The 8th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-8) will take place as a virtual meeting on October 27-28 2021. The meeting will be hosted by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The key objectives of the ACF-8 are to:
- Develop the consensus statement on the current status (summer-fall 2021) and future outlook (winter 2021-2022) of the Arctic climate on a seasonal scale;
- Raise awareness of end-users about new climate products and services for the Arctic, potential support to decision-making, and the current limitations;
- Interact with end-users and learn about the climate information they currently use for planning, and their needs for climate information.
The two parts of the meeting are arranged as follows:
- Day 1: October 27th (Wednesday at 1600-1900 UTC) there will be the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen this past Arctic Summer 2021 along with the outlook for Winter 2021-2022 for 8 regions in the Arctic; and,
- Day 2: October 28th (Thursday at 1600-1900 UTC) there will be In-Depth Presentations, that examine the normals and extremes of Summer 2021 , and an in depth look at the models used and the outlook skill.