Jointly organized by the Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI; http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/wcrp/pcpi), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP; http://www.polarprediction.net), and the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN; https://www.arcus.org/sipn), the workshop will be hosted by the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The workshop will build on a series of international workshops held in Boulder, USA (2014), Reading, UK (2015) and Palisades, USA (2016). As in previous years, the focus will be on environmental prediction in the polar regions on a wide range of timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless" polar prediction community. Sea ice will again play a central role, with one desired outcome being the compilation of recommendations for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook season. However, the workshop also aims to stimulate discussion on other interesting predict ands of the polar weather and climate system.
The focus of this workshop will be environmental prediction in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales. Sea ice prediction will also be a main focus, with a desired outcome being the compilation of recommendations for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook season. In planning for the Year of Polar Prediction, officially launching in May 2017, this workshop aims to stimulate discussion about other relevant predictions of the polar weather and climate system.
A call for abstracts will be open 4-30 January 2017.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 January 2017.
Cecilia Bitz, Helge Gosling, Kirstin Werner,
Ed Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Ed Hawkins, and John Fyfe