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Expert Forum on Implementation of the Year of Polar Prediction

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The Expert Forum on Implementation of the Year of Polar Prediction will bring together a diverse group of participants including academia, government and industry from national and international organizations. This event is being planned closely with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the international Polar Prediction Project and multiple MEOPAR investigators.

Download the full Export Forum program here.



8:30am – Welcome and Introductions (Doug Wallace)

9:00am -  Keynote #1. YOPP. Thomas Jung, Polar Prediction Project

9:30am -  Keynote #2. Northern Community perspectives and needs (ITK)

10:00am -  Keynote #3. Hajo Eicken (University of Alaska Fairbanks). Sea ice issues.

10:30am – Morning Break


Canadian Opportunities

11:00am -  ECCC Plans for YOPP (Greg Smith, Stella Melo, Bill Merryfield; Environment & Climate Change Canada)

11:30am - MEOPAR Partnered Call. Constraints. (Doug Wallace, MEOPAR)

11:40am - POLAR interest in Partnered Call and YOPP (POLAR Knowledge Canada)

12:00pm - Arctic Research Foundation interest and potential (Adrian Schimnowski, Arctic Research Foundation)

12:20pm - Discussion

12:30pm - LUNCH

1:30pm - Keynote #4: Community and user Engagement, Outreach and Training (David Atkinson, Jackie Dawson and Natasha Simonee)


International Programs and Partnership Opportunities

2:15pm - Horizon 2020 Program APPLICATE (Thomas Jung, AWI)

2:45pm - Afernoon break

3:15pm -  Keynote #5: Arctic weather and climate predictability (Gilbert Brunet, Environment and Climate Change Canada)

3:45pm - Working group instructions

4:00pm - Working groups

Evening:  Reception and information session with International Science Attaches of Embassies (appetizers provided)




8:30am – Horizon 2020 Program BlueAction (Daniela Matai, Max-Planck Institute)

9:00am -  Horizon 2020 Program INTAROS (Stein Sondven, Nansen Centre)

9:30am -  5 minute, 2 slide delegate presentations

10:35am – Morning break

11:00am - Integrating Community Perspectives (Stella Melo and Jackie Dawson)

11:45am - Working groups

12:15pm - LUNCH

1:15pm - Working groups

3:00pm - Afternoon break

3:30pm - Working groups

4:30pm - Return to plenary - summary

When Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:00am - Tuesday, October 18, 2016at 5:30pm

Where Alt Hotel, Ottawa, ON


*Event registration must be done before Sunday, October 16, 2016.