Since October 2015, more than fifty projects aiming at improving polar prediction skills by various scientific approaches have been endorsed by the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) initiative. We now open the institutional YOPP endorsement and invite research institutes, operational forecasting centers and various other groups and networks whose activities contribute to the succes of YOPP to request endorsement. Institutional endorsement differs from the hitherto available project endorsement by YOPP as it addresses general contributions to improving polar predictive skill rather than individual academic projects or programmes often sponsored through third party funding. With the institutional endorsement we provide the possibility for research consortia such as operational weather forecasting centres, academic institutions, or networks to link with the Year of Polar Prediction.
To submit a request for institutional YOPP endorsement, please go to http://apps3.awi.de/YPP/. Please register at http://apps3.awi.de/YPP/register and log-in to the site. You will be able to choose between institutional or project endorsement to fill out the respective request form. Entering your information requested includes a short summary (max. 250 words) and a detailed description (max. 1000 words) of your institution or project focusing on details on how your institutional or project activity links to YOPP.
After having received the submission, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) forwards your request to two members of the PPP Steering Group who review the request with regards to the relevance for YOPP and provide their recommendation to officially endorse the institution or project.
The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is a major international activity that has been initiated by World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) as a key component of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP). It takes place from mid-2017 to mid-2019. The overarching goal of YOPP is to significantly advance our environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond. As an internationally coordinated period of intensive observing, modelling, prediction, verification, user-engagement and education activities which involves various stakeholders, the Year of Polar Prediction contributes to the knowledge base needed to managing the opportunities and risks that come with polar climate change.
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