Workshop on Climate Prediction and Services over the Atlantic-Arctic region

27-30th May 2024

From lunch on Monday to lunch on Thursday

This will be a hybrid event, taking place in beautiful Bergen (Norway) and online.

Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7, Bergen. More information on the venue coming in weeks #8-9 (including booking code for discount hotel room).

Key Dates:

1-10 19.02.2024 – Notification of acceptance to present.
15 01.03.2024 – Workshop programme announced. Registration opens. (it is not necessary to present in order to participate. You are welcome to hear the talks and participate in the discussion groups.)
20.03.2024 – Registration closes.
27.05.2023 – Workshop evening icebreaker.
28.05.2024 – Workshop dinner.
29.05.2024 – Networking evening for researchers, users and purveyors of climate information.
30.05 pm -31.052024 – Impetus4Change annual assembly, members only.

Call for Abstract Flyer

The Atlantic and Arctic oceans have emerged as key sources of climate predictability on multi-annual timescales. This has triggered exciting developments in operational climate prediction and enhanced opportunities in climate services for Europe and the surrounding regions. This workshop will bring together leading researchers and practitioners to discuss recent advances and challenges in this field, covering predictions of the physical climate, biogeochemistry, and ecosystems, and their applications, such as transformation of these predictions into usable climate services. We focus on addressing how to bridge the gaps between subseasonal-to-decadal prediction and long-term climate change projections, between global and regional scales, and between providers and users of climate information. The workshop will be arranged around three themes with a general focus on the Atlantic-Arctic region:

1.Progress in understanding the mechanisms for predictability;

2.Development of climate prediction systems;

3.Emerging opportunities in climate prediction services.

We seek contributions fostering the exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas all the way from the development of climate predictions to the provision of tailored climate information and new knowledge to be used in decision-making.

Topics of interest:

  • reducing uncertainties in internal versus external forced climate variability
  • climate variability during the historical era
  • novel methods to assess and mitigate model deficiencies
  • advances in data assimilation, initialization strategy and ensemble generation
  • blending, downscaling and post-processing of climate predictions and projections
  • prediction of climate extremes
  • biogeochemical and ecosystem prediction
  • development of integrated climate-marine ecosystem predictions and services
  • science of science use
  • co-production of climate services
  • case studies of successful user engagement
The workshop will include breakout discussions and dedicated practitioner networking event to synthesize current status of research on Climate Prediction and Services over the Atlantic-Arctic region, to be published as a meeting report.
Scientific Organising Committee (by alphabetical order)
Panos Athanasiadis, CMCC, Italy
Filippa Fransner, UiB & BCCR, Norway
Noel Keenlyside, UiB & BCCR, Norway
Daniela Matei, MPI-Met, Germany
Iselin Medhaug, NORCE & BCCR, Norway
Wolfgang Müller, MPI-Met, Germany
Stefan Sobolowski, NORCE & BCCR, Norway
Albert Soret, BSC, Spain
Lea Svendsen, UiB & BCCR, Norway
Yiguo Wang, NERSC & BCCR, Norway
Local Organising Committee
Filippa Fransner, UiB & BCCR, Norway
Megan Brunswig, NORCE & BCCR, Norway
Noel Keenlyside, UiB & BCCR, Norway
Stefan Sobolowski, NORCE & BCCR, Norway
Mahaut de Vareilles, UiB & BCCR, Norway

Questions about this workshop? Contact us at: LOC Email

Funding and support:
This is a joint initiative by the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit,  Impetus4Change, ASPECT, ROADMAP, Climate Futures and CoRea.