Solicitation of Sea Ice Outlook Contributions for the June 2016 Report

June 6, 2016
By Jessica Rohde

Photo by Lollie Garay (PolarTREC 2007/2008), Courtesy of ARCUS

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook June report based on May data. The Sea Ice Outlook provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. A post-season report will provide an in-depth analysis of factors driving sea ice this summer as well as explore the scientific methods for predicting seasonal conditions.

Pan-Arctic and Alaska Regional Outlooks and gridded fields will be accepted for the2016 June Outlook. We particularly encourage submissions for the Alaska region (i.e., Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas). Submissions that include spatial forecast maps are also encouraged. This year, in addition to a short executive summary and summary of methods, information about datasets used for submissions is required.

All past contributors and new participants are encouraged to submit Outlooks this year. Contributors should review the guidelines for detailed instructions and templates for submissions including:

  • Core requirements for pan-Arctic contributions,
  • An Alaskan regional outlook, and 
  •  Figures and gridded data for other regional contributions.

Detailed submission guidelines for contributions are available at:

All submissions should be sent to:

Submission deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) on Monday, 13 June 2016

For questions, contact Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS

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