Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction at the Alfred Wegener Institute, together with ECMWF and Environment and Climate Change Canada, is organizing 3 webinars in preparation to the start of the upcomyopping phase:

AWI Webinar: 24/06, 09:00 - 10:30 UTC
ECMWF Webinar: 24/06, 15:00 - 15:45 UTC
ECCC Webinar: 25/06, 15:00 UTC 

1 July 2019 will mark the official start of the YOPP Consolidation Phase. To prepare for this occasion, on 24 and 25 June three webinars will highlight the achievements of the Year of Polar Prediction to date and challenges that lie ahead.

Participants will be given an overview of the work carried out as part of YOPP so far, and they will have a chance to ask questions about the concluding elements of the Polar Prediction Project.

In the first webinar, hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the chair of the PPP Steering Group, Thomas Jung, will provide an overview of the YOPP Core Phase and the plans for the Consolidation Phase. Join the meeting here (no prior registration required):

In the second webinar, PPP Steering Group member Irina Sandu (ECMWF) will talk about how YOPP helps to address challenges in modelling, observations and data assimilation – all key ingredients of numerical weather prediction. Register for the meeting here:

In the third webinar, PPP Steering Group member Greg Smith will talk about YOPP activities at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and efforts toward improved sea-ice forecasting. Join the meeting here:

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events