Topic outline

  • OSI SAF sea ice climate records

    Webinar with Thomas Lavergne, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Signe Aaboe, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Emily Down, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Steinar Eastwood, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Gwenaël Le Bras Météo France, Hayley Evers-King, EUMETSAT. 

    Register here for this short course on 10 Sept 2024, 08:00 UTC or 13:00 UTC

    This event will focus on presenting the Sea Ice Climate Records produced and distributed by OSI SAF team at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. It will detail the characteristics of those multi-sensor products allowing studies of the sea ice extent over 40 years.

    The main contributing experts will then present the different products. They will explain how the datasets are organized, and what user need to know to properly use it.

    A practical demonstration will show the remote use of the data and their use at a basic level.

    The short course will consist of a 1.5-hour webinars. Two sessions with the same content will be held on September 21 (08:00 - 09:30 and 13:00 to 14:30 UTC). The participants are invited to choose which of the two session fits him better. The session will include a Q&A and feedback session. To support participants in using the data sets and tools we highlight, we will keep the online Q&A platform open for one week following the webinar, responding quickly to any queries posted.

    Target audience:

    • Established and early career sea ice researchers.
    • Researchers from other fields than sea ice studies, but needing climatic sea ice data.
    • Private and public sector specialists engaged in polar ocean monitoring activities.
    • Climate related scientific communication specialists.

    Expected outcomes

    Participant will:

    • Understand how the climate data records have been constituted
    • Understand the limitations and the importance of these products
    • Learn about evolution to come on these products
    • Know to access OSI SAF’s Sea Ice Climate Data Records.
    • Know which product to access for what purpose
    • Know how to use Sea Ice Climate Data Records without downloading the full dataset.


    The webinar will be broken into 7 sections:

    • Welcome & introduction (EUMETSAT) (5 min)
    • The Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Records  (Thomas Lavergne - ~10min)
    • The Sea Ice Drift Climate Data Record (Emily Down - ~10min)
    • The Sea Ice Index (Signe Aaboe - ~10min)
    • Answering the questions on Slido
    • Practical demo on data access & basic use (Thomas Lavergne - ~10min)
    • Use case

  • How to participate

    We'll meet you on Zoom Webinar 

    Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows us to meet online. You do not need an account to join the session. To join, simply click the link provided when registering. You can register for the course via our event page. (Troubles joining?)

    Here are a few tips you may consider:

    1. For better audio quality, please prepare a headset with a microphone.
    2. Join 5-10 minutes early to test your audio. Here is how to do it
    3. Use your real name. 

    Need help in Zoom?

    We want to make sure you get support when you need it. During the session, please use the Chat window and select Send to: Support to send a message to our colleagues who can help you. 

    Your questions on

    During the webinar, we will be using Slido to answer your questions. Go to and use #EUMSC45 or click hereNo log in is required. You can also join Slido from your phone.

  • Recording and resources

    This section will display the presentations and the recording of the webinar.

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