The WWRP Polar Prediction Project

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Increased economic, transportation and research activities in polar regions are leading to more demands for sustained and improved availability of predictive weather and climate information to support decision-making. However, partly as a result of a strong emphasis of previous international efforts on lower and middle latitudes, many gaps in weather, sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasting in polar regions hamper reliable decision making in the Arctic, Antarctic and beyond. In order to advance polar prediction capabilities, therefore, the WWRP Polar Prediction Project (PPP), has been established as one of three THORPEX legacy activities. The aim of PPP, a ten-year endeavor (2013—2022), is to “Promote cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal.” In order to achieve its goals, PPP will enhance international and interdisciplinary collaboration through the development of strong linkages with related initiatives; strengthen linkages between academia, research institutions and operational forecasting centres; promote interactions and communication between research and stakeholders; and foster education and outreach. Flagship research activities of PPP include sea ice prediction, polar-lower latitude linkages and the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), an intensive observational and modelling period centred around the period mid-2017 to mid-2019.

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World Weather Open Science Conference, 01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 1970, Montreal, Canada.
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Jung, T. (2014): The WWRP Polar Prediction Project , World Weather Open Science Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2014 - unspecified .

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