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International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC) hosted at SMHI  15.08.2014

WCRP is pleased to announce that the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has been selected as the host for the new International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC). The CORDEX IPO is now looking for dedicated staff to support the CORDEX activities and establsh the linkages with the CORDEX science community... read more

Extreme Collaboration: Briefing from the 1st WCRP-ICTP Summer School 15.08.2014

School Group photoAre humans changing the length of the agricultural growing season or the number of extreme weather events? Are temperature and precipitation swings in one region of the world related to those in another? These are among the real-world research problems young scientists examined at the first WCRP-ICTP Summer School on Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events... read more

Highlights of the 7th International Conference on GEWEX  02.08.2014

7thGEWEXConfWFsmThanks to all who attended and contributed to the 7th International Scientific Conference on GEWEX. Over 560 scientists, managers, and students from 45 countries attended the Conference which addressed research on water resources, extremes in water such as droughts and floods, and new analysis from observations and data sets. There were 436 posters covering the topics of the conference... read more

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Call for Nominations to 2014 WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 26.09.2014

In recognition of the essential role model development plays to weather and climate science, the WCRP and WWRP are establishing the “WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development”. The deadline for nominations is 15 November 2014... read more

Open Call for Nomination to SOLAS International Steering Committee 04.09.2014

SOLAS is calling for nominations to its International Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The SSC sets the scientific direction and priorities of the project and is supported by the SOLAS International Project Office in its tasks. Members are appointed for a 3-year term and meet in person once per year... read more

Survey on Permafrost Research Priorities 15.07.2014

permafrostCliC and the International Permafrost Association are seeking inputs from the community for identifying the top priorities in permafrost research. The process will span much of 2014 and will result in a short publication. The document shall become the benchmark against which permafrost research should be gauged starting in 2015... Click Here to the survey and background information


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