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News from WCRP Director David Carlson
38th Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee
Welcome to José Santos, new CLIVAR IPO Director
WCRP NEWS: April 2017 (5)
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Welcome to the latest edition of WCRP News!
In this issue:
  • WCRP Director David Carlson resigns
  • 38th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee
  • CLIVAR: Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change
  • José Santos appointed as new CLIVAR IPO Director
  • Success for YESS
  • Communications update - survey and strategy
  • Upcoming meeting deadlines and Community calendar
David Carlson

WCRP Director David Carlson resigns

WCRP Director, David Carlson, has tendered his resignation — effective 30 June 2017. We will truly miss Dave's experience and enthusiasm and we wish him the very best for the future. Read Dave's letter to the WCRP Community here.

Sharpening our view on climate research

38th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee

The 38th Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee took place in Paris from 3-7 April 2017. Leaders within the WCRP Community, sponsors and key partners provided status updates and discussed the future direction of WCRP. Find out more here!
CLIVAR newsletter oceans

CLIVAR: Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change 

In our last newsletter we took a look at WCRP's Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Core Project. In this newsletter we highlight CLIVAR, WCRP's Core Project on climate variability, predictability and change. Find out more about CLIVAR here!

José Santos appointed as new CLIVAR IPO Director

We extend a very warm welcome to José Santos, CLIVAR's new International Project Office Director. Many of you will have read the official announcement or have met José at the 38th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee in Paris. To get to know José even better we asked him three questions:
  • What have been the highlights of your career so far?
  • What is it about CLIVAR that attracted you to apply for the role of International Project Office Director?
  • What do you see as the main challenges for CLIVAR in the future?
Discover José's responses here.
YESS Office

Success for YESS

Those of us that work with the Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the YESS Community know how hard working and dedicated they are. As a result YESS has been successful in establishing a YESS office at Argentina’s National Weather Service in Buenos Aires (read more here). This office, which will be overseen by ECR Valentina Rabanal, is a fantastic achievement and we warmly congratulate them. If you are interested in joining YESS or supporting their work please contact them via the YESS website.
WCRP Communication Survey

Communications update - survey and strategy

At the 38th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee the new WCRP Communications Strategy was approved. The full strategy is available here, or for the time-pressured, a 2-page overview is available here.

Much of this strategy was based on responses to the WCRP Communication Survey which took place from Nov 2016 - Jan 2017. For those of you interested, there is a report on the survey responses available here.  

In the next months we will begin implementing the recommendations of the Communications Strategy with appropriate consultation and opportunities for feedback. I welcome feedback on any aspect of WCRP Communications at any time on the email address below. 

Narelle van der Wel
nvanderwel@wmo.int

Upcoming meeting deadlines

Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts
International WCRP/IOC Conference
Regional Sea Level Changes and
Coastal Impacts

10 – 14 July, 2017
New York City, USA
Deadline for early bird registration:
15 May 2017
Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts
Good Hope for Earth Sciences
27 August - 1 September 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Early Bird registration closes:
12 May 2017

Includes a session on Weather and Climate Extremes. See the news item here.
Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts
5th International Conference on Reanalysis
Copernicus Climate Change Service
13 – 17 November, 2017
Rome, Italy
Deadline for abstracts:
15 May 2017
Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts
2nd WCRP Summer School on Climate Model Development
New dates: 22 – 31 January 2018
São Paulo, Brazil

Applications open: 2 May 2017
Applications close: 2 June 2017

Community calendar

Events of special interest to early career researchers
May 2017
7–9 PAGES 3rd Young Scientists Meeting (YSM)
9–13 PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting
15–16 The Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) Meeting
15–18 Workshop on Frontiers in Ocean-atmosphere Exchange: Air Sea Interface and Fluxes of Mass and Energy
17–19 Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP) 3-Intersectoral Impact MIP (ISIMIP) Workshop
17–19 Workshop on Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases
30–2 Jun Climate, Oceans and Society Challenges & Opportunities: ECR Conference
31–2 Jun 3rd Blue Planet Symposium - The role of the oceans in Earth's life-support system
June 2017
5–9 Third Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM)
10–12 Second Training School on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM)
13–15 Fifth Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Science Workshop
15–16 Towards Unified Error Reporting (TUNER) Project Meeting
19–23 5th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models
20–22 Water Vapour Phase II (WAVAS II) Meeting
20–22 SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee Meeting
29–30 12th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel
29–30 COST/CLIVAR Workshop on ocean reanalyses and inter-comparisons
July 2017
3–15 São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Climate Change: Scientific basis, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation
10–14 Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts
18–20 First Observed Composition Trends And Variability in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (OCTAV-UTLS) Workshop
31–4 Aug WCRP Earth System Model Evaluation Workshop
August 2017
1–2 International Workshop on Cryosphere Change and Sustainable Development
21–25 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference
27–1 Sep Good Hope for Earth Sciences, 2017 Joint IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA Assembly
28–1 Sep Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)
September 2017
2–5 Training School on Statosphere-troposphere Interactions
6–8 Workshop on the Measurement of Stratospheric Aerosol
11–15 Seventh International WMO Symposium on Data Assimilation
11–14 Earth System Model-Snow Model Intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP) Workshop
11–14 Fifth iLEAPS Science Conference
18–22 3rd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Small Satellites for Space Research 'COSPAR 2017'
25–28 Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP) Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity
October 2017
2–6 IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management
8–13 CODATA Conference: Global Challenges and Data-driven Science
9–13 Pan-WCRP modelling meeting
9–13 WCRP Joint WGCM-WGSIP-WGNE-OMDP Meeting
9–14 FISAPS, QBOi and SATIO-TCS Joint Workshop
13–15 Arctic Circle
16–17 SPARC Local Workshop
16–27 Teleconnection Workshop
17–19 GEWEX Hydroclimate Panel - Third Pole Environment (GHP-TPE) Workshop
17–20 25th SPARC Scientific Steering Group Meeting
18–20 Polar CORDEX Meeting
23–25 SPARC Reanalyses Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) Workshop
25–26 7th GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment (G-VAP) Workshop
25–27 SPARC Data Assimilation Workshop
November 2017
8–9 HEPPA-SOLARIS Working Group Meeting
13–17 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5)
13–17 6th WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-VI)
January 2018
22–31 The 2nd WCRP Summer School on Climate Model Development
June 2018
15–23 SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference ÒWhere the Poles meetÒ
July 2018
14–22 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events 'COSPAR 2018'
For more information see the WCRP Calendar
Organizing a WCRP-related meeting or event that is not listed here? Let us know!
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