GCOS GOOS WCRP/OOPC IX/3
It would be useful to include a focused session on sea ice in the next scheduled marine
climate data meeting. Contributions should be invited aimed at answering these remaining
questions, rather than providing general presentations about sea ice. Alternatively, the IPCC
team may be planning to hold such a meeting, or the OOPC might like to suggest they hold a
specific meeting (although it would probably not fit into the IPCC schedule at this late stage).
In addition it is important to continue liaisons with other groups including CLiC so
that information can be shared on future and impending developments.
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