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16th GLIMS Workshop
From Friday 11 August 2017
To Sunday 13 August 2017
Location National Snow and Ice Data Center, East Campus of the University of Colorado

Announcing the 16th GLIMS Workshop, to be held August 11-13, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Immediately before the International Glaciological Society (IGS) Symposium on "Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change", the GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) community will conduct a workshop to foster involvement from the community in glacier mapping and to improve our responsiveness to the community. The approximate agenda is below.

The IGS symposium's focus is on high latitudes, where there are many glaciers and ice caps treated by the GLIMS community and which are of high scientific interest (e.g. the surging Vavilov ice cap). We hope to have the participation of many of the attendees of this IGS symposium.

Venue: the National Snow and Ice Data Center, East Campus of the University of Colorado

Please notify us of interest in attending this workshop by sending a note to braup @


Draft agenda for GLIMS Workshop, August 11-13, 2017 Boulder, Colorado

Friday, August 11

Morning: GLIMS Core Team only (to discuss core team issues, such
as funding, general directions for GLIMS, new satellite issues,
relations with other projects and programs, etc.) This list of topics
will be identified ahead of time by email.

Afternoon: (open)

- State of GLIMS update from GLIMS Core Team. Status of GLIMS and
Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) databases, summary of glacier
mapping methods employed, summary of input data sources.

- Approx. 10 minute presentations from any and all interested people --
RC folks, newcomers.

Saturday, August 12

Morning: (open)

- More time for contributed presentations if needed.

- Identify key issues (discussion). Possible examples include: needed
improvements, opportunities for growth, data quality, future
satellite missions.

- Break into discussion groups on each topic identified.

Afternoon: (open)

- Summary of issue discussions.

- Form small groups (might be different from morning groups) to take
"deep dive" into select issues. This could be "hackathon" style
development of algorithms or code, or outlining a white paper on the
issue and recommended next steps.

Sunday, August 13

Morning: (open)
- Short presentations summarizing group work from previous day.
- Closing remarks.

Afternoon: Free, or group hike


Thanks for your interest in GLIMS, and we hope to see you in Boulder in August.


The GLIMS Core Team

Friday 11 August 2017

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