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UiT Logo eng posApplicate logoAPPLICATE - Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE

Project Duration: 2016 - 2020

Massive changes are occurring in the Arctic – retreating sea-ice, warming oceans, and a warming atmosphere – which have the potential to influence weather and climate well beyond the region itself. These profound transformations are projected to continue well into the future, opening up new opportunities, such as shorter shipping routes, but also exposing major risks, such as environmental hazards associated with increased activity in the Arctic. The growing interest and infrastructure in the Arctic means there is a strong need for improved weather and climate predictions on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales.

The APPLICATE project aimed to address these needs by bringing together a multinational and multidisciplinary consortium to advance our capability to predict weather and climate in the Arctic and beyond. APPLICATE brought together experts from both the weather and climate communities across universities, research institutes, and operational prediction centres; a composition ensuring effective knowledge transfer from science directly to operations.

Find out more about APPLICATE on the project website:   

euflagAPPLICATE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727862.


APECS involvement in APPLICATE

APECS was a key partner in the project, responsible for training and outreach activities particularly related to early career researchers within Work Package 7 "User Engagement, Dissemination and Training". The project office of the APECS International Directorate at UiT The Arctic University of Norway was responsible for coordinating the APECS tasks within APPLICATE, which included the:

  • APECS-APPLICATE Webinar Series (Fall 2017)
  • Polar Prediction School 2018 (Abisko, Sweden, 17 - 27 April 2018)
  • APECS-APPLICATE-YOPP Online Course 2019 "Advancing Predictive Capability of Northern Hemisphere Weather and Climate” (September - December 2019)
  • Collection of Polar Prediction Resources

You can find more information on each of the activities below.


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