Steering Group Members

CHAIR

MEMBERS


FORMER MEMBERS

  • Francisco Javier Doblas-Reyes, Barcelona, Spain, f.doblas-reyes(at)ic3.cat
  • Marika Holland, Boulder, USA, mholland(at)ucar.edu
  • WMO Consultant Neil Gordon, Otaki, NZ, neil.d.gordon(at)gmail.com
  • Peter Lemke, Bremerhaven, Germany, peter.lemke(at)awi.de
  • WMO Consultant Peter Chen, peterchen1974(at)gmail.com
  • Stefanie Klebe, Bremen, Germany, stefanie.klebe(at)awi.de
  • Brian Mills, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, brian.mills(at)ec.gc.ca
  • Pertti Nurmi, Helsinki, Finland, pertti.nurmi(at)fmi.fi


SCIENTIFIC & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Helge Goessling, Bremerhaven, Germany, helge.goessling(at)awi.de
  • WMO Consultant Richard Swinbank, Exeter, UK, richard.swinbank(at)me.com
  • Kirstin Werner, Bremerhaven, Germany, kirstin.werner(at)awi.de
  • Winfried Hoke, Bremerhaven, Germany, winfried.hoke(at)awi.de
  • Katharina Kirchhoff, Bremerhaven, Germany, katharina.kirchhoff(at)awi.de

Chair of PPP Steering Group

Thomas Jung is head of the Climate Dynamics section at the Alfred Wegener Institute and full professor for physics of the climate system at the University of Bremen. His research interests encompass the analysis, modelling and prediction of weather and climate from a polar perspective. Thomas Jung is the chair of the Polar Prediction Project. He co-leads the Task Team “YOPP Data Component”. He is also strongly involved in YOPP modelling activities and the planning of the YOPP satellite component.

Mail: Thomas.Jung(at)awi.de
Phone
:
+49 471-4831 1761

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestraße
24
27570
Bremerhaven
Germany

PPP Steering Group

Peter Bauer is the Deputy Director of Research at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). He is in particular interested in how to optimize observational data usage in polar areas through model improvements, data assimilation method development and with novel observations. At ECMWF, he is also in charge of the Scalability Programme that addresses the future high-performance computing and big data handling challenges for NWP. Peter Bauer leads the YOPP Satellite Task Team and is strongly involved in the Task Team on YOPP Modelling Activities.

Mail peter.bauer(at)ecmwf.int
Phone
   +44 118-949 9080

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield
Park

Reading
RG
2 9AX
UK

David Bromwich leads the Polar Meteorology Group at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As an Antarctic and Arctic meteorologist, he joined the PPP Steering Group in particular to strengthen the Southern Hemisphere parts of the project. He plays a leading role in the Arctic System Reanalysis (ASR) and the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) and is a PI of the YOPP-endorsed AWARE project. David Bromwich leads the YOPP-SH Task Team and is strongly involved with the YOPP Modelling Activities Task Team.

Mail bromwich.1(at)osu.edu
Phone
  + 1 614-292-6692

The Ohio State University
Byrd
Polar and Climate Research Center
Polar
Meteorology Group
Scott
Hall

1090 Carmack Road
Columbus
OH, 43210
USA

Barbara Casati is a research scientist working for Environmental and Climate Change Canada. She brings her strong expertise in forecast verification into the PPP Steering Group. In polar regions, verification poses particular challenges that will be addressed within YOPP. Barbara Casati leads the YOPP Verification Task Team and strongly contributes to the YOPP Data Component Task Team.

 

Mail barbara.casati(at)canada.ca
Phone
   +1 514-421 4747

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Atmospheric
Numercial Weather Prediction Research

2121, route Transcanadienne
H
9P 1J3 Dorval, Quebec
Canada

Matthieu Chevallier is an expert in ocean sea ice prediction working at Météo France. He uses high-resolution coupled models to investigate the interactions between the ocean, sea ice and the atmosphere in high latitudes, and is interested in various aspects of Arctic climate predictability. Matthieu is strongly involved with the YOPP Modelling Task Team.

MailMatthieu.Chevallier(at)meteo.fr
Phone
+33 561-07 98 61

Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Météo France & CNRS
Climate
and Large-Scale Modelling Group
42,
Av. G. Coriolis
31057
Toulouse Cedex 1, France

As a Canada Research Chair, Jackie Dawson is a professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the director of the Environment, Society and Policy Group studying the human and political dimensions of environmental change. She is strengthening the socio-economic component of PPP and YOPP being one of the leads of the PPP subcommittee on Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) and the YOPP SERA Task Team.

Mail jackie.dawson(at)uOttawa.ca
Phone
  +1 613-562 5800

 

University of Ottawa
Department
of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Simard Hall, room 047
60
University
K
1N 6N5 Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

Jonny Day is an AXA Research Fellow at the Department of Meteorology in Reading. His research focusses on understanding and predicting climate variability and change in the polar regions, including the response of Arctic extreme weather to climate change. Jonny leads the YOPP Education task team.  

 

Mail j.j.day(at)reading.ac.uk
Phone
+44 118-378 6018

 

University of Reading
Department
of Meteorology

Earley Gate
PO
Box 243
Reading
RG6 6BB
UK

Christopher Fairall’s research at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado includes air-sea-ice interactions, boundary-layer processes, clouds, optical/radio propagation in the atmosphere, and instrumentation/measurement techniques.

Mail chris.fairall(at)noaa.gov
Phone
+1 303-497 3253

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Earth
System Research Laboratory NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division R/PSD3

325 Broadway
Boulder
, Colorado 80305
USA

Jun Inoue is an Associate Professor in the Arctic Environment Research Center at the Japan National Institute of Polar Research. His research interest encompasses the interactions between air, ice and the sea in the polar oceans. He has been working on the predictability studies using radiosonde observations and data assimilation technique.

Mail inoue.jun(at)nipr.ac.jp
Phone
  +81 425-120 647

National Institute of Polar Research
Arctic Environment Research Center

10-3, Midori-cho
Tachikawa
-shi
Tokyo
190-8518
Japan

Trond Iversen from MET Norway investigates how forecasts of adverse weather in the Arctic region can be improved at present and in the future.

Mail trond.iversen(at)met.no
Phone
   +47-22 96 3000

Norwegian Meteorological Institute
P.O. Box 43, Blindern

Oslo
Norway

Daniela Liggett is strengthening the socio-economic component of PPP and YOPP. Both are part of the PPP subcommittee on Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA). Daniela Liggett is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, focussing on environmental management and tourism regulation in polar environments. Together with Jackie Dawson and Machiel Lamers, Daniela Liggett leads the YOPP PPP-SERA Task Team.

 

Mail daniela.liggett(at)canterbury.ac.nz
Phone
   +64 3-364 2367

University of Canterbury
Gateway
Antarctica

Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New
Zealand

As a chief scientists of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Alexander Makshtas is interested in turbulent, radiation energy, and greenhouse gases exchanges between sea ice (permafrost) and the atmosphere in the polar regions, including numerical models of the Arctic sea ice cover. Also he takes part in the preparation of scientific programs and analysis data of polar observatories in Tiksi and Cape Baranova.

Mail maksh(at)aari.ru
Phone
    +7 812-352 12 23

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

38 Bering str., St. Petersburg,

199397 Russia

Steffen M. Olsen is a lead scientist in coupled model systems and oceanography at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Regionally focussed on the North Atlantic and Arctic, his expertise includes modelling of thermohaline processes and climate predictability studies. Steffen coordinates the new Arctic Horizon 2020 program Blue-Action and is involved in several YOPP-relevant EU-FP7 projects.

 

Mail smo(at)dmi.dk
Phone
   +45 3-915 72 17

Danish Meteorological Institute

Lyngbyvej 100
DK
-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Donald Perovich is a sea ice geophysicist working on the interaction of sunlight with ice and snow in the Arctic system and how it relates to climate change. Donald Perovich leads the YOPP Buoy Task Team.

Mail Donald.K.Perovich(at)erdc.usace.army.mil
Phone
  +1 603-646 42 55

Engineer Research and Development Center
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (ERDC-CRREL)
Cryosphere
and Terrestrial Sciences Branch

72 Lyme Road
Hanover
, New Hampshire 03755, USA

&

Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Hannover H 03755, USA

Phil Reid works at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He is a modeller and climate analysist investigating the variability of weather and climate features in the higher southern latitudes.

 

Mail  P.Reid(at)bom.gov.au
Phone
   +61 3-62212033

Commonwealth Bureau of MeteorologyResearch and Development

GPO Box 727
Hobart Tas

Australia
7001

Ian Renfrew investigates dynamical and physical processes with the coupled climate system. In particular, he studies Arctic and North Atlantic mesoscale dynamical and boundary-layer meteorology. Ian Renfrew is involved in the YOPP Task Team on Airborne Platforms.

 

Mail i.renfrew(at)uea.ac.uk
Phone
   +44 1603-592 557

University of East Anglia
School
of Environmental Sciences

Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR
4 7TJ
UK

Greg Smith works at Environment and Climate Change Canada on high-resolution ice-ocean modelling and forecasting. In collaboration with the Canadian Ice Service, he helps fostering the transfer of new model sea-ice forecast products into operations. Greg Smith strongly engages with the YOPP Task Teams on Verification, Satellites, and Modelling Activities.

Mail gregory.smith2(at)canada.ca
Phone
    +1 514-421 72 92

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Meteorological Research Division

2121 route Transcanadienne
Dorval
Quebec
H9P1J3
Canada

Gunilla Svensson’s research interest ranges from atmospheric boundary-layer turbulence and clouds to the global scale circulation. She develops and applies numerical models for small-scale atmospheric processes and study these processes effect on the general circulation. Gunilla Svensson is involved in the YOPP Task Teams on Modelling and Education.

 

Mail gunilla(at)misu.su.se
Phone
   +46 8-164 337

Stockholm University
Department
of Meteorology

 

SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

Mikhail Tolstykh is an expert for global numerical weather prediction models to develop medium-range and seasonal forecasts. For his research he applies numerical methods in order to investigate atmospheric motions in polar regions and globally. Mikhail Tolstykh is involved in the YOPP Task Team on Airborne Platforms.

Mail mtolstykh(at)mail.ru
Phone
   +7 495-9848120 ext3906 or +7 495 6053672

 

Institute of Numerical Mathematics Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher) & Hydrometcentre of Russia (head of laboratory)

 

INM RAS
Gubkina
street 8
Moscow 119333
Russia

Qinghua Yang is a research professor at the Chinese National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center. He mainly works on the sea ice observations, data assimilation and numerical forecasting in the Arctic and Antarctic. 

 

 

Mail  yqh1983(at)hotmail.com
Phone
    +86 1062173595

 

National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center

8 Dahuisi Road
Haidian
District
100081
Beijing
PR
China