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First CryoNet Meeting

20-22 November 2012, Vienna

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) held its first "CryoNet" workshop to define the GCW snow and ice surface-based observation network. The meeting was hosted by the Zentralanstalt fur Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG, the Austrian weather service) in Vienna, Austria, 20-22 November 2012. There were about 30 workshop participants representing observing sites in China, Japan, USA, Canada, Austria, Norway, Finland, Germany, Argentina, Russia, and Antarctica (France).

CryoNet initially aims to build on existing and planned cryosphere observing programmes at observatories and in other operational and research observing networks. Participants provided information on 90 potential CryoNet sites in advance of the meeting, describing the sites and associated measuring programme.

The agenda, local information, and documents are available via the links at right. Additional documents are available on WMO's web page for this meeting.