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....


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A joint workshop on sea ice modelling, data assimilation and verification will be held from 1–3 November 2017 at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) in Bergen, Norway.

The workshop builds on a series of previously successful workshops by the IICWG Data Assimilation Working Group to advance international capabilities for automated sea ice analyses and prediction on timescales from hours to season. For more information see here:


Science Workshops

From Monday, March 27th to Thursday, March 30th, the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 (PPW 2017) and the 2nd Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) will be held at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven. Jointly organized by the Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (ARCUS-SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP), the workshop is hosted by the PPP ICO based at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany. Read more...

Getting involved

There are many options to get involved with the Year of Polar Prediction. Read more about ways to engage with YOPP here.

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


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....

In the Media

Find newspaper and online media articles about the Year of Polar Prediction here.