Arctic Frontiers Conference Tromso, Norway

This workshop was led by the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project and was a collaboration between CliC, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, ARCUS (as a contribution to the Sea Ice Prediction Network-Phase2), University College London Global Engagement, the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, and EU-PolarNet.

The goals of the workshop were to:

  1. Assess the value of forecasts by the user community.
  2. Determine if and how ice forecasts are currently being used in decision making.
  3. Communicate the relevant metrics needed by various stakeholders.
  4. Identify where improvements in sea ice forecasts would help stakeholders make decisions.
  5. Communicate the limits and opportunities of current forecasting systems.

Agenda and participant list (PDF - 281 KB)

The discussions at this workshop were synthesized in a peer-reviewed journal article:

Wagner, P. M., N. Hughes, P. Bourbonnais, J. Stroeve, L. Rabenstein, U. Bhatt, J. Little, H. Wiggins, A. Fleming. 2020. "Sea-ice Information and Forecast Needs for Industry Maritime Stakeholders." Polar Geography, 43:2-3, 160-187, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2020.1766592.