Supporting international coordinated research efforts in the polar regions that have undergone significant changes in recent years is the goal of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Polar Prediction Project (PPP) within the World Weather Research Programm (WWRP). The mission of the PPP is to

"promote 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 - the Year of Polar Prediction - is one of the flagship activities within PPP. The YOPP core phase (mid-2017 to mid 2019) is approaching. Read more....

Science Workshops

To foster scientific exchange, education and outreach, we support and organize science workshops: One of the recent major events is the 7th IICWG Sea Ice Verification Workshop, Frascati, Italy. Read more....


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Winfried Hoke has recently joined the ICO at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven. For the preparation of the Year of Polar Prediction Project, he will further the Outreach and Knowledge Transfer component.....Read more


We support and organize webinars, workshops and other events. A recent highlight is the WWRP/WCRP/Bolin Centre Polar Prediction School at Abisko Scientific Research Station, 5-15 April 2016.


Why, how and by whom was the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) initiated? What are the background and history? Read more....

Mailing List

polarprediction@climate-cryosphere.org is a mailing list for anyone interested in polar weather and climate prediction and predictability supported by CliC and PPP. To subscribe please send an e-mail to office@polarprediction.net