This two-year international effort, which aims to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity, will lead to better forecasts of weather and sea-ice conditions to improve future environmental safety at both poles. Improved forecasts in polar regions are also expected to result in better weather prediction at lower latitudes where most people live. The Year of Polar Prediction has been initiated by as a response to rapid polar climate change and related transformation of societal and economic activities at the poles. More information here.
Polar Prediction has prepared a media kit with various information including infographics, videos, picture material and a " explorer" where activities during the Year of Polar Prediction are shown on a map etc. The media kit is accessible at http://www.polarprediction.net/yopp-media-kit/
Polar Prediction would also like to share with you the link to our brand-new YouTube channel with the new ICO video production on Polar Prediction and a video with polar prediction experts explaining what the Year of Polar Prediction is about.
We are looking forward to an exciting initiative to improve polar forecasting.
Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Kirstin Werner,