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Developed by the 2015 Sea Ice Outlook Action Team, the SIPN Leadership team, and with input from community members, the post-season report includes a review of the Arctic summer conditions, a pan-Arctic overview, a summary of local-scale analysis, discussion of the modeling and statistical contributions, a summary of lessons learned, and recommendations for the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook. The 2015 Sea Ice Outlook had a total of 105 submissions from June through August. At 4.63 million square kilometers, according to National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) estimates, The September 2015 Arctic sea ice extent was the fourth lowest extent observed in the modern satellite record, which started in 1979.