2020 CICE & Icepack Community Workshop and Tutorial

NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO

The CICE Consortium will hold a workshop and tutorial at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in February 2020.

The purpose of the one-day user’s workshop (03 February 2020) will be to discuss the current and future development of the community CICE and Icepack models. The aim is to coordinate future development among users and expectations for contributing such advances to the community model code repositories.

Immediately following the workshop is a two-day tutorial (04-05 February 2020) that will feature lectures and practical sessions. Tutorial sessions will focus on using the CICE and Icepack models, both on their own as well as use within coupled modeling systems, and the process for contributing code to the community model. With hands-on experience running the CICE and Icepack models during the tutorial, participants will have extended opportunities for community building with CICE Consortium member model developers, who will present information and assist in the practical sessions.

Workshop and tutorial attendance will be limited to 30 participants.


  • Event summary PDF
  • Tutorial agenda PDF
  • User's workshop agenda PDF

Registration Rates

  • User's workshop ONLY 03 February 2020 $60 *Includes end of day reception
  • Tutorial ONLY 04-05 February 2020 $40
  • BOTH user's workshop & tutorial 03-05 February 2020 $100 *Includes end of day reception

To sign up for the workshop and/or tutorial please click the "Sign Up Here" button above. After signing up, we will contact you to finalize registration payments.

Travel Assistance

* The application process for travel assistance has closed at this time.

There are funds available for roughly 10 domestic (U.S. based) graduate students and postdocs to attend the CICE and Icepack tutorial. Travel support includes airfare, lodging, per diem, and waiver of the registration fee. Travel awards to the tutorial will be competitively selected.

To apply for travel assistance please click the "Sign Up Here" button above and complete Section 3 in addition to Sections 1 and 2. Please note that you must complete both the responses and submit a C.V. If you do not complete both steps your application will be incomplete and not considered when awards are selected.

The deadline to request financial assistance is 15 November 2019. Any applicants after that deadline will not be considered. If you are not awarded travel assistance or you miss the deadline, you can still register as a regular tutorial participant as long as there is still space.

Lodging & Travel


The Hilton Garden Inn in Boulder (2701 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302) has provided a rate of $139/night for attendees. To book a room at the CICE/Icepack rate click here

Restaurant options within walking distance of Hilton Garden Inn Boulder

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Transportation to Boulder

The AB2 public bus is available from the Denver International Airport and drops off very close to the Hilton Garden Inn. This is the least expensive option between the airport and Boulder.

View the bus schedule at the link below:

Transportation to Workshop

A shuttle will provide direct transportation between the Hilton Garden Inn and the NCAR Mesa Lab. The times for pick up for the shuttle are included on the linked agendas.


We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Elizabeth Hunke - CICE Consortium Lead Coordinator
  • Alice DuVivier - CICE Consortium Liaison [ duvivier@ucar.edu ]