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CliC Scientific Steering Group 8- Innsbruck 2012

The CliC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) had their annual meeting at the Research Center for Climate and Cryosphere at the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria from 12-16 March 2012. Many issues were covered including: the importance of increased knowledge of cryosphere in helping the development of emerging climate services, the need for overall strengthening of CliC contributions to climate model development and climate prediction, and the current status of CliC IPO. Several new directions and efforts were discussed such as: developing an efficient CliC outreach program, better organised reporting from CliC-sponsored workshops, and how to effectively attract leading scientists to CliC activities and future initiatives. CliC’s sponsors and stakeholders contributed with updates that could further these ideas and strengthen CliC, particularly in the area of climate predictability, prediction and projection. As a way to get to know some of the local researchers and share CliC efforts with them, a joint Science day was held at the University of Innsbruck involving both CliC and local researchers working on cryospheric projects.

Find all presentations from the meeting here.

B.Goodison-Global Crosphere Watch (GCW)
S.Gerland- CliC Arctic sea ice 2011 activity
V.Romanovsky- Recent changes in permafrost in Alaska and Russia and their impact on environment and infrastructure
M.Raphael- Midlatitude Atmospheric Circulation and Antarctic Climate variability
B.Marzeion-Reconstructing and Projecting the Mass
Kleemayr,Zeidler-Natural hazards and climate change
G.Kaser-Cryospheric Research at University of Innsbruck
T.Ohata-Asia-CliC and Asian CliC related activities
G.Casassa-Latin-American activities 2011-2012
D.Vaughan-Ice2sea, IPCC
A.Rinke-Cryospheric and cold climate modelling
M.Drinkwater, D.Fernandez-ESA Earth Observation – WCRP-CliC Status Report
V.Romanovsky- Carbon and Permafrost (CAPER)
W.Meier-The state of Arctic sea ice cover and Arctic sea ice data
V.Ryabinin-Climate predictability initiative – Arctic Perspectives
M.Raphael- Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt)
M.Sparrow-The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)
A.Klepikov- Antarctic Observational Network (AntON)
A.Klepikov- CLIVAR-CliC-SCAR Southern Ocean Implementation Panel (update)
V. Ryabinin-Emerging Road Map to Antarctic and SO Prediction (from Bergen)
M.Sparrow-Enabling Antarctic climate prediction (AACP)
V.Ryabinin-Current polar (prediction) initiatives
J.Hurrell and M.Visbeck-Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
K.Trenberth-Grand science challenges for the global water cycle
J.Stähelin-Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate (SPARC) A Core Project of the World Climate Research Programme
K.Steffen, G.Casassa-Climate and Cryosphere Project
V.Rachold- CliC-IASC
M.Sparrow-SERCE
V.Rachold- The Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)
M.Sparrow-Status of the-Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) proposal
C.Fierz-The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)
T.Busalacchi, G.Asrar-World Climate Research Program-Climate Science for Decisions
M.Sparrow-Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) An International Scientific Partnership
V. Rachold- International Arctic Science Committee