The fifth AntClim21 workshop will take place on 16th-17th June 2018 as a side meeting to the POLAR2018 conference in Davos, Switzerland.
The workshop will be aimed at reviewing recent progress and current challenges in using long-term observations/proxies (i.e. pre modern instrumental) in the evaluation of earth system models, with a focus on evaluations relevant for improved projections of 21st century Antarctic climate change (e.g. quantifying natural/internal climate variability, transient climate sensitivity, sea ice trends, etc.). We hope to bring together the climate modelling and proxy/observational communities to develop a community-agreed set of ‘best practices’ and metrics for the evaluation of ESMs using long-term records. Researchers with expertise in Arctic climate research relevant to Antarctica and Southern Ocean are encouraged to attend.
Note that attendees will need to be registered for POLAR2018 to attend the workshop. Information on registration can be found at https://www.polar2018.org/registration.html, which details the various options depending on whether you will just be attending the workshop (as low as 30 CHF) or the full science conference.
We have an excellent list of participants confirmed for the workshop but, to help broaden the range in profile across the attendees, AntClim21 are offering two travel grants to assist with travel for one early-career scientist and one scientist working in a developing country (or a country with an emerging Antarctic programme). Those wishing to be considered should fill in the online application form by Friday 9 March UTC. At the end of the form there is a box for additional comments, where you should note that you are applying for a travel grant. Please also note other sources of funding applied for (or available to you) and provide an update if circumstances change.