The Sea Ice Prediction Network South (SIPN South) is a project endorsed by the Year of Polar Prediction. SIPN South aims at making an initial assessment of seasonal sea ice forecasting capabilities around Antarctica. More information on SIPN South can be found here.
Just in time for the start of the Arctic Winter Special Observing Period a brandnew issue of the PolarPredictNews is available at http://www.polarprediction.net/news/polarpredictnews/
The full report and highlights are available at: https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2017/post-season.
In recent decades, Arctic warming has amplified markedly and sea ice has shrunk drastically, leading to an emergent forcing that possibly drives anomalous atmospheric circulation and weather patterns beyond the Arctic.