Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

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The EU Horizon 2020-funded APPLICATE project, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization’s Polar Prediction Project (PPP) in occasion of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and other partners organized the Polar Prediction School 2018 on weather and climate prediction in the polar regions from 17 - 27 April 2018 at Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden.

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The course  covered topics including chaotic systems and predictability, polar boundary layer processes, polar clouds, sea ice and high latitude ocean processes, polar extreme weather and polar-mid-latitude linkages. It  included a combination of polar weather and climate theory lectures with exercises on modelling and field meteorology techniques as well as soft skill training. Each of these components forms a crucial pillar of the prediction problem, and the motivation for combining these is to provide participants with a complete overview of the components required to understand and predict polar weather.

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The Polar Prediction School 2018 was open for 30 early career researchers (focus on advanced graduate students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) from around the world. An international group of instructors taught the sessions and the course was run at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden, where  instructional facilities are conveniently located in an environment well suited to Arctic observations. Here participants begun to develop a sense for the environment they are studying.

You can read a summary of the Polar Prediction School 2018 here

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Programme

  PPS2018 programme

Instructors

Participants

Organizing Committee

  • Alice Bradley (Dartmough College, United States)
  • Ian Brooks (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  • Luisa Cristini (Alfred Wegener Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
  • Jonathan Day (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
  • Gerlis Fugmann (APECS Directorate Office / Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
  • Thomas Jung (Alfred Wegener Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
  • Gunilla Svensson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Fiona Tummon (APECS Directorate Office / UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
  • Kirstin Werner (Alfred Wegener Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)

Sponsors

We want to thank the following projects and organisations for sponsoring the Polar Prediction School 2018!

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APECS International Directorate
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