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The Year of Polar Prediction – From Research to Improved Environmental Safety in Polar Regions and Beyond

On May 15th, the Year of Polar Prediction will be officially launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). From mid-2017 to mid-2019, scientists and operational forecasting centers from various different countries will jointly undertake intensive observation, modelling, forecast verification and user-engagement activities in the Arctic and Antarctic.