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Year of Polar Prediction
Enable 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 Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is one of the key elements of the Polar Prediction Project. YOPP is scheduled to take place from mid-2017 to mid-2019.

YOPP will:
- cover an extended period of coordinated intensive observational and modelling activities in order to improve polar prediction capabilities on a wide range of time scales in both polar regions.
- strongly engage in forecast-stakeholder interaction, verification and a strong educational component.
- foster relationships with partners, provide common focussed objectives, and be held over a bit more than a one-year period in association with a field campaign providing additional observations.
- coincide with, support, and draw on other related planned activities for polar regions.
- be implemented in three different stages: a preparation phase (2013-2017), YOPP itself (mid-2017 - mid-2019), and a consolidation phase (2019-2022).

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