Upcoming 2023 meetings & workshops
PreAGU 2023 San Francisco
San Francisco, CA; Sunday 10 December 2023
Timing: ~ noon – 5pm
We are pleased to be organizing an ISMIP6 event @ Fall AGU 2023! These in person meeting were one of our favorite aspect of ISMIP6… We have started the transition from ISMIP6 to ISMIP7 :). This one afternoon workshop on 10th Dec will be dedicated to the planning of ISMIP7, review, build on and gain feedback on the work done so far. Our current target is both standalone ice sheet models and coupled climate ice sheet models (but the focus may change depending on who is coming).
To help us organize this workshop and final headcount for lunch and coffee, please fill in the form by November 20, 2023. If you would still like to join us after this date, send an email to ismip6-at-gmail.com
Past meetings & workshops
ISMIP6 workshop at SCAR INSTANT Conference 2023
Trieste, Italy; 11-14 September 2023
ISMIP6 workshop at The 28th IUGG General Assembly
CityCube Berlin in Berlin, Germany; 11-20 July 2023
ISMIP6 workshop at IUGG Montreal 2019
IUGG Montreal; 14 July 2019
The goal of the workshop is to analyze the ISMIP6 simulations and work on the papers that will be coming out in the coming months for AR6. Our idea was to work on both standalone ISM and coupled climate-ISM simulations, with the following goals identified when the workshop proposal was submitted:
- analyze the ISMIP6 standalone ice sheet model simulations
- analyze the ISMIP6 coupled ice sheet-climate model simulations
- analyze the CMIP6 ScenarioMIP simulations and develop a framework for standalone ice sheet model simulations
- identify and create strawman drafts of the ISMIP6 publications that need to be submitted prior to December 2019.
- identify and create strawman drafts of the ISMIP6 publications that can be submitted after December 2019.
- begin the discussion of next steps post CMIP6/AR6 deadline.
Splinter Meeting at EGU 2019
Vienna, Austria; 10 April 2019
Pre-AGU 2018 ISMIP6 workshop
EATON DC, 1201 K Street NW, Washington DC, USA; 9 December 2018
ISMIP6 workshop: Developing process-based projections of the ice sheets’ contribution to future sea level
Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden, Netherlands; 11-13 September 2018
We invite you to the ISMIP6 workshop “Developing process-based projections of the ice sheets’ contribution to future sea level” to evaluate the output of the CMIP6 climate models and obtain forcing for standalone ice sheet model experiments. This workshop will be key for establishing the experimental protocols for the ice sheet model simulations that target the IPCC AR6 report.
Pre-AGU 2017 ISMIP6 workshop
Bourbon Hotel of the French quarter, 717 Orleans St, New Orleans, LA, USA; 10 December 2017
ISMIP6 splinter meeting at EGU General Assembly 2017
Vienna, Austria; 25 April 2017
Splinter meeting to discuss results of initMIP-Antarctica with the participants (SMP18).
Pre-AGU 2016 ISMIP6 workshop
The Firehouse, Fort Mason, 2 Marine Blvd, San Francisco, CA, USA; 10-11 December 2016
ISMIP6 is hosting two workshops, the first one on initMIP (10th December 2016), the second one on ocean forcing for ice sheet models (11th December 2016). This scoping meeting will set the direction for the standalone ice sheet component of ISMIP6, and lay the foundation for a more detailed evaluation of CMIP6 models and generation of oceanic forcing in late 2017. December 10, 2016 Workshop: Initialization of ice sheet models (initMIP)
Specific goals of the workshop are:
- Present and discuss the results of initMIP-Greenland, with the goal to finalize the analysis and the publication of the results.
- Discuss potential next steps for initMIP-Greenland.
- Present and obtain feedback on the design of the initMIP-Antarctica effort.
- Discuss and evaluate initial submission of initMIP-Antarctica simulation, in particular initial state and control run.
December 11, 2016 Workshop: Oceanic forcing for ice sheet models
- A one-day workshop will be held on December 11, 2016 in San Francisco, USA, to discuss the design and implementation of oceanic forcing for the Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6 (ISMIP6). The aim of ISMIP6 is to improve projections of sea level via simulation of the evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets under a changing climate, and to quantify associated uncertainties in climate forcing and the response of ice sheets. The aim of this workshop is to create a roadmap for translating the CMIP6 open-ocean forcing into forcing to which the ice sheet can respond. Questions that are to be explored include: How does large-scale ocean signal get into shallow-shelf waters? What processes affect the migration of the coastal water towards the ice? What are the mechanics of the way ice and water interact?
Specific goals of the workshop are to:
- Review existing parameterizations used in the ice sheet community for melt from under ice shelves, melt from termini of outlet glacier and calving.
- Obtain guidance from oceanographers on desirable properties of melt and calving parameterizations.
- Identify datasets that can be used to test, validate, or constrain melt and calving parameterizations.
- Discuss CMIP5 ocean models in the polar regions, and how to evaluate CMIP6 models.
ISMIP6 splinter meeting at EGU General Assembly 2016
Vienna, Austria; 19 April 2016
Splinter meeting to discuss results of initMIP-Greenland with the participants (SMP6).
Pre-AGU 2015 ISMIP6 workshop
San Francisco, California, USA; 12-13 December 2015
The workshop will focus on the impact of different initialization methods on projections of ice sheet evolution. It will also be an opportunity to meet other members of ISMIP6, find out more about the ISMIP6 framework and upcoming experiments, and provide feedback to the steering committee.
ISMIP6 workshop during IGS symposium 2015
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK; 19 August 2015
This meeting will focus on one of the components of ISMIP6: the standalone ice sheet models driven offline by surface climatic forcing from climate models. Past efforts, such as SeaRISE and ice2sea, have indicated that different methods for initialization of ice sheet models (interglacial spinup, assimilation of present day observations, or a combination of both) may play an important role in the spread in projection of ice sheet evolution, and thus may contribute to the uncertainty in projection of sea level. ISMIP6 is therefore designing an experiment that focuses on the initialization of ice sheet models.
ISMIP6 splinter meeting at EGU General Assembly 2015
Vienna, Austria; 15 April 2015
The first intercomparison exercise within ISMIP6, which will focus on standalone ice sheet model initialization is opening soon for participation. We are therefore organizing a splinter meeting at the upcoming EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna to present and discuss the experimental set-up with the community of ice sheet modelers.
Ice Sheet MIP for CMIP6 Meeting 2014
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA; 16-18th July 2014
The meeting goal is to develop an Ice Sheet MIP proposal for participation in the CMIP6 initiative. The kickoff meeting where it all started.