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.
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.
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 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 European Union (EU)
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 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 € 83,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
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 NERC standard grant
Amount £641,970 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2020
 
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 Academic/University
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
 
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 Public 
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 Public 
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 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 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 Public 
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 Public 
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 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 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 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 Public 
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 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 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 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 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 National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
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 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 Natural Environment Research Council
Department Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
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 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, 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 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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
URL https://soundcloud.com/bbcamos/ws-24-hour-news-2014-12-15-04-50-59
 
Description Media engagement (BBC news 24): CryoSat captures Greenland's shifting 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 BBC News 24 developed a news piece on work led by Mal McMillan, presented at the 2015 AGU Meeting, which used CryoSat data to analyse ice losses from Greenland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): CryoSat tracks 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 BBC Science correspondent Jonathan Amos covered work led by Rachel Tilling on CPOM's near-real-time Arctic sea ice data service, using data from CryoSat. The data showed that ice volume was slightly higher in 2014 than for the same period in 2010, but 1,500 cu km below the 2013 high point seen by the space sensor, now in its sixth year in orbit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34619291
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): 3D Cryosat tracks Arctic winter 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 BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos covered work led by Rachel Tilling on CryoSat's Arctic winter assessment, presented at the EGU 2015 conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32348291
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): Arctic ice 'grew by a third' after cool summer in 2013 
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 The BBC covered work led by Rachel Tilling which used 88 million measurements of sea ice thickness from Cryosat and found that between 2010 and 2012, the volume of sea ice went down by 14%. The study was published in Nature Geoscience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33594654
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): Arctic sea ice volume 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 The BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos covered work led by Rachel Tilling on Arctic sea ice volume, measured by CryoSat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30399079
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): CryoSat captures Greenland's shifting 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 BBC Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos covered work led by Mal McMillan which used Cryosat data to analyse how Greenland is shedding ice to the ocean. The work was presented at the 2015 AGU meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35074501
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): Melt ponds successfully forecast Arctic sea-ice extent 
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 Prof Danny Feltham engaged with BBC journalist Jonathan Amos to develop a news story about CPOM's work on forecasting the extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic, carried out at Reading University.

TBC however the results are not only of broad general interest but also useful for sectors working in the Arctic such as the shipping, tourism and oil industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29331969
 
Description Media engagement (BBC website): Ponds predict 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 Professor Danny Feltham engaged with BBC journalist Jonathan Amos to develop a news story about CPOM's work to predict the melting of sea ice during Arctic summers. This communicated the results of the Nature Climate Change paper "September Arctic sea-ice minimum predicted by spring melt-pond fraction" to a wide audience.

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27870459
 
Description Media engagement (EOS): Building a better glacial speedometer 
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 Eos featured work by Kate Briggs on how lakes will advance from around 50 to more than 100 kilometers inland on Greenland over the next few decades. This is based on a study she and her colleagues published earlier this year in Nature Climate Change, presented during a session at the 2015 European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting in Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://eos.org/articles/building-a-better-glacial-speedometer
 
Description Media engagement (ESA Space in Videos and Euronews): COP 21 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd participated in a broadcast item for ESA and Euronews on the use of expertise in Earth observation to monitor climate change, the Sentinel fleet of satellites, and the consolidation of the work of previous missions into a steady and reliable flow of data under the umbrella of Europe's Copernicus programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2015/12/ESA_Euronews_The_future_of_planet_Earth
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): 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 International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESA featured work led by Rachel Tilling on measurements from ESA's CryoSat satellite which showed that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling. The feature is based on a paper published in Nature Geoscience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27381010
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic 
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 ESA featured work led by Rachel Tilling on Arctic Sea ice, showcasing the use of CryoSat data to map autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, which revealed a small decrease in ice volume.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_extends_its_reach_on_the_Arcti...
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctic 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This article on the ESA website describes how a study led by Andy Shepherd used three years of observations from ESA's CryoSat satellite to show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year - twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_finds_sharp_increase_in_Antarc...
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): Earth's shifting ice 
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 CPOM worked with ESA and Planetary Visions to create this animation using data from CryoSat, which highlights how scientists have produced the best maps yet of the changing height of Earth's biggest ice sheets. The animation visualises the changes the satellite has seen on Earth since its launch in 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2015/12/Earth_s_shifting_ice
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): Fast access to CryoSat's Arctic ice measurements now available 
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 This ESA article describes how work led by Rachel Tilling has resulted in CryoSat becoming the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region, thanks to specialist data processing provided by CPOM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Fast_access_to_CryoSat_s_Arctic_ice_me...
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): Ice venturers yield results for CryoSat 
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 This ESA article described fieldwork undertaken by a team including Rachel Tilling describing the measurements made by scientists camping on the Arctic ice and from various aircraft during a month-long expedition. The data was then processed so that they can be used to confirm data from ESA's CryoSat ice mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Ice_venturers_yield_results_for_CryoSa...
 
Description Media engagement (ESA website): Satellites catch Austfonna shedding 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ESA featured work led by Mal McMillan on ice losses from Greenland's Austfonna ice cap which combined observations from eight satellite missions, including Sentinel-1A and CryoSat, with results from regional climate models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Satellites_catch_Austfonna_shedding_ice
 
Description Media engagement (Phys.Org): Fast access to CryoSat's Arctic ice measurements now available 
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 Phys.org described work led by Rachel Tilling to provide information from CryoSat on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://phys.org/news/2015-04-fast-access-cryosat-arctic-ice.html#jCp
 
Description Media engagement (Phys.Org): Satellites catch Austfonna shedding 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Phys.org featured work led by Mal McMillan on ice losses from Greenland's Austfonna ice cap, which combined observations from eight satellite missions, including Sentinel-1A and CryoSat, with results from regional climate models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://phys.org/news/2015-01-satellites-austfonna-ice.html
 
Description Media engagement (Scientific American): Ice sheets hold the secrets of 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 International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed for this piece which describes the latest iteration of the IMBIE project and its aim to extend the satellite records of changes to the polar regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-sheets-hold-the-secrets-of-sea-level-rise/
 
Description Media engagement: COP21 debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd participated in a ESA/Euronews TV interview, explaining how expertise in Earth observation is now being brought together in the Sentinel fleet of satellites to consolidate the work of previous missions into a steady and reliable flow of data under the umbrella of Europe's Copernicus programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2015/12/ESA_Euronews_The_future_of_planet_Earth
 
Description Media interest, Antarctic contribution to sea 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dissemination of study results to a wide public audience.

Further media enquiries, invitation to write articles for educational journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year (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 Danny Feltham and David Schroeder were interviewed about their research on melt ponds and how it affects Arctic sea ice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36560548
 
Description Melting of the Totten glacier (Business Insider/In Business) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about research by Imperial College on the Totten Glacier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://uk.businessinsider.com/afp-sleeping-giant-glacier-may-lift-seas-two-metres-study-2016-5?r=US&...
 
Description Michel Tsamados, UCL - Hackathon event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The UK Polar Network organises skill development workshops and education and outreach opportunities for early career polar research scientists.

Training the next generation of polar scientists in software sustainability Organised in collaboration with the UK Polar Network and the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) UCL, more than 20 early career polar scientists were given the opportunity to improve their software skills during an interactive workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://polarnetwork.org/
 
Description Michel Tsamados/Andy Shepherd, UCL - Workshop CubeSats for polar observations 
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 Organised a Workshop (on CubeSats for polar observations) and public lecture at UCL with UCL Space domain and the French Embassy

UCL-France Workshop
7 February 2019, 14:00 - 17:30
8 February 2019, 9:30 - 13:00

This two-day workshop on climate change will reflect on "Innovative Cryosphere Earth observation Satellites-ICES". In other words, the panelists will talk about how to make imagery from a constellation of small satellites to observe in real time the Arctic, in particular, and monitor the waterways that will open because of global warming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://uk.ambafrance.org/UCL-France-Workshop-and-Public-Lecture-on-Climate-Change
 
Description Mongabay - From cryosphere to blogosphere, sea ice enthusiasts track Arctic melt 
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 make comments on the article 'From cryosphere to blogosphere, sea ice enthusiasts track Arctic melt'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://news.mongabay.com/2017/06/from-cryosphere-to-blogosphere-sea-ice-enthusiasts-track-arctic-me...
 
Description Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica's future revealed 
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 for Steph Cornford's paper "Century-scale simulations of the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to a warming climate" in The Cryosphere.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2015/august/antarctica-projections.html
 
Description New Articles - Larsen-C Iceberg after breaking free 
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 Anna Hogg describes findings since the Larsen-C ice berg broke free from the ice shelf. https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/environmental-laboratory/7/breaking-news/what-is-the-39white-wanderer39/43405, https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/2/16081998/ice-berg-larsen-c-ice-shelf-collapse-antarctica-climate-change, https://phys.org/news/2017-08-larsen-c-iceberg-breakaway.html, https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/246011-nuevas-grietas-plataforma-larsen?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=all, https://uk.news.yahoo.com/cracks-appear-antarctic-ice-shelf-huge-iceberg-broke-off-144155975.html, https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/08/antarcticas-massive-iceberg-has-become-a-major-scientific-experiment/, http://trueviralnews.com/antarcticas-newest-giant-iceberg-may-destabilize-the-ice-shelf/, http://trueviralnews.com/antarcticas-newest-giant-iceberg-may-destabilize-the-ice-shelf/, http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/larsen-c-iceberg-update-1.4234358, https://weather.com/science/environment/news/antarctic-iceberg-larsen-c-ice-shelf, https://weather.com/science/environment/news/larsen-c-ice-shelf-iceberg-a68-deimos-satellite-photos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/02/what-happened-next-to-the-giant-larsen-c-iceberg
 
Description News Article - East Antarctica 
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 Independent/ Washington Post/Australian Financial Review - Huge snowfall increases of Antarctica could counter sea level rise, scientists say. Andy Shepherd contributes his thoughts to the article. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-sea-levels-melt-ice-rise-threat-antarctica-a8111351.html, http://www.afr.com/news/policy/climate/climate-change-sealevel-rise-could-be-reduced-by-antarctic-snowfall-20180104-h0d8ri, http://fakty.interia.pl/swiat/news-naukowcy-alarmuja-poziom-wod-w-oceanach-moze-podniesc-sie-o-,nId,2478430
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/03/large-antarctic-snowfall-increa...
 
Description News article - 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna Hogg and Noel Gourmelen describe and comment on their work re. the Larsen-C iceberg. Anna described monitoring the Larsen situation and being able to get two Sentinel-1 satellites in about half an hour of them being acquired. ESA - http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Giant_iceberg_in_the_making, Business Insider - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/07/05/an-iceberg-the-size-of-delaware-is-about-to-break-off-of-antarctica/?utm_term=.f4bc2301a785, CNN - CNN https://goo.gl/qWXXLo, International Business Times - https://goo.gl/L1GHwS, Fox news - http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/07/05/giant-delaware-size-iceberg-set-to-break-off-antarctica.html, Huffington Post - https://goo.gl/XFwTd4, Business Standard India - https://goo.gl/8q7t8C, Discover Magazine - https://goo.gl/1opHxn, Ilta Sanomat (Finland) - https://www.is.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000005280655.html?ref=rss, Daily Mail - https://goo.gl/sxmMpk, Business Insider - http://uk.businessinsider.com/antarctica-iceberg-size-volume-2017-7?r=US&IR=T, True Viral News - https://goo.gl/Kiw4CB, Online Earth - https://goo.gl/7zVRju , Yahoo - https://goo.gl/EYS8R8 , BT.com - https://goo.gl/nT5rAH , The Weather Channel (USA) - https://goo.gl/7GSCXt , ESA - http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-1/Sentinel_satellite_captures_birth_of_behemoth_iceberg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40492957
 
Description News article - Western Palmer Land 
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 and Andy Shepherd both commented on their study work re. glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported. Reported in: https://phys.org/news/2017-05-antarctic-peninsula-ice-stable-thought.html, http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Satellites_track_Antarctic_ice_loss_over_decades, http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/05/02/Study-suggests-Antarctic-glaciers-are-more-stable-than-previously-estimated/6381493735741/, https://america.cgtn.com/2017/05/02/research-finds-peninsula-ice-in-antarctica-may-be-more-stable-than-thought, https://www.geo.tv/latest/140317-Ice-loss-in-southwest-Antarctica-may-be-slower-than-thought-study, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502084037.htm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://phys.org/news/2017-05-antarctic-peninsula-ice-stable-thought.html
 
Description PIG retreat (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 Anna Hogg was interviewed about recent research by BAS on the retreat of Pine Island Glacier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38079838
 
Description Paul Hudson Weather Show (Anna Hogg on glacial retreat) 
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 Anna Hogg was interviewed about her research on the retreat of the Pine Island Glacier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kmj0d#playt=24m14s
 
Description Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A's radar 
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 Image on ESA's "the week in images" feature combining two scans by Sentinel-1A's radar shows that parts of the Pine Island glacier flowed about 100 m (in pink) between 3 March and 15 March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_23_27_March_2015
 
Description Polar region's sea ice continues to shrink - The 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 provided a quote on the latest sea ice figures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/16/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-to-fourth-lowest-extent-on...
 
Description Press release (University of Leeds): Antarctica's ice losses on the rise 
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 communicated the results of the paper 'Increased ice losses from Antarctica detected by CryoSat-2' (Geophysical Research Letters, 2014), showing that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year - twice as much as when it was last surveyed.

Story picked up by 8 national and international media outlets including The Times, Guardian, BBC Online, Al Jazeera America, NBC News and New York Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3531/antarcticas_ice_losses_on_the_rise
 
Description Press release (University of Leeds): Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean 
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 This press release by the University of Leeds describes the findings of a GRL paper, showing that satellite images have revealed that a Greenland's Austfonna ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 - about one sixth of its original thickness - and that it is now flowing 25 times faster. The team combined observations from eight satellite missions, including Sentinel-1A and CryoSat, with results from regional climate models, to unravel the story of ice decline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3654/arctic_ice_cap_slides_into_the_ocean
 
Description Press release (University of Leeds): Leading the way in Earth observation research 
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 Awareness raised of both Earth observation in general and CPOM's research interests.

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3511/leading_the_way_in_earth_observation_research
 
Description Press release (University of Leeds): Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future 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 National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release by the University of Leeds website describes the findings of a Nature Climate Change paper, in which the future distribution of lakes that form on the ice sheet surface from melted snow and ice - called supraglacial lakes - were simulated for the first time. Previously, the impact of supraglacial lakes on Greenland ice loss had been assumed to be small, but the new research has shown that they will migrate farther inland over the next half century, potentially altering the ice sheet flow in dramatic ways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3640/migrating_supraglacial_lakes_could_trigger_future_greenland...
 
Description Press release (University of Leeds, UCL): Cool summer of 2013 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release by UCL and the University of Leeds describes the findings of a study published in Nature Geoscience. It showed that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict future changes in its volume.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0715/200715-arctic-sea-ice-volume
 
Description Publication: Climate change and satellites - knowledge for action 
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 Andy Shepherd provided content (p108-109)on cryospheric Earth Observation, and work involving the CryoSat mission in particular, for this publication by a consortium including ESA along with a range of European partners which aims to show how space agencies, industry, scientists and end users have used satellites to approach the challenge of climate change, and what future steps might be.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.climate-change-and-satellites.com/#p=110
 
Description Reading and Harvard - Arctic phytoplankton 
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 29.3.17 - David Schroeder/Danny Feltham articles on the research by SEAS, University of Oxford and University of Reading. http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR716640.aspx and https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2017/03/solving-mystery-of-arctic-s-green-ice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR716640.aspx
 
Description Reading scientists accurately predict 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 for Danny Feltham/Daniela Flocco's Arctic sea ice and melt pond predictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR597666.aspx
 
Description Royal Met Soc Yorkshire Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Hogg gave a talk to the Royal Met Soc Yorkshire on her Antarctic fieldwork.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rmets.org/events/ups-and-downs-life-freezer-tale-two-poles
 
Description Royal Society event: Monitoring Climate Change from Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Andy Shepherd joined a panel including David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, and Volker Liebig, Director of ESA's Earth Observation Programme, to celebrate the achievements of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and highlight the need for continued satellite data for environmental and climate research. There was considerable debate amongst both the panel and audience following the presentations.

TBC, however the event highlighted that as well as measuring the effects of climate change, satellite observations are essential for gaining political attention, helping to develop policies based on firm evidence, and stressing the need for action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Space_for_our_climate/Monitoring_climate_chang...
 
Description Royal Society meeting - Arctic sea ice reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Prof Danny Feltham and event in general (co-organised by Prof Feltham) stimulated debate on Arctic sea ice amongst researchers.

TBC, however recorded audio of the presentations are being made available on the Royal Society web pages and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2014/arctic-sea-ice/
 
Description Satellites track variations in Antarctica's glacial retreat (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 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.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Satellites_track_variations_in_Antarct...
 
Description Scienitific American - What to Believe in Antarctica's Great Ice Debate 
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 comment on the article 'What to Believe in Antarctica's Great Ice Debate'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-to-believe-in-antarctica-rsquo-s-great-ice-debate/
 
Description Sea-level rise from Antarctic collapse 
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 for Tony Payne's paper "Potential sea-level rise from Antarctic ice sheet instability constrained by observations' by Catherine Ritz, Tamsin L. Edwards, Gaël Durand, Antony J. Payne, Vincent Peyaud and Richard C.A. Hindmarsh", Nature
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2015/november/sea-level-rise-from-anatarctic-collapse.html
 
Description Sentinels in constant watch on mighty polar 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 Anna Hogg and Andy Shepherd were interviewed re. the new CPOM ice velocity portal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36051112
 
Description Space in images: Sea ice thickness Oct-Nov 2015 
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 CPOM data used to create Arctic sea-ice thickness in October-November 2015 as measured by ESA's CryoSat mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/12/Sea-ice_thickness_Oct_Nov_2015
 
Description Space in images: changes in autumn ice 
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 Presenting autumn Arctic sea-ice thickness as measured by CryoSat between 2010 and 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Changes_in_autumn_ice
 
Description Space in images: ice retreat 
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 Illustration of how the polar regions play an important role in global ocean circulation. Shows how satellite data used in the Climate Change Initiative are vital for monitoring rapid changes in the cryosphere and for the long-term tracking of sea-surface temperature, aiding future predictions of ice retreat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/11/Ice_retreat
 
Description Space in images: spring average sea ice thicknesses 
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 Presenting average thickness of Arctic sea ice in spring as measured by CryoSat between 2010 and 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Spring_average
 
Description Spring ice thickness - space in images 
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 Image demonstrating the latest 28-day (18 March to 14 April 2015) Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements from CryoSat. The interactive map allows users to zoom in on various regions of the Arctic for a closer look at ice thickness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/04/Spring_ice_thickness
 
Description Stable Antarctic Ice Sheet started to collapse (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 gave a quote on this research into Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3091423/Antarctic-sheet-thinning-Frozen-continent-los...
 
Description Stable Antarctic ice sheet started to collapse (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 gave an interview re. recent research on the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/21/stable-antarctic-ice-sheet-may-have-started-coll...
 
Description Study: Greenland lost 1 trillion tons of ice in just four years (Chicago Tribune) 
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 was interviewed about his research into Greenland ice losses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-greenland-ice-sheet-20160719-story.html
 
Description The World Is Warming But the Antarctic Is Getting Colder (Bloomberg) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd gave his views on BAS research into changing Antarctic temperatures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-20/antarctic-peninsula-cooled-in-past-two-decades-as...
 
Description The fate of Arctic sea ice (Guardian Science weekly podcast) 
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 David Schroeder was interviewed about his work on Arctic sea ice and future predictions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2016/sep/06/the-fate-of-arctic-sea-ice-science-weekly-podc...
 
Description UK Climate Coalition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to speak at Royal Society public event during Climate Coalition day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description US News/ Daily Mail - Arctic ice loss somewhat natural 
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 Arctic ice loss Somewhat Natural, Study - The melt of the Arctic is disrupting the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and damaging wildlife such as polar bears and seals. Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4309966/HALF-Arctic-ice-loss-driven-natural-swings.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2017-03-13/arctic-ice-loss-driven-by-natural-swings-not-ju...
 
Description Uni of Reading - 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 David Schroder one of the study authors commented on using a new, more accurate forecast system to predict whether Arctic sea ice will fall to a record low level over the summer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR714043.aspx
 
Description University of Leeds - Western Palmer Land 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2.5.17 - Anna Hogg and Andy Shepherd - Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than previously thought - comments on the findings in the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4042/antarctic_peninsula_ice_more_stable_than_previously_thought
 
Description University of Reading - Explaining blooms of phytoplankton growing under 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article includes comments by coauthor David Schroeder from the University of Reading on Explaining why blooms of phytoplankton are growing under Arctic sea ice. Also featured in: See Altmetric https://scienceadvances.altmetric.com/details/18245507/news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR716640.aspx
 
Description Valleys and fissures in the sea floor revealed beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet (IB Times) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Anna Hogg was interviewed about NASA Operation Icebridge research into features below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and their influence on its stability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gigantic-valleys-fissures-sea-floor-revealed-beneath-west-antarctic-ice-she...
 
Description Various news articles - Trump on ice caps 
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 29.01.18 - New York Times, SBS News, US Metro, Daily Mail, Channel News Asia - https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/01/29/world/europe/29reuters-climatechange-trump.html, https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scientists-baffled-over-trump-claim-that-ice-caps-are-setting-records, https://www.metro.us/news/reuters/trumps-view-ice-caps-setting-records-baffles-scientists, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-5325693/Trumps-view-ice-caps-setting-records-baffles-scientists.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/trump-s-view-that-ice-caps--setting-records--baffles-scientists-9908076 - Andy Shepherd comments on Trumps opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/01/29/world/europe/29reuters-climatechange-trump.html
 
Description What does Brexit mean for science (Euronews) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Shepherd was interviewed about the impact of Brexit on scientific research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/24/what-does-brexit-mean-for-science/
 
Description Yahoo News Singapore/ Japan Times - Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study 
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 Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study. https://goo.gl/7BEHJM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sg.news.yahoo.com/greenland-now-major-driver-rising-seas-study-185403115.html