The online course is designed for early career researchers (e.g. Master and PhD students, post-docs) with a specific interest in Arctic weather and climate prediction and modelling. Advanced knowledge and understanding of weather systems, climate, modelling and forecasting is an advantage when registering for this course but not a prerequisite.

The course will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge of northern high-latitude weather and climate predictions, including aspects relevant for the Arctic climate system; linkages between Arctic and mid-latitude/global weather; and specific challenges of Arctic climate prediction and modelling. An important aspect of the course is the engagement of stakeholders who are using weather and climate predictions in their daily operations.

Interested students can choose to either follow the entire course, including a practical task, or to attend separate sessions. The organizers offer a certificate of attendance for students who successfully complete the entire course. Advance registration for the course and separate sessions is mandatory, and the course registration is open until August 30. The course will run from mid-September to early December.

The online course is run by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in collaboration with the APPLICATE project (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE) project and the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). The course will be a training activity within the APPLICATE project and the YOPP education effort. 

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The course is supported through the APPLICATE project, the Year of Polar Prediction, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Alfred Wegener Institute (UArctic member since 2017), Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, and UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UArctic member since 2001).