Oct 25, 2023
(Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


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We at natESM would like to have a KickOff meeting of the German ice-sheet-modeling community.

The vision of natESM is to create a world-leading, multiscale, seamless Earth system modelling system, usable in research, operational applications, training, and education. A modelling system that considers German expertise, does not exclude international components but avoids dependencies and has a fit-for purpose transparent governance structure.

Ice sheets are an important part of the Earth system, and consequently an important part of this ESM system will be the ice sheet component.  We would like to coordinate with you how we can best implement this component into the natESM system. 

Questions should be discussed such as:

  • Which model?
  • Why this model?
  • What are the technical requirements, interfaces to other components of natESM?

To do this, we all first need to get an overview of what possible solutions you and others have to this challenge. Therefore, it would be great if you could introduce yourself to the other participants in the opening round with a short impulse talk about your personal ideas on the possibilities of implementing an ice sheet component into natESM.

Afterwards, we would knock down the proposed model on the technical criteria that need to be met for any natESM component and discuss further steps.


If you would like to participate, please contact the natESM support team at info@nat-esm.de.

Preliminary agenda

I n t r o d u c t i o n


Thomas Jung (AWI)


Introduction to natESM
Iris Ehlert (DKRZ)


P l e n a r y  d i s c u s s i o n


Tour de table
Including short personal presentations on how to implement an ice-sheet model into natESM and discussion




Continuation of discussion


T e c h n i c a l  c r i t e r i a


Does the proposed model fulfill the technical natESM criteria?


Further steps


Kira Rehfeld (Uni Tübingen)