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 in the Southern Hemisphere – A Special Observing Period during Austral Summer

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19 September 2018

The YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere Special Observing Period (YOPP-SH SOP) is scheduled from 16 November 2018 to 15 February 2019. Scientists and representatives of operational weather services, with research and operational/logistical interests in Antarctic meteorology and forecasting, met on 19 July 2018 to discuss related activities.

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