Location: IMAS seminar rooms, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, TAS.

Draft agenda: Saturday 14 March 2014

[Workshop report

08:30  Welcome

08:40  Introduction to ASPECT (Marilyn/Steve)

08:50  Introduction to ASIWG (Don)

9:00 – 10:00   Standardized Ice Watch Observations:

Moderator led discussion on observations in need of standardization, such as ice cores, with the aim to identify common talking points for break – out groups. unified approaches for sea-ice observations – focus on in – situ / ship-based work. Motivation: Challenges & path to implementation

09:00 Antarctic (Petra) – Identification of parameters currently not/rarely observed and potential remedies, such as AAD’s need for ice strength data

09:15  Arctic (Jenny Hutchings) Status of IceWatch standardization

09:30  General Discussion (Moderators Hajo Eicken / Don Perovich)       

10:00 -10:30 Other Possible Standardized Observations

Discussion (Hajo/Don): Immediate next steps; Identify one or two leads to be pursued to implementation seeking CliC sponsorship. Melding observational data and numerical modelling

10:30 Break

10:45  – 11:00 Data Archiving and Cyberinfrastructure

*Hongie – cyberinfrastructure

*Jenny Hutchings – Feed observational data into operational centers – Implementation roadmap

11:00  Discussion

11:15 – 12:00 Integrating models and data

11:15  Sea Ice Prediction Network (Walt)- dataset compilation for modelers/forecasters, targeted observation etc.

11:30  Sea Ice Operational Forecasting needs – Nick Hughes and TBD for the Antarctic?

11:45  Discussion

12:00  Discussion of linkages between Arctic and Antarctic (Steve/Don)

*Nick Hughes – Synchronization with International Ice Charting Group

Group to comment on summary update about the utility and development of IcePlan

Polarview, GlobIce, ASSIST, IceWatch

12:45  Joint Session ends


ASPeCT Afternoon Agenda

13:30 – 14:30           Reports on recent and upcoming field plans

  • PIPERS, 2015-2016 Ross Sea Polynyas Experiment- Steve Ackley
  • McMurdo Sea Ice work- Pat Langhorne and Jean-Louis Tison
  • Australian upcoming Experiment (2016 or 2017)- Klaus Meiners et al.
  • Cape Darnley Polynya and Japanese sea ice work- Kay Ohshima et al.

14:30 – 15:00              ASPeCt input to SOOS initiatives via sustained observations.

  • Review of SOOS efforts, Sea Ice Project Endorsement and Possible Regional Initiatives – Steve Ackley
  • ASPeCt observations and proposed software improvements – Petra Heil
  • Digital photos and other automated observations from vessels to supplement visual observations- Kym Newbery, Petra Heil, Jenny Hutchings and Participants

15:00  Review of sea ice questions and ASPeCt input for SCAR Horizon

16:00  Science Plan: Steve Ackley

17:00  Update on the review paper- Marilyn Raphael


CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (ASIWG) Afternoon Agenda

13:30 – 16:30     Summary of June Workshop results and status of action items

  • Ice watch software and distribution
  • Standardization of observations
  • Short reports from attendees (1-2 slides)
  • Reports on recent and upcoming field programs
  • Further discussion on Sea Ice Prediction Network
  • Next steps for ASIWG

Sunday 15 March 2014


Breakout meetings CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group – as required

Workshop summary/writeup
-Petra Heil, Hajo Eicken, Jenny Baeseman