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Call for abstracts: 10th International Workshop on Sea Ice Modelling, Assimilation, Observations, Predictions & Verification

ESA's Climate Change Initiative Sea Ice project is holding a joint workshop to discuss cross-cutting issues in sea ice modelling and assimilation and how deficiencies of current systems can be more efficiently diagnosed and addressed.

!0th international workshop on sea ice modelling, assimilation, observations, predictions and verification

General topics and format:

Keynote, contributed presentations and poster sessions (contributions from attendees is engouraged) covering -

  • Sea ice observations and uncertainties
  • Sea ice data assimilation (methods and results)
  • Sea ice model parameterizations and coupling to ocean and atmosphere models
  • Verification approaches for sea-ice analyses and forecasts
  • Recent research to sea ice operation transfer - Automated predictions systems

Date: 20-22 October 2020 in Toulouse (France) and Montréal (Canada)

Attendance & call for abstracts: submit your abstract by 15 June 2020, specifing your preference for oral or poster presentation via

Participants will be contacted by 15 July 2020 regarding their proposed contribution.

Location: Toulouse and Montreal, simultaneously videolinked.

Toulouse venue - Le Village by CA 31 Allée Jules Guesde, 31400 Toulouse.
Montreal venue - tbc

Workshop Organisers: The workshop is jointly held by the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG), the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Coordination & Support Action KEPLER by the European Commission, the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) and the European Space Agency Climate, Change Initiative for Sea Ice (ESA CCI).