1-Our-Common-Future-Logo– Session is an activity of the SCAR/IASC/CliC ISMASS. Contributed by Tony Payne.

This is to raise awareness of an important International Science Conference on “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” in advance of the COP21 talks in December 2015.  The conference will be 7th to 10th July in Paris and has a number of sessions relevant to glaciologists, in particular one on “Sea level rise and ice sheets” convened by Martin Siegert and others.

This session will be on Tuesday 7th July and will comprise four invited talks on sea level and its projection, and ice sheet contributions and uncertainties.  There will also be a poster session for which abstract submission is currently open.

Abstract for the session on Sea level rise and ice sheets.

The major contribution to future sea level change is likely to come from melting of the polar ice sheets. Considerable uncertainty exists as to how Antarctica and Greenland will change in the coming decades, however, limiting our ability to predict sea level rise with certainty. In this session established information and new knowledge of global sea-level, based on measurements of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, and quantification of uncertainty, will be discussed to provide a state-of-art account of future sea level change, and the cryospheric response to climate and ocean warming.

Conveners: Martin Siegert, Sylvie Charbit, Tony Payne, Catherine Ritz, Don Blankenship, Frank Pattyn and Sun Bo.

Abstracts for posters can be submitted at http://cfcc.contribution.y-congress.com/ScientificProcess/Submission/  

Unfortunately there is a very tight deadline on this of 10th March, although it seems that this may well be extended.  Nonetheless, this promises to be an excellent forum for bringing your work to the attention of policymakers.

More information about the meeting can be found at http://www.commonfuture-paris2015.org/