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Inputs Sought for Southern Ocean Satellite Data Requirements 09.04.2014

so-sat-reqThe Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC), and World Meteorological Organization Polar Space Task Group (WMO PSTG) is seeking inputs from the community for identifying the satellite data requirements for the Southern Ocean (across all temporal/spatial scales). This is a great opportunity to feed information directly into the strategic planning for future missions and research initiatives. Click here for the survey. Deadline 31 May 2014

LAC Conference Highlights 02.04.2014


About 220 scientists attended the WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (WCRP-LAC) in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 17-21 March 2014. The subtitle of the conference "Developing, Linking and Applying Climate Knowledge" was suggested to emphasize the main goal of this event that is to define the research agenda needed to contribute to the provision of effective climate services in the LAC region... read more

CORDEX International Project Office: Call for Expressions of Interest Extended   31.03.2014

The WCRP call for expressions of interest for hosting an international project office for CORDEX has been extended to April 30th 2014. Following the success of the CORDEX initiative, WCRP is proposing to establish a dedicated office and staff to support its development. Interested institutions and organizations are invited to download the details of the call and the submission guidelines here

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Science Highlights

Challenges and Opportunities in Water Cycle Research 02.04.2014

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Former GEWEX chair, Kevin Trenberth and WCRP Director, Ghassem Asrar, recently published a review on current outstanding challenges and opportunities in global water cycle observations, research and modelling. The article set the stage for a successful implementation of WCRP Grand Challenge on water availability as a major source of information for decision makers on water resources, food security and disaster risk reduction... read the article

Improved Long Range Forecast Skills for European and North American Winters 02.04.2014

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Until recently, long range forecast systems showed only modest levels of skill in predicting surface winter climate around the Atlantic basin. In a recent publication, Adam Scaife and co-authors demonstrated that key aspects of European and North American winter climate and the surface North Atlantic Oscillation are highly predictable months ahead... read the article

CMIP6: Preparing for the Next Phase 21.03.2014


With the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) mostly completed, the WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling have prompted the preparations of the next phase. A brief overview of the initial proposed design of CMIP6 has recently been published in EOS with the aim to generate discussion and feedbacks ... read the article

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Africa Climate 2013

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Latin America & Caribbean - 2014

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The Climate Symposium 2014

WMO Global Framework for Climate Services

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Future Earth Research for Global Sustainability

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IOC Framework for Ocean Observing

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