The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) has been initiated by the World Meteorological Organization as a response to rapid polar climate change and related transformation of societal and economic activities in the Arctic and Antarctic. From mid 2017 to mid 2019, an international and interdisciplinary network will improve environmental prediction capabilities in order to ensure future safety in polar regions and beyond.
On October 17th, 3 pm GMT, the chair of the Polar Prediction Project Steering Group, Thomas Jung (for more information see here), will provide an update on the planning of the Year of Polar Prediction. He will flag activities that contribute to the planning of the upcoming YOPP Special Observing Periods which will take place in winter (February–March) and summer (July–September) 2018 in the Arctic and during summer 2018/19 (mid November 2018–mid February 2019) in the Antarctic. The presentation will be followed by a discussion session, which will allow participants to engage in the planning.