Co-Chairs: Gita Ljubicic (McMaster University)

Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa)

Weather, water, ice, and climate (WWIC) services are being developed by governments, companies, non-profit, and community-based organizations in an effort to support safe travel in changing polar environments.  As the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) begins the Consolidation Phase (2019-2022), there are various initiatives under way to tailor, translate, or adapt current WWIC information and services to suit diverse user needs. Building on special sessions we have organized over the last three years, this year we encourage presentations to share Arctic or Antarctic examples and experiences with tailoring polar WWIC information and services in a range of sectors, including but not limited to:

-           subsistence hunting and harvesting

-           fisheries

-           shipping

-           tourism

-           aviation

-           education

-           search and rescue

-           research operations

-           government operations