CliC’s parent organization, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), was established over 30 years ago (in 1980), under the joint sponsorship of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) , and, since 1993, has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC of UNESCO).
CliC is one of 4 core project of WCRP. In this section, learn more about our sister projects, sponsors, and more. Check out upcoming WCRP events and find out what has been happening lately.

CliC Executive Officer Position Available

The Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC) Project and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) invite applications for a permanent position as Executive Officer for the CliC International Project Office. As a core project of the WCRP, the "Climate and Cryosphere" project encourages and promotes research into the cryosphere and its interactions as part of the global climate system.

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Karthaus course: Ice sheets and glaciers in the climate system

9-20 September 2014
Karthaus, Italy

The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. The registration fee will be € 600. This includes lodging, full board, course material and excursion.

Lecturers include: T. Blunier, E. Bueler, D. Dahl-Jensen, A. Fowler, H. Gudmundsson, A. Jenkins, F. Navarro, F. Nick, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, W. van Pelt, R. van de Wal, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application to the convenor (j.oerlemans@uu.nl), before 10 May 2014.
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 13 June 2014.
Your application should include:
• A short statement why you want to partipate in this course
• Affiliation and name of supervisor
• A description of your research project (~200 words)
• A curriculum vitae
Please supply this information as a single PDF file.

Karthaus course website:
http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/iceclimate/karthaus/

Sponsored by:

The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
SVALI (Nordic countries)

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Advanced Climate Dynamics Course

The course will take place 16th - 31st of August 2014 at Arctic Station, on Disko Island, western Greenland.

Detailed information is available online at: https://www.uib.no/rs/acdc and on the flyer

Advanced graduate students and early post-docs are encouraged to apply. The registration is now open and the application deadline is the 1st of March 2014.

The main focus of this year's course will be on understanding the basic principles and dynamics behind changes to the Greenland ice sheet in the past, present and future. The course aims to provide an environment for engaging discussions between all participants (students and lecturers), exchange of concepts and ideas between meteorology, oceanography, paleoclimate and glaciology, and identification of key scientific challenges.

The current list of confirmed lecturers includes: Fiamma Straneo (WHOI), David Battisti (U. Washington), Camilla Snowman Andresen (National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland), Kerim Nisancioglu (BCCR/U. Bergen), Patrick Heimbach (MIT), and Øyvind Paasche (U. Bergen), amongst others. 

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2014 Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM) Workshop

The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is proud to host the 2014 Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM) Workshop. The workshop will take place at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, from Monday, June 2d to Wednesday, June 4th, following the IGS conference in Chamonix. Registration will be open on April 1st, 2014.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to issm@jpl.nasa.gov so that we can get a rough head count.

Interactive sessions will be offered for beginners/advanced users and developers interested in learning how to use ISSM. Updates to ISSM since last year's workshop, including user-requested features (i.e. a new Python port, support for new OS/Platforms, etc) will be presented. Also, we invite participants to showcase their work during an open poster session. Details for participating in this poster session will be available on the registration website (http://issm.jpl.nasa.gov/issmworkshops/).

A limited amount of travel support may be provided by CliC (Climate and Cryosphere) to help students or early-career scholars attend the workshop. Details on applying for travel support will be provided on the registration page. In addition, there is no fee for participation in the workshop.

We hope this workshop will generate fruitful interactions between our team, the growing community of ISSM users, and the broader cryosphere community.

We look forward to your participation!

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Summer course in Arctic studies

The International Summer School at the University of Oslo Norway has launched a new interdisciplinary course in Arctic Studies.

The course combines Natural Sciences, Law and Social Sciences to explore the environmental, legal, and political changes in the Arctic region. Participants will learn about current issues involving the Arctic's changing environment and how this impacts the legal framework provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The course also explores how this may generate new opportunities, risks, and governance challenges for Arctic states, companies and non-Arctic stakeholders.

Scholarships Available:
A limited number of participants will be eligible for financial support to attend this six week course from 21 June - 1 August 2014.

Apply now!
Request an application by 10 March 2014 to see if you qualify for financial support.

Contact
Contact the International Summer School at iss@admin.uio.no or (+47) 22 85 63 85 for more information.
A full course description can be found on our website at http://www.uio.no/english/studies/summerschool/new-courses/index.html.

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