We acknowledge Francois Massonnet for reading the summary and for verifying the accuracy of the content. The report reflects ideas from a variety of workshop participants. The workshop was sponsored by the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme Seasonal-to-Decadal Climate Prediction for the Improvement of European Climate Services (SPECS) project, the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA), and the European Geophysical Union (EGU), as well as IC3 and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
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