Short profiles for all the presenters are provided below

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Professor Andrew Shepherd

Professor of Earth Observation, University of Leeds

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.
Professor Julienne Stroeve

Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling, UCL

Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling at University College London, Senior Canada-150 Research Chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba, and a Senior Research Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. She received a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, in 1996, for her work in understanding Greenland climate variability.
Dr Michel Tsamados

Lecturer in Polar Observation & Modelling/Rheology, UCL

Lecturer in Polar Observation & Modelling/Rheology at University College London. Tsamados is also in the Polar Research group at CPOM Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
Professor David Vaughan

Director of Science, BAS

Professor David Vaughan is the Director of Science with responsibility for the strategic development and excellence in scientific output of the Science teams employed by the British Antarctic Survey. He Chairs the BAS Science Strategy Team and is a member of NERC Science Board. In 2017 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to science.
Dr Rosemary Willatt

Research Fellow, UCL

Rosie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Earth Sciences, UCL. She has an MSci in Astronomy and PhD in Geophysics from UCL (2006 and 2012) and has worked for the European Space Agency.
Dr Anna Maria Trofaier

Cryosphere Scientist, European Space Agency

Anna Maria Trofaier is a Cryosphere Scientist at theEuropean Space Agency. She has a background in physics and remote sensing, with a focus on polar regions and initially joined the ESA Climate Office as a research fellow.
Robbie Mallett

PhD Student at MOSAIC School, UCL

Robbie is a Phd student at University College London in the department of Earth Sciences. His Phd project is on "Detecting and Modelling Snow and its Effects on Arctic Sea Ice."
Dr Louise Sandberg Sørensen

Senior Researcher, DTU Space

Louise Sandberg Sørensen is a senior researcher in the Geodesy and Earth Observation division at DTU Space. Louise's research is focused on using remote sensing data from satellites and aircrafts to monitor how the Earth's land ice (especially the Greenland Ice Sheet) is responding to climate change.
Dr Lars Kaleschke

Sea Ice Physicist, AWI

Dr Lars Kaleschke is a Sea-Ice Physicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute. His research focuses on remote sensing of sea ice using Earth observation sensors, which largely rely on microwaves.
Dr Kirsikka Heinila

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute

Kirsikka is a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute. From 2010 to 2014, she participated in the Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy Application and Research in Earth Sciences (AISARES)—graduate school.
Dr Yves Bühler

Senior Researcher, WSL

Yves is a Senior Researcher, Project Leader and Remote Sensing expert at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos Switzerland.
Dr Thomas Rackow

Scientist and Ocean Modeller, ECMWF

Thomas Rackow is a Scientist and Ocean Modeller at ECMWF, he was formally a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, in the Climate Sciences / Climate Dynamics division.
Professor Tim Stanton

Emeritus Professor of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School

Tim Stanton is Emeritus Professor of Oceanography, at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, USA. His current research focus is on processes controlling ice melt under ice shelves in Western Antarctic and in the accelerating summer retreat of ice in the Arctic Ocean.
Dr Vishnu Nandan

Radar Remote Sesning Scientist, University of Manitoba

Vishnu Nandan is a Radar Remote Sensing Scientist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba in Canada.