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When: Mar 23, 2023 03:00 PM in Brussels

Where: Online event

This webinar is the first in a series introducing the EU-funded OCEAN:ICE project. This webinar will include an overview of the project, its goals, and the partners involved. This webinar series is facilitated by the European Polar board.

OCEAN:ICE (Ocean Cryosphere Exchanges in ANtarctica: Impacts on Climate and the Earth system) commenced in November 2022. It's objectives are to assess the impacts of key Antarctic Ice Sheet and Southern Ocean processes on Planet Earth, via their influence on sea level rise, deep water formation, ocean circulation and climate.


  • Use an innovative and ambitious combination of observations and numerical models, including coupled ice sheet-climate model development, to improve predictions of how changes in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets impact global climate.
  • Make new circumpolar and Atlantic observations in observational gaps.
  • Assimilate these and existing data into improved ice sheet boundary conditions and forcing, producing new estimates of ice sheet melt and impacts on ocean circulation, including the Atlantic Meridional Overturning circulation.
  • Develop, calibrate and assess models used to predict the future evolution of the giant ice sheets.
  • Reduce the deep uncertainty in the impact of their melt on societally relevant environmental changes on decadal to multi-centennial time scales.
  • Assess the potential for passing ice sheet 'tipping points' and their consequences for ocean circulation and climate.

The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the OCEAN:ICE YouTube channel and other relevant platforms.

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