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Online Request for YOPP Endorsement Launched

Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) International Coordination Office are happy to announce the new online submission process to request YOPP endorsement. PIs of projects, programs and initiatives that plan to contribute to the aims of the YOPP can now submit their requests online at

After submission, the ICO sends out your request to two members of the PPP Steering Group who review the applying project’s quality and relevance for YOPP and provide their recommendation to officially endorse the project. Since October 2015, more than thirty projects aiming at improving polar prediction skills by various scientific approaches have been already endorsed by YOPP. 

In order to simplify the submission process, the ICO has now moved the submission to an online tool: To submit your application, please register at and follow the instructions. Entering your information requested about the project includes a short (max. 250 words) and a detailed project description (max. 1000 words) with more details on how your project relates to YOPP. New to the online submission is also that, if applicable, information on data management, geographic specification, and societal relevance can now be added to the online form. The latter in particular addresses projects in the field of societal and economic research. 

For any question, please contact the ICO at More information can also be found at