The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Lamont) will host a Workshop on Polar Predictability on 4-6 May 2016 at Columbia University, Palisades, New York. This is the third annual workshop on this topic. The first was held in April 2014 in Boulder, Colorado and the second was in April 2015 in Reading, United Kingdom.
The 2016 workshop will focus on:
- Sources of polar predictability on sub-seasonal to inter-annual timescales
- Sea ice prediction
- Operational and research efforts
Forecast users and operational forecasters are encouraged to attend the workshop.
The meeting will include a series of invited talks on the first day, followed by contributed talks and poster sessions. Talks will be approximately 25 minutes in length. We are expecting approximately 50-60 participants. The meeting will end by 3:00 p.m. on the third day. An agenda will be available by mid-March.
Outcomes of the meeting will include recommendations for the Sea Ice Outlook and other activities related to polar prediction.
There is no charge for the workshop, and lunch, coffee, and food during breaks will be provided. We expect to be able to accommodate 50-60 participants and will close registration when we reach capacity.