Registration is now available for a Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN)
webinar, which will focus on post-season analysis and discussion of the
2014 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO). The webinar is free of charge, open to the
public, and is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AKDT (12:00-1:00
p.m. PDT, 1:00-2:00 p.m. MDT, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT, and 3:00-4:00 p.m.
EDT) on Thursday, 9 October 2014.
The SIO produces reports in June, July, and August that synthesize a
variety of predictions and perspectives on the arctic sea ice minimum.
More information about SIO, including this year's reports, is available
This webinar will provide a venue for discussion of the 2014 SIO,
including processes that influenced sea ice melt this year and a review
of the differing approaches to predicting the sea ice minimum extent.
In preparation for the webinar, organizer encourage participants to
think about the following questions:
- How would you characterize the success of Sea Ice Outlook predictions
this year, including relative strengths or weaknesses of different
- What do you see as the main factors driving this year's minimum extent?
- If you were a SIO contributor, are there specific datasets or other
information that would have been useful to have for your predictions?
- What would you like to see changed (or kept the same) about the SIO?
- What kind of post-season analyses or activities would you like to see?
- Where do we go from here as a sea ice prediction community?
Webinar presenters include:
- Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington
- Julienne Stroeve, NSIDC
- Walt Meier, NASA
- Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, University of Washington
- Francois Massonnet, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels
- Jonny Day, University of Reading, United Kingdom
- Virginie Guemas, Institut Catala de Ciencies del Clima, Barcelona
- David Schroeder, University of Reading, United Kingdom
The webinar is open to all interested participants, including sea ice
researchers, students, decision-makers, and others. It will be archived
and available online after the event.