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Staff Scientist for CLIVAR ICGPO Sought 17.11.2015

CLIVAR is seeking a Staff Scientist for the ICGPO in Qingdao, China. The advertisement for the position is available here. The deadline for application is 5 January 2016.

Free ESA online course - Monitoring Climate from Space 13.11.2015

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Run to coincide with the start of COP21, the European Space Agency's free online course on Monitoring Climate from Space starts on 30 November 2015. Sign up now!

Executive Director of the Institute Inter-American for Global Change Research (IAI) Sought 28.10.2015

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is seeking an Executive Director. The advertisement for the position is available here and the Standard Nomination Form for candidates can be downloaded here. Deadline for application is 1 December 2015.

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Science Highlights

New article on the Earth System Grid Federation 11.11.2015  AMSLogo

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society published an article in August 2015 highlighting the Earth System Grid Federation, titled A Global Repository for Planet-Sized Experiments and Observations. read the article

WCRP Special Issue of Weather and Climate Extremes Journal, Vol. 9 now published 20.08.2015

WCRP climate extremes journal, vol.9This highlights the work of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Climate Extremes as well as the WCRP-ICTP Summer School on Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events and is free to download.

"Understanding our planet׳s climate – not just warmth of air near the surface but the vast complicated and interacting physical, ecological and social factors ... read more

Earth's Climate Sensitivities WCRP Workshop: Final Report 26.05.2015

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The workshop was organized under the auspices of the WCRP Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity. Over thirty experts from around the world gathered together for one week in Ringberg, Germany, in March 2015. The workshop produced nine recommendations, many of them focusing on specific research avenues that could be exploited to advance understanding of climate sensitivity... read the report

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WMO Global Framework for Climate Services


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