WCRP achievements and future plans summary document
More than meets the eye: climate prediction extends beyond the newsworthy

See you at #CLIVAR2016!
WCRP NEWS: Sep 2016 (3)
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Our September issue of WCRP News brings you information on a WCRP summary document that will be produced over the next few months. As 2016 shatters global temperature, CO2 and sea ice extent records, Dave  discusses what this means for the climate research community. Are you going to the CLIVAR Open Science Conference? If so, discover highlights that you will not want to miss. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity in international science coordination and planning, find out about the CLIVAR Executive Director position that is currently open at CLIVAR. Nominations are now open for two prizes, in data coordination and model development, and we share the latest news about the WCRP website upgrade.

WCRP achievements and future plans summary document

Over the next few months we intend to prepare a useful and accessible WCRP summary document. JPS will produce a very rough first draft by end of September 2016, to show what we have and what we need.  Find out more here.   We would like to produce a friendly document for internal and external purposes. We look forward to your contributions and cooperation.

David Carlson, Director WCRP

Broadcast media

More than meets the eye

Print, broadcast media and the blogosphere carry urgent news about the climate system. But what does this mean for the climate research community? David Carlson explains that as well as sharpening our forecast skills for ‘surface’ events we must also build prediction skills for less visible features. Read more...

David Carlson, Director WCRP

See you at #CLIVAR2016

The CLIVAR Open Science Conference starts on September 18 and is gearing up to be a fantastic meeting. If you are lucky enough to be going to Qingdao, we share an overview of key events that you should not miss. Read more...
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Fantastic career opportunity: Executive Director of
CLIVAR International Project Office

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and WCRP invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Project Office, based in Qingdao, China. For more see the Position Announcement.


Data coordination and model development prizes 2016

The WCRP/GCOS* International Data Prize and the WCRP/WWRP** International Prize for Model Development, recognize the need to advance climate observations and their coordination and recognize the essential role model development plays in weather and climate science, respectively. For more information and the nomination form click one of the links above. Nomination deadline: 1 October 2016.

* Global Climate Observing System
**World Weather Research Programme

Website upgrade

The WCRP website is currently being upgraded, both to be more secure and responsive and to have a fresh new look. When the upgraded website goes live in late September the homepage will look something like the design draft on the left. Some pages will need to be moved, but we will provide redirections from the old to new pages to minimize disruption. Any issues or queries can be directed to Narelle van der Wel.

Upcoming meeting deadlines

Pages YSM
PAGES Young Scientists Meeting
"Global challenges for our common future: a paleoscience perspective."
7–9 May 2017
Morillo de Tou, Spain
Registration and abstract deadline:
1 October 2016
WCRP/SPARC Workshop:
"Challenges for Climate Science - Synergies between SPARC and the WCRP Grand Challenges"
31 October – 1 November, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Registration deadline:
30 September 2016
S2S Extremes Workshop 2016
"Workshop on Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Weather and Climate"
6–7 December 2016
Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA

Abstract deadline: 15 October 2016
International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

13 – 18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract deadline: 17 October 2016

Community calendar

Events of special interest to early career researchers
September 2016
1215 WGNE/SPARC Workshop on Drag Processes and Links to Large Scale Circulation
1216 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)
1416 International Symposium on the Whole Atmosphere (ISWA)
1718 2nd Session of the Climate Dynamics Panel
1718 15th Session of the Atlantic Region Panel
1718 11th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel
1718 3rd Session of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel
1718 11th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel
18 "nd Session of the CONCEPT-HEAT Research Focus
18 2nd Session of the DCVP Research Focus
18 9th Session of the Global Synthesis and Observations Panel
1825 CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium
1825 CLIVAR Open Science Conference
1923 Southern Ocean Region Panel Workshop at CLIVAR OSC
2022 Physics Dynamics Coupling in Weather and Climate Models
21 C3S Meeting
2122 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop
2324 22nd Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee
2528 The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
2630 MedCLIVAR conference
2630 International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project 2016 Science Conference
2630 SPARC QBO Workshop 'The QBO and its Global Influence - Past, Present and Future'
2830 Workshop on Including Water Management in Large Scale Models
October 2016
35 GEWEX Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) Meeting 2016
35 GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP) Meeting 2016
57 Planet Ocean Meeting
79 Arctic Circle
913 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition
1014 The Global Ocean Week: : What can ocean monitoring bring to society ?
1113 A Connected Ocean (ACO) / The challenge of observation data integration
1719 2nd ANNUAL Workshop of GEWEX's INARCH - "French Alps"
1719 SPARC Data Assimilation Workshop
1821 International workshop on coupled data assimilation
1921 S-RIP 2016 Workshop
1928 Training School: Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling
2427 Global Land Project Third Open Science Meeting
2527 8th EGU Leonardo Conference on 'From evaporation to precipitation: The atmospheric moisture transport'
2627 11th MIPAS-IMK/IAA data user meeting
2627 SOLAS Science and Society Workshop
2628 International Glaciological Society (IGS) Nordic Branch Meeting
2830 The Graduate Climate Conference
311 Nov WCRP/SPARC workshop: "Challenges for Climate Science - Synergies between SPARC and the WCRP Grand Challenges"
312 Nov 20th Session of WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modeling
314 Nov 24th SPARC Scientific Steering Group meeting
November 2016
24 WCRP Model Hierarchies Workshop
23 Northeast Regional Operational Workshop
213 PICES 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting
311 Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference
718 WCRP Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP) Session 18
718 WCRP Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP) Summer School
711 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms
1012 Low Carbon Earth Summit (LCES-2016)
2125 School on Climate System Prediction and Regional Climate Information
263 Dec International Conference on African Large River Basins Hydrology
2830 Arctic CORDEX Meeting
2830 Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)
281 Dec PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference
283 Dec Summer School on Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics
302 Dec WAVAS II Meeting
302 Dec World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit
December 2016
2 Hans Sigrist Symposium 2016 - The Human Fingerprint on the Earth System
67 S2S Extremes Workshop 2016 Workshop on Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Weather and Climate
68 CommOCEAN 2016: 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference and Training Course
1011 GReenland Ice Sheet-Ocean interactions (GRISO) Network Meeting
1011 Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison for CMIP6 (ISMIP6) Meeting
11 Earth System Model-Snow Model Intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP) Meeting
1216 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
January 2017
119 Feb 25th session of European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA)
1621 WCRP-JNU Training School on Monsoon Variability in Changing Climate
2226 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: 'Obsevations lead the way'
February 2017
610 GEWEX Scientific Steering Group Meeting 29
1217 Glacier Model Intercomparison Project (MIP) Meeting
1318 International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
March 2017
1417 20th Panel Meeting of the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC-20)
2223 WDAC6 Session
2729 4th Polar Prediction Workshop
April 2017
26 Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate (ACPC) Workshop
35 Sea Ice Biogeochemistry Forum Meeting
1921 Third A-Train Symposium
2328 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017
May 2017
79 PAGES 3rd Young Scientists Meeting (YSM)
913 PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting
302 Jun Climate, Oceans and Society Challenges & Opportunities
July 2017
1014 Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts
314 Aug WCRP Earth System Model Evaluation Workshop
August 2017
281 Sep Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)
October 2017
913 Pan-WCRP modelling meeting
For more information see the WCRP Calendar
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