The 13th Session of the CliC Scientific Steering Group will be held from February 17 to 18, 2017, at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The meeting is hosted by James Renwick, next co-chair of CliC.

More information coming soon.


Friday, February 17, 2017 – Afternoon and Evening

Venue: Rutherford House Mezzanine Floor (Room TBD)

13:00 – 17:15 Afternoon Session (Part 1/2)

Opening and Welcome by host (James Renwick)

–    Round of Introductions – 10 min (All)
–    Logistics – 5 min (Gwen Hamon)
–    Presentation of the agenda for the SSG meeting  – 5 min (Lawrence Hislop)
–    Overview of CliC Activities and International Project Office – 25 min (Lawrence Hislop)
–    Overview from the WCRP Joint Planning Staff and Joint Scientific Committee – 20 min (Mike Sparrow and James Renwick)
–    Questions & Discussion – 20 minutes

14:30 – 15:15
Nature Journal talk by Michael White + Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00 CliC Overview 2017 (Part 2/2)
–    Overview from the CliC Co-Chairs – 10 min (Gerhard Krinner and James Renwick)
–    Grand Challenge – 10 min (Gerhard Krinner)
–    Questions & Discussion – 10 minutes

16:00 – 17:00 Science Plan and New Initiatives 2017  
–    Review of CliC science plan – 30 min (Gerhard Krinner and James Renwick)
–    Northern Ocean Regional Panel – 20 min  (Detlef Stammer and Inga Smith)
–    Questions & Discussion – 10 minutes

17:00 – 17:15 Preparation for breakout groups
–    Introduction to the topics, format, and exercises – 10 min (Lawrence Hislop)
–    Questions & Discussion – 5 minutes

19:00 Group Dinner 

Group dinner at Foxglove Bar & Kitchen (, casual harborfront spot, 33 Queens Wharf, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Morning & Afternoon

Venue: University of Victoria, Kelburn Campus, Room TBD

09:00 -17:00 Morning and Afternoon

09:00-10:15 – Partner Presentations [10 min each + 2 min of questions each]
–    CLIVAR overview (Detlef Stammer)
–    GC Sea level rise conference 2017 (Detlef Stammer)
–    SPARC overview (Greg Bodeker)
–    Polar18 Davos (Mike Sparrow and Lawrence Hislop)
–    SOOS Southern Ocean (Mauricio Mata)
–    YOPP (Mike Sparrow and Lawrence Hislop)

Coffee break – 10 min

10:30 – 12:30 – Thematic Breakout Groups
–    Introduction – Lawrence Hislop – 10 min
–    Regional Engagement (Himalayas, South America) [SSG] – 35 min (25 min of discussion + 10 min of preparation (3 slides))
–    Communications – internal +external (Lawrence Hislop and Gwen Hamon) – 35 min (25 min of discussion + 10 min of preparation (3 slides))
–    CliC Science Plan and Horizon Scan exercise [IPO] – 35 min (25 min of discussion + 10 min of preparation (3 slides))

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Breakout Groups Reporting and Conclusions
–    Reports from each group (10 min each) – 30 minutes
–    Discussion and conclusions – lead by Lawrence Hislop & Co-chairs – 30 minutes

14:30-15:00 – Coffee Break

15:00-17:00 – SSG Closed Session – CliC SSG, IPO, and WCRP JPS Only
–    Budget discussion and decisions
–    New SSG membership
–    Future of CliC office
–    SSG 14 – Davos, Open Science Conference 2019-20
–    Meeting wrap-up

Online Meeting Participation Information

For online participation for the CliC 13th Scientific Steering Group Meeting, we used the GoToMeeting Platform (

If you have not used this system before, we suggest logging on ~15 minutes before the start of the first day – a small plugin will need to be downloaded from the web and installed on your computer the first time you use it (after that you should not need to reinstall the plug in). You have the ability to test your audio to make sure we can hear you, etc. There is a chat box that you can use to ask questions, chat to other online participants, etc. You will be able to hear the presenter and see the slides – and we are hoping to have video of the presenter as well (that part will depend on the bandwidth of participants, etc).

If you would like to ask a question or provide a comment during the meeting, please us the chat box to alert the online moderator that you would like to speak so we can get that attention of the presenter. We will then give you the floor to ask your question to the room. Please be sure to mute your line (by clicking the microphone icon) when you are not speaking to reduce background noise.

If you are a presenter, we will give you the ability to share your computer screen. This means that you can give the presentation from your own computer and use whatever platform you normally do (ie PC, Mac, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc*).

If you have participated in an online meeting before, you know that there can sometimes be technical glitches and challenges to overcome. We will do our best to make sure everything goes smoothly.

*Please note that a PC or Mac is required (Android or Apple mobile devices can also be used). Unfortunately gotomeeting does not work with LINUX based machines. More information about system requirements can be found here:

To join the meeting, simply click on the link corresponding to the day and follow the instructions. If for some reason you cannot use your computer / microphone, you can find the phone numbers for your country below.

Information coming soon


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Tentative List of Participants as of January 2017

Name Affiliation, Country
Bodeker, Greg [SPARC Co-Chair]
Bodeker Scientific, New Zealand
Enomoto, Hiroyuki [CliC SSG Member]
National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
Galton Fenzi, Ben Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Hamon, Gwen CliC International Project Office, Norway
Hislop, Lawrence CliC International Project Office, Norway
Hock, Regine University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Hudson, Stephen [CliC SSG Member]
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Kang, Shichang [CliC SSG Member]
Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
Krinner, Gerhard [CliC Co-Chair]
Glaciology and External Geophysics Laboratory, France
Marzeion, Ben University of Bremen, Germany
Massom, Rob [CliC SSG member]
Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Mata, Mauricio [WCRP JSC]
Instituto de Oceanografia, Brasil
Pavlova, Tatiana [CliC SSG Member]
Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia
Raphael, Marilyn University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Renwick, James [CliC Co-Chair]
Victoria University, New Zealand
Ritz, Catherine Glaciology and External Geophysics Laboratory, France
Roach, Lettie National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
Saito, Kazuyuki JAMSTEC, Japan
Schaedel, Christina Northern Arizona University, USA
Smedsrud, Lars [CliC SSG Member]
University of Bergen, Norway
Smith, Inga University of Otago, New Zealand
Sparrow, Mike WCRP Joint Planning Staff, Switzerland
Stammer Detlef [CLIVAR Co-Chair]
University of Hamburg, Germany
Trombotto, Dario [CliC SSG Member]
CCT (Centro Cientifici Tecnólogico) CONICET Mendoza, Argentina
van Dijk, Esther Victoria University, New Zealand
Wild, Christian The University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Participating Remotely

Name                 Affiliation, Country
Jahn, Alexandra [CliC SSG Member]
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Meiners, Klaus Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Nowicki, Sophie (TBC) NASA, USA
Perovich, Don CRREL, USA
Rinke, Annette AWI, Germany

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Local Information and Logistics

Map of downtown Wellington

MapRydges Rutherford House


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