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12th Session of the CliC Scientific Steering Group

The 12th Session of the CliC Scientific Steering Group will be held from February 2 to 4, 2016, at the Center for Ice and Climate of the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting is kindly hosted by SSG member Dorthe Dahl-Jensen.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Draft Agenda as of January 2016

CliC Status  
09:00-09:20 Welcome - Dave Carlson, WCRP Director
                Greg Flato & Gerhard Krinner, CliC SSG Co–Chairs
                Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, SSG Member & Host
09:20-09:35 Introduction of new SSG members and APECS representative at the meeting
09:35-09:50 A future vision of WCRP - Guy Brasseur
09:50-10:05 Update from WCRP JPS Liaison - Mike Sparrow
10:05-10:20 2015 Big Picture Achievements - CliC Co-Chairs
10:20-10:30 Update from the CliC Office - Lawrence Hislop
10:30-15:45 Updates on the various themes – Groups & Targeted Activities
10:30-10:45 Connections (10 min, 5 min for questions) (Part 1)
Interactions Between Cryosphere Elements - Rob Massom (remotely)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Sea Ice (10 min each, 10 min for questions in total) (Part 1)
Antarctic Sea Ice Processes & Climate (ASPeCt) - Marilyn Raphael
Technical Committee on Sea Ice Observations - Marilyn Raphael
Sea Ice & Climate Modeling Forum - Dirk Notz
CliC-SOLAS Sea Ice Biogeochemistry Forum (emerging) - Martin Vancoppenolle (remotely)
Don Perovich will present on the CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (CASIWG), remotely in the afternoon

11:50-12:30 Permafrost/Hydrology (10 min each, 10 min for questions in total)
Permafrost Carbon Network & Permafrost & Climate Modelling Forum - Kazuyuki Saito
Submarine Permafrost Mapping Action Group (SuPerMaG) - Paul Overduin (remotely)
Arctic Freshwater Synthesis - Arvid Bring
12:30-13:20 Lunch Break
13:20-14:00 Connections (10 min each, 10 min for questions in total) (Part 2)
Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS) - Xavier Fettweis
Arctic Climate Change and Mid-Latitude Weather Extremes - James Overland
Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interaction (GRISO) – word on GrIOOS workshop at AGU - Gordon Hamilton
14:00-14:30 Regional and Transdisciplinary (10 min each, 10 min for questions in total)
CLIVAR/CliC/ SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel - Kenichi Matsuoka
Polar CORDEX - Annette Rinke
14:30-15:00 Prediction and Predictability (10 min each, 10 min for questions in total)
Year Of Polar Prediction (YOPP) - Gerhard Krinner
Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI) - Marilyn Raphael
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-15:30 Sea Ice (10 min, 5 min for questions) (Part 2)
CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (CASIWG) - Don Perovich (remotely)
15:30-15:45 Social Science (10 min, 5 min for questions)
Word from APECS - Ekaterina Uryupova
15:45-17:00 Discussion focusing on links, gaps, and opportunities for the CliC activities
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

 Draft Agenda as of January 2016

09:00-10:45 Model Intercomparison Projects 
09:00-10:15 Updates on the various MIPs (15 min each)
Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project 6 (ISMIP6) - Tony Payne
Diagnostic Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) - Dirk Notz
Land Surface, Snow and Soil Moisture Model Intercomparison Project (LS3MIP) & Earth System Model-Snow Model intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP) - Gerhard Krinner
Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP) - David Holland & Xylar Asay-Davis (remotely)
Glacier Model Intercomparison Project (GlacierMIP) - Ben Marzeion
10:15-10:45 Discussion on the various MIPs: challenges, how to coordinate efforts better, how to communicate the results and engage others
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Grand Challenges (10 min each, 10 min for discussion)
Melting Ice & Global Consequences - Greg Flato
Linkages to other Grand Challenges: Sea Level; Biogeochemistry (link to permafrost); Near-Term Climate - Mike Sparrow

11:30-12:30 Linkages between CliC and the other WCRP projects (15 min of discussion at the end)
Overview - Dave Carlson (15 min)
Linkages between SPARC & CliC - Neil Harris (remotely) (10 min)
Linkages between GEWEX & CliC - Peter van Oevelen (10 min)
Linkages between CLIVAR & CliC - Mike Sparrow (10 min)
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:45 SWIPA Update - Gerhard Krinner (10 min, 5 min for discussion)
13:45-14:25 Future Conferences (15 min each, 10 min for discussion in total) 
2016 ESA-CliC Conference - Gerhard Krinner
2017 IGS/IACS/CliC Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Conference in NZ - James Renwick
14:25-14:45 Summary of Discussions
14:45-15:45 Way Forward Discussion
Where are the gaps & duplications in CliC activities?
What is our niche?
How to be even more relevant? 
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Action Plan & Action Items
Thursday, February 4, 2016

 Draft Agenda as of January 2016

Closed Session – CliC SSG, IPO, and WCRP JPS Only
08:30-09:30 Budget Discussion and Decisions
09:30-10:00 New SSG Membership
10:00-11:00 Meeting Wrap-up
Open To All Session
11:00-12:00 Guided tour of the old part of the Niels Bohr Institute and the famous Auditorium A by Felicty Pors, Niels Bohr Archive
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Mini-Symposium on the State of the Arctic Cryosphere (Niels Bohr Institute, Auditorium A)
13:00-13:20 Welcome  by Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (Professor, Niels Bohr Institute)
13:05-13:20 Morten Skovgaard (Danish Energy Agency) : Introduction to the update of SWIPA
13:20-13:40 Jason Box (professor, GEUS): AMAP SWIPA Update: What's new since 2009 for Arctic land ice-climate interactions
13:40-14:00 Kristian K. Kjeldsen (Dr.,  Center of Geogenetics) The use of photos of Greenland to access the Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Loss
14:00-14:20 Eystein Janson (Director, Bjerkness Center): Ice2Ice and the state of the sea ice
14:20-14:40 James Overland (Dr., NOAA): The Immediacy of Arctic Change
14:40-15:00 Peter L. Langen (Senior researcher, DMI): The Polar Portal and Surface Mass Balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Online Meeting Participation Information

For online participation for the CliC 12th Scientific Steering Group Meeting, we used 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 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.

*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. If for some reason you cannot use your computer / microphone, you can find the phone numbers for your country below.

Tuesday, February 2 (09:00 - 17:00 CET (Copenhagen time))

Access Code: 315-256-573
Phone numbers:
Australia (Long distance): +61 2 8355 1039
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Belgium (Long distance): +32 (0) 42 68 0180
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United Kingdom (Long distance): +44 (0) 330 221 0099
United States (Long distance): +1 (224) 501-3318

Wednesday, February 3 (09:00 - 17:30 CET (Copenhagen time))

Access Code: 284-365-653
Phone numbers:
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Belgium (Long distance): +32 (0) 28 93 7019
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United States (Long distance): +1 (224) 501-3217

Thursday, February 4 (09:00 - 16:30 CET (Copenhagen time))

Access Code: 951-507-749
Phone numbers:
Australia (Long distance): +61 2 9087 3604
Austria (Long distance): +43 7 2088 0034
Belgium (Long distance): +32 (0) 28 93 7018
Canada (Long distance): +1 (647) 497-9350
Denmark (Long distance): +45 69 91 80 05
Finland (Long distance): +358 (0) 931 58 1746
France (Long distance): +33 (0) 182 880 780
Germany (Long distance): +49 (0) 692 5736 7211
Ireland (Long distance): +353 (0) 15 290 180
Italy (Long distance): +39 0 699 36 98 80
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New Zealand (Long distance): +64 9 442 7358
Norway +47 21 54 32 44
Spain (Long distance): +34 911 23 0850
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Switzerland (Long distance): +41 (0) 225 3314 51
United Kingdom (Long distance): +44 (0) 20 3713 5028
United States (Long distance): +1 (224) 501-3216



Tentative List of Participants as of December 2015

Name Affiliation, Country
Brasseur, Guy [WCRP Joint Scientific Committee]
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Bring, Arvid University of Stockholm, Sweden
Carlson, Dave WCRP Joint Planning Staff, Switzerland
Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe [CliC SSG Member]
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Enomoto, Hiroyuki [CliC SSG Member]
National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
Fettweis, Xavier University of Liege, Belgium
Flato, Greg [CliC Co-Chair]
Environment Canada, Canada
Hamilton, Gordon University of Maine, USA
Hamon, Gwen CliC International Project Office, Norway
Hislop, Lawrence CliC International Project Office, Norway
Hudson, Stephen [CliC SSG Member]
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Kang, Shichang [CliC SSG Member]
Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
Krinner, Gerhard [CliC Co-Chair]
Glaciology and External Geophysics Laboratory, France
Marzeion, Ben University of Bremen, Germany
Matsuoka, Kenichi Norwegian POlar Institute, Norway
Mernild, Sebastian [CliC SSG Member]
The Department of Glaciology, Center for Scientific Studies, Chile
Notz, Dirk Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Overland, James NOAA, USA
Pavlova, Tatiana [CliC SSG Member]
Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia
Payne, Tony University of Bristol, UK
Raphael, Marilyn University of California - LA, USA
Renwick, James Victoria University, New Zealand
Rinke, Annette AWI, Germany
Saito, Kazuyuki    Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan
Smedsrud, Lars [CliC SSG Member]
University of Bergen, Norway
Sparrow, Mike WCRP Joint Planning Staff, Switzerland
Trombotto, Dario [CliC SSG Member]
CCT (Centro Cientifici Tecnólogico) CONICET Mendoza, Argentina
Uryupova, Ekaterina APECS, UK
van Oevelen, Peter GEWEX International Project Office, USA

Participating Remotely

Name                 Affiliation, Country
Asay-Davis, Xylar            Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Harris, Neil SPARC Project / University of Cambridge, UK
Holland, David New York University, USA
Jahn, Alexandra [CliC SSG Member]
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Massom, Rob [CliC SSG Member]
Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Overduin, Paul AWI, Germany
Perovich, Don Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, USA
Stephens, Graeme GEWEX Project / JPL, NASA, USA
Tummon, Fiona SPARC International Project Office, Switzerland
Vancoppenolle, Martin LOCEAN, UPMC, France

Local Information and Logistics

Click here for a map showing the main venues; center for Ice and Climate, Hotels, The Italian, Bus and Metro stops etc.

How to get to the Center of Ice and Climate?

Location of the meeting:
Center for Ice and Climate
, room 235 (2. floor)
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
Juliane Maries Vej 30
2100 Copenhagen

The Center for Ice and Climate (CIC) is located at Rockefeller Complex Juliane Maries Vej 30, on the 2nd and 3rd  floor.

Map of Copenhagen with selected locations. (No. 1 indicates the location of the center).
Detailed map with location of the centre relative to local roads and bus stops (PDF).

FROM THE AIRPORT –  via Central Copenhagen – to Centre for Ice and Climate
Metro or regional trains are the easiest way to reach Nørreport Station from where more busses or a taxi will bring you to Centre for Ice and Climate. The ticket for the trip from the airport to the city centre or Centre for Ice and Climate is a 3-zone ticket (see below).

THE METRO is located at the end of Terminal 3 and operates at 4-6 minutes’ intervals during the day and evening hours and at 15-20 minutes' intervals during the night. The travel between the airport and central Copenhagen (Nørreport Station or Kongens Nytorv) is 15 minutes.

THE REGIONAL TRAINS leaves from Terminal 3 and operates every 10 minutes. Train to central Copenhagen leaves from platform 2 and travel time is 20 min.
NB! Be sure to take the train in the right direction as you will otherwise end up in Sweden!

BUSSES from Nørreport Station to the Centre for Ice and Climate

Take one of the following busses and get off at Fredrik Bajers Plads at the crossing of Tagensvej and Nørre Allé (3rd stop after crossing the lakes). From here it is only 2 steps to the Rockefeller Complex.
Bus no. 6A (direction Emdrup Torv)
Bus no. 42 (direction Ballerup St.)
Bus no. 150S (direction Kokkedal St.)
Bus no. 184 (direction Holte St.)
Bus no. 185 (direction Klampenborg St.)
If you are coming from the airport you can continue using your three-zone ticket, otherwise you need a two-zone ticket (DKK 24). You can buy the ticket from the bus driver – please note that the bus driver only accepts coins!

TICKETS for all public transport in Copenhagen
Depending on how long time you will stay in Copenhagen you have more choises as to tickets. You can choose to buy a 24-or 72-hours City Pass ticket valid in zones 1-4 (24 hours, DKK 80) (72-hours, DKK 200).
You can buy the ticket upon arrival to the airport.
4 zones is enough for travels to and from the airport and in all inner Copenhagen and gives unlimited access to buses, trains, metro and harbour buses.
Get more information on tickets for the public transport in Copenhagen and prices.

Taxi from the airport to central Copenhagen costs about DKK 200 and to the Centre for Ice and Climate about DKK 250. Credit cards are welcomed in most taxis but you better ask.
From Nørreport Station to Centre for Ice and Climate taxi costs about DKK 100

WALKING from downtown
The walking distance from Nørreport St. is a little less than 2 km.

Public transportation
information on trains and busses (schedules, tickets etc.)
Metro (stations, schedules, tickets etc.)
Copenhagen Airport
The Copenhagen Book where to get addresses for different services and places to go – useful for both short and long term stays
Visit Copenhagen turist information
Visit Denmark  turistinformation

Suggestions on hotels
-Ibsens Hotel
Ibsens Hotel is a tourist class hotel and Arthur Hotel with one more star. They are conveniently located close to Norreport Station with direct connection to the airport - and furthermore within walking distance to the centre (about 1 km). Breakfast is organic and homemade. Price per room per night breakfast included: DKK 744 (with our special offer) To get this rate, please book your room by January 5, 2016, at:
(**This offer will not be available after January 5, 2016**)
Cancellation Fees:
30 days before arrival: 100% cancellation free of charge
21 days before arrival: 50% cancellation free of charge
14 days before arrival: 25% cancellation free of charge
7 days before arrival: 10% cancellation free of charge
24 hours days before arrival: 5% cancellation free of charge

-Hotel Ni Smaa Hjem
Located close to Østerport Station (with direct connection to the airport) and within walking distance to CIC. Not as cosy as Ibsens Hotel but also fine. Price per room per night breakfast included: DKK 660. To get this rate, please book your room by January 5, 2016, by email to: Please refer to Lone Holm Hansen and to: NBI (Niels Bohr Institute) in your email to get the special rate.

- Hotel Christian IV
Only double room available at: DKK 1045

-Cabinn Hotels
Rooms (single) from DKK 545 ex. breakfast per night. There are more Cabinn hotels in Copenhagen and the one which is normally used by CIC is Cabinn Scandinavia.

To see where the hotels are located compared to CIC, please visit: http://map.krak.dk/m/9NAdd
The black flag is the location of CIC. If you activate the blue flags you can find the hotels that I suggested as well as useful bus and train stops.