Date: Thursday, 17 December 2015,12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 2nd floor in Foothill Room E

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) held an open workshop to discuss data needs for sea ice forecasting on 17 December during the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meetings. This workshop focused on how SIPN and others who provide data observations can best serve the needs of the forecasting community. The goal of the workshop was to help identify data needs for model initialization and verification, which available data products are useful—and why, what improvements to existing data products would make for better utilizations (e.g., change in formatting), what additional observations are needed, and how limited spatial scale data from ship observations etc. are being used. There were 45 attendees to this workshop.

Presentations and Posters

SIPN Data Needs Workshop Presentation on 17 December 2015 (PDF - 11.7 MB)

2015 Arctic Sea Ice Predictability and the Sea Ice Prediction Network Poster (PDF - 1.3 MB)

A SIPN Poster, "Arctic Sea Ice Predictability and the Sea Ice Prediction Network" (Betsy Turner-Bogren, Helen Wiggins, and Julienne Stroeve) was presented on Friday, 18 December as part of Session C51A-0677. See the poster abstract here.


Workshop Attendees (PDF - 28 KB)

Workshop Presenters

Julienne Stroeve
National Snow and Ice Data Center

Walter Meier
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Lawrence Hamilton
University of New Hampshire

Hajo Eicken
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks