The 10th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-10) took place as a virtual meeting on October 26-27 2022. The meeting was hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The key objectives of the ACF-10 were to:

Develop the consensus statement on the current status (summer-fall 2022) and the future outlook (winter 2022-2023) 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 was arranged as follows:

  • Day 1: October 26th (Wednesday at 1600-1900 UTC) there were the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen during summer 2022 along with the outlook for winter 2022-2023 for 8 regions in the Arctic.
  • Day 2: October 27th (Thursday at 1600-1900 UTC) there were in-depth presentations about the atmospheric and oceanic conditions during summer and fall 2022, and the seasonal forecasts for winter 2022-2023.



Consensus Statement

Presentations from October the 26th

Welcome and meeting logistics (+ main presentation for day 1)

Background on the ArcRCC‐Network

WMO Regional Climate Centres overview

ArcRCC‐N Regional Climate Overview Briefing

Service provision and use 1: Experience on ice during the R/V “Akademik Treoshnikov” cruise

Service provision and use 1: Movie from the cruise

Service provision and use 2: Climate services for climate adaptation

ArcRCC-N Consensus Statement - explanation

Presentations from October the 27th

Welcome and meeting logistics (+ main presentation for day 2)

Arctic Summer 2022 Seasonal Summary

Climate Condition and Socio-Ecological Impacts

Experimental forecast of sea ice

Service provision and use: Subseasonal and seasonal forecast for the tyre companies in Finland

Temperature, Precipitation, SST and SWE validation and outlook

Sea-Ice Outlooks

ArcRCC-N Consensus Statement