Upcoming 2018

13 – 15 March 2018: The ninth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting will be held at the Icelandic Meteorological Service in Reykjavik, Iceland.

16 – 22 April 2018: PPP Societal and Economic Research and Applications (SERA)PPP-SERA will have their next meeting at University of Wageningen, The Netherlands. 

19 July: The third YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere meeting will be held in conjunction with this year's Antarctic Meteorology and Climate Workshop at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA. See more information in the News section


Second YOPP-SH meeting at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, United States

The second meeting of the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) planning committee was held on June 28–29, 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, United States, in conjunction with the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate and the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) meeting. Modeling efforts such as the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System AMPS, observations both at Antarctic stations and during various field campaigns, as well as involvement of Southern Ocean community were discussed. A joint session together with the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) took place on Thursday, June 29th. The report on the meeting can be downloaded here.

PPP-SERA meeting at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

The third meeting of the PPP sub-committee Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) was held from April 5–9, 2017 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Focus of the meeting was to finalize a scoping document entitled “Navigating Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Information for Safe Polar Mobilities” which sets the base for the implementation of an action and research response plan envisaged for the social science contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction. More information on PPP-SERA

Year of Polar Prediction side meeting at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

A Year of Polar Prediction side meeting took place on Friday, March 31st 2017 during the Arctic Science Summit Week held in Prague, Czech Republic. PPP Steering Group member Jun Inoue and ICO project officer Kirstin Werner gave an update on the current state of planning of various activities during the Year of Polar Prediction which will be launched officially in May this year. See more information here

In the ASSW2017 session entitled "Project management in the Arctic science – the unknown driver of changes" Kirstin Werner and Luisa Cristini who is project manager for the EU Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE both reported on project management within polar prediction research.

Polar Prediction Workshop in Bremerhaven, Germany

From 27th to 30th March 2017, the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop was held at the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, www.dsm.museum) in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) were pleased to welcome about 80 international sea-ice experts who discussed on environmental predictions in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless“ polar prediction community. See here for more information

YOPP Open Session and PPP Steering Group Meeting #8

27 February–01 March 2017: A YOPP Open Session will be held on Monday morning, February 27th 2017, at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in College Park, Maryland, USA. The Open Session will be followed by the PPP Steering Group meeting.

The YOPP Open Session, which will be held in the morning of February 27th 2017 (YOPP Open Session agenda) provides an overview about the current level of YOPP planning and encourages discussion with the US community interested in YOPP. The agenda for the 8th meeting of the WMO WWRP PPP Steering Group, held from February 27th to March 1st is available here. Presentations of the meeting are now available for download. For any question please contact office@polarprediction.net

Calendar of related meetings

An overview on events related to polar climate and weather prediction and predictability. Collected by CliC, PCPI and PPP.


YOPP will have a side event on June 19th at the POLAR2018 meeting in Davos, Switzerland.