YOPP Arctic Science Workshop

From January 14-16, 2019, the Arctic Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Science Workshop will take place at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. It will be jointly organized by the Polar Prediction Project and its International Coordination Office (ICO), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

The workshop will bring together YOPP scientists to discuss first results from the Arctic Special Observing Periods, providing a vivid forum for exchange and networking. We invite studies on coupled atmospheric, ocean, sea ice, and land processes in the context of latest Arctic observations, modelling and prediction efforts including their benefits to society on time scales from hours to seasonal. 

See more information on the workshop website.

YOPP Special Session at the 9th International Congress on Arctic Social Science (ICASS IX)

The Societal and Economic Research and Applications (SERA) sub-committee of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) will hold a special session at the upcoming ICASS (International Congress on Arctic Social Science) conference. ICASS IX takes place from June 8 - 12, 2017 in Umeå, Sweden.

The session entitled Exploring the user-producer interface of weather and sea ice information in support of Arctic marine mobilities: defining social and interdisciplinary science contributions to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) will explore the complexities of actors, information needs, information systems and infrastructures, funding structures, data management approaches, and applications of weather and sea ice prediction services in the polar regions. For more information see on the workshop website and here.

Abstract submission:
The deadline for abstract submissions is December 16. Please visit the conference website to submit your abstract. Under the “Themes, Sessions, & Submission” tab, click on "Theme 17 - Research Methodologies”. Click the green “Submit” button, and then select session 17.15 to be included in the YOPP session.

For any questions, please contact Gita ( or Machiel (

Session Organizers:
Dr. Gita Ljubicic (Carleton University), Dr. Machiel Lamers (Wageningen University), Dr. Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa), Dr. Maaike Knol (University of Tromsø)

Polar Prediction Workshop 2017

27-29 May 2016, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) are pleased to welcome participants to the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop, being held at Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum ( in Bremerhaven, Germany from 27th to 30th March 2017. Please find more information on the workshop in the second circular and at the workshop’s website.

For any questions, please contact the International Coordination Office at

Polar Predictability Workshop 2016

04-06 May 2016, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York

The Polar Predictability Workshop 2016, co-organized and co-sponsored by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Sea Ice Prediction Network, the Polar Climate Predictability Initiative, and the Polar Prediction Project, will be held 4-6 May in Palisades, New York. Read more, submit an abstract, and/or register on the workshop page.

Sea Ice Verification Workshop (Frascati, Italy)

05-07 April 2016, at ESA(ESRIN), Frascati, Italy

YOPP-UK (Exeter, UK)

09-10 November 2015, at Met Office, Exeter, UK

UK scientists met to discuss the UK's contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction. The workshop was organised by Ed Blockley, Chawn Harlow, and Ian Renfrew. Read the meeting report here.

Session Polar Climate Predictability and Prediction

12 – 17 April 2015, Vienna, Austria
General Assembly 2015
European Geophysical Union
Co-convener: Matthieu Chevallier, PPP Steering group member

ICSHMO Santiago, Chile

05-09 October 2015, Santiago, Chile
11th Session of the International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography
PPP & YOPP respresented by Neil D. Gordon, Otaki, New Zealand
Download presentation

Dynamics of Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions in the High-Latitudes

23-27 March, 2015, Rosendal, Norway (near Bergen)               
co-sponsored by PPP

Societal and economics application research (SERA) workshop

12-13 March 2015, Ottawa, Canada.
The outcomes of the first PPP-SERA workshop are available here.

Workshop on polar-lower latitude linkages

10-12 December 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
A workshop dedicated to the polar-lower latitude linkages and their role in weather and climate prediction. Read more...

SG-4 PPP Science Workshop

2 October 2013, Boulder, CO, US.
A science workshop was held in conjunction with the 4th Steering Group Meeting. Presentations download:

ECMWF/THORPEX workhop on polar prediction

24-27 June 2013, at ECMWF, Reading, UK
About 40 polar experts from all parts of the world met at ECMWF, Reading, to discuss a broad spectrum of research topics in plenary sessions and break-out groups.

Programme download

Working groups report download