Short profiles for all the presenters are provided below
Professor Konrad Steffen is one of the world's leading glaciologists and experts on climate change. He holds several senior positions in academia and on international advisory panels.
Professor of Earth Observation at the University of Leeds; Director of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM); Principal Scientific Advisor to the ESA Cryosat mission; and co-leader of the ESA-NASA Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise.
Senior Scientist and Snow Physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) / Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). Dr Schneebeli’s research focuses on how to measure snow properties quantitatively and at higher spatial resolution, from the field to the micro-scale.
Quaternary Paleoecologist specialising in Arctic/Antarctic environmental change at the Natural Environment Research Council, British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Dr Perren uses diatoms and other fossil remains in lake sediments to reconstruct changing environmental conditions.
Kate is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM). Her research uses the techniques of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and altimetry to study ice sheet change.
Neige is a Postdoctoral fellow at WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) Her research interests are Physics of the snow metamorphism: microstructural and fabric properties, physical processes, X-ray tomography, cold laboratory experiments.
Nena is a Hydrologist at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). Her research interests are in Mountain hydrology and mass movement snow Hydrology.
Anna is a European Space Agency (ESA) Independent Research Fellow working in the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds. Her primary field of expertise is Earth Observation (EO) of the Polar regions.
Lino is a Researcher at WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). His expertise is in Avalanche formation and prevention.
Rachel is a Research Fellow at the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, specialising in satellite observations of sea ice.
Josh Willis is an Oceanographer and Climate Scientist at NASA JPL who studies sea-level rise and ocean warming. He is also a member of the science team for Jason 2, an ocean Earth-science mission.