3rd Session of CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel Agenda

3rd Session of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel

July 10-11 Chaired by Ben Rabe and Amy Solomon

Planned participation: in-person – Alexandra, Amy, Ben, Dorotea, Xiangdong, Patrick, Stephanie; online – Letizia, Sheldon, Qi

Highlighting: Joint NORP-SORP; NORP-only

Part 1: 10 July (Monday) at 10:00-17:30 CEST (AWI Potsdam)

10:00-13:00 Opening session of the meeting (with coffee)

  1. Opening remark of the co-chairs (Amy and Ben, 10m)
  2. NORP member introductions (one slide each/5 minutes) (50m,  10 people, incl. online)
  3. Review of current NORP priorities/objectives (30m)
  4. Discussion of future priorities given the new expertise of the panel members
    1. NORP near-term (this/next year) activities (30m)
    2. NORP longer-term activities (3-year time frame) (60m)

13:00-14:30 Lunch break / informal discussion

14:30-17:30 Joint NORP-SORP meeting (180m, incl. 30m coffee break):

  1. Introductory round (no slides, just verbal: name, affiliation, expertise, interests)
  2. GOOS/GCOS (OOPC) reporting by Ben - Ocean Indicators and Earth Cycles
  3. Review of NORP-SORP Workshop/BAMS paper
  4. Future NORP-SORP summer school + 3-day workshop at ICTP 2024
    1. additional funding
    2. topics, lecturers
    3. Potential link to heat, freshwater and carbon cycles workshop/summer school planned by OOPC (2024)
  5. Other joint activities – brainstorming, for example
    1. joint sessions at conferences e.g. Ocean Sciences, EGU (long term planning for future conferences),
    2. freshwater forcing experiments: combining Antarctic and Greenland FW release (SOFIA + NAHosMIP/TiPES)Introductory round

Group dinner (NORP+SORP+OMDP) -> El Puerto, Potsdam

(http://www.elpuerto.de/, reservation from 18:30, 30 min walk from meeting location)


Part 2: 11 July (Tuesday) at 9:00-16:30 CEST (Berlin CityCube Level3 Room-R2)

09:00-09:30 Discussion of NORP future priorities (continued from yesterday; 30m)

09:30-10:30 Other specific NORP activities (total 120m)

  1. Is the ocean heat flux paper going to be a priority?
  2. Integrating cryo/CliC topics in NORP activities
  3. Ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interactions, influence on extreme weather and climate

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Other specific NORP activities continued… and plan of action

12:00-13:00 AOB and wrap-up (60m)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 NORP-SORP-OMDP joint meeting

  1. OMDP presentation (15m; Julie McClean, Dorotea Iovino)
  2. Brief NORP ideas for collaboration (15m)
  3. Brief SORP ideas for collaboration (15m)
  4. General discussion (45m)

15:30-16:00 coffee break and continue discussion

Meeting adjourned


  • Coffee in Potsdam arranged by Alex Haumann
  • Lunch in Potsdam and Berlin not hosted (Cafe and Cafeteria close to venue in Potsdam; TBD in Berlin)
  • Coffee in Berlin arranged by Jing
  • Group dinner on Mon eve in Potsdam (not hosted), public transport to Berlin afterwards guided by Torge and Ben
  • Joint sessions in large room (two rooms in Potsdam, in Berlin NORP and SORP have booked separate rooms …)
Jing Li