INFCOM Workshop on Coupling of Cryosphere in Numerical and Earth System Models

INFCOM Workshop on Coupling of Cryosphere in Numerical and Earth System Models

6-8 March 2023

Oslo, Norway


 ℹ  Provisional Agenda

 ℹ  Provisional List of Participants

 ℹ  Local Arrangements: Information for Participants



INFCOM-2 session approved the report prepared by the Study Group on Cryosphere Crosscutting Functions (SG-Cryo) on the recommended actions to closing the gap on the integration of cryosphere in the Earth System Strategy of WMO.  

Noting the goal of Earth system monitoring, modelling and prediction at the core of the WMO strategy, INFCOM-2 has tasked GCW-AG and SC-ESMP to coordinate the development of a roadmap for infrastructure to support the fully coupled cryosphere in Earth system models (atmosphere-cryosphere-terrestrial-ocean), as a prerequisite to effective information services, at regional to global levels. 

Consultations with relevant WMO structures and partners are needed, to efficiently build on current and relevant initiatives, mature research results (e.g. Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), Transport and Exchange in the Atmosphere over Mountains (TEAMx), etc.) and to identify gaps, user needs, and initiate relevant pilot projects.  

INFCOM-2 requested that a report on a feasible infrastructure roadmap and related actions be tabled at INFCOM-3 (Q1 2024).  



The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) is hosting the Workshop in Oslo from 6 to 8 March 2023, daily from 09:00 to 17:00/17:30 CEST (07:00 – 15:00/15:30 UTC). The Workshop will be conducted primarily as a face-to-face meeting; however, remote access via Teams will also be made available in due time in case any participant is not able to attend in person.

​The Workshop will be conducted in English.



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