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Retreating permafrost coasts threaten the fragile Arctic environment,The EU project Nunataryuk will determine the effects of permafrost thaw on Earth’s coldest shorelines

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces an open meeting to be held during the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The meeting is on Tuesday, 12 December from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (CST)

The Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science PANGAEA hosted by the German Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research offers to serve as a data hub for the Year of Polar Prediction. YOPP-relevant data can now be submitted to the PANGAEA database where it will be flagged as a 'YOPP' data set. Data archived at PANGAEA will then be harvested from the YOPP Data Portal metadata base.

Submission of abstracts to the session "Clouds and precipitation in the Polar Regions: sources, processes and impacts"at the 2018 EGU General Assembly (Vienna, 8?13 April 2018) are now invited:

We would like to let you know that the first edition of the 'WWRP Polar Prediction Project YOPP Modelling Plan’ is now published. The document summarizes plans for modelling work to be carried out as part of the Year of Polar Prediction.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15th November, 11:45 - 13:00

Location: EU Pavilion, Room Brussels, COP23 Bonn Zone (accreditation needed), Bonn, Germany

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.