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Leadership Online Meetings

Online meetings are open to all SSG members, activity leaders, and other interested parties. Each online meeting will have an overarching discussion topic, generally lead by an SSG member or topic expert, include an update from the Co-Chairs and IPO on recent developments, upcoming activities, accomplishments, define action items, etc. and aims to be about an hour. We hope the result will be a better informed CliC leadership community and, combined with the continued production of the annual report, create the ability to streamline annual SSG meetings and allow for a format more conducive to discussions and less ‘update presentations’. Attendance of the online meetings is not mandatory, but participation is highly encouraged – whomever can make it, makes it, notes will be taken and hopefully email discussions will result. Topics listed below are just suggestions, and we are open to new topics to discuss etc.

WCRP Update and YOPP - June 16, 2015

Minutes emanating from the meeting available here.

Grand Challenge Update - September 22, 2015

Minutes emanating from the meeting available here.

Working Group / Forum Updates - October 20, 2015

Minutes emanating from the meeting available here.

Power Point Presentations:
M Raphael: Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI)
M Raphael: Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt)
D Perovich: Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (ASIWG)
F Pattyn: SCAR/IASC/CliC Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS)
L Talley: Southern Ocean region Panel (SORP)
C Koven: Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN) - Modeling Activities
M Vancoppenolle: Sea Ice Biogeochemistry Forum

MIP-fest (update on the various cryosphere related MIPs) - November 24, 2015

Minutes emanating from the meeting available here.

Power Point Presentations:
T Payne: Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (ISMIP6)
D Holland: Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP)
G Krinner: Earth System Model-Snow Model Intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP)
B Marzeion: Glacier Model Intercomparison Project (GlacierMIP)

Targeted Activity Updates - December 14, 2015

Minutes emanating from the meeting available here.

Power Point Presentations:
A Bring: Arctic Freshwater Synthesis
B Biskaborn: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) Progress and Associated International Permafrost Association (IPA) Activities

Budget Requests / Preparation for SSG - January 19, 2016

To join the meeting, simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.

Upcoming Conferences - March 7, 2016

Preparations for the upcoming conferences: EGU 2016; ESA-CliC Earth Observation & Cryosphere Science 2016...etc.

Permafrost Activities - May 24, 2016

Minutes emanating from the Permafrost meeting available here.

Polar CORDEX - June 27, 2016

Minutes emanating from the Polar CORDEX meeting available here.

GoToMeeting General Instructions

For the online meetings, we will use the GoToMeeting Platform (www.gotomeeting.com). If you have not used this system before, we suggest logging on ~10 minutes before the start of the call - 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. You can also share webcams if you would like, but this is only advisable with high bandwidth. A headset is recommended to reduce feedback, but it is not necessary if you are in a quiet space and are able to control the volume on your computer and pay attention to muting yourself when not speaking. Please be sure to mute your line (by clicking the green microphone icon) when you are not speaking to reduce background noise. If for some reason you cannot hear or speak, you should check under Audio on the side panel to make sure Mic and Speakers is checked, and not telephone (if you are using the built-in audio). If that does not work, its probably something with your computer settings - check your volume on both the computer and headset, make sure your computer has a mic that works, etc. … if you can’t get it to work, just use the telephone number. If you are a presenter, the organizer can give you the ability to share your computer screen. This means that you can give a presentation from your own computer and use whatever platform you normally do (ie PC, Mac, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc*).

*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: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/support. If for some reason you cannot use your computer / microphone, you can also dial in with your phone. Please get in touch with Gwen () if you need a phone number, as they change for each call and country. Long distance changes may apply. The access codes are the 9 digits in the link to the online meeting.


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