[CRYOLIST] Deadline Approaching - Workshop: Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Observing System (GrIOOS); December 2015

Gordon Hamilton gordon.hamilton at maine.edu
Mon Aug 17 03:10:44 PDT 2015

Colleagues - a reminder that the deadline for expressions of interest to 
participate in the GrIOOS workshop is fast approaching (August 23, 
2015). See below for details.

*Workshop: Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Observing System (GrIOOS)*

December 12-13, 2015; San Francisco, CA

A two day workshop will be held on December 12-13 in San Francisco, USA,
to discuss the design and implementation of a Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean
Observing System (GrIOOS). The aim of GrIOOS is to provide long-term
time series of critical /in situ/ glaciological, oceanographic and
atmospheric parameters at several key locations around Greenland.
Observations will provide much needed information on the time-evolving
relationships between the different climate forcings and glacier flow.
GrIOOS was one of the key priorities identified at the 2013 US
CLIVAR-sponsored International Workshop on Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean
Interactions (GRISO) organized and summarized in the workshop report

Specific goals of the GrIOOS workshop are to discuss:

   * the motivation for specific measurements;

   * integration with existing related long-term measurements around

   * identification of key sites;

   * identification of instrumentation.

A workshop report will be drafted after the workshop and circulated for
community input.

The workshop will be limited to ~35 participants. Expressions of
interest to attend are solicited from the international community at
this time (one page maximum). These should be sent to
/grioos2015 at gmail.com/ by *August 23, 2015* and state clearly the
proposed contribution to the workshop. Expressions of interest from
groups representing a particular discipline, technique, or field site
are strongly encouraged. The Workshop Steering Committee (see below)
will select participants to represent the glaciological, oceanographic,
climate, and instrumentation engineering research communities, with
special attention to including early-career investigators, women, and
underrepresented minorities. Attendees will be notified in September 2015.

The workshop is sponsored in part by SEARCH (Study of Environmental
Arctic Change), CliC (Climate and Cryosphere) and GRISO (Greenland Ice 
Ocean Observing Network). Participants will be expected to cover
their own travel to San Francisco (the workshop precedes the AGU Fall
Meeting) but some funding will be available for the extra accommodation
and meal costs.

Steering Committee:
Jakob Abermann (Asiaq, Greenland)
Andreas Peter Ahlstrøm (GEUS, DK)
Gordon Hamilton (UMaine, USA)
Patrick Heimbach (UT Austin & MIT, USA)
Ruth Mottram (DMI, DK)
Sophie Nowicki (NASA Goddard, USA)
Ted Scambos (NSIDC, USA),
Fiamma Straneo (WHOI, USA)
David Sutherland (UOregon, USA)
Martin Truffer (UAF, USA)

  Gordon Hamilton, Professor

  Climate Change Institute, /and/
  School of Earth and Climate Sciences
  University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

  gordon.hamilton at maine.edu
  207-581-3446 (ph/voicemail)
  207-581-1203 (fax)

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