A Kick-Off Workshop was held for the Ice Sheet projects on September 16-17, 2009 at Annapolis, MD to coordinate them into a collective initiative to maximize their success and impact. The workshop opened with 'View from the Office of the Under-Secretary for Science, Department of Energy (DOE)' by Dr. David Dean, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under-Secretary for Science, DOE, followed by 'Perspectives from the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR), DOE' by Dr. Walt Polansky, Division Director for Research, OASCR. Organized by the DOE ASCR Program Manager, Dr. Lali Chatterjee, the workshop included presentations from Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Dr. Tony Payne, University of Bristol, U.K. about the critical importance of computational science advances on ice sheet dynamics and their inclusion in climate models, Dr. David Keyes, University of Columbia (on leave) about the key mathematical techniques and software issues and Dr. Jim Hack, Director, National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory about the regional impacts of ice sheet melting. Dr. W. Lipscomb, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) talked about the existing models and each project highlighted their objectives. DOE Program Managers - Dr. L. Chatterjee (ASCR) and Dr. A. Bamzai (BER) led the discussions on future projections, milestones and expectations.
ISICLES members will be presenting project updates: