Short profiles for all the presenters are provided below

Professor Konrad Steffen
Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)

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 Andrew Shepherd
Professor of Earth Observation

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.

Dr Martin Schneebeli
Senior Scientist and Snow Physicist

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.

Dr Bianca Perren
Quaternary Paleoecologist

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.

Dr Kate Briggs
Research Fellow

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.

Dr Neige Calonne
Postdoctoral Fellow at WSL / SLF

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.

Dr Nena Griessinger
Hydrologist

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.

Dr Anna Hogg
ESA Living Planet Fellow

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.

Dr Lino Schmid
Researcher

Lino is a Researcher at WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). His expertise is in Avalanche formation and prevention.

Dr Rachel Tilling
Research Fellow

Rachel is a Research Fellow at the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, specialising in satellite observations of sea ice.

Dr Joshua Willis
Project Scientist - Jason-3

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.