ISMIP6 workshop

“Developing process-based projections of the ice sheets’ contribution to future sea level”

We would like to invite you to the ISMIP6 workshop "Developing process-based projections of the ice sheets’ contribution to future sea level" to evaluate the output of the CMIP6 climate models and obtain forcing for standalone ice sheet model experiments. This workshop will be key for establishing the experimental protocols for the ice sheet model simulations that target the IPCC AR6 report.

Date: 11 September - 13 September 2018

The workshop will be hosted in the Netherlands at the Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden.

Scientific program

The program will start Tuesday morning at 9:00 and end Thursday noon at 12:30. Most participants (from outside the Netherlands) will arrive Monday evening.



The total costs for participation will be around € 525, which includes accommodation (by default single room), food and contribution to the meeting costs for the three days. This does not include an additional hotel night Monday-Tuesday (€ 135).

Individual participants can apply for travel support and/or daily allowances generously provided by CliC and EGU. While the CliC funding is open to any participant and should cover a variety of geographical location, gender and career stage, the EGU funding is specifically aimed at early career scientists. You can mention your interest for either support scheme during pre-registration which will open soon. We are actively searching more funding opportunities, so it is possible that the meeting costs will be lower in the end.

We ask a pre-registration cost of € 250. The rest has to be paid at the hotel upon checkout.

Registration is now closed.


How to get there

Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden
Warmonderweg 8
2171 AH Sassenheim

Sustainable travel

To stimulate sustainable travel to and from the workshop venue we provide a few sample train itineraries from some European cities.
There are several options daily, this is just one example per day:

  • Departures from Leeds at 14:21, Cambridge at 15:44 or Bristol at 14:30 connect with the Eurostar from London at 17:31, arrival in Sassenheim at 22:32
  • Departures in Berlin at 14:25 or Bremen at 16:44 arrive at Sassenheim at 21:45 with one or two changes.
  • Departure from Grenoble at 15:18 connects to the Thalys in Paris at 19:24, arrival in Sassenheim at 22:45
  • Departure from Zürich at 12:00 via Basel and Amsterdam, arrival in Sassenheim at 21:01.

Trip planning via and ticketing at or

By public transport:

The hotel is within 15 min walking distance from train station Sassenheim, which is connected by local train to Schiphol Airport (15 min, direct), Amsterdam Central (35 min, direct) and Rotterdam (45 min, 1 change).

By taxi:

Taxi services from Schiphol Airport to the hotel take 20 minutes and start at a price of € 40.




Walk from Sassenheim station to the hotel



For any questions concerning the workshop, please write to


Local organisers:

Heiko Goelzer,
Floor Werensteijn- van Lee or Clara Mensink (secretary IMAU),
Sandra Tap, (financial admin IMAU)


Scientific organising committee:

Sophie Nowicki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Eric Larour, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Tony Payne, University of Bristol, UK
Helene Seroussi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Heiko Goelzer, IMAU, Utrecht University, NL
Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds, UK
William Lipscomb, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Jonathan Gregory, University of Reading and Met Office Hadley Center, UK
Ayako Abe Ouchi, The University of Tokyo, JP