Sea Ice Prediction Network Webinar


Sea Ice Prediction Network Webinar

Sea Ice Outlook: Post-season Discussion 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AKDT

For further information about the Sea Ice Outlook or Sea Ice Prediction

Network, please go to:

Or contact:

Betsy Turner-Bogren 



The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces an open webinar focused

on post-season analysis and discussion of the 2014 Sea Ice Outlook

(SIO). The SIO produces reports in June, July, and August that

synthesize a variety of predictions and perspectives on the arctic sea

ice minimum. More information about SIO, including this year's reports,

is available at:

This webinar will provide a venue for discussion of the 2014 SIO,

including processes that influenced sea ice melt this year and a review

of the differing approaches to predicting the sea ice minimum extent.

The webinar is open to all interested participants, including sea ice

researchers, students, decision-makers, and others.

The webinar is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AKDT 

(12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT, 1:00-2:00 p.m. MDT, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT, 

and 3:00-4:00 p.m.EDT) on Thursday, 9 October 2014. More details, 

including registration instructions, will be announced closer to the event. 

The webinar will be archived and available online after the event.

For further information about the Sea Ice Outlook or Sea Ice Prediction

Network, please go to:

For questions, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren at ARCUS



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Arctic Observing Assessment

Your input is needed to help identify Societally Significant Information and Products (SSIPs) to assess the capacity of observational networks in the Arctic. 
The Arctic Observing Assessment (AOA) is being conducted to support the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)  and the international Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) objectives for observing coordination and data interoperability.  Details about the assessment, its relationship to IARPC and SAON, including FAQ’s, are available on the ArcticHub ( under the Arctic Observing Assessment header. In this first step of the assessment, we are building a list of Arctic societal priorities that will help scope the effort. 
There are two methods for submitting Arctic societal priorities to this effort – via an anonymous online web form ( or via e-mail  Online and e-mail submissions will be compiled into one list.  Additional priorities will be sourced from available Arctic vision, strategy, and priority documents and reports.
Examples of Arctic priorities that have been drawn from documents and could scope this effort include food security, freshwater security, and coastal vulnerability.   
A full list will be circulated via the ArcticHub.  The deadline for input via the form and e-mail is July 11, 2014.  We encourage you to distribute and share this message widely to make this opportunity for input known to all. 
There will be future opportunities to provide input into next stages of this assessment.  Please visit the ArcticHub ( for updates.

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Belmont Forum webinar

The Belmont Forum is hosting a second researcher matching webinar on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 12pm-1:30pm Eastern Time that focuses on the breadth of end users and best practices for engagement of end users in the development and implementation of research projects.  The webinar features a panel of experts representing a variety of end user perspectives and organizations.  Webex details, including a link to international dialing options, are below.  Slides will be shown via Webex and discussion will be handled via the international phone lines provided.  
End users provide a required expertise on Belmont Forum proposals.  The term "end user" encompasses a variety of organizations in citizen, indigenous, policy, government, academic, industry, advocacy, and managerial domains.  The panel represents a cross-cut of end users and representative organizations active in Arctic natural and social science research.  
A moderated panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.  Panelists for the June 3rd event include:
Christina Anderson, Willow Environmental LLC
Jim Gamble, Aleut International Association
Eva Kruemmel, Inuit Circumpolar Council
Gordon McBean, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Western University / President-elect International Council for Science
Zach Stevenson, Northwest Arctic Borough
Aki Tonami, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen  
The webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArcticHub ( after the event under the Long-Term Observing Management Discussion Group.  
Join the ArcticHub today and utilize the “help wanted ads” functionality to connect with other researchers and end users to submit a proposal to the Belmont Forum.  This researcher matching capability allows you to post messages looking for collaborators or offering your expertise to a proposing team.  Additional researcher matching to can be sought through the Belmont Forum website:
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: arctic 
4. Click "Join". 

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Call for Membership – New NSF-Funded Network in Arctic Sustainability Arctic-FROST

The new US National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) - Sustainability Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) network, entitled "Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments, and Development in the Changing North" announces a call for membership.

Arctic-FROST is an international interdisciplinary collaborative network and platform for research exchange, developing interdisciplinary synthesis, and international research about Arctic and sub-Arctic sustainability. The network teams together environmental and social scientists, local educators, and community members to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development. The research is specifically aimed at improving health, human development, and the well-being of Arctic communities while conserving ecosystem structures, functions, and resources under changing climate conditions. The network is based at the Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research Laboratory at the University of Northern Iowa under the direction of Andre Petrov.

Over the next five years Arctic-FROST will fund multiple meetings and workshops on various subjects pertaining to sustainability and sustainable development in the Arctic. Community members with academic or practical interests in these areas are invited to become Arctic-FROST members. Arctic-FROST membership is free and open for all. Membership benefits include:

  • Opportunity to connect with network researchers and receive interdisciplinary and international collaboration experience;
  • Eligibility for funding to participate in Arctic-FROST activities and events;
  • Access to special workshops and funding for early career scholars;
  • Ability to receive members-only research updates, announcements, teaching materials, calls for papers and proposals, and other network-related information; and
  • Priority in submission of papers and abstracts for Arctic-FROST sponsored publications and activities.

For further information and to register, go to:

For questions, contact: Andrey Petrov; Email:

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Satellite measurements reveal gravity dip from ice loss in West Antarctica

Although not designed to map changes in Earth's gravity over time, ESA's GOCE satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature. More than doubling its planned life in orbit, GOCE spent four years measuring Earth's gravity in unprecedented detail. Researchers have found that the decrease in the mass of ice during this period was mirrored in GOCE's measurements.

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Highlights of the 7th International Conference on GEWEX (02.08.2014)



Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the 7th International Scientific Conference on GEWEX. Over 560 scientists, managers, and students from 45 countries attended the Conference which addressed research on water resources, extremes in water such as droughts and floods, and new analysis from observations and data sets. There were 436 posters covering the topics of the conference... read more

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Extreme Collaboration: Briefing from the 1st WCRP-ICTP Summer School (15.08.2014)

School Group photo

Are humans changing the length of the agricultural growing season or the number of extreme weather events? Are temperature and precipitation swings in one region of the world related to those in another? These are among the real-world research problems young scientists examined at the first WCRP-ICTP Summer School on Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events... read more

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International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC) hosted at SMHI (15.08.2014)

WCRP is pleased to announce that the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has been selected as the host for the new International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC). The CORDEX IPO is now looking for dedicated staff to support the CORDEX activities and establsh the linkages with the CORDEX science community... read more

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2012 Arctic Report Cards describe dramatic changes in the Arctic

The Arctic Report Cards produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are a source of reliable and brief information on the current state of the Arctic environment. The Arctic Council working groups CAFF and AMAP supported work on the 2012 Report Cards, which detail dramatic changes in the Arctic with record losses of sea ice and late spring snow. The Arctic Council, through the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna’s (CAFF) Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), has contributed to the Arctic Report Card, an annual report released today by NOAA that monitors the often-quickly changing conditions in the Arctic.

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New datas available for Byrd Glacier

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) has posted a new radar depth sounder dataset and a new ice bottom, ice thickness, and ice surface grid for Byrd Glacier.
For radar depth sounder dataset go to: Click on “Radar Depth Sounder” link and then click on L1B and L2 link. The direct link is:
For ice bottom, ice thickness, and ice surface grid go to: Click on “Radar Depth Sounder” link and then click on L3 link. The direct link is:
Citation and acknowledgement information is provided on the main radar data products page: at
If you have any questions or find any problems with the dataset please contact:

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