Polar Prediction Workshop 2017

PPW2017 - Programme and Participants

The agenda for the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop and the 2nd SIMIP workshop is available here.

Please note the 'Guidelines for Poster and Presentations' when preparing your workshop contribution.

Call for Abstracts closed

Abstract submission has been closed for the Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 (PPW 2017) and the 2nd Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project Meeting (2nd SIMIP Meeting).

Call for Abstracts now open

Registration and abstract submission are open for the Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 (PPW 2017) and the 2nd Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project Meeting (2nd SIMIP Meeting).

The workshops will be held at Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (http://www.dsm.museum/) in Bremerhaven, Germany from 27th to 30th March 2017. Both events are jointly organized by 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).

Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 (27th morning - 29th noon)

The Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 (27th morning - 29th noon) will start with the public Alfred Wegener Lecture where every other year a distinguished climate scientist is invited to report on emerging fields of research for scientific exchange. This time, the lecture entitled “A Decade of Sea Ice Prediction“ will be given by Cecilia Bitz (Atmospheric Science Department, University of Washington) who is going to review rapid advances in predicting skills of Arctic sea ice conditions since The Sea Ice Outlook began collecting and reporting predictions in 2008.

The focus of the subsequent Polar Prediction Workshop is on environmental prediction in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless“ polar prediction community. As in previous years, sea ice prediction will play a central role. Desired outcomes include the compilation of recommendations for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook season, as well as the stimulation of collaborations in the context of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP; mid-2017—mid-2019).

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

* Dirk Notz

* François Massonnet

* Leif Toudal Pedersen.

For the Polar Prediction Workshop 2017, we invite abstracts related to polar prediction topics such as:

* Predictability,

* Modelling, data assimilation, and forecasting,

* Observations,

* Verification, and

* User needs.

SIMIP workshop (29th noon - 30th noon)

The SIMIP workshop* (29th noon - 30th noon) is devoted to discussions about the sea ice simulations from the upcoming CMIP6 experiments (SIMIP), with three distinct aims:

  1. To discuss and define best practices for the evaluation of sea-ice simulations against observations
  2. To identify and define new remote sensing and in situ sea ice observations that will allow for improved model evaluation and initialization
  3. To discuss and coordinate the analysis of CMIP6 sea ice simulations for improved understanding of sea ice processes and improved sea ice projections.

The SIMIP workshop will primarily be a discussion meeting with a few invited presentations to set the scene. The SIMIP workshop is organized by the WCRP-CliC Sea ice and Climate Modeling Forum.

*SIMIP is a WCRP-CliC sponsored activity and funding was provided specifically for this meeting.The SIMIP meeting was also partially funded with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment. Cette réunion a été financée avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada agissant par l'entremise du ministère fédéral de l'Environnement.

Registration

 

To register and/or submit an abstract, please use this online form for both workshops. Abstracts can be submitted only for the PPW 2017. Registration and abstract submission is open until the 30th of January.

There is some funding available to support early-career scientists. If you’d like to apply for early-career travel support, please indicate so in the online form.

Information on the venue and accomodation can be found here.

For any questions, please contact the PPP International Coordination Office at office@polarprediction.net

Workshop Organisers: Helge Goessling, Cecilia Bitz, Ed Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Ed Hawkins, John Fyfe, Kirstin Werner, Alexandra Jahn, Dirk Notz


Second Circular

27-30 March 2017, 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) are pleased to welcome participants to the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop, being held at Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (http://www.dsm.museum/) in Bremerhaven, Germany from 27th to 30th March 2017. Please find the 2nd announcement here.

The International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction, based at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, is hosting the meeting that builds on a series of international workshops held in Boulder, USA (2014), Reading, UK (2015), and Palisades, USA (2016). As in previous years, the focus will be on environmental prediction in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless“ polar prediction community. Sea ice prediction will again play a central role, with one desired outcome being the compilation of recommendations for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook season. With regards to the Year of Polar Prediction, which will be officially launched in May 2017, the workshop also aims to stimulate discussion about other relevant predictands of the polar weather and climate
system.

The workshop will start in the morning of Monday, March 27th with the Alfred Wegener Lecture given by Cecilia Bitz (Atmospheric Science Department, University of Washington). From Monday noon to Wednesday noon, oral and poster presentation sessions as well as discussion sessions will cover different aspects of polar prediction, such as Arctic and Antarctic
• predictability,
• modelling, data assimilation, and forecasting,
• observations,
• verification, and
• user needs.

The last day of the workshop (Wednesday noon to Thursday noon) is devoted to discussions about the sea ice simulations from the upcoming CMIP6 experiments (SIMIP), with a focus on new observational datasets for model evaluation and analysis plans. The Call for Abstracts will be open from January 4th to 30th, 2017. More information on the workshop including abstract submission procedures will be available here soon.

For any questions, contact the International Coordination Office at office@polarprediction.net

Workshop Organisers: Helge Goessling, Kirstin Werner, Cecilia Bitz, Ed Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Ed Hawkins, John Fyfe, Alexandra Jahn and Dirk Notz