Organization of the Polar Prediction Project
The Polar Prediction Project has been initiated following the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Executive Council meeting (EC-64) Resolution 17 (EC-64). It is one of the key projects of the WMO’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP).
World Meteorological Organization
The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with its headquarters based in Geneva, Switzerland. WMO duties include global-scale international cooperation and coordination on the Earth's atmosphere state and behavior resulting in climate and weather conditions as well as the distribution of water resources.
WMO World Weather Research Programme
The WMO World Weather Research Programme focuses on high-impact weather research and related operational contributions regarding predictability on weekly, monthly and longer time-scales; seamless prediction from minutes to months; optimal use of local and global observing capabilities and the effective utilization of massively-parallel supercomputers.
PPP Steering Group
The international PPP Steering Group being responsible for the implementation of the project represents both the research and operational communities. The SG meets annually in order to review progress and ensure momentum.
International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction
The International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) supports the Polar Prediction Project by coordinating and develop strong linkages between academia, research institutions, operational centers and other PPP-related initiatives. The ICO thus promotes interaction and communication between research and stakeholders such as users and providers of forecasting services. As well, ICO fosters education and outreach and oversees the implementation of the project.