Workshop on Knowledge Gaps of Cryospheric Extremes

25.04 - 27.04.2018  
Helsinki, Finland

The Workshop on Knowledge Gaps of Cryospheric Extremes will be held from 25-27 April 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.


Finnish Meteorological Institute:


Extreme weather events are commonly encompassed phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. In cold regions, these are augmented with snow and sea-ice related extreme events, usually triggered by anomalous atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

Although extreme events are a core climate research focus, cryospheric extremes have not received much attention yet. The overarching aim of the workshop is to review our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs.


Topics of interest include:

- Observing cryospheric extremes (CE) and their precursors
- Modelling requirements for CE
- Producing and verifying forecasts of CE
- CE and climate change
- Relevance of CE for society/users


The workshop is free of charge for all participants.

Registration deadline for presentations is Wednesday 28 February 2018.

To register, go to:

Travel support

A limited amount of travel support will be available for early-career scientists.

Workshop organizers

Jari Haapala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Carolina Gabarró Prats, Institut de Ciències del Mar – CSIC, Spain
Hugues Goosse, Earth and Life Institute-Université de Louvain, Belgium
Elizabeth Hunke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Veijo Pohjola, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Steffen Olsen, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
Steffen Tietsche, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK