1. First of all, we are happy to be able to inform you that the ISI-MIP Special Feature in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS) we applied for some months ago has now been approved. As you know, the sectoral overview papers are already set contributions. However, others will be selected and/or invited based on the large number of abstracts we have received. We will now plan and discuss the paper selection process with PNAS and hopefully present details on this to you in Reading.
2. In our last circular, we informed you that a mirror site for the ISI-MIP input data has been set up in the US.
Aside from synchronizing the ISI-MIP input data, we would additionally like to synchronize the output data on this mirror, as we expect higher demand for access as the analysis and papers get under way. Should you have any concerns or objections to this idea, please inform us by Thursday, August 23. Otherwise, we will start synchronizing the ISI-MIP output data at the end of this week.
We would also like to encourage you once more to try out this new data mirror as it is optimized for high performance transfer and should speed up data downloads. Instructions on how to use the US server can be found in our most recent ISI-MIP circular of 9 August 2012 which is also stored in the email archive on our website www.isimip.org ->/Email archive/. Under /Input data/ on our website you will find a direct link to the mirror where you can log on.
3. Furthermore, it was brought to our attention that the file for historical population data (pop_historic_UNWPP.csv), which can be found under SSP on the DKRZ server, was incomplete as some data for the last few countries were missing. This incomplete file has now been replaced on the server and can be used by participants.
4. Last but not least, for those of you who will be participating at the ISI-MIP Analysis workshop, the organizers of the event at the Walker Institute of the University of Reading will contact you individually via firstname.lastname@example.org regarding accommodation payments and will also send out an email giving instructions for arrival soon. In the meantime, all relevant information can be found on our website www.isimip.org.