(A) Identify, classify, prioritise and conceptualise the user needs of WMS for developing sustainable economic activities in the Arctic

(B) Improve the predictability of Arctic weather, marine and sea ice conditions and their consequences on navigation, aviation, and wind energy production

(C) Evaluate and optimize, together with the end-users, the benefits of the improved WMS to enhance the development of sustainable economy and infrastructure in the Arctic

To meet Objective A, we will

To meet Objective B, we will

To meet Objective C, we will

The work will be carried out in extensive international collaboration applying Arctic field observations, satellite data, user surveys, new scenarios serving the IPCC 5th Assessment Report cycle, as well as meteorological, sea ice, and economic models.