The Year of Polar Prediction () Final Summit will take place in Montreal (QC), Canada, on 1–4 May 2022. The Final Summit website has been launched now and the link for abstract submission is open.
The 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 and , on the below topics:
- Advancements in polar prediction during (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 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 Final Summit from 27–30 April 2022 in Rimouski, QC, Canada. Also, Early Career Scientist fellowships will provide ECRs with the opportunity to showcase their research and networking with senior mentors at the Final Summit. For information how to apply to become a Final Summit Fellow (self-nominations are welcome) and to participate in the Polar Prediction School, please find more information on the final summit website.
The following science plenary speaker have confirmed their contributions:
- Petteri Taalas (), Secretary General of ;
- Thomas Jung (), Steering Group Chair, on the realization and successes of , and on the legacy;
- Gilbert Brunet (BoM), on the design of the Polar Prediction Project;
- Peter Bauer (), 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 ;
- Matthew Shupe (/), on the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate ();
- Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa), on societal and economic research and applications of ; 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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