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Dates:
22.07 - 24.07.2013
Venue:
Cambridge, UK
Contact person:
Eric Wolff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The first workshop of the PAGES Sea Ice Proxy Working (SIP) working group took place in Montreal in March 2012. The special issue from that, with about 15 papers, is near completion with several papers now online and others at different editorial stages.

This is a formal invitation to apply to attend the second workshop, which will be held in Cambridge, from 22-24 July 2013. We also actively welcome a few early career scientists, so feel free to propose that one of your students applies. We do have an absolute limit of 22 people who can be accommodated on site (with locals that makes a workshop size of 25 people).

Programme

Logistics

The meeting will be held at Madingley Hall, just outside Cambridge, England. The package we have arranged for delegates includes accommodation on the Sunday (21st), Monday (22nd) and Tuesday (23rd) nights, with all meals and the conference facilities. We plan to start the meeting at 9 am on Monday 22nd, and finish at lunchtime on Wednesday 24th. Accommodation for a few delegates will be available on 24th (at extra cost). To reach Madingley Hall, you will need to take a taxi from Cambridge bus or train station: the cost should be a few pounds. Cambridge is reachable from Stansted (nearest), Heathrow and Gatwick airports by bus or train. From northern Europe, Eurostar trains to St Pancras are also convenient as trains from Kings Cross (5 minute walk from St Pancras) run to Cambridge regularly in 1 hour. More details will be supplied soon.

Topic

In the first meeting we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each proxy individually. At this meeting we plan to address three topics.

- To briefly consider again each proxy in the light of the QSR review papers, and of progress in the last year, and to set the parameters for an overall review paper on methods for sea ice reconstruction- To facilitate the second goal of the WG (where different proxies are available, to inter-compare their findings and develop a strategy for multi-proxy compilation and reconstructions€), we would compare different proxies claiming to provide similar information for the same geographical area, and make recommendations for multi-proxy reconstructions. - We would also spend time exposing all the key datasets, with the aim of facilitating the work (with e.g. Past4Future) of combining these data. This could be a key aim of the third workshop.

Financial matters

We have obtained support from PAGES, plus support from the British Antarctic Survey. This permits us to subsidize the costs at the workshop site including accommodation, but not to pay them completely. We will therefore have a standard registration fee of £200 (approximately 300 US$). For a small number of essential attendees we will be able to cover all the on-site costs. There is no fee if you don’t require accommodation (locals only). We do not generally have any funds for travel, but if you are not in position to cover travel fees, let us know and we will try to offer extra support.

How to apply

Please mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible with the information below.

- A statement that you would like to attend (name, affiliation, expertise).- Whether you want to be considered for a fully subsidised accommodation (as opposed to the £200 fee).- Whether you want to make a presentation (oral, poster) at the meeting, relating to one of the topics above. If so, give title. We may commission talks on other topics than those you offer in order to keep the focus of the workshop.

We will open a registration web page in the next couple of weeks but you will need to have been approved for attendance and/or subsidy in advance of that, so please respond now.

Contact

Questions about the workshop go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., while more general questions regarding the SIP working group, may also be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..