The 5th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-5) took place as a virtual meeting May 27-28 2020. The meeting was hosted by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St Petersburg, Russia, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The key objectives of the ACF-5 were to:
- Develop the consensus statement on the current status (winter 2019/2020 – spring 2020) and future outlook (summer 2020) 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.