Welcome by the Chair

I am very pleased to advise you that the YOPP Final Summit will be held in Montréal, Canada, from 29 August to 1 September, 2022. This meeting will focus upon the research results and findings from the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) and its flagship activity, the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP).

Thomas Jung

Thomas Jung

Chair of the Polar Prediction Project Steering Committee

For those less familiar with PPP and YOPP, the YOPP Final Summit is the culmination of ten years work planning, implementing and researching with the aim to improve environmental services in the polar regions. An integral part of this project has been to identify and work with the users of these services to better understand how they currently access and use the services and how their requirements will change with time.

PPP and YOPP were initiated by the World Weather Research Programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and carried out by a broad range of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), operational prediction centres, research institutions and universities.

The Final Summit themes will address:

Advancements in polar prediction during YOPP and their operationalizations;

Representation of polar processes in numerical models, with focus on coupling of the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice;

Ocean and sea ice modelling and services;

The MOSAiC expedition and polar observation campaigns;

Supersite multi-variate observations and process studies (YOPPsiteMIP);

Observing System Experiments and reanalyses in polar regions;

Teleconnections linking polar weather to mid-latitudes predictability;

Science to services: tailoring polar forecasting products and services to meet user needs;

Societal and economic implications of accessible, relevant, and useable forecasts:

Building polar prediction international cooperation and the YOPP legacy.

I very much look forward to seeing your research results and hearing your perspectives on PPP and YOPP.

The Final Summit will also celebrate the successes of PPP and YOPP; acknowledge the contributions of those involved in launching and supporting PPP; and, discuss future challenges in polar prediction.

A key part of the YOPP Final Summit is the focus upon the work of Early Career Researchers (ECR) through a YOPP Final Summit Fellowship Program and an Early Career Researchers Program which will help prepare the upcoming generation of polar researchers to address future opportunities and challenges in the field of polar prediction.

I am very excited about the YOPP Final Summit. We are planning a face-to-face conference of 250 to 300 participants with some online capacity for those unable to travel. Should circumstances require, we can increase the online component to 100% if necessary. Registration fees and deadlines will support this flexibility.

I look forward to meeting you—in person or online—to discuss and celebrate and scientific advances and the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project.


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