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.

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Year of Polar Prediction Science Workshop 2020

14 February 2020

On 17 and 18 February 2020, the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Science Workshop 2020 takes place at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany. More than forty international experts will discuss scientific advances resulting from the various international activities within YOPP with the ultimate goal to improve accuracy of weather and sea-ice forecasts in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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The PPP Steering Group (PPP-SG)

The planning and implementation of PPP and YOPP is overseen by a Steering Group (PPP-SG) of international experts (find more information on the Steering Group here).

The Steering Group is supported by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO), 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 World Meteorological Organization.

Read more about the ICO.

YOPP Data Portal

The YOPP Data Portal at yopp.met.no harvests data sets generated as part of the Year of Polar Prediction from various data archives making them visible through the portal.

PolarPrediction Mailing List

Our PolarPrediction Mailing List (polarprediction@climate-cryosphere.org) is a mailing list for anyone interested in polar weather and climate predictability and prediction. The list is maintained by CliC and PPP. Subscriber can send anything relevant – including, but not limited to, upcoming events, recent papers, questions, ideas, etc. To subscribe/unsubscribe, please send an e-mail indicating your current affiliation to office@polarprediction.net.

For information on the PolarPrediction mailing list and on the other mailing lists that we host can be found here.

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