The first Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Summit was held from 13–15 July, 2015 at WMO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This Summit was a major event in the planning of the Year of Polar Prediction. It was attended by 116 participants from 20 nations including scientists, stakeholders, as well as representatives from operational weather and climate prediction centres, international bodies and funding agencies. Live streaming of the plenary sessions turned out to be very popular with up to 750 users online at the same time.
The Summit started with background presentations on the strategic relevance of enhanced polar predictive capacity and the present level of planning as outlined in version 1.0 of the YOPP Implementation Plan. This was followed by a series of plenary panel presentations and open discussions in sessions covering key YOPP themes: