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Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Sea Level (ISMASS)

A Mini-symposium was co-organized by ISMASS and 3 major SCAR programmes (SERCE-PAIS-AntClim21) entitled ‘The Antarctic ice sheet from past 2 future’ at the 2016 SCAR Open Science Conference (OSC) in Malaysia. Complementing the symposium, an ISMASS session at the OSC entitled ‘Glaciers and ice sheet mass balance’ was also organized.

A model intercomparison initiative on West Antarctic Glacier-Ocean Models Kick-Off Meeting was held on 27-29 October 2014 at the New York University Campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, organized by David and Denise Holland. This resulted in a publication in EOS. A follow-up of this initiative was organized in Abu-Dhabi on 16-18 May 2016, focused on coupling of ice sheet and ocean models. A summary of that workshop will become available soon.