Planning Meeting on the YOPP Data Component

10–11 November 2016: A data portal will be developed in the context of the Year of Polar Prediction. In order to discuss what will be needed to make the YOPP data portal a valuable and long-term source for users of YOPP data sets, data experts from international operational centers and academic institutes convened in Oslo, Norway, from November 10 to 11, 2016.  

The YOPP data portal will provide metadata and links to respective data sets generated during the Year of Polar Prediction. As a legacy for YOPP, this data portal will be developed taking into account the various requirements of end-users working with the YOPP data collection. A task team on the YOPP Data Component has been formed during the meeting which was hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. As the majority of data collected during observational campaigns as well as by modelling and verification efforts will be stored at national data centres and portals, the YOPP data portal will be particularly developed in close collaboration with those data centres which provide sufficient interoperability and work with the so-called FAIR Guideline Principles. Following these guidelines the data will be Findable, Accessable, Interoperable, and Re-usable. YOPP-endorsed projects and programmes will play a key role for the envisaged data management activities. More on the YOPP Data Component will be announced in due course here.

YOPP Planning Meetings for Arctic Observations and the YOPP Modelling Component

5-9 September 2016: In less than a year the Year of Polar Prediction Core Phase will be launched. In order to make further progress in the planning of the various activities during YOPP, the Planning Workshops on Arctic Observation and the YOPP Modelling Component will be held at ECMWF in Reading, UK, from September 5-9, 2016. Invitees from operational centers, research institutes, universities, and initiatives from all over the world will plan on observational campaigns in the Arctic as well as various modelling activities such as forecasting experiments, dedicated reanalyses, or data denial experiments. A live stream will be made available from Monday 12:00hrs (GMT+1) to follow the meetings online. Please find the agendas including the links to the presentations for the planning meetings here: Arctic Observations and the YOPP Modelling Component.The report on both YOPP Planning Meetings can be found here.

YOPP-SH Meeting #1

6 June 2016: The Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Planning Meeting is part of the Polar Weather and Climate Week hosted by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, US (more information). A report on the meeting including the different nation's contributions to YOPP-SH can be downloaded here (pdf).

PPP Steering Group Meeting #7

22-25 May 2016: The 7th meeting of the PPP Steering Group was hosted by the National Marine Environment Forecasting Center in Beijing, China. The meeting report is available here.

SERA Sub-committee Meeting

18-22 April 2016: Gateway Antarctica, at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The meeting summary can be downloaded here.

Polar Prediction School

05-15 April 2016: Abisko, Sweden
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