Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates
2018-04-25 - 2018-04-27
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland


Extreme weather events are commonly encompassed phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. In cold regions, these are augmented with snow and sea-ice related extreme events, usually triggered by anomalous atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

Although extreme events are a core climate research focus, cryospheric extremes have not received much attention yet. The overarching aim of the workshop is to review our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs.

Topics of interest include:

  • Observing cryospheric extremes (CE) and their precursors
  • Modelling requirements for CE
  • Producing and verifying forecasts of CE
  • CE and climate change
  • Relevance of CE for society/users


The workshop is free of charge for all participants. Registration deadline for presentations is Wednesday 28 February 2018. To register, please use the link above.

Travel support:

Limited amount of travel support will be available for early career scientists.

Workshop Organizers:

  • Jari Haapala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
  • Carolina Gabarró Prats, Institut de Ciències del Mar - CSIC, Spain
  • Hugues Goosse, Earth and Life Institute-Université de Louvain, Belgium
  • Elizabeth Hunke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Veijo Pohjola, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Steffen Olsen, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
  • Steffen Tietsche, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK