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EU Horizon2020UiT Logo eng posApplicate logoAdvanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE (APPLICATE)

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 aims 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. Funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, APPLICATE brings 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.

APECS is a key partner in the project, responsible for several of the training and outreach activities particularly related to early career researchers. The Tromsø outpost of the APECS International Directorate at UiT The Arctic University of Norway is responsible for the APECS tasks within APPLICATE, which include organising the Polar Prediction School 2018, a webinar series, an online training course, mentoring sessions, and more.

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Polar Prediction Resources

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