Upcoming Meetings, Workshops and Science Sessions

01-04 May 2022: YOPP Final Summit, Montreal, Canada

Exactly in one year from now, the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Final Summit will take place in Montreal (QC), Canada, 1-4 May 2022. The conference will bring together the polar prediction community, from operational centres and academia, to environment services and polar prediction users and northern communities, to showcase the successes of YOPP and contribute to the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project.

See more here.

08-12 March: PPP SG#12 Meeting

Between 08 to 12 March 2021, the 12th PPP Steering Group meeting will be held. For the first time in PPP history, a Steering Group meeting will take place virtual only.

Considering that the PPP-SG members are located all over the globe, the Steering Group meeting will not take place on two consecutive days, but as fourteen separated sessions throughout the week.

21-22 March 2021: Joint APECS-YESS-YOPP Workshop during #ASSW2021

The Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is organizing together with the Polar Prediction Project’s (PPP) International Coordination Office and the Young Earth System Science (YESS) network a workshop during the business meetings of the Arctic Science Summit Week, this year organized virtually by Portugal.

The workshop is split into three 1.5h sessions over two days (21 and 22 March 2021). The first session “Home Office (Fatigue) and Zoom Networking – COVID-19 and ECRs” will take place on Sunday, 21 March 2021 06:00 – 07:30 GMT. We will hear about different international and national surveys and experiences that have been carried out to better understand the impact of the pandemic to academia. In a following panel discussion, we invite early career scientists to join us for a discussion on the impacts COVID-19 may have on your scientific work. See more on Session 1 also here.

In session 2 “The 4 Essential Cs - Coordination, Communication, Community, and Collaboration” scheduled for Sunday 21 March 2021 16:00 – 17:30 GMT, you will learn about the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) and The Young Earth System Scientists community (YESS). International collaboration is crucial these days to carry out polar research. In order to bring researchers together from all over the globe, the above-mentioned communities coordinate and foster international and interdisciplinary studies in terms of related project groups, awareness-raising workshops and many more collaborative activities on both Polar and Alpine regions, and the wider cryosphere via communication with early career researchers. After a presentation on communication with the public, the session will touch upon some of the challenges of bringing the scientific community together. A panel discussion will expand on two short talks on Science and Diplomacy in the Arctic and insights about Indigenous collaboration. The session will conclude by bringing these ideas together by showing what is done across the collaboration and communication spectrum by YOPP’s International Coordination Office. See more on Session 2 also here.

The third session “Predict and Predictability – The Arctic YOPP” on Monday 22 March 2021 12:00 – 13:30 GMT offers an overview of some of the key activities associated with the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) efforts and YOPP-endorsed projects in the Arctic and the North Atlantic. Through a series of rapid 5-min talks, the presenters will introduce a variety of YOPP activities, showcase a variety of available meteorological datasets and how to access them. The session will conclude by highlighting ways in which ECRs can contribute to YOPP and PPP. See more on Session 3 also here.

Registration for early-bird rates is still possible by 7 March 2021.

For detailed information on the sessions please see here.