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CliCSSG15 2019

The 15th Session of the CliC Scientific Steering Group will be held from December 14 to 15, 2019, in San Francisco, USA, in conjunction with the AGU Fall Meeting and the 40th Anniversary of WCRP.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf hotel, 555 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

08:00 – 08:30
Welcoming and coffee

08:30 – 10:10 Introduction and Background

08:30 - 8:40    
Opening and Welcome by CliC and Grand Challenge on Melting Ice & Global Consequences Co-Chairs, including presentation of the agenda – James Renwick, Fiamma Straneo, Tim Naish

8:40 - 8:55     
Round of Introductions – All participants

8:55 - 9:25
Introductory Overview of WCRP, including initial presentation of the new WCRP Strategic and Implementation Plans (IP) - Mike Sparrow

9:25 - 9:55
Introduction to CliC and its Action Plan as background for discussions - James Renwick

9:55 - 10:10 WCRP GEWEX Presentation - Jan Polcher (part of the Interactions section)

10:10 - 10:35 Coffee Break

10:35 – 12:30 Status of CliC
Brief summary of current CliC and Melting Ice GC activities – 5 min each 
- Each activity to provide 2 slides showing (1) Main Achievements over last year and (2) Potential Future Activities.

10:35 – 11:15
1. Melting Ice Grand Challenge and the MIPs (30 mins)
 - Earth System Model-Snow Model Intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP) - Gerhard Krinner (remotely)
 - Sea Ice Model Intercomparision Project (SIMIP) - Dirk Notz (remotely)
 - Glacier Model Intercomparison Project (GlacierMIP) - Ben Marzeion (remotely)
 - Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP)  - Helene Seroussi
 - Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6 (ISMIP6) - Helene Seroussi

Questions and Discussion: 15 mins

11:15 – 12:30
2. CliC Core Activities (45 mins)
 - SOLAS/CliC/IASC/SCAR Biogeochemical Exchanges at Sea Ice Interfaces (BEPSII) - Martin Vancoppenolle (remotely tbc)
 - Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (ASIWG) -  Don Perovich (remotely)
 - Polar Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment - Arctic and Antarctic Domains (CORDEX) - Ruth Mottram (remotely)
 - CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) - Ruth Mottram (remotely)
 - CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Regiona Panel (SORP) - Elisabeth Sikes
 - CliC/SCAR Antarctic Sea Ice Processes & Climate (ASPeCt) - Marilyn Raphael
 - WCRP/CliC/SPARC Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI) - Marilyn Raphael
 - SCAR/IASC/CliC Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS) - Ed Hanna
- Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN) (SEARCH/NSF/CliC/IPA/ US Dep. Of Energy/ IASC/ USGS) - Ted Schuur (5 min)

Questions and Discussion: 30 mins

12:30 – 12:45 The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and CliC
Brief overview by Ted Schuur, lead author, and discussion on where can CliC make a difference in the gaps identified in the SROCC?

12:45-14:15 No-host lunch

14:15 – 18:00 Interactions with other agencies – Potential Future Interactions

14:15 - 15:30 Presentations from other organizations (15 min each)
 - Arctic Natural Sciences, Office of Polar Programs, NSF, Xujing Jia Davis (remotely)
 - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) / Adaptation Actions For A Changing Arctic (AACA)  – Jason Box
 - Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) - Brendan Kelly
 - NASA Cryospheric Science Program – Thorsten Markus

Questions (15 minutes)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00     Presentations from other organizations (15 min each)

 - WCRP CLIVAR-Climate and Ocean-Variability, Predictability, and Change - Wenju Cai
 - US CLIVAR - Mike Patterson
 - International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) – Allen Pope
 - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) – Tim Naish

17:00–18:00  Questions and Discussion for future interactions and potential new joint activities

19:00 No-host Group Dinner
The Pub (http://www.thepubsf.com/), 51 BEACH (between Polk & Larkin) at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco. There will be a pre-set menu.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

08:30 – 09:00 Welcoming and coffee

9:00 - 12:00 Future of CliC

Revisiting the future of CliC in light of the WCRP New Strategy / IP and the priorities identified in the IPCC SROCC and the CliC Action Plan

09:00 – 09:30    
Summary of Saturday’s discussions - CliC Co-Chairs

09:30 - 10:00    
WCRP JSC Chair (including future cross activities) – Detlef Stammer (remotely)

10:00– 10:30  
Review of CliC Action plan, including discussion on what should the near-term and             long-term goals of CliC be and if CliC should be more focused on fewer activities (Part 1).

10: 30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Review of CliC Action plan, including discussion on what should the near-term and long-term goals of CliC be and if CliC should be more focused on fewer activities (Part 2).

11:30 – 12:00    
CliC SSG engagement: How best to engage new SSG members?

12:00 – 13:30 No-host lunch

13:30 - 16:00 SSG Closed Session - CliC SSG, GC Chair, and IPO Only

Review of CliC Activities
Discussion on new Activities
Budget discussion
Decisions from the SSG
SSG membership
Future of CliC office
Meeting wrap-up

Online Meeting Participation Information

For online participation for the CliC 15th Scientific Steering Group Meeting, we use the GoToMeeting Platform (www.gotomeeting.com).

Please send an email to Gwen Hamon if you would like to participate remotely.



Tentative List of Participants as of November 2019

Name Affiliation, Country
 Balino, Beatriz  WCRP Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA), Norway
 Box, Jason  [CliC SSG member (new)]
 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland,  Denmark
 Bradley, Raymond (Dec 14)  University of Massachussets, USA
 Cai, Wenju (Dec 14)        [CLIVAR Co-Chair]
 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
 Hamon, Gwen   [CliC IPO]
 World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
 Hanna, Edward   University of Lincoln, UK
 Hudson, Stephen  [CliC SSG Member (outgoing)]
 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
 Kelly, Brendan (Dec 14)  Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), USA
 Lovecraft, Amy      [CliC SSG member (new)]
 University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
 Markus, Thorsten (Dec 14)  NASA Cryospheric Science Program, USA
 Naish, Timothy  [Grand Challenge Chair]
 Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 Niwano, Masashi  Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
 Patterson, Mike  US CLIVAR
 Polcher, Jan (Dec 14)  [GEWEX Co-Chair]
 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, France
 Pope, Allen

 International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Iceland

 Raphael, Marilyn (Dec 14)  University of California, Los Angeles, USA
 Renwick, James  [CliC Co-Chair]
 Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 Santos, Jose (Dec 15)   International CLIVAR Project Office, China
 Schuur, Ted  Northern Arizona University, USA
 Seroussi, Helene  [CliC SSG Member]
 Sikes, Elisabeth  Rutgers University, USA
 Smedsrud, Lars  [CliC SSG Member]
 University of Bergen, Norway
 Sparrow, Mike (Dec 14)  [WCRP Officer In Charge]
 World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
 Straneo, Fiamma  [CliC Co-Chair]
 University of California, San Diego, USA
 Sugiyama, Shin   [CliC SSG member (new)]
 Hokkaido University, Japan
 Zhang, Tingjun  [CliC SSG member (new)]
 Lanzhou University, China

Participating Remotely

Name                 Affiliation, Country
 Davis, Xujing Jia  Arctic Natural Sciences, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, USA
 De Conto, Rob  University of Massachussets, USA
 Krinner, Gerhard   Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
 Marzeion, Ben  University of Bremen, Germany
 Mottram, Ruth  Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
 Notz, Dirk  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
 Perovich, Don  Dartmouth University, USA
 Stammer, Detlef  [WCRP Joint Scientifc Committee Chair]
 University of Hamburg, Germany
 Vancoppenolle, Martin  [CliC SSG Member]
 LOCEAN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

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