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A one-day workshop to discuss the results and further steps of initMIP. This effort focuses on the initialization of standalone ice sheet models used for projections and the impact of initialization on simulated ice sheet evolution. It represents the first suite of experiments for standalone ice sheet models from the Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6  (ISMIP6).

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.

More information about the initMIP effort can be found on the ISMIP6 wiki, which will soon be updated to include the description of the initMIP-Antarctica effort.

Since the workshop cannot host more than ~30 people, we might need to limit the number of participants. Expression of interest to attend is therefore solicited from the international community at this time. This should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 26, 2016 and state clearly the proposed contribution to the workshop as well as reason for wanting to participate in the event (for example contributor to initMIP-Greenland or initMIP-Antarctica). Participants wishing to apply towards travel support (~one hotel night) from CliC should indicate this in the expression of interest email.  Attendees will be notified in early October 2016.