Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds

Abstract

The Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level. We use theoretical and laboratory-derived understanding to form new mesoscale models of interactions between the ice, ocean and atmosphere, and use ground and satellite observations to test the predictions of these and other climate models

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Bensassi S (2016) Melting ice, growing trade? in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

 
Title Antarctic Territory Stamp: P-Res 
Description Postage stamp for British Antarctic Territory picturing scientific experiment designed by CPOM/Leeds researcher Anna Hogg (phase-sensitive radar) during iSTAR traverse. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Letters potentially delivered around the world featuring image on stamp. 
 
Title CryoSat scale model 
Description 1:4 scale model of CryoSat-2 for display and teaching purposes, created by Euromodal. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact increased interest in satellite altimetry and polar research within the University of Leeds where the product is on display. 
 
Description During the course of this award, CPOM has pioneered methods for tracking key cryosphere parameters using satellite data - including measuring the extent, thickness and drift of sea ice, and the thickness, flow, mass and grounded extent of land ice - and the use of these observations to improve our understanding of present and future environmental change, through our state of the art numerical models.

We make these data and models freely available to the scientific community, and they are widely used within the UK and beyond (see below), with collaborations focusing on glaciologists, oceanographers and atmospheric scientists.

Notably:

- We produce and distribute near real time sea ice thickness measurements as a support to science.
- Our ice sheet data systems generate measurements of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet elevation and velocity change. These support higher level products including DEMs, plus measurements of grounding line migration, iceberg calving, and ice sheet contribution to sea level rise. We also provide the world's first near real time glacier monitoring service.
- We play a leading role in national and international sea ice (CPOM-CICE) and land ice (BISICLES) model development. BISICLES simulations have been included in each of the major model intercomparison projects which inform IPCC assessments.
- We have leadership roles within the ESA CCI and C3S services, as well as providing science leadership for ESA's CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3 missions, and advice on the CRISTAL, SKIM and STEREOID candidate missions.
- We coordinate community inter-comparisons of satellite retrieval algorithms.
- We established the UK Sea Ice Group through which national advances in sea ice research are shared.

Combining data and models has meanwhile allowed us to improve seasonal forecasts of sea ice and centennial projections of ice sheet evolution, and to explain key signals of climate change such as dynamical imbalance of the Pine Island Glacier, stability of the Larsen Ice Shelf, controls on Greenland glacier dynamics (land- and marine-terminating, variability in Arctic sea ice thickness, variability in Arctic and Southern Ocean water storage, and hydraulic connections between Antarctic subglacial lakes.

Some specific findings made during the course of this award are set out below.

- 2015 Research led by Danny Feltham successfully predicted the Arctic sea ice minimum extent for 2014 of just over 5 million square km using a method which analyses the size and coverage of 'melt ponds' on the surface of the sea ice.

- 2015 Rachel Tilling found that Arctic sea ice volume increased markedly in the summer of 2013 compared to the previous three years, as less of the ice melted due to lower air temperatures, suggesting that the ice is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling.

- Amber Leeson led research which found that predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, by taking into account the future distribution of supraglacial lakes.

- Mal McMillan and team combined observations from eight satellite missions, including Sentinel-1A and CryoSat, with results from regional climate models, to show that over the last two decades, ice loss from the south-east region of Austfonna, Svalbard, has increased significantly.

- Research involving Tony Payne showed that Antarctic ice sheet collapse will have serious consequences for sea level rise over the next two hundred years, though not as much as some have suggested, by using an ice-sheet model to predict the consequences of unstable retreat of the ice.

- Steph Cornford led the first study using a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries. The most extreme simulation showed that the WAIS as a whole would contribute some 80,000 cubic kilometres of lost ice to sea-level rise by 2100 and 200,000 cubic kilometres by 2200.

- Mal McMillan led research to create the most detailed picture of ice loss yet from Greenland, using data from CryoSat plus a regional climate model to map changes in Greenland ice sheet mass, finding that between 2011 and 2014 Greenland lost around one trillion tonnes of ice. This corresponds to a 0.75 mm contribution to global sea level rise each year, around twice the average of the preceding two decades.

- Hannes Konrad led work to establish an almost 25-year long record of elevation change of some of Antarctica's fastest flowing and receding glaciers, revealing differences in the timing of retreat between single glaciers and the pace by which the ice loss spreads to Antarctica's interior. These glaciers have been thinning in patterns spreading upwards from the ice edge.
- Research led by Rachel Tilling showed that in November 2016 there was set to be only 10,500 cubic kilometres of sea ice in the Arctic - the joint lowest of any November on record. Although sea ice volume did not hit a record low at the end of summer, early winter growth was 9% slower than usual. - CPOM scientists at Reading were involved in developing a new, more accurate forecast system to predict whether Arctic sea ice will fall to a record low. The new forecasting model based, on satellite measurements, will allow improved predictions to be made much earlier, taking into account more data, such as ice concentration, and focusing on key locations.

- Around 250 million measurements taken by CryoSat over the last six years were used to create a new digital elevation model (DEM). Led by PhD student Tom Slater, this represents the most detailed view yet of the continent's surface. The original DEM was updated in 2018 to provide an even more accurate representation. - Using mathematical modeling, researchers from CPOM Reading contributed to a study which found that thinning Arctic sea ice may be responsible for dark algal blooms and that the conditions that cause phytoplankton blooms have become more common. This has the potential to cause significant disruption in the Arctic food chain. - An international team of researchers, led by CPOM, collated measurements recorded by five different satellites to track changes in the speed of more than 30 glaciers since 1992. The findings represent the first detailed assessment of changing glacier flow in Western Palmer Land - the southwestern corner of the Antarctic Peninsula. - Anna Hogg led work to combine two Sentinel-1 radar images from 7 and 14 April 2017 to reveal the growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf, which eventually calved to form the A-68 iceberg. - Rachel Tilling led work which produced a 7 year time series of Arctic sea ice, showing not only 2017 volume but also large year-on-year variations in the volume of sea ice which persists in the Arctic year round: between 2010 and 2012, volume declined by 31%, followed by an 89% increase in 2013 and then a 27% decrease from 2013-2016.

- 2018 Hannes Konrad led work showing that grounding line retreat has been extreme at eight of the Antarctic Ice Sheet's 65 biggest glaciers. The pace of deglaciation since the last ice age is roughly 25 metres per year, whereas the retreat of the grounding line at these glaciers is more than five times that rate.

- 2018 An update of the IMBIE project led by Andy Shepherd showed that ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone.

- 2018 A review published in Nature, co-authored by Andy Shepherd, showed how decades of satellite measurements are being used by CPOM and other scientists to reveal how and why Antarctica's glaciers, ice shelves, and sea ice are changing.

- 2018 work led by Adriano Lemos showed how ESA's Sentinel-1 mission has revealed exactly how fast Greenland's glaciers are flowing into the Arctic Ocean.

- 2018 work led by David Schroeder found that accounting for the loss of drifting snow from the ice surface whilst using sea ice thickness estimates available from CryoSat-2 improves the accuracy of sea ice model predictions.

-2019 Mal McMillan led a study of Sentinel-3's ability to monitor the Antarctic ice sheet, finding that this new radar altimeter is a useful addition to existing data sources including CryoSat-2.

- June 2019 An article published in Nature led by Andy Shepherd showed that Antarctica's ice sheet has thinned by up to 122 metres in places, with the most rapid changes occurring in West Antarctica where ocean melting has triggered glacier imbalance. This means that the affected glaciers are unstable as they are losing more mass through melting and iceberg calving than they are gaining through snowfall. They also found that the pattern of glacier thinning has not been static. Since 1992, the thinning has spread across 24% of West Antarctica and over the majority of its largest ice streams - the Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers - which are now losing ice five times faster than they were at the start of the survey. They used over 800 million measurements of the Antarctic ice sheet height recorded by the ERS-1, ERS-2, Envisat, and CryoSat-2 satellite altimeter missions between 1992 and 2017 and simulations of snowfall over the same period produced by the RACMO regional climate model. Together, these measurements allow changes in the ice sheet height to be separated into those due to weather patterns, such as less snowfall, and those due to longer term changes in climate, such as increasing ocean temperatures that eat away ice. They found that fluctuations in snowfall tend to drive small changes in height over large areas for a few years at a time, but the most pronounced changes in ice thickness are signals of glacier imbalance that have persisted for decades.

- December 2019 An article published in Nature led by Andy Shepherd showed that Greenland is losing ice faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate scenario. Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 - enough to push global sea levels up by 10.6 millimetres. The rate of ice loss has risen from 33 billion tonnes per year in the 1990s to 254 billion tonnes per year in the last decade - a seven-fold increase within three decades. The team also used regional climate models to show that half of the ice losses were due to surface melting as air temperatures have risen. The other half were due to increased glacier flow, triggered by rising ocean temperatures.

- October 2019 Work by CPOM researchers, including Tony Payne, Stephen Cornford and Tamsin Edwards, used a highresolution iceflow model to look at uncertainty in projections of future sea level rise. This demonstrated that extreme future outcomes of predicted sea level rises cannot be excluded.

- CPOM contribution to UKESM project: analysis of sea ice and UK CMIP models (HadGEM3-GC31-LL, HadGEM3-GC31-MM and UKESM1-0-LL) shows overestimation of Arctic sea ice thickness for the last 40 years. Sea ice budget calculation including forced ocean-ice simulations with CPOM sea ice settings highlights that although atmospheric forcing is crucial for the sea ice mass budget, the sea ice physics also plays an important role (Keen et al., 2020).

- CPOM contribution to ACSIS project: our analysis of the historical UKESM1 ensembles shows that the impact of the overestimation of Arctic sea ice thickness on exchange processes between Arctic and North Atlantic is surprisingly small. The simulated total Fram Strait fresh water transport remains rather constant during last 150 years. A weaker solid fresh water transport is balanced by stronger liquid fresh water transport (see Section 3.5 Atlantic-Arctic exchanges and sea ice of Robson et al., 2020).
Exploitation Route As above, we make our satellite data records and numerical models freely available to the scientific community, and they are widely used within the UK and beyond. Our
engagement strategy is focussed in three areas; we maintain collaborations with glaciologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric scientists to make use of in situ measurements for verification of our satellite products, we work closely with space agencies to develop and improve satellite retrievals, sensors, and missions, and we coordinate and participate in a range of community activities on polar observations and modelling to ensure that our collective efforts address key scientific challenges (see also narrative impact section). This includes using our expertise to provide scientific leadership for current (CryoSat-2) and candidate (SKIM, CRISTAL, STEREOID) missions.

There are also implications for policy regarding climate change and sea level rise, and for education and training (see returns under engagement and policy sections).
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other

URL http://cpom.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description CPOM provides scientific advice and support to UK governmental and public-sector bodies to benefit the national public good. In this capacity we have acted as expert witnesses to the UK Parliament Environment Audit Committee, the House of Lords Committee on the Arctic, and the House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group on the Polar Regions, and we contribute towards Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology briefing notes. We have represented ESA at UNFCC Conferences of the Parties and have co-authored their 2010 and 2015 Earth Observation Science Strategies. We have acted as lead authors on all recent IPCC Assessments - including AR5, AR6, and the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C - and we sit on the steering committees of the WCRP's Grand Challenge on Sea-Level Rise and its Ice Sheet Model Inter-comparison for CMIP6. Through leadership of IMBIE, we coordinate the international community assessment of the ice sheet contribution to global sea level rise on behalf of ESA and NASA, adopted as a climate indicator by the European Environment Agency and the US Environment Protection Agency. We have formal roles as advisors to NERC, the UK Space Agency, ESA, and the European Commission (EC) on issues related to Earth Observation satellite technology and their applications - including CryoSat-2, Sentinel-3 and the CRISTAL, SKIM and STEREOID candidate missions. We also regularly partner with and advise the UK space sector, supporting economic growth in satellite technologies - a key strand of the UK industrial strategy. CPOM's work is also covered extensively by the media, including the BBC. Work on sea and land ice has been featured numerous times on the BBC website, and CPOM provided scientific input to the BBC programme Earth's Greatest Spectacles: Svalbard. In addition, Andy Shepherd's contribution to the ESA/Futurelearn course Monitoring Climate From Space allowed practitioners, students, and members of the public with an interest in the subject to access specialist material and the latest Earth Observation techniques and findings. This led to contributions from several CPOM researchers to a new Futurelearn course with ESA on how we observe and monitor the Greenland ice sheet. Other outreach activities include Anna Hogg's work on the Space to Earth View challenge, which is challenging schools to run, bike or swim the 717 km distance to satellites orbiting above the Earth, and a regular blog published on the CPOM research which aims to give an insight into what it's like being a young polar researcher. These are just a few examples of how we are communicating our science beyond academia and engaging with a wide audience. We are now working with UK STEM and ESERO to develop materials that can be integrated into the secondary science and geography curricula. Recent or ongoing impactful activities include: - Andy Shepherd appeared in the BBC documentary 'Climate Change: The Facts', narrated by Sir David Attenborough, first broadcast in April 2019 - Tony Payne co-chairs the international ISMIP6 initiative, which is formally recognised by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and has succeeded, for the first time ever, in delivering process-based projections of sea level from the international ice-sheet modelling community for the IPCC's next assessment report: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/modelling-wgcm-mip-catalogue/cmip6-endorsed-mips-article/1049-modelling-cmip6-ismip
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description ESA Advanced Cryosphere Training Course
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Post graduate, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada participated in this 5 day course aimed at training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development.
URL http://seom.esa.int/cryotraining2016/index.php
 
Description FutureLearn Greenland
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact CPOM researchers based at Leeds contributed to a new ESA FutureLearn MOOC on the Greenland ice sheet. Topics covered included Satellite Earth Observation technology, terminology and the types of data products available when monitoring ice sheets; understanding the unique measurements of ice thickness and dynamics which satellite data can provide; how to access process and work with Earth observation data and ice sheet measuring tools; and the use of Earth observation data in a range of scientific, policy and decision-making areas, in conjunction with models.
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/greenland-ice-sheet
 
Description Futurelearn/ESA online training course: Monitoring climate from space
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Andy Shepherd contributed to this Futurelearn/ESA online course which explained how satellite Earth Observation technology provides a powerful and compelling insight into climate change which can help to underpin climate policy, scientific research and public engagement. Andy's content focused on the cryosphere and Earth Observation techniques and technology.
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-from-space
 
Description Government Committee on Space and Satellites
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmsctech/830/83002.htm
 
Description Input to Arctic Select Committee of House of Lords - oral evidence (Profs Andy Shepherd and Danny Feltham)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/arctic-committee/ar...
 
Description Input to Arctic Select Committee of House of Lords - written evidence (Prof Andy Shepherd)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/arctic-committee/ar...
 
Description Input to Arctic Select Committee of House of Lords - written evidence (Prof Danny Feltham)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/arctic-committee/ar...
 
Description Input to COP 21 discussions
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Andy Shepherd participated in a COP 21 panel discussion with the EU on the Copernicus Programme and the benefits to climate research.
 
Description Membership of UK Committee for Antarctic Research (Amber Leeson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/UKNCAR/
 
Description Polar APPG
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Andy Shepherd gave evidence to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on the Polar Regions regarding the melting of the Arctic and Antarctic Ice Sheets and the potential consequences for London.
 
Description Submission of evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Space and Satellites
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description 4D Antarctica - Lancaster
Amount € 1,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 10/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description CryoSat Follow-on SAR Trade-off
Amount € 50,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000114561/15/NL/BJ/ah 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 07/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description CryoSat Science Advice
Amount £37,920 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description CryoTop
Amount £118,500 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2014
 
Description Danny Feltham - Mathematics of sea ice
Amount £177,500 (GBP)
Organisation Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description ECMWF Climate Change Service
Amount € 3,048,407 (EUR)
Funding ID C3S_312b 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description ESA - Polar Monitoring Mission
Amount € 50,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2020
 
Description FDR4ALT - Lancaster
Amount € 1,800,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 08/2019 
End 08/2022
 
Description GLITTER
Amount £79,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2014
 
Description IMBIE
Amount £228,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2019
 
Description Ice Sheets Climate Change Initiative
Amount £118,500 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2015
 
Description Living Planet Fellowship
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Antarctic Survey 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 83,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description NERC standard grant
Amount £641,970 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2020
 
Description Polar Monitoring Mission CCN - Lancaster
Amount € 54,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 02/2020 
End 05/2020
 
Description SEOM SPICE
Amount € 49,806 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000115201/15/I-BG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description STSE Mass Balance
Amount £316,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Tandem for Climate
Amount € 35,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Support to science element (STSE) Arctic+
Amount € 400,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Wolfson Research Merit Award
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Title ASIRAS datasets along the iSTAR traverse - 2014 to 2015 season 
Description ASIRAS airborne data was collected along the iSTAR traverse and on under-flights of selected CryoSat-2 tracks. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is enabling an intercomparison of field, airborne and satellite data sets to investigate the effect of radar penetration into the snow pack. 
URL http://www.istar.ac.uk/projects/ice-loss-istar-d/
 
Title Antarctic Digital Elevation Model 
Description The DEM was created by CPOM and it is composed of approximately 250 million measurements taken by CryoSat between 2010 and 2016. It is now the most comprehensive picture of Antarctic ice elevation currently available and offers a wide range of applications - showing the surface of Antarctica in such detail means that it can be used for anything from planning fieldwork to modelling the ice sheet. It also allows scientists to distinguish between changes in topography and ice motion when working with other satellite measurements, such as those used to calculate the balance between how much the ice sheet is gaining by accumulating snow and how much it is losing through melting and creating icebergs. Users may freely use the DEM provided they give acknowledgement. The DEM was updated in 2018. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact TBC 
URL https://www.the-cryosphere.net/12/1551/2018/
 
Title BISICLES 
Description CPOM leads development of the BISICLES ice sheet model, a parallel high performance ice sheet model that employs our own adaptive mesh techniques and data assimilation methods to simulate continental ice sheets. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact BISICLES simulations have been included in each of the major model intercomparison projects which inform IPCC assessments, as well as in a wide range of individual studies. 
URL https://commons.lbl.gov/display/bisicles/BISICLES
 
Title CPOM Sea Ice Data System 
Description The CPOM sea ice data system generates Arctic-wide measurements of sea ice thickness and volume from satellite radar altimetry - a core area of our competence. Using this system, we produce and distribute sea ice thickness measurements in near real time as a support to science and to operational services, and we also maintain and distribute an archive of historical data as a fundamental climate data record. The data service makes use of observations acquired by CryoSat-2, and the background system produces measurements from previous (ERS, Envisat) and subsequent (Sentinel-3) satellite missions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our sea ice data service is nationally unique and globally leading, with 454 downloads per month on average and 26,609 unique users (21% UK) since it was launched in 2015. Flagship partners include the UK Met Office and the US Naval Research Laboratory who have assimilated our measurements to improve their model predictions of summer sea ice extent. The measurements are of high value for maritime activities ( likely/potential users include shipping, tourism, navy, and search and rescue) as the thickness of sea ice governs the class of ship required to navigate. The data are also often referenced in media stories and receive wide public attention. 
URL http://www.cpom.ucl.ac.uk/csopr/seaice.html
 
Title GPR and pRES datasets along the 2013-2014 iSTAR traverse 
Description During the 2013-2014 ground traverse on Pine Island Glacier, two radar datasets were acquired. - the Ground Penetrating Radar is a 100 MHz radar that allows to track snow layers down to a depth of several tens of meters. - the phase sensitive Radio Echo Sounder (pRES) is a radar working in the 2-18 GHz range. It measured the snow pack backscatter at high vertical resolution and will make possible comparison with satellite measurements of the snow pack. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The exploitation of these sets of data will be made possible when further data is acquired (ice core to be retrieved in 2014-2015 are necessary to obtain datation). Precise datation from ice cores will be extended between sites using the radar datasets and allow to retrieve a precise history of accumulation on Pine Island Glacier over the last ~ 100 years. We intend to collaborate with an American team that worked on a similar subject, in order to extend and complete their findings. 
URL http://www.istar.ac.uk/projects/ice-loss-istar-d/
 
Title Glacier grounding lines 
Description Glacier Grounding lines are a key indicator of Antarctic Ice Sheet instability. Changes in their position reflect imbalance with the surrounding ocean and affect the flow of inland ice. We provide rates of Antarctic Grounding Line Migration (vgl) and respective uncertainty (delta vgl) from Cryosat-2 surface elevation and surface elevation change observations. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact tbc 
URL http://www.cpom.ucl.ac.uk/csopr/icesheets2/gll.html?ais_subject=gll&user_type=normal
 
Title Ice sheet surface elevation change (SEC) from satellite altimetry 
Description Measurements of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet elevation and velocity change using independent satellite data and independent processing chains. Ice sheet elevation changes are produced using multi-mission (ERS, Envisat, CryoSat-2, Sentinel-3) satellite radar altimetry dating from 1992 to the present day. The system supports public data sets and higher-level products, including digital elevation models and ice sheet contributions to sea level rise. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our ice sheet elevation change data represent the UK's only satellite data contribution to the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise. 
URL http://www.cpom.ucl.ac.uk/csopr/icesheets2/index.html?user_type=normal
 
Title Input to CICE model 
Description CPOM maintains and improves the CPOM-CICE numerical sea ice model through the addition of new physics and calibration against our sea ice observations. This includes theoretical advances in sea ice physics, advances in seasonal sea ice forecasting and projections, and input to the UK Earth System Model (UKESM). The current version of the model has been enhanced greatly through collaborations with members of the Community Climate System Model Polar Climate Working Group, based at the Nationa 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CICE is used by the UK and international sea ice research community, including core users at BAS, NOC and the UKMO, as well as by NCEO in the development of a new sea ice assimilation scheme. 
 
Title Sentinel-1 near real time ice velocity 
Description Measurements of Greenland and Antarctic velocity change using independent satellite data and independent processing chains. Ice sheet velocity changes are produced using Sentinel-1 satellite synthetic aperture radar imagery dating from 2014, by tracking moving features in SAR data acquired by Sentinel-1. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our ice sheet velocity system is the world's first near real time glacier monitoring service, with 162 users per month (38% UK) since it was launched in 2016. 
URL http://www.cpom.ucl.ac.uk/csopr/iv/index.html
 
Title Simulations with the sea ice model CICE documenting the impact of improved sea ice physics 
Description Sea ice thickness data (CryoSat-2) have been used to identify and correct shortcomings in simulating winter ice growth in the widely used sea ice model CICE. Here, we provide the data from CICE simulations documenting the impact of improved sea ice physics and the sensitivity to forcing and initial data. Adding a model of snow drift and using a different scheme for calculating the ice conductivity improve model results. Sensitivity studies demonstrate that atmospheric winter conditions have little impact on winter ice growth, and the fate of Arctic summer sea ice is largely controlled by atmospheric conditions during the melting season. A full description of the data processing and uncertainties is given by Schröder et al. (2018), 'New insight from CryoSat-2 sea ice thickness for sea ice modelling', in The Cryosphere. All simulations are listed in Tables 1 to 3 of this paper. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ACSIS 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sea ice volume estimates based on satellite observations of freeboard height, which is converted to thickness and then volume. Thus the volume estimates are directly derived from observations. This is in contrast to PIOMAS which is a model reanalysis assimilating ice concentration: the PIOMAS volume estimates are not directly derived from observations.
Collaborator Contribution ACSIS aims to enhance the UK's capability to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System, comprising: the North Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere above it including its composition, and interactions with Arctic Sea Ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. The observational component will bring together records from Earth-based (e.g. Cape Verde observatory, FAAM flights, RAPID, Argo, OSNAP) and space-based (e.g. Cryosat, MetOP) platforms with a focus on the sustained observations that are necessary to measure changes on multi-year timescales. A key dimension of the opportunity is that time series of sufficient length, for multiple variables, are becoming available for the first time. The modelling component will involve core simulations with cutting-edge atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, chemistry and aerosol models using the latest parameterizations and unprecedented resolution, as well as bespoke experiments to address Objectives 3 and 4. ACSIS will work closely with the NERC-Met Office UKESM programme on Earth System Modelling, and will contribute to and benefit from UK participation in international observing programmes such as UK-US RAPID, EU ATLANTOS and Global Atmospheric Watch, and modelling programmes such as CMIP6 and EU PRIMAVERA.1. To provide the UK science community with sustained observations, data syntheses, leading-edge numerical simulations and analysis tools to facilitate world-class research on changes in the NA climate system and their impacts.
Impact See https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/acsis-home and separate RF ACSIS return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation Science and Technology Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation Technical University of Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic CCI Scoping Study 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science leader, project management, work package leader for 2 out of the 4 deliverables
Collaborator Contribution Project scientist and work package leaders of the other 2 work packages (S&T and ENVEO)
Impact Delivered a user requirement document detailing scientific community needs for EO datasets in Antarctica, data access and requirements document, system specification document and product specification document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation Science and Technology Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation Technical University of Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation University of Dresden
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are the scientific lead and principal investigator (SL/PI) on this project. The project will produce, validate and deliver surface elevation change, ice velocity, grounding line and gravimetry mass balance data sets derived from satellite observations, to the scientific community. In addition to directing the overall science strategy and publication outputs from the project, we are the lead science team responsible for the surface elevation change EO data product, which the UCL MSSL team also contribute to. We are also responsible for coordinating Task 1 which includes defining the requirements baseline, the input EO data set availability and output product specification, and Task 5 where we work with a group of independent ice sheet modelers and climate experts to assess and report on the quality of the satellite products developed each year.
Collaborator Contribution DLR are the lead science team responsible for the grounding line product, ENVEO are the lead science team responsible for the ice velocity product and the technical university of Dresden are the lead science team responsible for the gravimetry mass balance project. BAS are responsible for coordinating the independent climate research group which performs the annual climate assessment on the usefulness of the products generated. this includes contributions from experts at the university of Utrecht, University of Exciter, University of Hamburg and TUDelft. S&T norway are responsible for all project management within the project
Impact We have delivered a requirements baseline document following an open consultation of the scientific community via a questionnaire advertised on the cryolist community mailing list, and a dataset access and product specification manual, all of which are available on the project website. Surface elevation change (SEC) data is now available via the CPOM UCL web portal. This provides a monthly time series of surface elevation change measured over 25 years of satellite altimetry and includes data from ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3. The time series and maps of SEC and related parameters can be viewed for each Antarctic drainage basin and ice sheet area. Full access to the data is via a simple user registration and site login. A new digital elevation model (DEM) mapping the surface topography of Antarctica has also been produced, available to download from the CPOM portal. This has a wide range of applications from planning fieldwork to modelling changes to the ice sheet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre 
Organisation Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE-CRC)
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scientific input to Antarctic Ice Sheet workstream. This is investigating ocean-forced evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Collaborator Contribution Management of research programme investigating the critical scientific uncertainties that limit the way Australia and the global community can respond to the impacts of these changes.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CPOM formal partnerships - BAS, NCEO, MO, NOC 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our main strategic partnership are with BAS, NOC, NCEO, and the MO. Work undertaken at BAS and NOC assists us in meeting CPOM's scientific challenges. Our partnerships with the MO and NCEO meanwhile ensure a wide impact for the satellite datasets and numerical models that we produce. We have led a number of ESA awards that jointly involve BAS, including investigations of CryoSat-2 data retrievals in mountainous terrain, an assessment of Antarctic Peninsula mass imbalance, and a scoping exercise to assess the feasibility of delivering satellite estimates of Antarctic ice sheet essential climate variables. The latter has led to a long-term funded collaborative project as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative. We also collaborate with BAS and NOC on several strategic initiatives, including the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison exercise, the UK Sea Ice Group, and the Joint Sea Ice Modelling Programme, which also involves the MO, that are all led by CPOM.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact See individual project updates within the CPOM submission e.g. ORCHESTRA, ACSIS and UKESM.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CPOM formal partnerships - BAS, NCEO, MO, NOC 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our main strategic partnership are with BAS, NOC, NCEO, and the MO. Work undertaken at BAS and NOC assists us in meeting CPOM's scientific challenges. Our partnerships with the MO and NCEO meanwhile ensure a wide impact for the satellite datasets and numerical models that we produce. We have led a number of ESA awards that jointly involve BAS, including investigations of CryoSat-2 data retrievals in mountainous terrain, an assessment of Antarctic Peninsula mass imbalance, and a scoping exercise to assess the feasibility of delivering satellite estimates of Antarctic ice sheet essential climate variables. The latter has led to a long-term funded collaborative project as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative. We also collaborate with BAS and NOC on several strategic initiatives, including the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison exercise, the UK Sea Ice Group, and the Joint Sea Ice Modelling Programme, which also involves the MO, that are all led by CPOM.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact See individual project updates within the CPOM submission e.g. ORCHESTRA, ACSIS and UKESM.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CPOM formal partnerships - BAS, NCEO, MO, NOC 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our main strategic partnership are with BAS, NOC, NCEO, and the MO. Work undertaken at BAS and NOC assists us in meeting CPOM's scientific challenges. Our partnerships with the MO and NCEO meanwhile ensure a wide impact for the satellite datasets and numerical models that we produce. We have led a number of ESA awards that jointly involve BAS, including investigations of CryoSat-2 data retrievals in mountainous terrain, an assessment of Antarctic Peninsula mass imbalance, and a scoping exercise to assess the feasibility of delivering satellite estimates of Antarctic ice sheet essential climate variables. The latter has led to a long-term funded collaborative project as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative. We also collaborate with BAS and NOC on several strategic initiatives, including the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison exercise, the UK Sea Ice Group, and the Joint Sea Ice Modelling Programme, which also involves the MO, that are all led by CPOM.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact See individual project updates within the CPOM submission e.g. ORCHESTRA, ACSIS and UKESM.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CPOM formal partnerships - BAS, NCEO, MO, NOC 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our main strategic partnership are with BAS, NOC, NCEO, and the MO. Work undertaken at BAS and NOC assists us in meeting CPOM's scientific challenges. Our partnerships with the MO and NCEO meanwhile ensure a wide impact for the satellite datasets and numerical models that we produce. We have led a number of ESA awards that jointly involve BAS, including investigations of CryoSat-2 data retrievals in mountainous terrain, an assessment of Antarctic Peninsula mass imbalance, and a scoping exercise to assess the feasibility of delivering satellite estimates of Antarctic ice sheet essential climate variables. The latter has led to a long-term funded collaborative project as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative. We also collaborate with BAS and NOC on several strategic initiatives, including the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison exercise, the UK Sea Ice Group, and the Joint Sea Ice Modelling Programme, which also involves the MO, that are all led by CPOM.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact See individual project updates within the CPOM submission e.g. ORCHESTRA, ACSIS and UKESM.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with UKCEH - Mal McMillan, Lancaster 
Organisation Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-leadership of the collaboration; strategic development; joint funding proposals
Collaborator Contribution strategic development; joint funding proposals
Impact strategic development; joint funding proposals
Start Year 2019
 
Description Copernicus Academy 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in Academy activities.
Collaborator Contribution The Copernicus Academy connects European universities, research institutions, business schools, both private and non-profit organisations, in the Participating Countries of the Programme and beyond. The goal of the network is to link research & academic institutions with authorities & service providers, facilitate collaborative research, develop lectures, training sessions, traineeships as well as educational and training material to empower the next generation of researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with suitable skill sets to use Copernicus data and information services to their full potential.
Impact Improved communications between CPOM and Academy members.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Cryosat Performance Monitoring and QA website 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Service developed, maintained and managed for ESA to provide scientific & operations support for the Cryosat-2 Radar Altimeter; performance monioring; QA for Cryosat SIRAL data processing.
Collaborator Contribution Project is part of a broader contract with ESA through Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL) and Telespazio Vega (IDEAS).
Impact Fully maintained and up-to-date performance monitoring and Q&A website. This is an ongoing ESA project to provide a CryoSat L2 and L2i data quality assurance website for ESA. In 2015 we added support for the new ESA Baseline-C products and in 2016 we provided QA of the complete reprocessed Baseline-C data set since start of mission. We are now providing recommendations for and are in preparation for a Baseline-D release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Cryosat Performance Monitoring and QA website 
Organisation Telespazio Vega (IDEAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Service developed, maintained and managed for ESA to provide scientific & operations support for the Cryosat-2 Radar Altimeter; performance monioring; QA for Cryosat SIRAL data processing.
Collaborator Contribution Project is part of a broader contract with ESA through Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL) and Telespazio Vega (IDEAS).
Impact Fully maintained and up-to-date performance monitoring and Q&A website. This is an ongoing ESA project to provide a CryoSat L2 and L2i data quality assurance website for ESA. In 2015 we added support for the new ESA Baseline-C products and in 2016 we provided QA of the complete reprocessed Baseline-C data set since start of mission. We are now providing recommendations for and are in preparation for a Baseline-D release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Cryosat Performance Monitoring and QA website 
Organisation University College London
Department Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Service developed, maintained and managed for ESA to provide scientific & operations support for the Cryosat-2 Radar Altimeter; performance monioring; QA for Cryosat SIRAL data processing.
Collaborator Contribution Project is part of a broader contract with ESA through Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL) and Telespazio Vega (IDEAS).
Impact Fully maintained and up-to-date performance monitoring and Q&A website. This is an ongoing ESA project to provide a CryoSat L2 and L2i data quality assurance website for ESA. In 2015 we added support for the new ESA Baseline-C products and in 2016 we provided QA of the complete reprocessed Baseline-C data set since start of mission. We are now providing recommendations for and are in preparation for a Baseline-D release.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation Technical University of Dresden
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided the science lead, project management and altimetry science expertise to this project
Collaborator Contribution TU Dresden have contributed work package leadership and science expertise in gravimetry. DTU have provided work package leadership and expertise in Glacial Isostatic Adjustment modelling. ENVEO have provided work package leadership and mass budget method expertise. Utrecht have provided surface mass balance expertise.
Impact The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project, which commenced in 2013 and ended in 2016 sought to improve mass balance estimates for the Antarctic Peninsula through the combination of altimetry, the mass budget method and gravimetry. The project delivered seven documents including the Scientific Goals Report, Data Requirements and Access Report, Independent Experiment Design Report, Inter-comparisons exercise report, Inter-comparison Exercise Report, Combined Mass Balance Report and the Executive Summary and Scientific Roadmap. The project outcomes were presented at numerous international conferences including AGU 2014, AGU 2015 and ESA's Living Planet Symposium in 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE CryoSat+ GLITter Project 
Organisation Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Lead scientist, project management, scientific support and lead for grounding line data product.
Collaborator Contribution ENVEO leading the grounding line ice thickness product; BAS and AWI delivering in situ and airborne validation sets.
Impact Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. Submitted one grounding line paper for peer review. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE CryoSat+ GLITter Project 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead scientist, project management, scientific support and lead for grounding line data product.
Collaborator Contribution ENVEO leading the grounding line ice thickness product; BAS and AWI delivering in situ and airborne validation sets.
Impact Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. Submitted one grounding line paper for peer review. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE CryoSat+ GLITter Project 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Lead scientist, project management, scientific support and lead for grounding line data product.
Collaborator Contribution ENVEO leading the grounding line ice thickness product; BAS and AWI delivering in situ and airborne validation sets.
Impact Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. Submitted one grounding line paper for peer review. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE CryoSat+ GLITter Project 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Lead scientist, project management, scientific support and lead for grounding line data product.
Collaborator Contribution ENVEO leading the grounding line ice thickness product; BAS and AWI delivering in situ and airborne validation sets.
Impact Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. Submitted one grounding line paper for peer review. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE CryoSat+ GLITter Project 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead scientist, project management, scientific support and lead for grounding line data product.
Collaborator Contribution ENVEO leading the grounding line ice thickness product; BAS and AWI delivering in situ and airborne validation sets.
Impact Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. Submitted one grounding line paper for peer review. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Cryosat+ Cryotop 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science lead, Provision of CryoSat L1b data and scientific support.
Collaborator Contribution Development of a new production system to deliver routine and repeat measurements of fine glacier and ice sheet margin (GISM) topography, derived from the CryoSat-2 interferometric altimeter.
Impact Provision of new and improved measurements of topography in regions which are typically hard to measure, such as high mountain glaciers and ice sheet margins, by exploiting data from the CryoSat-2 (CS2) mission. Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. 2 papers are being prepared for submission in the next few months. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Cryosat+ Cryotop 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science lead, Provision of CryoSat L1b data and scientific support.
Collaborator Contribution Development of a new production system to deliver routine and repeat measurements of fine glacier and ice sheet margin (GISM) topography, derived from the CryoSat-2 interferometric altimeter.
Impact Provision of new and improved measurements of topography in regions which are typically hard to measure, such as high mountain glaciers and ice sheet margins, by exploiting data from the CryoSat-2 (CS2) mission. Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. 2 papers are being prepared for submission in the next few months. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA-STSE Cryosat+ Cryotop 
Organisation isardSAT
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Science lead, Provision of CryoSat L1b data and scientific support.
Collaborator Contribution Development of a new production system to deliver routine and repeat measurements of fine glacier and ice sheet margin (GISM) topography, derived from the CryoSat-2 interferometric altimeter.
Impact Provision of new and improved measurements of topography in regions which are typically hard to measure, such as high mountain glaciers and ice sheet margins, by exploiting data from the CryoSat-2 (CS2) mission. Delivered requirements baseline document, data set user manual, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation document and products themselves, impact assessment report and scientific road map. 2 papers are being prepared for submission in the next few months. ESA agreed all work in project was successfully completed and closed project. all payment milestones claimed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers CCI phase 2 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Part of EO expert team
Collaborator Contribution The project is led by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ) as a prime contractor. The EO expert team consists of four sub-contractors from four countries. Two of these sub-contractors are industry partners (Enveo, Gamma) and two sub-contractors are from Universities (GUIO, SEEL).
Impact See http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/index.php?q=publications and http://cryoportal.enveo.at/ for cientific cryospheric products and services from satellite data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers CCI phase 2 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Part of EO expert team
Collaborator Contribution The project is led by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ) as a prime contractor. The EO expert team consists of four sub-contractors from four countries. Two of these sub-contractors are industry partners (Enveo, Gamma) and two sub-contractors are from Universities (GUIO, SEEL).
Impact See http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/index.php?q=publications and http://cryoportal.enveo.at/ for cientific cryospheric products and services from satellite data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers CCI phase 2 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Part of EO expert team
Collaborator Contribution The project is led by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ) as a prime contractor. The EO expert team consists of four sub-contractors from four countries. Two of these sub-contractors are industry partners (Enveo, Gamma) and two sub-contractors are from Universities (GUIO, SEEL).
Impact See http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/index.php?q=publications and http://cryoportal.enveo.at/ for cientific cryospheric products and services from satellite data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers CCI phase 2 
Organisation University of Oslo
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of EO expert team
Collaborator Contribution The project is led by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ) as a prime contractor. The EO expert team consists of four sub-contractors from four countries. Two of these sub-contractors are industry partners (Enveo, Gamma) and two sub-contractors are from Universities (GUIO, SEEL).
Impact See http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/index.php?q=publications and http://cryoportal.enveo.at/ for cientific cryospheric products and services from satellite data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers CCI phase 2 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of EO expert team
Collaborator Contribution The project is led by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ) as a prime contractor. The EO expert team consists of four sub-contractors from four countries. Two of these sub-contractors are industry partners (Enveo, Gamma) and two sub-contractors are from Universities (GUIO, SEEL).
Impact See http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/index.php?q=publications and http://cryoportal.enveo.at/ for cientific cryospheric products and services from satellite data.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers and Ice Caps Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Providing altimetry expertise to derive volume change of ice caps globally. Work Package leader.
Collaborator Contribution Providing optical and SAR remote sensing expertise to derive glacier outlines, velocity and volume change of glaciers and ice caps globally.
Impact The second phase of the Glaciers CCI project, which commenced in the summer of 2014, has sought to provide outlines, ice velocities and elevation change rates for glaciers and ice caps globally. The University of Leeds is contracted to provide elevation change measurements from altimetry. We have developed a processor for providing these measurements from CryoSat-2 data. We have contributed to and delivered to project documents including the User Requirements Document, Data Access and Requirements Document, Product Specification Report, Product Validation and Inter-comparisons Report, Uncertainty Characterisation Report, Systems Verification Report and the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers and Ice Caps Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing altimetry expertise to derive volume change of ice caps globally. Work Package leader.
Collaborator Contribution Providing optical and SAR remote sensing expertise to derive glacier outlines, velocity and volume change of glaciers and ice caps globally.
Impact The second phase of the Glaciers CCI project, which commenced in the summer of 2014, has sought to provide outlines, ice velocities and elevation change rates for glaciers and ice caps globally. The University of Leeds is contracted to provide elevation change measurements from altimetry. We have developed a processor for providing these measurements from CryoSat-2 data. We have contributed to and delivered to project documents including the User Requirements Document, Data Access and Requirements Document, Product Specification Report, Product Validation and Inter-comparisons Report, Uncertainty Characterisation Report, Systems Verification Report and the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers and Ice Caps Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Providing altimetry expertise to derive volume change of ice caps globally. Work Package leader.
Collaborator Contribution Providing optical and SAR remote sensing expertise to derive glacier outlines, velocity and volume change of glaciers and ice caps globally.
Impact The second phase of the Glaciers CCI project, which commenced in the summer of 2014, has sought to provide outlines, ice velocities and elevation change rates for glaciers and ice caps globally. The University of Leeds is contracted to provide elevation change measurements from altimetry. We have developed a processor for providing these measurements from CryoSat-2 data. We have contributed to and delivered to project documents including the User Requirements Document, Data Access and Requirements Document, Product Specification Report, Product Validation and Inter-comparisons Report, Uncertainty Characterisation Report, Systems Verification Report and the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Glaciers and Ice Caps Climate Change Initiative 
Organisation University of Oslo
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing altimetry expertise to derive volume change of ice caps globally. Work Package leader.
Collaborator Contribution Providing optical and SAR remote sensing expertise to derive glacier outlines, velocity and volume change of glaciers and ice caps globally.
Impact The second phase of the Glaciers CCI project, which commenced in the summer of 2014, has sought to provide outlines, ice velocities and elevation change rates for glaciers and ice caps globally. The University of Leeds is contracted to provide elevation change measurements from altimetry. We have developed a processor for providing these measurements from CryoSat-2 data. We have contributed to and delivered to project documents including the User Requirements Document, Data Access and Requirements Document, Product Specification Report, Product Validation and Inter-comparisons Report, Uncertainty Characterisation Report, Systems Verification Report and the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation 3DMD
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation Science and Technology Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project scientist and work package leader. Lead for the surface elevation change product.
Collaborator Contribution Science lead on project, project management, leaders of the grounding line location, calving front location and ice velocity product. systems development.
Impact User requirement document, data access and requirements document, product specification document, algorithm theoretical basis document, product validation report, systems development report, system specification document, system validation report, error characterisation report, detailed processing module, input output definition document, product validation plan, 4 EO datasets over Greenland. Outreach deliverables include yearly newsletters, data visualisation animations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation ENVEO
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation Norwegian Polar Institute
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation Science and Technology Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative Phase 2 
Organisation University of Dresden
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We contribute to the surface elevation change essential climate variable (ECV) product algorithm development and product production. The ECV parameters provide consistent, long term data sets for climate modelling and sea level change, dating back to the first ERS satellite measurements in 1991.
Collaborator Contribution DTU-S are science lead on the project, S&T are the project management and systems team, TuDr contribute to the gravimetry algorithm development, ENVEO contribute the ice velocity, grounding line and calving front products.
Impact ECVs for surface elevation change are computed and updated at regular intervals. Data sets are provided to users on the the project data website http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/.
Start Year 2015
 
Description NOAA Arctic Gravity Models 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposal and completion of project on Arctic gravity models using airborne data from NASA & NRL.
Collaborator Contribution Data (NASA) and scientific input.
Impact Project produced findings on the real-world performance of global gravity models in the Arctic which will be applicable to e.g. oceanographers. These are being written up as a paper for J Geodesy, and presented as a poster at AGU 2014. NOAA is keen to continue work in this area in the future. We plan to apply for funding from the US Navy/ONR/NRL to produce a regional set of high resolution gravity data in the Arctic by combining multiple data sources.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NOAA Arctic Gravity Models 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposal and completion of project on Arctic gravity models using airborne data from NASA & NRL.
Collaborator Contribution Data (NASA) and scientific input.
Impact Project produced findings on the real-world performance of global gravity models in the Arctic which will be applicable to e.g. oceanographers. These are being written up as a paper for J Geodesy, and presented as a poster at AGU 2014. NOAA is keen to continue work in this area in the future. We plan to apply for funding from the US Navy/ONR/NRL to produce a regional set of high resolution gravity data in the Arctic by combining multiple data sources.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NOAA Arctic Gravity Models 
Organisation United States Naval Research Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposal and completion of project on Arctic gravity models using airborne data from NASA & NRL.
Collaborator Contribution Data (NASA) and scientific input.
Impact Project produced findings on the real-world performance of global gravity models in the Arctic which will be applicable to e.g. oceanographers. These are being written up as a paper for J Geodesy, and presented as a poster at AGU 2014. NOAA is keen to continue work in this area in the future. We plan to apply for funding from the US Navy/ONR/NRL to produce a regional set of high resolution gravity data in the Arctic by combining multiple data sources.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ORCHESTRA 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CPOM's role in ORCHESTRA focuses on providing satellite observations of sea ice freeboard and sea surface height between sea ice floes. This will exploit CPOM's 14 years of experience in the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to study ice motion, and 19 years of experience in the use of altimeter data to study ice elevation changes.
Collaborator Contribution ORCHESTRA LTS-M programme represents an ambitious coordinated deployment of NERC National Capability (NC) funding to address one of the most important and pressing environmental issues facing us: the role of the ocean in dictating present and future climatic change. The scale and complexity of this issue is such that a collective approach involving each of the relevant NC supported institutes is required, along with the creation of effective national and international linkages to relevant institutes and programmes around the world. The ORCHESTRA grouping has strong track records in each of the elements required, including ambitious fieldwork programmes to measure and understand the pattern and variability of ocean circulation, advanced ocean and climate modelling studies [3, 4], the development and implementation of innovative Earth Observation techniques, and the design and use of novel platforms and sensors. The ORCHESTRA partners have demonstrable expertise in delivering world-class strategic results from these programmes, in order to tackle a range of the most pressing scientific questions.
Impact See https://orchestra.ac.uk/ and separate ORCHESTRA RF return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ORCHESTRA 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CPOM's role in ORCHESTRA focuses on providing satellite observations of sea ice freeboard and sea surface height between sea ice floes. This will exploit CPOM's 14 years of experience in the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to study ice motion, and 19 years of experience in the use of altimeter data to study ice elevation changes.
Collaborator Contribution ORCHESTRA LTS-M programme represents an ambitious coordinated deployment of NERC National Capability (NC) funding to address one of the most important and pressing environmental issues facing us: the role of the ocean in dictating present and future climatic change. The scale and complexity of this issue is such that a collective approach involving each of the relevant NC supported institutes is required, along with the creation of effective national and international linkages to relevant institutes and programmes around the world. The ORCHESTRA grouping has strong track records in each of the elements required, including ambitious fieldwork programmes to measure and understand the pattern and variability of ocean circulation, advanced ocean and climate modelling studies [3, 4], the development and implementation of innovative Earth Observation techniques, and the design and use of novel platforms and sensors. The ORCHESTRA partners have demonstrable expertise in delivering world-class strategic results from these programmes, in order to tackle a range of the most pressing scientific questions.
Impact See https://orchestra.ac.uk/ and separate ORCHESTRA RF return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ORCHESTRA 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CPOM's role in ORCHESTRA focuses on providing satellite observations of sea ice freeboard and sea surface height between sea ice floes. This will exploit CPOM's 14 years of experience in the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to study ice motion, and 19 years of experience in the use of altimeter data to study ice elevation changes.
Collaborator Contribution ORCHESTRA LTS-M programme represents an ambitious coordinated deployment of NERC National Capability (NC) funding to address one of the most important and pressing environmental issues facing us: the role of the ocean in dictating present and future climatic change. The scale and complexity of this issue is such that a collective approach involving each of the relevant NC supported institutes is required, along with the creation of effective national and international linkages to relevant institutes and programmes around the world. The ORCHESTRA grouping has strong track records in each of the elements required, including ambitious fieldwork programmes to measure and understand the pattern and variability of ocean circulation, advanced ocean and climate modelling studies [3, 4], the development and implementation of innovative Earth Observation techniques, and the design and use of novel platforms and sensors. The ORCHESTRA partners have demonstrable expertise in delivering world-class strategic results from these programmes, in order to tackle a range of the most pressing scientific questions.
Impact See https://orchestra.ac.uk/ and separate ORCHESTRA RF return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ORCHESTRA 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department Sea Mammal Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CPOM's role in ORCHESTRA focuses on providing satellite observations of sea ice freeboard and sea surface height between sea ice floes. This will exploit CPOM's 14 years of experience in the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to study ice motion, and 19 years of experience in the use of altimeter data to study ice elevation changes.
Collaborator Contribution ORCHESTRA LTS-M programme represents an ambitious coordinated deployment of NERC National Capability (NC) funding to address one of the most important and pressing environmental issues facing us: the role of the ocean in dictating present and future climatic change. The scale and complexity of this issue is such that a collective approach involving each of the relevant NC supported institutes is required, along with the creation of effective national and international linkages to relevant institutes and programmes around the world. The ORCHESTRA grouping has strong track records in each of the elements required, including ambitious fieldwork programmes to measure and understand the pattern and variability of ocean circulation, advanced ocean and climate modelling studies [3, 4], the development and implementation of innovative Earth Observation techniques, and the design and use of novel platforms and sensors. The ORCHESTRA partners have demonstrable expertise in delivering world-class strategic results from these programmes, in order to tackle a range of the most pressing scientific questions.
Impact See https://orchestra.ac.uk/ and separate ORCHESTRA RF return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Participation in the Mission Advisory Group for the new Sea surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring (SKIM) satellite mission 
Organisation French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea
Country French Polynesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with scientists from Europe
Collaborator Contribution SKIM is an ESA satellite mission (now in phase A, possible launch in 2025) that will measure surface currents and ice drift (within 10 cm/s at 40 km resolution) waves spectra (down to 20 m wavelength) over the whole globe from the Antarctic to 82°N. SKIM is one of the 2 missions pre-selected to become Earth Explorer 9. Final selection in 2019.
Impact This new collaboration could result in a new satellite in orbit with a UK participation via UCL
Start Year 2018
 
Description Reprocessing chain for the ERS satellite altimetry dataset (REAPER) 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Software engineering involved with the QA and validation of the data, and setup of the REAPER QA website for ESA.
Collaborator Contribution Overall development and processing of an improved ERS altimetry product.
Impact The REAPER reprocessing chain (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS), a project for ESA, was completed in September 2014 with delivery of the REAPER v1 data set, Product Handbook and QA website. Major improvements with respect to the previous ESA RA products format (OPR - Ocean Product - and WAP - Waveform product) were implemented (e.g. the 4 Envisat RA-2 retrackers, RA calibration improvement, new reprocessed Precise Orbit Solution, ECMWF ERA-interim model, NICO09 ionospheric correction until 1998, GIM ionospheric correction up to 2003, new SSB, etc.). The assessment of the REAPER data quality versus the ERS OPR and WAP data shows a clear improvement in terms of accuracy over the tandem periods between ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat missions (currently assessed periods). Work is still in progress for a further reprocessing campaign (REAPER v1.1) which will address some remaining issues such as poor MWR Wet tropospheric correction, out of range PTR corrections, etc.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Reprocessing chain for the ERS satellite altimetry dataset (REAPER) 
Organisation French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea
Country French Polynesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Software engineering involved with the QA and validation of the data, and setup of the REAPER QA website for ESA.
Collaborator Contribution Overall development and processing of an improved ERS altimetry product.
Impact The REAPER reprocessing chain (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS), a project for ESA, was completed in September 2014 with delivery of the REAPER v1 data set, Product Handbook and QA website. Major improvements with respect to the previous ESA RA products format (OPR - Ocean Product - and WAP - Waveform product) were implemented (e.g. the 4 Envisat RA-2 retrackers, RA calibration improvement, new reprocessed Precise Orbit Solution, ECMWF ERA-interim model, NICO09 ionospheric correction until 1998, GIM ionospheric correction up to 2003, new SSB, etc.). The assessment of the REAPER data quality versus the ERS OPR and WAP data shows a clear improvement in terms of accuracy over the tandem periods between ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat missions (currently assessed periods). Work is still in progress for a further reprocessing campaign (REAPER v1.1) which will address some remaining issues such as poor MWR Wet tropospheric correction, out of range PTR corrections, etc.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Reprocessing chain for the ERS satellite altimetry dataset (REAPER) 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Software engineering involved with the QA and validation of the data, and setup of the REAPER QA website for ESA.
Collaborator Contribution Overall development and processing of an improved ERS altimetry product.
Impact The REAPER reprocessing chain (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS), a project for ESA, was completed in September 2014 with delivery of the REAPER v1 data set, Product Handbook and QA website. Major improvements with respect to the previous ESA RA products format (OPR - Ocean Product - and WAP - Waveform product) were implemented (e.g. the 4 Envisat RA-2 retrackers, RA calibration improvement, new reprocessed Precise Orbit Solution, ECMWF ERA-interim model, NICO09 ionospheric correction until 1998, GIM ionospheric correction up to 2003, new SSB, etc.). The assessment of the REAPER data quality versus the ERS OPR and WAP data shows a clear improvement in terms of accuracy over the tandem periods between ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat missions (currently assessed periods). Work is still in progress for a further reprocessing campaign (REAPER v1.1) which will address some remaining issues such as poor MWR Wet tropospheric correction, out of range PTR corrections, etc.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Reprocessing chain for the ERS satellite altimetry dataset (REAPER) 
Organisation isardSAT
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Software engineering involved with the QA and validation of the data, and setup of the REAPER QA website for ESA.
Collaborator Contribution Overall development and processing of an improved ERS altimetry product.
Impact The REAPER reprocessing chain (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS), a project for ESA, was completed in September 2014 with delivery of the REAPER v1 data set, Product Handbook and QA website. Major improvements with respect to the previous ESA RA products format (OPR - Ocean Product - and WAP - Waveform product) were implemented (e.g. the 4 Envisat RA-2 retrackers, RA calibration improvement, new reprocessed Precise Orbit Solution, ECMWF ERA-interim model, NICO09 ionospheric correction until 1998, GIM ionospheric correction up to 2003, new SSB, etc.). The assessment of the REAPER data quality versus the ERS OPR and WAP data shows a clear improvement in terms of accuracy over the tandem periods between ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat missions (currently assessed periods). Work is still in progress for a further reprocessing campaign (REAPER v1.1) which will address some remaining issues such as poor MWR Wet tropospheric correction, out of range PTR corrections, etc.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution CPOM is supporting the commissioning and long term performance monitoring of Sentinel-3 radar altimetry data as the designated Expert Support Laboratory (ESL) for Land and Sea Ice.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of scientific and technical support to the Sentinel-3 mission.
Impact During 2015 we provided Cal/Val plans for the commissioning (Feb 2016 - March 2017) and operational phases (Apr 2017-Apr-2025) of Sentinel 3a and 3b, and developed tools to support the commissioning over land and sea ice. During 2016 we will perform the commissioning of Sentinel 3a according to the Cal/Val plan. During 2016 we performed commissioning of the Sentinel 3a satellite altimeter over land and sea ice, according to the Cal/Val plan, returning evaluations of mission performance to the European Space Agency. We are now continuing to monitor Sentinel 3a and 3b operational phase performance.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CPOM is supporting the commissioning and long term performance monitoring of Sentinel-3 radar altimetry data as the designated Expert Support Laboratory (ESL) for Land and Sea Ice.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of scientific and technical support to the Sentinel-3 mission.
Impact During 2015 we provided Cal/Val plans for the commissioning (Feb 2016 - March 2017) and operational phases (Apr 2017-Apr-2025) of Sentinel 3a and 3b, and developed tools to support the commissioning over land and sea ice. During 2016 we will perform the commissioning of Sentinel 3a according to the Cal/Val plan. During 2016 we performed commissioning of the Sentinel 3a satellite altimeter over land and sea ice, according to the Cal/Val plan, returning evaluations of mission performance to the European Space Agency. We are now continuing to monitor Sentinel 3a and 3b operational phase performance.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CPOM is supporting the commissioning and long term performance monitoring of Sentinel-3 radar altimetry data as the designated Expert Support Laboratory (ESL) for Land and Sea Ice.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of scientific and technical support to the Sentinel-3 mission.
Impact During 2015 we provided Cal/Val plans for the commissioning (Feb 2016 - March 2017) and operational phases (Apr 2017-Apr-2025) of Sentinel 3a and 3b, and developed tools to support the commissioning over land and sea ice. During 2016 we will perform the commissioning of Sentinel 3a according to the Cal/Val plan. During 2016 we performed commissioning of the Sentinel 3a satellite altimeter over land and sea ice, according to the Cal/Val plan, returning evaluations of mission performance to the European Space Agency. We are now continuing to monitor Sentinel 3a and 3b operational phase performance.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 validation team 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Membership of validation team contributing to expertise in ice sheet altimetry.
Collaborator Contribution Technical, mission and operational expertise in altimetry.
Impact We have evaluated the geophysical content of Sentinel-3 commissioning phase retrievals and the geophysical quality of Sentinel-3a altimetry data over land and sea ice, including independent validation using other satellite and airborne measurements. We will continue with further validation and advisory activities, and undertake early analysis of Sentinel-3b data during the satellite commissioning phase. Latest results: https://www.the-cryosphere.net/13/709/2019/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 validation team 
Organisation University College London
Department Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Membership of validation team contributing to expertise in ice sheet altimetry.
Collaborator Contribution Technical, mission and operational expertise in altimetry.
Impact We have evaluated the geophysical content of Sentinel-3 commissioning phase retrievals and the geophysical quality of Sentinel-3a altimetry data over land and sea ice, including independent validation using other satellite and airborne measurements. We will continue with further validation and advisory activities, and undertake early analysis of Sentinel-3b data during the satellite commissioning phase. Latest results: https://www.the-cryosphere.net/13/709/2019/
Start Year 2014
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UKESM 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to cryosphere land ice modelling through BISICLES and sea ice modelling through CICE.
Collaborator Contribution The UKESM project is a collaboration between NERC and the Met Office, to develop, apply and analyse the next generation of UK Earth system models (ESMs). UKESM has two overriding objectives: To develop and apply a world-leading Earth System Model. Grow a community of UK ESM scientists. The UKESM core team is jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office builds on other projects developing component models in the UK modelling community. The project will run until 2021 and will deliver the first version of the model, UKESM1, which will be used for the UK's ESM contribution to the next international coupled model intercomparison project (CMIP6). The renewed UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre (LTSM) project is now formed by the MetOffice plus 8 NERC centres: NCAS, BAS, BGS, CEH, CPOM, NCEO, NOC and PML. UKESM LTSM funds the NERC component of the core group plus a number of NERC centre scientists to work on the development and analysis of UKESM1.
Impact Ongoing development of the CICE and BISICLES models. See https://ukesm.ac.uk/ and separate RF UKESM return.
Start Year 2016
 
Title BISICLES ice sheet model 
Description The BISICLES ice sheet model is developed jointly by CPOM staff at the University of Bristol and DOE staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It is one of a few advanced ice sheet models capable of describing the dynamics of marine ice sheets, and West Antarctica in particular. Its use of adaptive mesh refinement makes it the first model able to carry out simulations of the whole of Antarctica over several centuries without significant numerical error caused by low spatial resolution. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The model is used by groups in Bristol, Berkeley, Reading, Exeter, Durham, Beijing, and Brussels and has resulted in 10 scientific publications. It has been selected as the ice dynamics component of the UK Earth System Model UKESM1 
URL https://commons.lbl.gov/display/bisicles/BISICLES
 
Title Radar Altimeter Repeat Track Processor 
Description New Operational Radar Altimeter Repeat Track Processor for CryoSat L2i LRM/SARin and CryoSat SARin Swath Mode 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The RA altimeter repeat track processor has been developed in to a fully operational system at CPOM using an adaption of the surface plane fit algorithm (McMillan et al, 2014), with support for ERS-1, ERS-2 REAPER, ENVISAT GDR, CryoSat L2i, and Sentinel-3A/B mission data sets and Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet and ice shelf basins. The processor is currently being used to support CPOM ice sheet and ice shelf research, and ESA projects such as Antarctic Ice Sheets CCI. In 2016 it was adapted to support Sentinel-3a data products and the Sentinel-3 commissioning campaign as part of the Sentinel-3 MPC. 
 
Title Sea ice app 
Description Sea ice app enabling the user to view historic sea ice data and track sea ice on cruise/transportation routes. Can be downloaded from the App Store (CPOM Sea Ice App). 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact None as yet. 
 
Description Exhibition on polar research, House of Parliament. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 29.1.2019 - Post Annual Reception 2019 - Science Diplomacy
Seminar on science diplomacy and an exhibition and reception on polar science. Keynote speeches delivered by Sir David Attenborough and Professor Dame Jane Francis.
CPOM exhibited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/post-events/post-annual-recep...
 
Description A Comparison of Surface Thinning in West Antarctic Glaciers (Eos) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hannes Konrad's work on Antarctic glacier thinning was featured as a research spotlight article in Eos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-comparison-of-surface-thinning-in-west-antarctic-glaciers?utm_...
 
Description A tale of two poles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Tom Slater gave 2 x 15 min talk: 'A tale of two poles', 13.02.20, Akroydon Primary School, ~40 Year 2 students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ABC Nyheter - Gigantisk isfjell løsnet i Antarktis - gir forskerne nye muligheter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9.10.17 Anna Hogg - article of Larsen C iceshelf - ABC Nyheter - Gigantisk isfjell løsnet i Antarktis - gir forskerne nye muligheter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.abcnyheter.no/nyheter/verden/2017/10/09/195338647/gigantisk-isfjell-losnet-i-antarktis-g...
 
Description ARKUS - Sea Ice Prediction August Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Schroeder - contribution to the ARKUS - Sea Ice Prediction August Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.arcus.org/files/sio/27252/sio2017_aug_cpom.pdf
 
Description ARKUS - Sea Ice Prediction July Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Schroeder - Sea Ice Prediction July Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.arcus.org/files/sio/27252/sio2017_july_cpom.pdf
 
Description ARKUS - Sea Ice Prediction June Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Schroeder - Sea Ice Prediction June Report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.arcus.org/files/sio/27252/sio2017_june_cpom.pdf
 
Description Adriano Lemos - ESA article CPOM paper and comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13th July 2018 - A paper published in The Cryosphere details research led by the UK's Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) where the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission was used to track Greenland's four main glaciers: Jakobshavn Isbrae, Petermann, Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and Zachariae Isstrom between 2014 and 2017.
Adriano Lemos, Andy Shepherd and Anna Hogg comment on the findings.
Further work - "Next, we will use Sentinel-1 to investigate the patterns seen here, further improving our understanding of how these glaciers will respond to a changing climate."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-1/It_s_all_go_in_summer_fo...
 
Description Alan Muir - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alan Muir - CPOM scientist
Jan 2020: Talk to NCEO Annual Meeting. Talk was on 'CPOM Climate Data Portals'
Purpose: Advise NCEO on best practice for Climate data portals, People Attending: 150
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Alan Muir - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alan Muir - CPOM scientist
June 2019: 1hr Talk at Guildford County School on 'Climate Change and Earth Observation' Purpose: Educate on Climate Change from Space, People Attending: 30
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Alan Muir - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alan Muir CPOM scientist
Jan 2020: 1hr Talk at Guildford County School on 'Careers in Climate Change and Space Science'
Purpose: Encourage students to consider a career in space and climate science, People Attending: 30
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Alan Muir, UCL - ESA/EUMETSAT Sentinel-3B First Image Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 10th May 2018:
Event: ESA/EUMETSAT Sentinel-3B First Image Event, Darmstadt, Germany
Activity: Invited by ESA as Land Ice expert to analyse the first received data from Sentinel-3B and produce a publicity image for ESA/EUMETSAT.
Impact: Image of first data over Greenland ice sheet published on ESA news website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Alan Muir, UCL - ESA Validation Team Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13/14 Mar 2018:
Event: Sentinel-3 Validation Team Meeting, at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
Activity: Invited by ESA as land/sea ice expert to report on validation of Sentinel-3 data over ice surfaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Alan Muir, UCL - Sentinel-3 Council Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21st June 2018:
Event: Sentinel-3 Council Meeting, Toulouse, France
Activity: Invited by ESA as land/sea ice expert to report on Sentinel-3 performance over ice surfaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Alive - Expedition: Exploring the Ice Cap of Greenland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5.10.17 - Andy Shepherd contributed to article Alive - Expedition: Exploring the Ice Cap of Greenland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Andy Sheperd - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27.11.19 - Andy Shepherd - Earth' ice is melting, UK Government Events, London, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Comments in news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12.3.19 - Andy Shepherd provides comments on the online Daily Express news article 'Antarctica DISCOVERY: British scientists find melting iceberg the size of BRISTOL'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1099149/global-warming-warning-news-climate-change-update-ice...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Interview on hottest day in Antarctica 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd 8.2.20 - Television Interview on the Hottest Day in Antarctica - Euronews tonight - led to discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Andy Shepherd & Ines Otosaka - Press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 10.12.19 - Andy Shepherd & Ines Otosaka - Greenland losing ice 'faster than expected'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4514/greenland_losing_ice_faster_than_expected
 
Description Andy Shepherd & Ines Otosaka - widesspread news article following press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10.12.19 - Widespread coverage of new research by Ice Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE), led by Professor Andrew Shepherd and contributed to by Ines Otosaka (both Earth and Environment). The study, published in Nature, reveals Greenland's ice is melting seven times faster than in 1990s; tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) high-end climate scenario. Current trends show this could raise the total number of people effected by coastal flooding, through sea level rise, to 400 million.
Greenland's ice sheet melting seven times faster than in 1990s - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/10/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-seven-times-faster-than-in-1990s

Greenland meltdown warning: World's second largest ice sheet is melting far more quickly than previously thought - leaving 400 million people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100 - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7776955/400-million-people-risk-FLOODING-2100-Greenland-ice-sheet-melts.html

Millions more face flooding risk as Greenland's ice melt gathers pace - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/millions-more-face-flooding-risk-as-greenlands-ice-melt-gathers-pace-gzc6cjntv

Greenland ice melt puts 400 million people at risk of coastal flooding by 2100 - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/greenland-ice-melt-global-warming-flooding-sea-rise-a4309906.html

"Homeless crisis to hit 400,000,000 if Greenland ice keeps melting at the same rate" - https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/10/homeless-crisis-to-hit-400000000-if-greenland-ice-keeps-melting-at-the-same-rate-11589564/

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/klimastudie-groenland-verliert-3800-milliarden-tonnen-eis-in-26-jahren-a-1300627.html

https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article204204172/Groenland-Eisschmelze-liess-Meeresspiegel-um-10-6-Millimeter-steigen.html

https://article.signal-ai.com/cff46f6e-1d45-3c74-ad99-471e5f828fac?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40?igin=news-monitoring-app%20%20Sohu.com%20http://www.sohu.com/a/359745080_116237

Point of no return? Greenland ice loss occurring faster than expected - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/12/11/world/science-health-world/point-no-return-greenland-ice-loss-occurring-faster-expected/#.XkQtv-9vKHt

Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 - https://theconversation.com/greenland-has-lost-3-8-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-since-1992-127752

Greenland's ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say; That's according to 26 separate satellite measurements and 89 scientists who have produced them. - https://article.signal-ai.com/085f0d92-56b0-3d77-8755-86a17e60044c?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40?igin=docx


Greenland's ice sheet is melting faster and faster - https://nypost.com/2019/12/11/greenlands-ice-sheet-is-melting-faster-and-faster/

Greenland Is Losing Ice Seven Times Faster Than Three Decades Ago - https://www.iflscience.com/environment/greenland-is-losing-ice-seven-times-faster-than-three-decades-ago-/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/10/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-seven-times-faster-t...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 13th June 2018 - International news
Alarm as ice loss from Antarctica triples in the past five years - Andy Shepherd comments on the findings.
New Scientist
New York post
Washington Post
India Times
Die Welt
Deutsche Welle
Boston Globe
The Independent
Daily Mail
BBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2171563-alarm-as-ice-loss-from-antarctica-triples-in-the-past-f...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Antarctica retreating across the sea floor
Channel 4 News, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, Mail Online, The Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Andy Shepherd - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17.12.19 - Greenland "melts": it loses ice 7 times faster than the 90s!

https://www.chinapress.com.my/20191217
https://dentondaily.com/satellites-saw-rapid-greenland-ice-loss/
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/greenlands-ice-melting-at-rate-that-surpasses-scientists-expectations/
https://www.libe.ma/La-glace-du-Groenland-fond-de-plus-en-plus_a113978.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.chinapress.com.my/20191217
 
Description Andy Shepherd - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Heat wave" in Antarctica: NASA shows terrifying before-and-after images
Stern • 24th Feb, 2020 • News
International coverage of a heatwave in Antarctica. Features research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment; ICAS) that revealed the disappearance of all Antarctic ice would result in a 58m rise in global sea level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.stern.de/panorama/video-grauer-dienstag-an-der-boerse-9176362.html
 
Description Andy Shepherd - IceSat2 launch media interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11-13.9.18 - NASA space laser will track Earth's melting poles and disappearing sea ice - Andy Shepherd comments on IceSat2 and its future use.
People.com (in Chinese)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/nasa-space-laser-will-track-earth-s-melting-poles-and-disapp...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Commented on article feature in Earther. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1.1.14 - This Part of Antarctica Was Not Supposed to Be Shrinking - And Shepherd interviewed on recent study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://earther.gizmodo.com/this-part-of-antarctica-was-not-supposed-to-be-shrinkin-1831740968
 
Description Andy Shepherd - study featuring on the Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10.12.19 - Broadcast coverage: BBC News 24: 4:19pm - BBC Radio 4 (from 20:55); also on various US radio news bulletins.
Greenland's ice sheet melting seven times faster than in 1990s
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000c4qf
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Antarctic ice shelves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 19th July 2018 - Andy Sheperd comments on the Antarctic ice shelves risk crumbling into the sea sparking dangerous rise in sea level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/991350/global-warming-climate-change-iceberg-sea-level-rise-a...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Antarctica losing ice - comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Antarctica Is Losing An Unfathomable Amount of Ice
Gizmodo 1st February - Online
Professor Andrew Shepherd Director of CPOM is quoted in an article concerning Antarctic ice loss.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://earther.gizmodo.com/antarctica-is-losing-an-unfathomable-amount-of-ice-1826799202
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Arctic Sea Ice news story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd interviewed on the findings - Arctic sea ice has experienced its maximum extent for the year, reaching 14.48m square kilometers on 17 March - the second smallest in the 39-year satellite record.
The provisional data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) shows the 2018 winter peak only narrowly avoided taking 2017's record.
The story also appeared at Ecowatch. https://www.ecowatch.com/arctic-sea-ice-2018-2553188227.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.carbonbrief.org/arctic-sea-ice-hits-second-lowest-winter-peak-on-record
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Carbon brief interview - Scientists find 'natural pulses' in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co leader of IMBIE (IMBIE is a project aimed at assessing how melting in world's polar regions could be contributing to sea level rise) Andy Shepherd makes comments on the Carbon Brief article 'Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.carbonbrief.org/scientists-find-natural-pulses-in-recent-melting-of-west-antarctic-ice-s...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Careers fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 6.12.19 - Harrogate Grammar School, stall at Careers Fair, ~100 pupils + parents
Science as a career
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Comments on article in Today online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Half of world's beaches could vanish by 2100
Today Online • 7th Mar, 2020 • News
An article looking at how half of the world's beaches could fall victim to climate change and disappear by 2100. Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) comments on how this may happen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.todayonline.com/contact-us
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Comments on news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2.12.19 - Professor Andrew Shepherd (ICAS) comments on a study that demonstrates a link between the thinning of ice around Antarctica and mass loss from the interior of the continent.
"Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50625396
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Comments online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12.3.2020 - Andy Shepherd comments on BBC report 'Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating' - this led to further interviews and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51846468
 
Description Andy Shepherd - IMBIE update - international news interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News Article - 13th to 20th June 2018
Antarctica's ice is melting three times faster than we thought - study led by Andy Shepherd and Andy comments on the findings.
BBC Science Website
FayerWayer (in Spanish)
Wired
Business Insider
Blick (in German)
Gizmodo

Russia Today (in Arabic)
La Nacion (in Spanish)
The Mainichi
Popular Mechanics
Irish Examiner 18th June - News
Futurity
Smithsonian
People.com (in Chinese)
Mongabay
SAfrica24
The Independent (also in print, p34)
International New York Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/climate-change-news-antarctica-ice-melting-faster-global-warming
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Interview Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments included in the article on Inside Antarctica: the continent whose fate will affect millions. Financial Times, 29th March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ft.com/antarctica?FTCamp=engage%2FCAPI%2Fdocx%2FChannel_signal%2F%2FB2B
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Long read article examining how 2019 made climate issues feel more pressing than ever 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 23.12.19 - "A long-read article examining how 2019 made climate issues feel more pressing than ever, in spite of the term ""global warming"" first being used in 1675. Features a comment from Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment). "
What have we learnt from 20 years of climate science?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/ec5a3969-aaff-389f-bc23-efdf3975e14e?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Mail online work by CPOM work referred to in the article. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 14.1.19 - Antarctica is losing SIX TIMES more ice a year than it was in the 1970s - A special issue of Nature has published a series of studies looking at how monitoring Antarctica from space is providing crucial insights into its response to a warming climate. The Antarctic Ice Sheet lost around three trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to research led by Leeds University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6590841/Antarctica-losing-SIX-TIMES-ice-year-1970s.h...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Melting iceberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Antarctica DISCOVERY: British scientists find melting iceberg the size of BRISTOL
Daily Express 12th March - Online
Further coverage: Antarctica is shedding ice at a staggering rate. Scientists led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) have discovered global warming has caused the melting of the ice on the continent to increase. Andy Shepherd quoted in the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1099149/global-warming-warning-news-climate-change-update-ice...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online article comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Climate change could wipe out half the world's beaches
2nd Mar, 2020 • News
Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment; ICAS) comments on new research that highlights the risk rising sea levels and storms potentially pose to around half the beaches around the world.
Also in:
Daily Mail - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8065697/Half-worlds-beaches-disappear-end-century-climate-change.html
SBS News (Australia) - https://www.sbs.com.au/news/half-the-world-s-beaches-could-vanish-by-2100-and-australia-s-coastline-will-be-hit-the-hardest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/climate-change-coastal-erosion-sea-temperatures-beaches-brazil-...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online article refernces study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5.12.19 - An article on the results of a three-month study into ocean currents around Antarctica, focusing on its use of an elephant seal as an assistant. It references a 2018 study led by Professor Andy Shepherd (ICAS) into the impact of ice loss from the region on sea levels. 
NASA enlists a southern elephant seal to help gather data about changing currents and ocean temperatures around Antarctica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7757237/NASA-enlists-elephant-seal-gather-data-ch...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20.11.19 - Professor Andrew Shepherd discusses in Nature some of the challenges of large consortium publishing.
"How to manage a multi-author megapaper"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03544-x
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Coverage of recent research warning of the lasting effects of fast-moving changes to the Amazon, such as deforestation, as they approach a 'tipping point'. Features comment by Dr Adriane Esquivel Muelbert (Geography). The piece also mentions research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) into the melting of Greenland's ice shelf."
Top scientists warn of an Amazon 'tipping point'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?next_url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fclimate...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12.12.19 - Coverage of an animation revealing what Earth would look like if the oceans disappeared. Mentions the recent research led by Dr Andrew Shepherd (ICAS) that highlights the rate at which the Greenland ice shelf is melting, with a quote.
Timelapse shows how Earth would look if the oceans drained
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7786691/Timelapse-shows-Earth-look-oceans-drained.ht...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6.11.19 - Professor Andrew Shepherd is quoted in this article in The Independent as 11,000 scientists from 153 countries warn that if governments continue to do nothing, rising global emissions will cause "untold human suffering"
"Climate scientists have been ignored for 40 years - but we must start listening now"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/news-analysis/scientists-climate-change-untold-huma...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC News 16th May - News
Research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) has found in only 25 years ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that 24% of its glacier ice is now affected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48249287
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 15.10.19 - Flooding events will increase if sea levels rise, warns Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment).
Antarctica shock: 'Upside down' rivers melting Antarctica from the inside-out
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1190469/antarctica-discovery-climate-change-global-warming-se...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 23.5.19 - Research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) has found in only 25 years ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that 24% of its glacier ice is now affected.
graffiotech - 2m sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://graffiotech.com/2019/05/23/2m-sea-level-rise-plausible-by-2100/
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3-5 September 2019 - Further coverage: Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) comments on an idea proposed by a team of designers as a response to the climate crisis: iceberg-making submarines. "

"This Proposal To Refreeze The Arctic Involves Submarines And Hexagon-Shaped Icebergs" - https://www.iflscience.com/environment/this-proposal-to-refreeze-the-arctic-involves-submarines-and-hexagon-shaped-icebergs/

"Radical ways to 'refreeze' the Arctic proposed" http://www.szdaily.com/content/2019-09/05/content_22445475.htm

Iceberg artificiali: il progetto per ricreare il ghiaccio ai Poli. Ma funziona davvero?https://www.ilmessaggero.it/scienza/iceberg_artificiali_ghiaccio_polo_nord_artico_clima_ambiente_mare-4714091.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iflscience.com/environment/this-proposal-to-refreeze-the-arctic-involves-submarines-and-...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "ChinaDaily.com.cn 19th September - News
Further coverage: Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) comments on former government adviser Professor David King's warnings over climate change." Quote taken from the BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201909/19/WS5d82d957a310cf3e3556c50e.html
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25.9.19 - "Scientists issued the stark warning days after millions of young people demanded an end to the fossil fuel era at protests around the globe. Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) comments is quoted about Antarctic and Greenland ice losses. "
UN warns not to buy coastal properties as sea levels rise at record rates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-un-warns-not-buy-20171889
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2.7.19 - CNN - Professor Andrew Shepherd comments on CNN about the reduction in Antarctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/01/world/antarctica-sea-ice-melting-climate-intl/index.html
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article quoted 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "NewsBeezer 1st November - News
Article references previous research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) which found Antarctica is melting three times as fast as a decade ago. "
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1198286/antarctica-discovery-antarctic-news-ice-map-america-antarctic-continent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1198286/antarctica-discovery-antarctic-news-ice-map-america-a...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article with comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 21.5.19 - More related online articles to Research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) has found in only 25 years ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that 24% of its glacier ice is now affected.
"Warn that the loss of ice became unstable to one-fourth part of Antarctica"
Russia Today; Conserve Energy Future; AlterNet.org
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news article with comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 18.12.19 - Ongoing coverage in Express Online of research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd that found Greenland's ice sheets are melting seven times faster than in the 1990s. The article focuses on the potential impact of rising sea levels on as many as 100,000 UK residents.
"UK underwater map: 100,000 Brits are at risk of severe coastal flooding as sea levels rise"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1217691/UK-underwater-map-flood-warning-Britain-climate-chang...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news articles Polar ice caps melting six times faster than in 1990s 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 11.3.2020 - Andy Shepherd, Polar ice caps melting six times faster than in 1990s
The Guardian • 11th Mar, 2020 • News
Widespread international coverage of new university research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) that revealed Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice faster than in the 1990s and are both tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenario.
Also in:
The Guardian (print),
Daily Mail - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8101381/Greenland-Antarctica-losing-ice-SIX-TIMES-faster-1990s.html
iNews - https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/greenland-antarctica-ice-melting-sea-levels-global-warming-nature-2447553
European Space Agency - http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Space_for_our_climate/Greenland_and_Antarctica_losing_ice_six_times_faster_than_expected
Japan Times - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/12/world/science-health-world/sixfold-polar-ice-loss-lifts-oceans/#.Xmoflu9vKHt
Outlook India - https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/greenland-antarctica-ice-loss-accelerating/1758936
Armenian News - https://www.tert.am/en/news/2020/03/12/greenland/3234447
MSN Canada - https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/polar-ice-caps-melting-six-times-faster-than-in-1990s/ar-BB11584k
ABC Spain - https://www.abc.es/sociedad/abci-antartida-y-groenlandia-pierden-hielo-seis-veces-mas-rapido-90-202003120206_noticia.html?ref=https://app.signal-ai.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news articles following press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 16.5.19 - Research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) has found in only 25 years ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that 24% of its glacier ice is now affected. Several news articles listed below including Andy Shepherds comments.

Instability spreading in West Antarctic ice sheet - https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/16/europe/antarctic-glacier-melt-scli-intl-scn/index.html

Antarctic ice sheets thinning faster than ever before, satellite data reveals - https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-sea-level-rise-a8916971.html

POLAR PANIC Antarctica 'thinning' at 'extraordinary rate' as experts reveal 100 METRES of ice sheet thickness has vanished since the 90s - and risks 'drowning coastal cities around the world' - https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9091168/antarctica-thinning-at-extraordinary-rate/

A Quarter of West Antarctica's Ice Is Now Unstable, Study Finds - https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-quarter-of-west-antarcticas-ice-is-now-unstable-stud-1834824651

Extraordinary thinning' of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/16/thinning-of-antarctic-ice-sheets-spreading-inland-rapidly-study

Scientists warn West Antarctica's ice has thinned by 'extraordinary amounts' as study on 25 years of satellite data reveals glacier thickness has dropped 400 FEET in some areas - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7038111/Scientists-warn-Antarctic-ice-thinned-extraordinary-amounts.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/16/europe/antarctic-glacier-melt-scli-intl-scn/index.html
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12.12.19 - Professor Andrew Shepherd (ICAS) is quoted in this article pointing out how the timely publication of reports on Greenland's ice sheet and the Arctic permafrost lend additional credibility to Time Magazine's decision to name Greta Thunberg person of the year.

These 2 Disastrous Climate Reports Are Kind of an Argument for Greta Thunberg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a30197249/greta-thunberg-time-person-of-the-year-permafrost-me...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online news story with comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 13.12.19 - Coverage of an animation in the Daily Mail revealing what Earth would look like if the oceans disappeared. It mentions recent research led by Dr Andrew Shepherd that highlights the rate at which the Greenland ice shelf is melting.
"Timelapse shows how Earth would look if the oceans drained"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7786691/Timelapse-shows-Earth-look-oceans-drained.ht...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online scientific news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 28.10.19 - Further coverage of research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd that has quantified the extent of glacial thinning can be read in the Scientific Inquirer.
Glacier thinning is on the rise in the Western Antarctic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scientificinquirer.com/2019/10/28/glacier-thinning-is-on-the-rise-in-the-western-antarctic/
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Online specialist article with comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact New Scientist - Professor Andrew Shepherd urges caution in this article in New Scientist regarding research suggesting Antarctic ice shelves were predisposed to collapsing because they were thinning for the past 300 years. He warns of the difficulty in pinpointing glacier changes before the 20th century.
"Collapse of Antarctic ice may have been centuries in the making"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2220977-collapse-of-antarctic-ice-may-have-been-centur...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Onlines news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 27.1.2020 - The piece includes coverage of research led by Professor Andy Shepherd and IMBIE about Greenland's increasing ice loss.
"Antarctica Faces Irreversible Glacial Melt 200 Years After Discovery
NewsWeek piece looking at Antarctica's ice loss over the past 200 years, and what we can expect in its future. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newsweek.com/200-years-antarctica-discovered-continent-glacial-melting-1483888
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Outreach Level Geography text book 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact September 2018 - Andy Shepherds photo of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 19/05/2014 included in the A level Geography Topic Master - Glaciated Landscapes textbook
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 16.5.19 - Research led by Andy Shepherd, comments feature in University of Leeds press release on 'Nearly a quarter of West Antarctic ice is now unstable'. The press release led to further comments in other media articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4417/nearly_a_quarter_of_west_antarctic_ice_is_now_unstable
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Press release and comments Six-fold increase in polar ice losses since the 1990s 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 11.3.2020 - Andy Shepherd, CPOM director comments in press release on 'Six-fold increase in polar ice losses since the 1990s'. The press release led to the article featuring in news articles across the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4561/six-fold_increase_in_polar_ice_losses_since_the_1990s
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd - 7/2/2019, Earth's ice is melting, UCL Public Lecture, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Quoted in online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12.12.19 - "Professor Andrew Shepherd is quoted in this article in Esquire pointing out how the timely publication of reports on Greenland's ice sheet and the Arctic permafrost lend additional credibility to Time Magazine's decision to name Greta Thunberg Person of the Year."
These Two Disastrous Climate Reports Are Kind of an Argument for Greta Thunberg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a30197249/greta-thunberg-time-person-of-the-year-permafrost-me...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 15.12.19 - "The Paul Hudson Weather Show
Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) appears on Paul Hudson's Weather Show to discuss the research project examining Greenland's ice melt. Starts at 41 minutes 50 seconds. The show was repeated on BBC Humberside and BBC York at various times over the weekend."
" Research project examining Greenland's ice melt. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07vmyhr
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17.12.19 - Greenland "melts": it loses ice 7 times faster than the 90s!
"Radio Gamma Ongoing coverage of research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) that shows the rapid rate of glacial ice melt in Greenland (article in Greek). "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.radiogamma.gr/n/%C2%AB%CE%BB%CE%B9%CF%8E%CE%BD%CE%B5%CE%B9%C2%BB-%CE%B7-%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 24.5.19 - BBC world service - Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) discusses the changes taking place on the Patagonian ice fields and the impact of climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 26.5.19 - "Paul Hudson's Weather Show BBC Leeds Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) discusses how European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p079d5w5
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 24.4.19 - Andy Shepherd CPOM director was interviewed on the Paul Hudson Weather Show (BBC York local radio) and talked about the David Attenborough climate change film. The show was first aired over the Easter weekend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0757mn7
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17.12.19 - "BBC Lincolnshire Repeat of Paul Hudson's Weather show from 14 December featuring Dr Vernon Manville and Professor Andrew Shepherd (both Earth and Environment). They discuss the volcanic eruption in New Zealand (9 minutes 40 seconds) and research into ice melt in Greenland (41 minutes 46 seconds) respectively."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07vmyhr
 
Description Andy Shepherd - School Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 14/11/2019 - Ruskin Mill Trust, 1 hour talk to ~20 autistic secondary school pupils,
Earths ice is melting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - School Talk/Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 17.7.19 - Andy Shepherd - Earths ice from Space
Bacup Secondary School 1 hour talk to ~200 year 10 pupils
Sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - TV contribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd - Contributor/Presenter, Two Degrees, BBC Science Documentary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Andy Shepherd - TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4.12.19 - Professor Andrew Shepherd (ICAS) appears on BBC Breakfast Interview to comment on the UN conference on global warming. Segment starts at 8.22am.
"comment on the UN conference on global warming. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000byyq
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 10/6/2019, Andy Shepherd talk at CryoSat mission, UKRI Launch Event, Leeds, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 28.1.19 - Andy Shepherd - Western Primary School, 1 hour talk on Antarctica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Talk at a course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 8/11/2019, Andy Shepherd - Sea ice altimetry, ESA Ocean Training Course, Crete, Greece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Talk at a school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 17/7/2019, Andy Shepherd talk - Earth's ice from space, Baccup School, Baccup, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Talk at workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 29/3/2019, Andy Shepherd - Changes in Polar Regions, ESA-EC Bilateral Workshop, European Commission, Brussels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 18.4.19 - Andy Shepherd the CPOM Director appeared on the BBC 1 documentary "Climate Change: the facts" narrated by David Attenborough.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00049b1
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CPOM Director Andy Shepherd appeared on BBC Breakfast on 14.4.19 to discuss climate change in Greenland and his recent fieldwork that took ice cores to track changes in the ice sheets. Sparked question and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p074y9v0
 
Description Andy Shepherd - Television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact September 2019 - "BBC 1 Breakfast Professor Andrew Shepherd joins the BBC Breakfast team on the sofa to discuss ice sheets melting by a record amount this year"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bing.com/search?q=bbc+breakfast+andy+shepherd&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=bbc+breakfast+andy...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - University Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 11.11.19 - Cambridge University Geography Society 1 hour talk to ~50 students
Earths ice from Space
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - University of Leeds press release sea level rise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 13.6.18 - Antarctica ramps up sea level rise - The findings are from a major climate assessment known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE), and are published in Nature. The paper 'Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet from 1992 to 2017' by the IMBIE Team, is published in Nature on 14 June. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4250/antarctica_ramps_up_sea_level_rise
 
Description Andy Shepherd - University of Leeds press release, vanishing Antarctic sea ice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 14.6.18 - Satellites track vanishing Antarctic ice - report, published in Nature's special issue on Antarctica, explains how ice shelf thinning and collapse have triggered an increase in the continent's sea level contribution, lead author Andy Shepherd comments on the findings.
The paper 'Trends and connections across the Antarctic cryosphere' is published in Nature special issue 14 June 2018. DOI: doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0171-6
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4249/satellites_track_vanishing_antarctic_ice
 
Description Andy Shepherd - comments on article on rapid Greenland Ice loss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 22.1.19 - Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss - Andy Shepherd comments on the new study findings.
News item also featured at:
BBC online
Radio New Zealand
NewsBeezer
Tech2
iDubai News
The Nation Pakistan
Planet Genius
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46960842
 
Description Andy Shepherd - comments on melting of Antarctic ice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 21.08.18 - Rebelion (Spanish) media Andy Shepherd comments on the Melting of Antarctic ice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rebelion.org/noticia.php?id=245530
 
Description Andy Shepherd - media coverage - interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 24.12.18 - UK space industry brought back to earth in mission to chart a post-Brexit course - Andy Shepherd contributes to Financial Times online article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ft.com/content/1598ddc8-01dd-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1
 
Description Andy Shepherd - media quote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 18.4.19 - Andy Shepherd quoted from the BBC documnetary in Daily Mirror article previewing the BBC documentary: Climate Change - The Facts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/sir-david-attenborough-documentary-viewers-14431924
 
Description Andy Shepherd - online news article comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 19.5.19 - Further coverage: Research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) has found in only 25 years ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that 24% of its glacier ice is now affected
Antarctica SHOCK: Ice 'vanishing FIVE TIMES faster' than anticipated - experts WORRIED
Long Room.com;
The Guardian;
Daily Express
The Herald
The Scotsman
MSN Canada
New York Post

Antarctica SHOCK: Ice 'vanishing FIVE TIMES faster' than anticipated - experts WORRIED
People's World
Yale E360
NTV.com.tr
La Repubblica
United Press International
Gizmodo Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1129173/antarctica-ice-sheets-thinning-thwaites-glacier-clima...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - online news article comments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20.9.19 - "Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment) describes a potential consequence of recent findings that Antarctic glaciers are moving towards the sea '100 percent' faster than previously thought. "
Antarctica discovery: Scientists stunned by major discovery - ramifications across globe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1180034/antarctica-discovery-map-sea-levels-rising-climate-ch...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - reference to Leeds research work in media article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 23.10.18 - Could the key to reversing climate change lie beneath the Antarctic? Scientists will drill 800ft deep holes in ice sheets to find a mystery 'detergent' that could clean the air of harmful greenhouse gases - work by CPOM referred to on Antarctic ice loss.
24.10.18 - Euronews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6306597/Scientists-drilling-800ft-deep-holes-Antarct...
 
Description Andy Shepherd - science advise to the BBC Frozen Planet 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd CPOM Director - Provided science advise to the BBC Frozen Planet 2 documentary production team (though it is not yet broadcast).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 11/2/19 - Andy Shepherd - Government Events UK Climate Change Conference, 20 minute talk
Earth's ice is melting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30/10/2019 - Leeds Beckett University School of Architecture, 1 hour talk
Earths ice is melting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd - talk at workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11/1/2019, Andy Shepherd - Cryosat follow on mission, talk at ESA HPCM Workshop, ESTEC, Netherlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Andy Shepherd and Tom Slater - Blog in The Conversation on IMBIE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 13.6.18 - Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 - The findings are from a major climate assessment known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE), and are published in Nature. The paper 'Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet from 1992 to 2017' by the IMBIE Team, is published in Nature on 14 June. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-nearly-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-since-1992-98259
 
Description Andy Shepherd online news story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 24.2.20 - International coverage of a heatwave in Antarctica. Features research led by Professor Andrew Shepherd (Earth and Environment; ICAS) that revealed the disappearance of all Antarctic ice would result in a 58m rise in global sea level.
"Heat wave" in Antarctica: NASA shows terrifying before-and-after images~
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.stern.de/-hitzewelle--in-der-antarktis--nasa-zeigt-erschreckende-vorher-nachher-bilder-9...
 
Description Anna Hogg - National television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CPOM Scientist, Anna Hogg appeared on BBC Breakfast on 9.4.19 to discuss how European scientists are planning a mission in the Antarctic to find the oldest ice on Earth. Sparked questions from the presenters and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00041vq
 
Description Anna Hogg - Antarctica's snowfall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Anna Hogg was interviewed by the BBC on 'Antarctica's snowfall has increased by 10% in 200 years raising hopes it could slow sea level rise'.
News item appeared in BBC Russia, Daliy Mail, BBC Science website, the Nation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43691671
 
Description Anna Hogg - BBC York broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 26.11.18 - Discusses climate change issues, relating to the city of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Anna Hogg - BBC online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 7.6.19 - BBC News - Following a proposal by Dr Anna Hogg (SEE - Environment), seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the Antarctic Peninsula have been formally named after Earth observation satellites.
"Glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48547803
 
Description Anna Hogg - Comments on Larcen C ice shelf being stuck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Anna Hogg - 23/24 July 2018 - Giant iceberg that broke off Antarctica is now stuck, potentially posing a threat - comments on the Bawden ice shelf made to Science News.
Also appeared in Fox News.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencenews.org/article/giant-iceberg-broke-antarctica-larsen-c-ice-shelf-stuck
 
Description Anna Hogg - Comments on article featured in Inside Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11.1.19 - Antarctica's Largest Ice Shelf Could Be at Risk of Melting - Anna made comment on the shattering of the Larsen C ice shelf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.insidescience.org/news/antarcticas-largest-ice-shelf-could-be-risk-melting
 
Description Anna Hogg - Comments online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 14.5.19 - "Greenland's biggest glacier suddenly slows down and thickens, baffling scientists
Dr Anna Hogg is quoted in this Independent article about the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland's most important glaciers."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greenland-ice-sheet-jakobshavn-isbrae-glacier-slows-thicke...
 
Description Anna Hogg - Contributed to article, global hothouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10th August 2018 - article in the Yorkshire Post 'Living in a global hothouse' print only
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Anna Hogg - Larsen-C iceberg - national news festruing CPOM work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 11th July 2018 - Larsen-C iceberg - CPOM provide the Sentinel-1 data showing network of cracks growing on the Larsen-C Ice-Shelf, before and after the colossal iceberg broke free.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5944159/Gigantic-iceberg-size-Delaware-cracked-Antar...
 
Description Anna Hogg - Melt project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School students to become Earth Observation researchers through UK Space Agency funded project
Anna Hogg collaborated with IRIS (the Institute for research in schools) which has launched MELT, a project that offers students the chance to contribute to the understanding of our planet's environmental changes.
Students will be analysing satellite imaging and sharing findings with other scientists.
News item appears in Education today, Schools Week, Sec Ed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.education-today.co.uk/school-students-to-become-earth-observation-researchers-through-uk-...
 
Description Anna Hogg - National news Thwaites Glacier CPOM data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact New articles informing that UK and US scientists will lead a five-year effort to examine the stability of the mighty Thwaites Glacier. 20th April 2018
BBC World Service Newshour
BBC News at Six/Ten
BBC News 30th April - News
Tech Times
Notimex (in Spanish)
The Nation Pakistan
My Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43936372
 
Description Anna Hogg - Online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna Hogg CPOM Research Fellow - 1.5.19 The Guardian - Education section online, Anna describes a week in the life of climate scientist on fieldwork in Greenland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/07/diary-of-a-climate-scientist-i-see-a-mess-of-broke...
 
Description Anna Hogg - Online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1.7.19 - Online article - Forbes - Dr Anna Hogg (Earth & Environment; Priestley) and colleagues are using satellites to monitor the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is on the verge of calving an iceberg larger than London
"An Iceberg The Size Of A Hawaiian Island Is About To Set Sail From Antarctica"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2019/06/30/an-iceberg-the-size-of-a-hawaiian-island-is-about-t...
 
Description Anna Hogg - Online news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 13.11.19 - Dr Anna Hogg comments in Mashable on the movements of the Brunt iceberg, a story from earlier this year.
Why the 'imminent' Brunt iceberg hasn't cracked off yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mashable.com/article/brunt-ice-shelf-iceberg-explained/?europe=true
 
Description Anna Hogg - Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 18.4.19 - Dr Anna Hogg, CPOM Scientist discusses the visible impacts of climate change and tonight's BBC documentary: Climate Change - The Facts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p074mf6l
 
Description Anna Hogg - Triathlon trust outreach project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Anna Hogg - delivering the 'View from Space to Earth project' in schools - The Triathlon Trust has partnered with the UK Space Agency, Ideas Foundation and Venture Thinking to deliver the 'View from Space to Earth' project - bringing primary schools an engaging day of bike-run activity linked with the theme of Earth Observation.

Children will attend an assembly and watch a briefing video, setting their challenge, featuring Team GB Paralympian and Triathlon Trust ambassador Lauren Steadman and glaciologist Dr Anna Hogg from the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling. Pupils will participate in their year groups throughout the day. We provide all the equipment required to participate including bikes mounted on turbo trainers to make them static. The physical activity is non-competitive, fully inclusive and suitable for children of all levels of ability. Schools currently confirmed:
Bowmansgreen Primary, St Albans, AL2 1PH
Garden Fields, St Albans, AL3 5RL
St Catherine's, Ware, SG12 0AW
Wheatfields Junior, St Albans, AL4 9NT
Mandeville Primary, St Albans, AL1 2LE
Bracken Leas, Northants, NN13 6LF
Greens Norton, Northants, NN12 8DD
Newbottle & Charlton, Oxfordshire, OX17 3DN
Henley-in-Arden Primary, B95 5FT
Sparkenhill Academy, Notts, S80 1AW
Brampton Primary, Chesterfield, S40 3DH
All Saints Junior & Infant schools (combined), Matlock, DE4 3LA
Boothferry Primary School, Goole, DN14 6TL
St Helen's Primary, Newham, E13 8DW
Northbury Primary, Barking, IG11 8JA
St Joseph, Surrey, RH1 1DU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.triathlontrust.org/news/the-view-from-space-to-earth_158
 
Description Anna Hogg - contibutes to article on Larsen-C iceberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 6.9.18 - Enormous Iceberg pirouettes after splitting from ice shelf. GIF created by polar scientist Anna Hogg of the University of Leeds shows the calving and motion of A68 since 2017 and Anna comments.
Also appeared in Brinkwire - 18.10.18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.livescience.com/63511-antarctic-a68-iceberg-pirouettes.html
 
Description Anna Hogg - interview - Iceberg threatens village 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 16th July 2018 - Giant Iceberg Threatens Tiny Greenland Village, Anna Hogg comments on the threat to the village and possible tsunami threat.
National Public Radio (NPR) 14th July - Blog
Msn
EcoWatch
The Week
The Weather Channel
The Inquisitr
The News Recorder
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ecowatch.com/glacier-ecowatch-2587235809.html
 
Description Anna Hogg - television interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17.4.19 - CPOM Scientist Anna Hogg discusses the current public perception of climate change and actions that can be taken to protect the environment.
Interview carried on multiple local stations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Antarctic Peninsula cooling (Carbon Brief) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about BAS research on Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.carbonbrief.org/natural-forces-overpowering-antarctic-peninsula-warming
 
Description Antarctic Peninsula cooling (New Scientist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interview about BAS research on cooling Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2098187-one-part-of-antarctica-has-been-cooling-since-1998-here...
 
Description Antarctic Peninsula cooling (Thanhnien News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about BAS research on Antarctic Peninsula temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thanhniennews.com/education-youth/after-warming-fast-part-of-antarctica-gets-a-chill-stud...
 
Description Antarctic peninsula temperatures have fallen, study shows (Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about BAS research on Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/20/antarctic-peninsula-temperatures-have-fallen-stu...
 
Description Antarctic temperatures temporarily cooling (ABC Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about BAS research into Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-21/part-of-antarctica-gets-a-chill-after-warming-fast:-study/7647...
 
Description Antarctica gets brief chill amid warming world temperatures (Radio New Zealand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about recent BAS research on Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/309119/antarctica-gets-brief-chill-amid-warming-world-temperatur...
 
Description Antarctica's unstable glaciers (BBC Inside Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hannes Konrad was interviewed about his research into the varying pace of change at several key Antarctic glaciers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084thpm#playt=12m48s
 
Description Arab Today - Arctic ice loss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd - commented on the study on Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.arabstoday.net/en/639/arctic-ice-loss-driven-by-natural-swings-not-just-mankind-111235
 
Description Arctic Sea Ice Blog - Melting momentum: May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr David Schroder's model/work is a discussion point on the blog leading to discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2017/06/melting-momentum-may-2017.html
 
Description Arctic freeze slows down (Space Daily) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling discussed the latest findings on Arctic sea ice from CryoSat-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Arctic_freeze_slows_down_999.html
 
Description Arctic sea ice growth is lower than expected (Nature World News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling discuss their work on Arctic sea ice and the latest results from CryoSat-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/33526/20161206/arctic-sea-ice-growth-lower-expected-scientis...
 
Description Arctic sea ice growth slower than ever (phys.org) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling describe the latest Arctic sea ice research findings from CryoSat-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://phys.org/news/2016-11-arctic-sea-ice-growth-slower.html
 
Description Arctic sea ice loss (Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about recent patterns of Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/07/experts-said-arctic-sea-ice-would-melt-entirely-by-sep...
 
Description Arctic sea-ice struggles to build volume (BBC website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling were interviewed about the latest Arctic sea ice figures from CryoSat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38138132
 
Description Arctic winter sees sluggish sea ice growth (BBC website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling were interviewed about Arctic sea ice volume from CryoSat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35918082
 
Description Article written for educational charity magazine, Antarctic contribution to sea level 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Expected to raise awareness of issues related to sea level rise within primary and secondary education.

Activity ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Leeds - Greenland Fieldwork 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna Hogg discussed the work involved in her Greenland fieldtrip.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z7bvq#playt=10m42s
 
Description BBC Science website - Hidden canyons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jonathan Amos Article - Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon' 11th Oct 217 - report on Noel Gourmelen and co author Andy Shepherd study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41573917
 
Description BBC world news - Arctic Council in Alaska 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd commented on Trump's denial of climate change and NASA's importance in climate research, as delegates meet for the Arctic Council in Alaska.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog post (University of Reading): Arctic sea ice - a cool start to spring 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Danny Feltham's blog post explained the reasons for uncertainty in interpreting loss of sea ice, differences in sea ice area and volume, and the use of radar altimetry by CPOM to obtain winter sea ice thickness estimates, and the new availability of a CPOM sea ice thickness product, as well as an explanation of how improved models of sea ice physics can alter important simulation results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2015/arctic-sea-ice-a-cool-start-to-spring...
 
Description Blog: Ice Spy - UCL's contribution to CryoVEx 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Communicated Arctic fieldwork experience to lay audience. Videos were also created to demonstrate the techniques used and results: http://vimeo.com/96674426
http://vimeo.com/106160825
http://vimeo.com/106159362


The blog has had a total of 4,426 page views, and the related YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2jXqVmJQ3P5bzfyoiR5tkw) has had 515 views to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ice-spy.blogspot.co.uk
 
Description CPOM Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In 2016 CPOM launched a blog, in which c. every two weeks CPOM staff and students describe an aspect of their research in an engaging and informal manner. Posts so far have covered topics such as iceberg calving, sea ice and the potential collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://cpom.org.uk/cpom-blog/
 
Description Call for dedicated polar Sentinel satellite (BBC website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed re. the potential for a CryoSat follow-on mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35886817
 
Description Climate change myths 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was asked for his opinions on Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/03/climate-change-myths-warming-ice-antarctic-arctic
 
Description Cold summer boosts Arctic sea ice (Washington Post) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling gave an interview on her recently-published sea ice research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/20/no-arctic-sea-ice-is-not-going-t...
 
Description Contributing to the design and content of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) funded by the European Space Agency. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This is a project that has been funded by ESA and on which I am currently working. So far I was involved with recording several hours of interviews and footage in the Arctic with a professional equipment lent by ImperativeSpace during my participation in the MOSAiC Arctic expedition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cool summer boosts Arctic sea ice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling and Andy Shepherd were interviewed about their recent Nature Geoscience paper on Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/592932/Polar-ice-caps-increase-volume-third-cool-summer-halts-m...
 
Description Cool summer boosts Arctic sea ice (Daily Mail) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling and Andy Shepherd were interviewed about their Nature Geoscience paper on Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3168504/Arctic-sea-ice-boosted-cool-summer-2013-study...
 
Description Cool summer boosts Arctic sea ice (Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling were interviewed about their recent paper on Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/20/arctic-sea-ice-volume-showed-strong-recovery-in-...
 
Description Cool summer boosts Arctic sea ice (Time Magazine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling and Andy Shepherd gave interviews on their recent Nature Geoscience sea ice paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://time.com/3965996/arctic-sea-ice-melting/
 
Description Cool summer boosts Arctic sea ice (Wall Street Journal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling and Andy Shepherd were interviewed about their recent Nature Geoscience sea ice paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.wsj.com/articles/sea-ice-might-be-more-resilient-than-thought-1437404447
 
Description CryoSat reveals dramatic ice loss from Greenland (IFLS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mal McMillan describes his research on ice losses from Greenland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iflscience.com/environment/cryosat-reveals-dramatic-ice-loss-from-greenland/
 
Description CryoSat reveals lake outburst beneath Antarctic ice (ESA website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Noel Gourmelen was interviewed about his research into subglacial lakes below Antarctica's Thwaites glacier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_reveals_lake_outbursts_beneath...
 
Description CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss (ESA website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mal McMillan was interviewed about his work on using CryoSat to develop a regional climate model that maps changes in Greenland ice-sheet mass. It has provided the most detailed recent picture of ice loss from Greenland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_reveals_recent_Greenland_ice_l...
 
Description CryoSat tracks Arctic freeze-up 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Rachel Tilling presented the latest research on Arctic sea ice using CryoSat data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34619291
 
Description CryoVex campaign (ESA Living Planet website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Anna Hogg made a video about their Greenland fieldwork to validate satellite measurements from CryoSat-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/The_Living_Planet_Programme/Campaigns/Probing_...
 
Description CryoVex campaign (ESA website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Anna Hogg made a video about their field campaign in Greenland aimed at validating satellite measurements from CryoSat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.esa.int/campaignearth/2016/11/02/karen-scientists-report-from-ice-sheet/
 
Description CryoVex campaign (NERC Planet Earth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Anna Hogg made a video about their fieldwork in Greenland to validate satellite measurements from CryoSat-2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/planetearth/stories/1843/
 
Description CryoVex video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd and Anna Hogg created a video of the 2016 CryoVex campaign which featured on the ESA and NERC Planet Earth websites. The video showed how they carried out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/planetearth/stories/1843/?platform=hootsuite
 
Description Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted (BBC website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Noel Gourmelen was interviewed about CryoSat's new swath altimetry mode.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36272728
 
Description Current debate: climate change (BBC World Service; WBEZ Radio Chicago; KNPR Radio Las Vegas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd took part in this debate on climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Daily Mail - Larsen C iceberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna Hogg - New satellite images show trillion ton Antarctic iceberg drifting out to sea sparking concerns it could break up completely and block shipping lanes - Anna describes the current situation with Larsen C ice shelf. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4945524/New-images-68-giant-iceberg-drifting-sea.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4894948/Trillion-ton-68-Larsen-C-iceberg-threaten-shi...
 
Description Danny Feltham - How low will it go? Scientists to use improved forecast system to predict Arctic ice melt prediction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14/3/2017 - Danny Feltham - How low will it go? Scientists to use improved forecast system to predict Arctic ice melt prediction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR714043.aspx
 
Description Data Sciences for Climate and Environment workshop at the Alan Turing Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Data Sciences for Climate and Environment

Organisers: Michel Tsamados (University College London); Chris Oates (Newcastle University), Richard Smith, (University of North Carolina), and Ruth Petrie, (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

Date: 26 March 2018

Venue: The Alan Turing Institute


The Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) programme on data-centric engineering at the Alan Turing Institute is delighted to partner with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) to present this topical workshop on Data Sciences for Climate and Environment. The LRF programme, which brings together world-leading researchers from around the UK, aims to address the data-centric engineering needs of society and industry - an important component of which is to better understand the risks posed to infrastructure and society by the natural environment.

Collectively, we are modelling and monitoring our planet better than we have ever done in our history, as a result of sustained efforts from the climate modelling community and space agencies and the private sector worldwide. Climate and weather models can now be run at finer spatial resolutions (10km or better), therefore enabling more realistic simulations of smaller and smaller scale processes (i.e. tropical cyclones in the atmosphere or eddies in the ocean) that can have severe impacts on our planet.

At the same time there is a rapid growth in the number of satellites orbiting the Earth (221 launched in 2015, around 5000 in total) with a significant fraction of these satellites dedicated to Earth Observation using a large variety of sensors working at different electromagnetic frequencies (optical, radar, infrared, etc.). Our ability to store, process and share efficiently the vast amounts of data that are produced (~Pb yearly) by the modelling and remote sensing communities is a pre-requisite for the good functioning of these often publicly funded large programmes.

In this one-day workshop our speakers will present on how the new tools developed in data sciences can be applied to questions relating to climate and the environment to help us address the great challenges that our society is facing in a rapidly changing planet. Our event will be structured around five keynote speakers highlighting five separate topics described below and followed by a panel dialogue between our experts and the audience on the topic of Data Sciences for the Climate and the Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/data-sciences-climate-environment/
 
Description Disappearing Arctic sea ice (Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about the impact of disappearing sea ice on Arctic wildlife.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/04/arctic-ecosystem-ice-disappear-ecosystem-polar-bears-f...
 
Description EO Detective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Anna Hogg featured in EO detective, a schools' project created by the the National Centre for Earth Observation with funding from UK Space Agency and Natural Environment Research Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://eodetective.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/anna-hogg-antarctic-researcher/
 
Description ESA - Larsen-C crack interferogram 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Hogg comments on the two Sentinel-1 radar images from 7 and 14 April 2017 which were combined to create this interferogram showing the growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/04/Larsen-C_crack_interferogram
 
Description ESA/Phys Org/CBS news/Mail online - CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tom Slater and Andy Shepherd comment the Antarctica 3D view produced from measurements taken from ESA's CryoSat. Phys Org - https://phys.org/news/2017-03-cryosat-reveals-antarctica-d.html, CBS news - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rugged-antarctica-shows-its-ice-in-new-3d-map/, Mail online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_reveals_Antarctica_in_3D
 
Description Good Morning Scotland (BBC Radio Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about melting Arctic sea ice by BBC Radio Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dnw59#playt=1h51m30s
 
Description Greenland ice losses (Independent) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mal McMillan was interviewed about his research into Greenland ice loss.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-greenland-ice-melting-rate-se...
 
Description Greenland ice sheet loss (Washington Post) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Animation of Greenland Ice Sheet loss featured on Washington Post video channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/health-science/study-finds-greenland-lost-1-trillion-t...
 
Description HISPAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Planned future public engagement strategies for ESA.

In progress - report awaited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hannes Konrad - CPOM press release Antarctica retreating 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2.4.18 - Antarctica is retreating across the sea floor - Nature Geoscience CPOM produced the first complete map of how the ice sheet's submarine edge, or "grounding line", is shifting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4206/antarctica_is_retreating_across_the_sea_floor
 
Description Hannes Konrad/Andy Shepherd - Grounding lines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A study led by Hannes Konrad and Andy Shepherd, published in Nature Geoscience revealed Antarctica's great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge. The findings were publicised from 2/4/18 to 9/4/18 with comments made by Hannes Konrad and Andy Shepherd. The research was publicised worldwide.
ESA, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Science Website, Guardian, Washington Post, IFL Science, Times, Independent, Inews, Russia Today, Eco Watch, Quartz, Truth dig, Channel 4 news, RTE Drive Time, Telegraph, Daily mail, The Sun in print, Daily mail in print, Newsweek, the Weather channel, Huffington Post UK, Scientific American, L'Express (in French), Duetsche Welle, BT (in Danish), CNN (in Turkish), NTV (in Turkish), Aljazeera, Bol (in Portuguese), Truthout, Ars Technica online, the Guardian editorial, People.com, BBc radio Leeds, G1 (in Portuguese), Hurriyet (in Turkish), Cumhuriyet (in Turkish), Space Daily, Caribbean Broadcasting network, Truthdig, Scientific America, Kiro7, Independent, Inquisitr,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4206/antarctica_is_retreating_across_the_sea_floor
 
Description Hannes Konrad/Andy Shepherd - Media interview and news item 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Truthdig article: Polar Ice Is Melting Fast in Both Hemispheres - based on study and quotes added.
Article based on CPOM study and study by US scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.truthdig.com/articles/polar-ice-is-melting-fast-in-north-and-south/
 
Description How low will it go? New method forecasts Arctic sea ice melt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release describing Danny Feltham's work on Arctic sea ice coverage forecasting methods which analyse the size and coverage of 'melt ponds' on the surface of the sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR585844.aspx
 
Description Ice around Antarctica has shrunk by almost 20 percent (Daily Mail) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd quoted on Antarctic ice melt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3013909/Ice-Antarctica-shrank-20-percent-study.html
 
Description Ice around Antarctica shrinks by almost 20% (Guardian, print version) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd quoted on Antarctic ice melt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers (BBC website) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hannes Konrad and Andy Shepherd describe research into the varying pace of change at Antarctic glaciers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38256932
 
Description Ice losses at Antarctic glaciers (BBC Radio Leeds Weather Show) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hannes Konrad was interviewed about his research on the varying pace of change at several key Antarctic glaciers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04lwdwq
 
Description Ice sheets hold the secret to sea level rise (Scientific American) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd gave an interview to Scientific American for this piece on the IMBIE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-sheets-hold-the-secrets-of-sea-level-rise/
 
Description International Business Times - How to predict when the Arctic sea ice will reach its lowest level 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Schroeder article reports How to predict when the Arctic sea ice will reach its lowest level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-predict-when-arctic-sea-ice-will-reach-its-lowest-level-1612234
 
Description Interview in online scientific page CarbonBrief - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inside MOSAiC
The world's largest polar research expedition is currently underway in the Arctic. The year-long expedition, known as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), involves 300 researchers from 19 countries. From a ship trapped in the sea ice, scientists are taking measurements that could help to transform climate models. Carbon Brief's science writer Daisy Dunne joined the expedition for its first six weeks in the autumn of 2019. This is the second of four articles focused on the MOSAiC expedition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://interactive.carbonbrief.org/when-will-the-arctic-see-its-first-ice-free-summer/
 
Description Interview in scientific online magazine Carbbon Brief 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The world's largest polar research expedition is currently underway in the Arctic. The year-long mission, known as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), involves 600 people from 19 countries. From a ship trapped in the sea ice, scientists are taking a diverse range of measurements that could help to transform climate models. Carbon Brief's science writer Daisy Dunne joined the expedition for its first six weeks in the autumn of 2019. This is the first of four articles focused on MOSAiC research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.carbonbrief.org/inside-mosaic-how-a-year-long-arctic-expedition-is-helping-climate-scien...
 
Description Interview in scientific online magazine E&E News - 'We're in the ice!' Vessel shudders as it enters Arctic floe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ON BOARD THE AKADEMIK FEDOROV, Barents Sea - Michel Tsamados has studied sea ice for nearly a decade, but until this week he'd never seen it in person.

A physicist at University College London, Tsamados conducts most of his work using satellite data, studying the remote Arctic from afar. That changed late Wednesday night, when the 38-year-old researcher finally witnessed, up close, the focus of his life's work. Standing on the deck of Russian research vessel Akademik Fedorov, cruising through the Arctic Ocean around 81 degrees latitude, he watched a small, gray blob drift into focus. It was his first ice floe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061172967
 
Description Interview in scientific online magazine Quanta - The Voyage to the End of Ice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview in

The Voyage to the End of Ice
Arctic ice is disappearing - the question is how fast. Summer sea ice could endure 100 more years, or it could vanish later this decade, with disastrous consequences for the rest of the planet. To nail down the answer, an expedition to the top of the world has to untangle the knotty physics of ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-voyage-to-the-end-of-ice-20200116/
 
Description Mail Online - Larsen-C iceberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna Hogg - Mail Online Earth's newest iceberg up close: NASA reveals incredible new images of trillion ton A-68 which is the size of DELAWARE
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5082241/Earth-s-newest-iceberg-close-NASA-reveals-68-iceberg.html#ixzz58UYkOp91
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook - Anna Hogg contributes with information of the Larsen C ice shelf movement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5082241/Earth-s-newest-iceberg-close-NASA-reveals-68-...
 
Description Mail online - Another giant iceberg has broken free from Antarctica: Mass of ice FOUR TIMES the size of Manhattan separates from the Pine Island Glacier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 26.09.17 Anna Hogg - Contributes to the article 'Another giant iceberg has broken free from Antarctica: Mass of ice FOUR TIMES the size of Manhattan separates from the Pine Island Glacier'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4920970/Huge-iceberg-breaks-Antarctica-s-Pine-Island-...
 
Description Mail online - Fears for marine life in the Antarctic sea where trillion ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke free 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20.9.17 Anna Hogg - contributes to the news item - Fears for marine life in the Antarctic sea where trillion ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke free
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4904310/Seas-left-Larsen-C-iceberg-calving-declared-p...
 
Description Mail online - Split of Antarctic iceberg the size of Delaware has revealed an underwater ecosystem that has been hidden for 120,000 years (but scientists warn it could soon die out) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5.10.17 - Anna Hogg contributes to the findings in the report describing events leading up to this dramatic natural phenomenon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4951218/Ecosystem-hidden-thousands-years-revealed.htm...
 
Description Mal McMillan - BBC online news story 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC online news story: Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data, features Mal McMillan comments 6 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47461199
 
Description Mal McMillan - Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data - BBC News online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6.3.19 - BBC News online article on Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data - Mal McMillan interviewed
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-satellite-antarctic-ice-loss.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190306110639.htm
https://sentinels.copernicus.eu/web/sentinel/news/-/article/copernicus-sentinel-3-provides-new-measurements-of-antarctic-ice-sheet
https://eo4society.esa.int/2019/03/07/sentinel-3-keeps-watch-on-antarctic-ice-loss/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47461199
 
Description Mal McMillan and Andy Shepherd - Comment on news article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact World Economic Forum: Antarctica's ice is melting 5 times faster than in the 90s, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/antarctica-s-ice-is-melting-5-times-faster-than-in-the-90s, 20 May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/antarctica-s-ice-is-melting-5-times-faster-than-in-the-90s
 
Description Media engagement (BBC TV): Earth's Greatest Spectacles - Svalbard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CPOM provided scientific advice to the BBC's programme describing how the arctic island of Svalbard changes with the seasons. The programme featured changes to sea ice (research led by Rachel Tilling) and the melting of the Austfonna ice cap (research led by Mal McMillan), and how changes to both can be observed from space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0702s77
 
Description Media engagement (BBC World Service, WBEZ Radio Chicago and KNPR Radio Las Vegas): Current debate - climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd took part in the above radio programme aired by both the BBC and American radio stations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media engagement (BBC interview): Arctic sea ice holds up in 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rachel Tilling was interviewed by BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos about her work on Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
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