Supporting international coordinated research efforts in the polar regions that have undergone significant changes in recent years is the goal of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Polar Prediction Project (PPP) within the World Weather Research Programm (WWRP). The mission of the PPP is to

"promote cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal".

The Year of Polar Prediction

YOPP - the Year of Polar Prediction - is one of the flagship activities within PPP. The YOPP core phase (mid-2017 to mid 2019) is approaching. Read more....

Science Workshops

SAVE THE DATE: The 4th Polar Prediction Workshop is scheduled for 27-29 March 2017. Jointly organised by the Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), and the Sea Ice Prediction Network (ARCUS-SIPN), the workshop will be hosted by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany. Read more...


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The need for a dedicated polar prediction effort is outlined in the paper "Advancing polar prediction capabilities on daily to seasonal time scales" now published in BAMS. Read more



We support and organize webinars, workshops and other events. For the International school-conference for young scientists “Climate, geography and environment of the Russian Arctic” from 4-10 September 2016 please find more information here.


Why, how and by whom was the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) initiated? What are the background and history? Read more....

Mailing List

polarprediction@climate-cryosphere.org is a mailing list for anyone interested in polar weather and climate prediction and predictability supported by CliC and PPP. To subscribe please send an e-mail to office@polarprediction.net