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The first YOPP Online Conference has been held on October 17th. Since then, further progress has been made. During the second YOPP Online Conference, Thomas Jung, chair of the WMO Polar Prediction Project Steering Group, will provide an update on latest developments with regards to planning and ongoing activities during the Year of Polar Prediction.

The fourth issue of PolarPredictNews is out.

Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-15 October 2017

By Marta Terrado & Dragana Bojovic, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)

A 2017 update of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) publication WMO-No.574 ‘Sea Ice Information Services in the World’ has now been released.

Weather data from last summer’s Greenland Ice Sheet are now available online via

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career Scientists (ECS) to apply for the IASC Fellowship Program 2018.

The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage ECS in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. Each year, one Fellow per WG is chosen.

NOAA National Weather Service Alaska Anchorage, Alaska

Application deadline: Monday, 30 October 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

For the complete position description and to apply, go to: Position Description

The International Arctic Science Committee IASC and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR invite the international polar and high altitude community to their joint meeting POLAR2018, hosted by WSL and SLF in Davos, Switzerland.

A high-level document discussing research needs in relation to the use and provision of environmental forecasts for the Arctic and Antarctic regions during the Year of Polar Prediction has just been published.

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) opens a position for a 2-year postdoc. Start date is preferably as soon as possible.