Side meetings

The organizing committee welcomes requests from groups and organizations for meeting spaces to host side meetings. Side meetings can take place in seminar rooms at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven on the weekends before (3 and 4 June) and the weekend after (10 and 11 June) the symposium. Please send your requests to Please include information on the main contact, expected number of participants, timing, and a short (few sentences) description of the topic / content.

The content and program of the workshops is organized by the groups themselves. Please get in touch with them directly. If you don’t know how to contact the group, please send your request to and we will forward it to the main contacts.

  • Moin - ECSs welcome event at the IGS sea ice symposium

    p/ppDate/Time: Sunday 4 June 15:00-17:30/p pRoom: AWI Building E Room Nordseemuseum (Follow signs from main entrance)/p

    pMain contact: Luisa von Albedyll /ppAPECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) Germany is organizing an Early Career Scientist (ECS) welcome get-together before the official icebreaker of the IGS sea ice symposium. Regardless of if this is your first conference or if you already know how to navigate poster sessions, coffee breaks or conference dinners - you are more than welcome to join. You can either share your experience or get some tips beforehand! /p pAre you for the first time in Germany and Bremerhaven and looking for the best place to get a proper Northern German Fischbrötchen or do you already greet everyone with iMoin/i and feel at home? Be prepared for some tips and possible “outdoor exploration”. /p pDo you know nobody so far or are you meeting your bunch of old friends? Nevertheless, it is nice to connect to new ECSs! We will make sure that you get to know each other, the town of Bremerhaven, and us. /p pWe are looking forward to starting with you into a great week of sea-ice research. /p pnbsp;/pp/p

  • CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (ASIWG)

    pDate/Time: Sunday 4 June 09:00-16:00/ppRoom: AWI Building H Multifunction Room on ground floor (right)/ppMain contact: Melinda Webster/ppThe Climate and Cryosphere(CliC) Arctic Sea Ice Working Group (ASIWG) will host a meeting to bring the Arctic sea ice observational and modelling communities together to exchange knowledge, coordinate activities, and promote collaboration across the international Arctic sea ice community. The meeting will span several topics, with an emphasis on the 3 key objectives:br /br /(1) Developing, standardising, and implementing observation and measurement protocols for Arctic sea ice in coastal, seasonal, and perennial ice zones; br /(2) Integrating surface-based observations with remote sensing and modelling efforts and; br /(3) Establishing and fostering connections between international groups involved in sea ice observations, modelling, remote sensing, and data assimilation./pp/p

  • ASPeCT

    p/ppDate/Time: Sunday 4 June 09:00-16:00/p pRoom: AWI Building G Room G-301 (Level 3)/ppMain contacts: Marily Raphael, Petra Heil/ppThe Expert Group on Antarctic Sea-ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) aims to improve our understanding of the Antarctic sea ice zone through focused and ongoing field programmes, remote sensing and numerical modelling. This is our first workshop after a while. We will use the time for some general exchange and distribute an agenda for the meeting at a later stage./pp/p

  • SIN'XS Metrology Workshop

    pDate/Time: Friday, June 9: 17:00 - 19:00/ppRoom: AWI Building D, Room 2930/ppMain contact: Christian Haas/ppThis workshop is carried out within the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sea Ice Thickness Intercomparison Exercise (SIN'XS), co-sponsored by the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW). It will bring together experts who study sea ice thickness to consider the uncertainties associated with measurements from satellites, aircraft and in situ sensors following the approach in the Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (a href= title= For more information please see the a title=Initiates file download class=download href=t3://file?uid=192217workshop flyer/a or contactnbsp;a

  • SIMIP: Sea Ice Modelling Intercomparison Project

    pDate/Time: Saturday 10 June 9:00-18:00/pp /ppRoom: AWI Building H Multifunction Room on ground floor (right)/ppMain contacts: Alexandra Jahn, Dirk Notz/ppspanThe 2023 SIMIP workshop, sponsored by CliC, is a hands-on workshop open for scientists at all career levels interested in the simulation of sea ice in both hemispheres in CMIP-type models, including large ensembles and high-resolution simulations. We will discuss and summarize the lessons learned from CMIP6-SIMIP, and make plans for future SIMIP activities and goals./span/ppif you are planning to attend the SIMIP workshop please fill in the registration below, to help us plan. We will close the registration at the start of the IGS meeting (June 5th), but the earlier we know how many people to expect the /nbsp;br / early career scientists, if you want to be considered for partial travel funding through CliC, please fill in the registration before May 10th, which is the deadline to be considered for support./pp/pp/pp/p

  • International buoy programs (IABP and IPAB)

    pDate/Time: Saturday 10 June 09:00-18:00 amp; Sunday 11 June 09:00-15:00/ppRoom: AWI Building G Room G-301 (Level 3)/ppMain contacts: Ignatius Rigor, Petra Heil/ppThis workshop will combine the (annual) meetings of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP) and the International Program for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB). The meetings will discuss ongoing work with autonomous measurements platforms, mostly in connection to sea ice applications. Deploment plans and opportunities will be discussed as well as technological developments. We aim sharing experiences and plans in open discussion formats, but also following the regular protocols as in earlier a title=Initiates file download class=download href=t3://file?uid=192134workshops/a./p