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Welcome to the new CliC SSG Members!

With the new year comes new CliC Scientific Steering Group Members. In 2019, we welcome Helene Seroussi and Martin Vancoppenolle who will serve on the CliC SSG from January 2019 until December 2022. Read more about Helene and Martin below. We also take this opportunity to thank again the two outgoing members, Alexandra Jahn and Sebastian Mernild who had been on the SSG since 2014. Find more information about our SSG here.

And with that, CliC wishes you a Happy New Year 2019!

HeleneSeroussi.jpgHelene Seroussi is a Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Her research interests are focused on better understanding and explaining ongoing changes in the cryosphere, as well as reducing uncertainties in the ice sheet contribution to sea level rise using numerical modeling. She is interested in understanding the interactions of ice and climate by combining process studies, state-of-the-art numerical modeling with remote sensing and in situ data. She graduated from École Centrale Paris (France) in 2008 and received her PhD in 2011 in ice sheet systems numerical modeling and data assimilation from the same university. She is one of the co-founders and main developers of the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a member of the scientific committee of ISMIP6 and co-chair of the MISOMIP project.

martin vancoppenolleMartin Vancoppenolle is a CNRS Research Scientist at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat, the ocean lab of the French centre for climate sciences (named IPSL) located in Paris. Martin obtained his Phd in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and did a Postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle.

What are the ongoing and upcoming changes in the sea ice scape of the cold oceans ? Which impacts on the rest of the Earth System ? To answer such questions, Martin studies sea ice physical, biological and chemical processes with the help of numerical models and observations. His research themes cover the role of sea ice processes in the Earth System, the representation of sea ice in Earth System Models, sea ice halo-thermodynamics, and biogeochemical cycles in ice-covered seas.

Martin is co-leading sea ice modelling activities for NEMO, the Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean and the development of the SI3 model (Sea Ice modelling Integrated Initiative). He is also involved with BEPSII (Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at the Sea Ice Interfaces). Finally Martin teaches several classes on the Polar Oceans, sea ice and climate modelling.