On 1 July 2018, the Arctic Summer Special Observing Period (or SOP2) during the Year of Polar Prediction commenced
For three months – from 1 July to 30 September – extensive extra observations will be carried out at numerous land stations in the Arctic, as part of YOPP-endorsed field campaigns and expeditions, and by autonomous instruments. Numerical experimentation and internationally coordinated verification activities will use the additional observations generated during SOP2 for forecast evaluation and observational impact studies. The measurements will enable us to identify ways to improve forecast systems towards more accurate and reliable forecasts of weather and sea-ice conditions in the Arctic, and to provide recommendations for the future Arctic Observing Systems.
9 Jul 2018
The Adaptation Futures conference is an arena for gathering the global community working on all different aspects of climate change adaptation. Titled Dialogues for Solutions and for the first time taking place on the African continent (in Cape Town), this year’s conference put an accent on the need and possibility for adaptations in the Global South. The conference gathered over 1300 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world.
9 Jul 2018
One of the clearest manifestations of ongoing global climate change is the dramatic retreat and thinning of the Arctic sea-ice cover.
20 Jun 2018