Task Teams Terms of Reference

Introduction

At IICWG-XIX in September 2018, the IICWG altered its organizational structure to provide flexibility in identifying and addressing ice service challenges by replacing the Standing Committees with Task Teams. Task Teams work under the IICWG Charter and Terms of Reference, focused on specific themed actions identified by the ice services and discussed by the plenary during the annual meetings. Task Teams will have flexible membership, operating procedures, timelines, and deliverables that are tailored to best address the particular theme for which they are responsible. All Task Teams will be led by a champion who will guide their team to complete specific work items and achieve well-defined goals. Rather than being permanent entities, Task Teams are intended to have a defined life span.

Responsibilities of the Task Team Lead

  • As champion for the theme, assemble a team of willing and committed members
  • Establish goals and milestones, leading the Task Team to complete their tasks
  • Participate in quarterly teleconferences of the Co-Chairs’ Coordination Committee to provide progress updates and assist in setting the agenda for the IICWG Annual Meeting
  • Schedule and chair Task Team meetings and teleconferences as necessary
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of documents and reports at the IICWG meetings
  • Follow-up on action items

List of Task Teams

(Updated 1 October 2018)

Task Team Team Lead
ROSE-L Wolfgang Dierking
ICEBERG MODELING Mike Hicks
E-NAVIGATION Jürgen Holfort
UNCERTAINTY Sean Helfrich
ANALYST FORECASTER COMPETENCIES Catalin Tita
REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTRE CONTRIBUTIONS John Parker
ARCTIC COUNCIL INTERACTION Marianne Thyrring
MARINER TRAINING NEEDS Keld Qvistgaard

These task teams have assumed responsibility for the work of the former Standing Committees. Past records of the Committees are archived at the following links: