Year of Polar Prediction Final Summit – Website Launched with Abstracts Now Invited for Submission

Nadine Hillenbrand October 6, 2021

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Final Summit will take place in Montreal (QC), Canada, on 1–4 May 2022. The YOPP Final Summit website has been launched now and the link for abstract submission is open.

The YOPP Final Summit is the apex of the decade-long Polar Prediction Project initiated by the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme in 2013. The conference aims to review progress, share key findings and success stories, and discuss and shape the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project. The summit will bring together polar science experts from operational prediction centres, academia and research institutes, government, and corporate representatives as well as northern communities and users of polar prediction services.  

Contributors are invited to submit their abstracts on their research and achievements produced in the frame of PPP and YOPP, on the below topics:

  • Advancements in polar prediction during YOPP (2017–2019) and their operationalization;
  • Building international cooperation amongst the polar prediction community;
  • Paving the way for the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project, to enable environmental safety in the Arctic and Antarctic in the future;
  • Representation of polar processes in numerical models, with a focus on coupling of the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice;
  • Ocean and sea ice modelling and services;
  • The MOSAiC expedition and other polar observation campaigns;
  • Supersite multi-variate observations and process studies (YOPPsiteMIP);
  • Observing System Experiments (OSE) and reanalyses in polar regions;
  • Teleconnections linking polar weather to mid-latitudes predictability;
  • Science to services: tailoring polar forecasting products and services to meet user needs; and
  • Societal and economic implications of accessible, relevant, and useable forecasts.

Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

Participation of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) is encouraged. A third Polar Prediction School will precede the YOPP Final Summit from 27–30 April 2022 in Rimouski, QC, Canada. Also, PPP Early Career Scientist fellowships will provide ECRs with the opportunity to showcase their research and networking with senior mentors at the YOPP Final Summit. For information how to apply to become a YOPP Final Summit Fellow (self-nominations are welcome) and to participate in the Polar Prediction School, please find more information on the YOPP final summit website

Plenary Speakers

The following science plenary speaker have confirmed their contributions: 

  • Petteri Taalas (WMO), Secretary General of WMO;
  • Thomas Jung (AWI), PPP Steering Group Chair, on the realization and successes of YOPP, and on the PPP legacy;
  • Gilbert Brunet (BoM), on the design of the WMO WWRP Polar Prediction Project;
  • Peter Bauer (ECMWF), on Earth System Modelling and predictability in polar regions and beyond;
  • Gunilla Svensson (Stockholm University), on the supersite multi-variate observations and process studies (YOPPsiteMIP);
  • Gregory Smith (ECCC), on the NWP modelling contributions to YOPP;
  • Matthew Shupe (CIRES/NOAA), on the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC);
  • Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa), on societal and economic research and applications of YOPP; and
  • Karin Strand (Hurtigruten), Vice President of Expeditions.

Submit your abstract by 15 November 2021 at yoppfinalsummit.com. Early Bird registration will be open until 15 February 2022. All information including for the Early Career Researchers‘ opportunities and options to request funding to attend can be found at https://yoppfinalsummit.com/

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