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1 July 2019 will mark the official start of the YOPP Consolidation Phase. To prepare for this occasion, on 24 and 25 June three webinars will highlight the achievements of the Year of Polar Prediction to date and challenges that lie ahead.

Participants will be given an overview of the work carried out as part of YOPP so far, and they will have a chance to ask questions about the concluding elements of the Polar Prediction Project.

AWI Webinar - Monday, 24 June 2019 from 09:00 to 10:30 UTC

In the first webinar, hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the chair of the PPP Steering Group, Thomas Jung, will provide an overview of the YOPP Core Phase and the plans for the Consolidation Phase.

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ECMWF Webinar - Monday, 24 June 2019 from 15:00 to 15:45 UTC

PPP Steering Group member Irina Sandu (ECMWF) will talk about how YOPP helps to address challenges in modelling, observations and data assimilation – all key ingredients of numerical weather prediction.

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ECCC Webinar - Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 15:00 UTC

PPP Steering Group member Greg Smith will talk about YOPP activities at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and efforts toward improved sea-ice forecasting.

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