POLAR PREDICTION PROJECT

The Polar Prediction Project (PPP) is a 10-year (2013–2022) endeavour of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) with the aim of promoting cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal.

YEAR OF POLAR PREDICTION

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is the flagship activity of PPP with the aim of enabling a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.

The Year of Polar Prediction is composed of three phases with the core phase taking place during the period May 2017 to June 2019.

A short video introducing YOPP can be found here.

The PPP Steering Group

The planning and implementation of PPP and YOPP is overseen by a steering group of international experts (find more information on the steering group here).

The steering group is supported by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction, which is hosted at the Alfred Wegener Institute.

International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO)

The PPP Steering Group is supported by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction, which is hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in the context of a Memorandum of Understanding with the WMO.

Read more about the ICO.

News

YOPP Antarctic Community Meets in Charleston SC This Year

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20 March 2019

The fourth YOPP Southern Hemisphere meeting will again be aligned with the annual Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate. The meetings will be held this summer in Charleston SC.

The Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate will be held June 25-27, 2019 in Charleston SC, USA, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. The Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) meeting will be held in Charleston SC, USA, on June 27 Thursday afternoon and Friday morning of June 28 at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. This workshop focuses on bringing together all parties involved in Antarctic meteorology and the advancement of this discipline through research science and improving operational support.

http://www.polarprediction.net/news.html

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