Former YOPP Task Teams

Task Team


Key deliverables



Airborne platforms

Coordinate airborne platforms during YOPP

Concept for YOPP airborne platforms

Manfred Wendisch (AC3;

New Processes Task Team will include use of airborne data and coordinate with MOSAiC on airborne operations during SOP-3 NH.


Develop a strong buoy component to be in place in particular for the SOPs (Arctic: Feb/Mar 2018 and Jul/Aug/Sep 2018; Antarctic: 16Nov2018–15Feb2019)

YOPP buoy plan

Don Perovich (PPP SG;, Helge Goessling (ICO,

Actions to be coordinated with the IABP


Enhance education component during YOPP

2nd PPP Summer School

Jonathan Day (PPP SG;

Included in the new Communication, Outreach and Education Task Team.


Ensure strong engagement of the satellite community

Establish a list of user requirements and iterate with PSTG, PSTG will provide links to relevant data products, PSTG will consider providing dedicated data sets not available yet

Peter Bauer (PPP SG;

Satellite experts will be addressed by all new Task Teams.

Special Observing Periods

Plan Special Observing Periods during YOPP, engage relevant agencies

Letters to WMO Permanent Representatives, letters to relevant institutions, letter to EUMETNET

Paolo Ruti (WMO;

Will be included in the Processes Task Team.

YOPP Communication



Kirstin Werner(ICO,

Included in the new Communication, Outreach and Education Task Team.


YOPP Modelling

Coordinate modelling activities among "operational centres". Modelling activities that cover the whole YOPP Core Phase, Experiments that provide guidance for the development of the observing system

Contribution to YOPP Modelling Plan, Input to YOPP Timeline Chart

Richard Swinbank (ICO;


Thomas Jung (PPP Chair), Peter Bauer (PPP SG), David Bromwich (PPP SG), Matthieu Chevallier (PPP SG), Greg Smith (PPP SG), Gunilla Svensson (PPP SG)


YOPP Data Portal

Develop a YOPP data concept

Development of a YOPP Data Portal, overview of user requirements, interoperability guidelines, operations manual

Thomas Jung (PPP Chair,, Øystein Godøy (Met Norway,, Siri Jodha Khalsa (NSIDC,


Richard Swinbank (ICO), Kirstin Werner (ICO), Barbara Casati (PPP SG), Manuel Fuentes (ECMWF), Machiel Lamers (PPP-SERA), Torill Hamre (INTAROS/NERSC), Hironori Yabuki (NIPR)