The European Polar Board (EPB) convened a townhall session at the European Geosciences General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, titled “Polar change and implications for mid-latitude weather – science and policy for society in Europe”. The session featured a range of experts who each presented on the different elements of the topic before an interactive discussion.
The panel, Chaired by meteorologist and broadcaster Peter Gibbs, consisted of Julienne Stroeve (University College London), Len Shaffrey (University of Reading/National Centre for Atmospheric Research), Hilppa Gregow (Finnish Meteorological Institute) and Tina Swierczynski (European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)).
A paper summarising the key points made by the panellists and recommendations that emerged from discussions, can be found here.
Slides presented during the session can be found here.