WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Polar and High Mountain Regions, Capacity Development
Funding: Contributions by participating countries
Implementation in: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, USA
Project Partners: WMO
The Arctic-HYCOS project aims to collect and share hydrological data and information for the Arctic basin to enable better climate research and predictions in the Northern Hemisphere. The project serves as a vital platform for the regular collection and free exchange of Arctic hydrological data from all participating nations. The available real-time and historical data is intended to allow researchers to:
- evaluate freshwater flux to the Arctic Ocean & Seas,
- monitor changes and enhance understanding of the hydrological regime of the Arctic region, and
- estimate flows in ungauged regions and develop models for enhanced hydrological prediction in the Arctic.