A successful example is the the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) as a part of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP). PPP is a 10-year (2013–2022) endeavour of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) with the aim of promoting cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal. YOPP is the flagship activity of PPP with the aim of enabling a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.
The Polar Prediction Project (PPP) is a 10-year (2013–2022) endeavour of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) with the aim of promoting cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal. The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is the flagship activity of PPP with the aim of enabling a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.
Convenors: Clare Eayrs and Vicki Heinrich
YOPP 1 Live session of the IcePod (10:30-11:30 GMT)
YOPP SH session (15:00-18:00 GMT)
The IcePod is the official podcast of the YOPP initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecasts in the Arctic and Antarctic. Join us for a live broadcast of the IcePod where Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto from the YOPP International Coordination Office interview the weather observer and psychology PhD candidate Vicki Heinrich.
About Vicki Heinrich: After working within the Australian Antarctic Program as a senior weather observer for the Bureau of Meteorology for several years, Vicki Heinrich is now a psychological sciences PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Through surveys, interviews and experiments, Vicki’s PhD project examines how, when, and why people use weather and climate information in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic. Vicki is interested in how we may apply metacognition, social, and behavioural theories to better understand people’s weather-related risk perception and decision-making and ultimately assist people in making safer weather decisions. This research is endorsed by YOPP (@UWCIAntarctica). Photo credit: Peter Hargreaves.
More about The IcePod: The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. It is the official podcast for the Year of Polar Prediction and has been initiated in support of the Arctic MOSAiC one-year ice drift campaign. Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. The IcePod is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV. Access The IcePod on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Castbox.
The YOPP-SH session offers an overview of some of the key activities associated with the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) efforts. The presenters will introduce a variety of YOPP-SH activities and provide an opportunity for ECRs to find out how they can use weather and ice forecasts for their research, what kind of meteorological data are available, and ways to contribute to YOPP and PPP.
15:00 - 15:05 Welcome
15:05 - 15:20 YOPP-SH Overview: David Bromwich, YOPP-SH Task Team leader.
David will give and overview of YOPP-SH and the Polar Prediction Project.
15:20 - 15:35 YOPP Communications: Sara Pasqualetto.
Sara will describe how the International Coordination Office works together with the participating Members of the Polar Prediction Project and other international programs to disseminate Polar Prediction stories and activities.
15:35 - 15:50 SIPN South: François Massonnet
François will provide an update on sea-ice prediction in the Southern Ocean and how realistic prediction exercises are being aligned with YOPP’s Special Observing Periods. François leads the Sea Ice Prediction Network South (SIPN South) initiative.
15:50 - 16:05 AntClimNow: Tom Bracegirdle.
The Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow) that aims to answer fundamental science questions (as identified by the SCAR Horizon Scan), relating to Antarctic Climate variability.
16:05 - 16:20Antarctic AWS system: Taylor Norton, Sophie Orendorf, and Matthew Lazzara
Annual activities and status of the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) and Automatic Weather Station (AWS) and how these contribute to the YOPP Special Observing Period in the Southern Hemisphere.
16:20 - 16:35 Sergi Gonzalez
“Gone with the Wind - Providing Forecasts to the Polar Windsled Expeditions” - describing the atmospheric observations taken across the data-poor Antarctic Plateau using a zero-emissions Windsled, and how weather guidance was used to plan and develop the expedition.
16:35 - 16:50 ASPeCT observations: Marilyn Raphael
ASPeCT sea-ice program and how this program complements and contributes to YOPP and other international science programs.
16:50 - 17:05 YOPP Data Portal: Siri Jodha Khalsa
YOPP Data Portal and information on how to link and access data sets collected across the YOPP projects.
17:05 Session closure