The 9th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-9) will take place as a virtual meeting on May 24-25 2022. The meeting will be hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The key objectives of the ACF-9 are to:
- Develop the consensus statement on the current status (winter-spring 2022) and the future outlook (summer 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: May 24th (Tuesday at 1600-1915 UTC) there will be the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen during winter 2021-2022 along with the outlook for summer 2022 for 8 regions in the Arctic.
- Day 2: May 25th (Wednesday at 1600-1915 UTC) there will be in-depth presentations about the atmospheric and oceanic conditions during winter and spring 2021-2022, and the seasonal forecasts for summer 2022.