The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, as well as smaller
glaciers and ice caps around the world, are among the least understood
contributors to sea-level rise. Understanding the complex mechanisms
which determine their future development will help produce more reliable
estimates of sea-level changes. Based on the outcomes of this research,
ice2sea aims to advise policymakers across Europe on how best to
protect the future of European coastlines and prepare for the social and
economic impacts of sea-level changes.
The ice2sea programme is engaged in making projections of the contribution of glaciers and ice sheets to sea-level rise, over the next 100 – 200 years. OASys is supporting the Alfred Wegener Institute in the analysis and modelling of the ice shelf - ocean interaction.