Sign up for the discussion series event on Ice Sheets

This novel Online Discussion Series on Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change aims to advance knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

The second event in the series will be held on November 15, 2021 between 16:00-17:30 CET and will focus on ice sheets. Presentations from Ricarda Winkelmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Sophie Nowicki, University of Buffalo and Heiko Geolzer, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research will be featured.


  • Introduction and moderation – Heiko Goelzer (5min)
  • Climate and sea level impacts of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet loss (tbc) –  Sophie Nowicki (20min)
  • Recent Updates on Ice Sheet Loss (tbc) – Ricarda Winkelmann (20min)
  • Questions and discussion (20min)

The final 25min have been reserved for informal discussions on the research agenda and the development of a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

The event will be recorded.


Please register. The Zoom link to the event will be sent out to all registered participants the day preceding the webinar.

This discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earththe Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP). The events (60-90min each) will be held monthly and are open to the public.