge – Sonia Seneviratne (~30min, incl. questions) [Download the Presentation]

  • (Note Sonia is only available this day)

-       Sea-Level Rise Grand Challenge – Detlef Stammer (~30min, incl. questions) [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion

15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30           WCRP Grand Challenges, Cont’d

-       Regional Climate Information Grand Challenge – Annette Rinke (~30min, incl. questions) [Download the Presentation]

-       Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Grand Challenge – Greg (~30 min, incl. questions) [Download the Presentation]

  • Summary of workshop, note PCPI activities

-       Discussion, overall connection of CliC to the Grand Challenge efforts

 19:00 - ?                     No-Host Dinner

-       Details TBC


Tuesday, Feb 18              Connections to other WCRP activities

(Salle B Ground Floor of WMO)


09:00 – 9:45  Grand Challenges cont’d

-       Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity – Sandrine Bony (~30min, incl. questions) [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion of potential CliC interactions

09:45 – 10:30           WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling

-       Summary of WGCM meeting  – Sandrine Bony (~30min) [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion of potential CliC role in CMIP6 planning

  • Targeted analysis of cryosphere
  • Specific intercomparisons

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30           Connections to other WCRP activities

-       WMAC – Michel Rixen [Download the Presentation]

-       WDAC – Walt Meier (online or a write up in advance - tbc)

-       US CLIVAR – Mike Patterson (online) [Download the Presentation]

-       International CLIVAR Plans - D Stammer [Download the Presentation]

-       WMO Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) - M Ondras [Download the Presentation]

-       WCRP Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP) - P Doblas-Reyes [Download the Presentation]

-       Others

11:30 – 12:15           Updates on WMO initiatives

-       ECPORS, GIPPS, etc. – Peter Lemke [Download the Presentation]

-       GCW – Vladimir Ryabinin 

-       GFCS – Vladimir Ryabinin  [Download the Presentation]

12:15 – 13:30           Lunch

13:30 – 15:30           Brief updates on established activities

-       ISMASS / Polar Jet Stream Activities – Ed Hanna [Download the Presentation]

-       Arctic Freshwater Synthesis – Larry Hinzman [Download the Presentation]

-       Permafrost and Carbon – Ted Schuur [Download the Presentation]

-       Southern Ocean Panel – Detlef Stammer

15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30           Updates Cont’d

-       ASPeCt – (summary provided in writing)

16:30 – 17:30           Discussion

-       Linkages between CliC activities

-       CliC Working Group on Arctic Sea Ice - D Perovich [Download the Presentation]

-       Overview of Russian activity related to CliC - A Slepikov [Download the Presentation]

-       Overall progress

-       Connections to other international activities

-       Gaps/overlaps/needs


Wednesday, Feb 19        CliC Project Office and Targeted Activities

(Salle C2 Level -1 of WMO)

09:00 – 10:30           Status of new Targeted Activities

-       Ice-Ocean Interactions – David Holland [Download the Presentation]

-       Ice-Sheet Modelling – Eric Larour [Download the Presentation]

-       Snow Intercomparison – Gerhard Krinner [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee Break

11:00-12:15              Targeted Activities Cont’d

-       Sea-ice and Climate Variability – Dirk Notz [Download the Presentation]

-       Sea-ice and climate modeling forum – Alex Jahn [Download the Presentation]

-       Polar CORDEX analysis – Annette Rinke [Download the Presentation]

-       Glacier Inventory -- H Rott [Download the Presentation]

-       Discussion

12:15 – 13:30           Lunch

13:30 – 14:30           New Targeted Activities?

-       South American CliC Thoughts - S Mernild [Download the Presentation]

14:30 – 15:30           CliC Project Office Activities

-       Recap of a busy year – Jenny

-       Discussion

15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30           CliC Project Office Activities – forward planning

-       Workshop support, 2014 workshop plan and beyond, prioritizing activities, web site, communication, outreach, engaging new people and projects, meeting planning – Jenny

-       Discussion


Thursday, Feb 20                        Status and Future Plans

(Salle C2 Level -1 of WMO)


09:00 – 10:30           Updating the CliC Science/Implementation Plan

 -    Implementation Plan update – Greg

-       Discussion of structure and communication

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00           CliC Management and Operation/Structure

-    Commitment to hold more regular teleconferences – Greg

-    Membership – look at members rotating off; new member suggestions

-     Representation on other working groups

-     Next meeting – date/location

-     Review of Action Items – Vladimir Ryabinin

-    any other business


Adjourn for those people needing to leave early


Afternoon available for further discussion, on specific items …